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Dave Stewart, the world-famous British-born legendary musician, producer, author, filmmaker, philanthropist and innovator really needs no introduction. He is regarded as an iconic figure in the world of music and beyond.
Stewart’s musical career alone spans more than three decades. Behind the scenes, he has produced albums and co-written songs for Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty, Bono, Sinead O’Connor, Mick Jagger, Katy Perry, Jon Bon Jovi and many others. Stewart has been honored for his work by winning numerous Producer, Songwriter and Grammy Awards on his musical path. One of his greatest musical achievements counts the collaboration with Annie Lennox in the groundbreaking pop-rock group Eurythmics with whom he sold more than 100 million albums.
Described by Bob Dylan as a fearless innovator, Stewart and his company 'Weapons of Mass Entertainment' have been at the forefront of innovation linking creative ideas to projects in film, television, books, theatre and new media.
Born David Allan Stewart in 1952 in Sunderland England. In his teens while living in London, he got a record deal for his folk rock band Longdancer, without achieving any commercial success. In late 1976 Stewart got introduced to Annie Lennox but it was not until 1980 that Lennox and Stewart went on to launch Eurythmics. The band´s global breakthrough came with the release of their second album 'Sweet Dreams' (Are Made of This) in 1983.
Around 1989, after releasing eight studio albums, Eurythmics disbanded without any official notice and Stewart began writing film soundtracks. A year later he achieved international success with the instrumental track 'Lily Was Here' featuring saxophonist Candy Dulfer for the Dutch film 'De Kassière'.
In the early '90s Stewart formed a band called 'The Spiritual Cowboys' who went on releasing two albums. In between mid and late '90s Stewart also managed to release two solo albums entitled 'Greetings from the Gutter' (1995) and 'Sly-Fi' (1998), which was released on the Internet exclusively.
In the years to come Eurythmics reunited a few times under different circumstances, but Stewart continued along his own creative path. In 2002 he was the driving force behind the Nelson Mandela 46664 campaign for which he recorded few songs together with Paul McCartney, Bono and Edge of U2. Linking his musical talent and inspiration to charitable causes Stewart also organized campaigns against HIV/AIDS and got involved with Greenpeace.
Not surprisingly, for the past few years Stewart has been busy. He co-produced and co-wrote the new Joss Stone and the new Stevie Nicks record 'In Your Dreams' with whom he went touring. Stewart has also recently formed a group called SuperHeavy consisting of an interesting line up of musicians from different genres counting Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, A.R.Rahman and Damian “Jr Gong” Marley.
In 2010 Stewart went to Nashville Tennessee to record his latest solo album 'The Blackbird Diaries' including duets by Stevie Nicks, Martina McBride among other artists. Currently Stewart and Stone continue to join forces in yet another concept; 'The More Love Tour' inviting special guests along the way. Not to forget, Stewart recently collaborated with Glenn Ballard for writing Ghost the Musical that showed in London and is scheduled for Broadway this year.
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