John Stewart's 48-year career began in 1960 with The Cumberland Three. In 1961, Stewart joined The Kingston Trio, which had captured the folk world with hits like Tom Dooley and Greenback Dollar. When Stewart was at the end of his stint with the Trio, he wrote a song called Daydream Believer, which was a huge number one hit for the Monkees, followed by his hit Gold recorded with Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac. Stewart's songs have been covered by artists from Pat Boone and The Four Tops to Joan Baez. 1988 found Stewart with another number one with Runaway Train, for Rosanne Cash. John Stewart was still recording, touring and writing memorable songs at the time of his death in January of 2008.

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John Stewart enjoyed a distinguished career as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. He joined the Kingston Trio in 1961 and spent six years with the group, then began an acclaimed solo career. Stewart has so far recorded over 40 solo albums; among his songs are The Monkees hit Daydream Believer and his own Top 10 single, Gold.

In 1961, John joined The Kingston Trio replacing founding member Dave Guard. During the next seven years, the group released sixteen albums which included the hits Where Have All The Flowers Gone, The Reverend Mr. Black and Greenback Dollar. As a member of the Trio, he also composed many of the groups recordings including Road To Freedom and One More Town...
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John Stewart 1939 - 2008
Our friend John Stewart died January 19, 2008 in San Diego, California.
John suffered a massive stroke or brain aneurysm early Friday morning in San Diego and died peacefully with his family and friends by his side.

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