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.