Born on this day in 1938 – Ian Stewart, keyboard player, The Rolling Stones.
Stewart was a founding member of the Rolling Stones and was removed from the line-up in May 1963 at the request of manager Andrew Loog Oldham who felt he did not fit the band’s image. He remained as road manager and pianist for over two decades until his death, and was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with the rest of the band in 1989.
Stewart died of a heart attack in his doctor’s Harley Street waiting room on 12th December 1985.
Stewart also appeared on numerous other bands’ records including the Yardbirds, and Led Zeppelin. Here, he makes an appearance on Led Zeppelin’s “Rock And Roll”: