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Ian Stewart

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Lovingly known as the sixth stone, pianist Ian Stewart was in fact a founding person in the initial group, pre-dating both Charlie W and Costs Wyman simply because members. Stewart, or Stu as he was known as, was among a core band of tempo and blues aficionados that frequented Alexis Korner’s blues membership. Among others had been Charlie W, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Dick Taylor and Keith Richards, statistics who all continue to truly have a deep effect on rock and roll n’ move music. Adept at boogie woogie design piano, Stewart started rehearsing with fellow aficionados Brian Jones, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. When bassist Costs Wyman and drummer Charlie W joined up with, the group called themselves the Rolling Rocks and began getting a little but loyal pursuing in London. After supervisor Andrew Loog Oldham overran the reigns from the Rocks’ profession he considered Stewart unfit for the group as the straight-laced Stewart didn’t “possess the right appear.” Fortunately for all of those other band Stu decided to stick to as their street supervisor and sometime piano participant. Throughout the groupings career Stu added his Chicago design piano playing to many from the Rocks produces including December’s Kids, Aftermath and Allow it Bleed amongst others. The gifted keyboardist also lent his hands to projects beyond your Rocks like the London Howlin’ Wolf periods, Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti and Pete Townshend’s Tough Mix record. Adored by all who understood him, Stewart’s uncompromisingly purist position to the blues (he refused to try out piano on “Crazy Horses” because minimal chords offended him visually) helped keep carefully the Rocks on the stayed course through the instances when these were in true danger of shedding their core audio. Ian Stewart passed away in 1985 before he might have an opportunity to end up being inducted in to the rock and roll n’ move hall of popularity beside his beloved Rolling Rocks.

Quick Facts


Salary 900,000 USD
Died December 12, 1985, London, United Kingdom
Profession Actor, Pianist, Keyboard Player, Tour manager
Education Churchill College, Cambridge, University of Warwick
Nationality Scottish
Spouse Paola Stewart
Music Groups The Rolling Stones, Rocket 88
Albums Unreleased Decca Live Album 1972, Rocket 88, Deep Mixed in Babylon, Main Street Revisited, The Rolling Stones Greatest Hits
Nominations Hugo Award for Best Related Work, Locus Award for Best First Novel
Movies Let's Spend the Night Together, Gimme Shelter, Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones, The Privilege, Liquid Moments
TV Shows Earth: The Power of the Planet, Men of Rock, How to Grow a Planet, Volcano Live, Rise of the Continents, Rough Science, How the Earth Changed History, Journeys into the Ring of Fire, Earth: The Climate Years


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1 Lecturer, University of Plymouth [January 2008]
2 Plymouth, Devon, England: professor [June 2013]
3 He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to geology and science communication. He is the Professor of Geoscience Communication at the University of Plymouth in Plymouth, Devon, England.
4 A former child actor, he studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. In 1978 he appeared as Napoleon, leader of the Gorbals Diehards, in the Award-winning children's series Huntingtower (1978). Following successful exam results at age 16, he ended his acting career and went on to study Geography and Geology at the Strathclyde University, Glasgow.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Boswell for the Defence 1983 TV Movie Benjamin Reid
Huntingtower 1978 TV Series Napoleon

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hot Rocks 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Presenter
Rough Science 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Scotland's First Oil Rush 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter (as Professor Iain Stewart)
Planet Oil 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Horizon 2002-2014 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter / Himself
The Sky at Night 2014 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter
Rise of the Continents 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Presenter
Volcano Live 2012 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Presenter
How to Grow a Planet 2012 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter
Mad and Bad: 60 Years of Science on TV 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Prof. Iain Stewart)
Men of Rock 2010 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter
Making Scotland's Landscape 2010 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter
How the Earth Changed History 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Presenter
Hot Planet 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
Naked Science 2008-2009 TV Series documentary Himself - Geologist
Earth: The Climate Wars 2008 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter
Breakfast 2007-2008 TV Series Himself
10 Things You Didn't Know About... 2006-2008 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter
Earth: The Power of the Planet 2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter
Hot Rocks: Geology of Civilization 2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter

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