sábado, 17 de outubro de 2009

About John Stewart

Cover version by Pequinito.
After I posted this video tribute to the Monkees, I learned that the songwriter John Stewart died on Jan 19 2008, so I added this obituary in his honour. The AP press report follows:

LOS ANGELES — John Stewart recorded some of pop music's most acclaimed solo albums, helping create a style that came to be called Americana, but he was always best known for writing the Monkees' enduring hit "Daydream Believer."

Stewart, who came to prominence in the 1960s as a member of folk music's Kingston Trio, died Saturday at a San Diego hospital after suffering a brain aneurism. He was 68.

"He was a lovely man and a very gentle soul and I guess the only thing you can say today is that the world is less one great songwriter," the Monkees' Mickey Dolenz told The Associated Press on Sunday.