Eric Stewart

Born Jan 20, 1945

Eric Stewart is an English musician, songwriter and record producer most known for his tenure with The Mindbenders in the 1960s, and 10cc from 1972 to 1995. In 1968 he became a co-owner of Strawberry Studios in Stockport, England, where he developed skills as a recording engineer and record producer. His involvement in Strawberry was instrumental in the eventual formation of 10cc.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Eric Stewart.


1945 Birth Born on January 20, 1945.


1963 18 Years Old Stewart was invited to join local band Jerry Lee and the Staggerlees, which after a year changed its name to the Emperors of Rhythm. Stewart remained with the band for two years and was at the Oasis club in Manchester in early 1963 on the evening that Wayne Fontana had an audition with a record company representative. … Read More


1965 20 Years Old The band toured the US with Herman's Hermits in July and August 1965, producing wild scenes Stewart compared with Beatlemania. "The hotels we stayed in were under constant guard by security people and there were always girls waiting outside in the hundreds," he recalled. "They were always yanking off my glasses and pulling out tufts of hair, which was very, very painful." The Mindbenders split with Fontana in late 1965.
1966 21 Years Old They had a UK No. 2 hit with "A Groovy Kind of Love" in early 1966 with Stewart on vocals. … Read More
1968 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1968, he became a co-owner of Strawberry Studios in Stockport, England, where he developed skills as a recording engineer and record producer. … Read More
1969 24 Years Old In mid-1969 Stewart and Gouldman began working with two other musicians, Lol Creme and Kevin Godley, on a project rock manager and entrepreneur Giorgio Gomelsky was developing for his Marmalade Records label. … Read More
1970 25 Years Old The trio of Stewart, Godley and Creme produced a song, "Neanderthal Man", which was released in June 1970 by Philips Records under the name of Hotlegs. … Read More
1972 27 Years Old In early 1972 American singer Neil Sedaka began recording his Solitaire album at Strawberry Studios, using Stewart as recording engineer and Gouldman, Godley and Creme as his backing band. … Read More


1976 31 Years Old …  His most productive writing partnership, however, was with Gouldman: the pair wrote some of the band's biggest-selling singles – including "Wall Street Shuffle", "I'm Not in Love" and "Art for Art's Sake" – and after the departure of Godley & Creme in 1976, Stewart and Gouldman settled into a strong songwriting partnership that lasted for the next six albums. … Read More
1979 34 Years Old The band suffered a major setback in 1979 when Stewart was seriously injured in a car crash. … Read More


2003 58 Years Old Stewart produced two solo albums sandwiched between 10cc's 1980s output – Girls (1980) and Frooty Rooties (1982) – and a third solo album, Do Not Bend, in 2003. … Read More


2006 61 Years Old He began a fourth solo album – Viva la Difference, – in 2006, describing it as "more 10cc in style than Do Not Bend", but in January 2007 announced recording would continue sporadically while he carried out renovations on his home and construction of a studio in France.
2009 64 Years Old His online store was subsequently closed, with an announcement made that the album would be released in January 2009, which duly came about. … Read More
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