Saturday, January 19, 2008

Tom Dooley Hangs Down His Head for a Different Reason

Category: News

John Stewart, a member of the Kingston Trio as well as a solo performer and songwriter, has died after suffering a massive stroke. The Kingston Trio's web site reports that Stewart died Thursday, January 17th.

Stewart was a well-known songwriter, having penned the song "Daydream Believer," which became a hit for the Monkees in pop and a country hit for Anne Murray. He had his own solo success with the 1979 song "Gold," which featured backing vocals by his longtime friend Stevie Nicks.

Stewart was a member of the legendary folk group the Kingston Trio from 1961-1968.

Stewart was 68.

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