Eric Stewart
British musician
Eric Stewart
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.
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Jeff Pollack: SXSW - A Surprise Takeaway
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
It was unexpected -- there was great music all about and I saw some really memorable performances last week (21 Pilots, Grohl/Sound City/ St. Lucia, Zedd...), but the band I couldn't get out of my head was a group barely anyone remembers these days: the iconic British art rock band from the '70s, 10cc. Photo Credit: AVRO Why 10cc? It all came about because my old Irish friend Suzanne invited me to view a very cool new app called WholeWorldBand, which had been shortlisted from 500 entrants into the final 8 at SXSW Music Accelerator Awards. It was created by Kevin Godley, man of so many careers: songwriter, singer, original member of 10cc, Godley/Crème, video and film director, breakthrough work with U2 etc. I was supposed to concentrate on the app, but even though I had met Kevin quite a few times, I couldn't stay on topic as I kept thinking about how unique that original lineup of 10cc was. And I wanted to know more about the band. If you're not familiar with them ...
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NRCC Chairman Donated To Scott DesJarlais
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Scandal-scarred Tennessee Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R) didn't get a lot of help from his party after revelations emerged about the physician lawmaker's past affair with a patient, who he also urged to get an abortion. But federal election records show that more than $30,000 did come rushing in at the last moment. That help included a donation from one very prominent member of the party that rushed to DesJarlais' aid just as Democrats were trying to unseal court records detailing DesJarlais' multiple affairs in his 2000 breakup with his then-wife. That donor was National Republican Campaign Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas), who donated $2,000 to his embattled colleague. An NRCC spokesman did not immediately answer an email request for comment. The Tea Party Express-affiliated Our Country Deserves Better PAC thought DesJarlais should be reelected, and gave him $1,000. The political action committee of shipping giant Federal Express also delivered for the Tenne ...
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Mitt Gets Money From Philandering GOP Physician
Huffington Post - over 4 years
WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's campaign may have removed from its website the endorsement of embattled Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.), but getting rid of the philandering physician's donation appears to be less of a priority. DesJarlais' campaign was rocked earlier this month by revelations that he pressured his patient and mistress to get an abortion during DesJarlais' breakup with his wife in 2000. The Republican presidential contender's campaign quietly took down links to comments in which Romney described DesJarlais as "a principled and independent conservative.” But earlier this month, DesJarlais donated $2,000 to Romney, and the Romney campaign's efforts to distance itself from DesJarlais do not appear to include giving back the cash. A review of campaign spending in the most recent period found no refund issued to DesJarlais. Romney's campaign did not respond to a request for comment. The issue is especially thorny for Romney because he is trying to make up ...
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Ashley Judd Raises Money To Boot Scandal-Scarred DesJarlais
Huffington Post - over 4 years
WASHINGTON -- You might say Ashley Judd is making it double jeopardy Friday for embattled Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.). That's because after a national group started spending money to highlight his affair with a patient whom he pushed to get an abortion, the Tennessee-based actress is lending her well-known name to a fundraising push on behalf of DesJarlais' Democratic opponent, state Sen. Eric Stewart. In an email pitch being sent out Friday, the "Double Jeopardy" and "Kiss the Girls" star says DesJarlais, who is a doctor, is a prime example of why people don't trust politicians. And she says he needs to go. "For as far back as I remember, politicians have gotten a bad reputation for saying one thing and doing another. And, this past week Congressman Scott Desjarlais proved why," Judd said in the email, referring to news of a transcribed recording of DesJarlais pushing the woman to get an abortion. DesJarlais contends he suspected she was not really pregnant, ...
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Eric Sapp: Pro-Life Congressman Asks Mistress To Abort Their Child
Huffington Post - over 4 years
In the New Testament, there is only one sin that gets the divine death penalty: hypocrisy. There is a reason. It's the devil's best tool against the Christian witness. And it's what so disappoints me about the Republican approach to faith and politics. It's why when we started working with Democrats on faith back in '05, we had two prime directives: 1) The work had to be authentic and 2) it had to come from a place of religious humility, not arrogance. And it is why I'm not surprised by the recent revelation that out spoken defender of family values and hardcore "pro-life" Tennessee Congressman Scott DesJarlais was taped encouraging one of his four mistresses to abort his unborn child. I'll get back to DesJarlais in a bit, and I want to preface the rest of this piece by making clear that not all Republicans or members of the Christian Right are hypocrites. Most are good people trying their best to do what is right. But they continually lift up and support leaders like ...
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GOP Congressman Hit With Ethics Complaint For Sex With Patient
Huffington Post - over 4 years
WASHINGTON -- The anti-abortion Tennessee congressman and doctor who admitted last week to an affair with a patient was hit with an ethics complaint Monday. The Huffington Post revealed the relationship between Republican Rep. Scott DesJarlais and the patient last week, printing details from a transcript of a phone call from 2000 in which he pressured the woman to get an abortion. Desjarlais admitted to the x-rated doctor-patient romps in an email to supporters, but denied she had gotten pregnant, in spite of his long conversation with the woman in which they bicker over whether or not he should accompany her to an abortion clinic in Atlanta. The woman would have been about four months pregnant at the time, according to the email DesJarlais sent defending his actions in the affair. DesJarlais, who now casts himself as a family-values Republican, also said the relationship was entirely consensual and that he had an open relationship with his then-wife, Susan. The two h ...
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GOP Congressman Claims 'Several Reliable Reasons' Why Mistress Wasn't Pregnant
Huffington Post - over 4 years
WASHINGTON -- Scott DesJarlais, a freshman GOP congressman from Tennessee and doctor, admitted a romance with a patient, but he denied it was out of bounds for his rocky marriage or that the woman got pregnant and had an abortion. In an email to backers Friday evening, DesJarlais -- an anti-abortion, "family values" congressman -- acknowledged they had reason to think poorly of him. But he pleaded for understanding, claiming his fling with the patient occurred while he was legally separated from his then-wife. "You have probably seen the recent media coverage regarding details of my divorce from over a decade ago. I had genuinely hoped this election would be about my record in Congress -– not a 12 year old divorce," DesJarlais wrote. He charged that his opponent in next month's election, Democratic state Sen. Eric Stewart, was using dirty tricks against him. "I know that many of you were disappointed to hear the news regarding allegations of a relationship I had while ...
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Eric Stewart, Scott DesJarlais spar over debates
The Tennessean - over 4 years
State Sen. Eric Stewart, D-Belvidere, says U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais has ducked his invitation to debate.
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Mt. Vernon CROP Hunger Walk is May 6
Huntington-Belle Haven Patch - almost 5 years
“Because they walk, we walk” is the theme of the 32nd annual Church World Services CROP Hunger Walk on May 6.  Sponsored by area churches through Ventures in Community (VIC) and starting at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 8531 Riverside Rd., Alexandria, the CROP Walk winds through the local community for 1.5 miles. Registration begins at 12:30 at St. Aidan’s, and the Walk begins at 1:30. “Everyone is invited to participate in the CROP Walk, which raises funds to end hunger at home and around the world,” according to St. Aidan’s Walk captains Eric Stewart and Wynne Kelch. A quarter of the funds raised stay in this community, assisting United Community Ministries, New Hope Housing, and other local hunger-fighting initiatives. “The rest goes to countries where people have to walk miles a day to get their food, water, fuel, or medical care,” says Stewart. Walkers on May 6 will return to St. Aidan’s for a celebration with music, snacks and juices available for a donation, a ...
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5 Things You Should Know Today, April 16
New Port Richey Patch - almost 5 years
1.It will be mostly sunny today, with temperatures reaching a high near 85. 2. All Sports Arena (7716 Rutillo Court, New Port Richey) is starting its indoor youth soccer program soon,. You can sign up your kid tomorrow, Thursday and April  30. Call (727) 845-7808 for more info. 3.   The New Port Richey City Council meets tomorrow night at 7p.m. On the agenda is a discussion of an auditor’s report on the city’s financial situation. Spoilers: According to a memo, if the city doesn’t reach certain financial goals within about 24 months, the auditor is required by state law to notify the state authorities that the city has met at least one of the conditions qualifying it to file a “Statement of Determination of Financial Emergency.”   4. Holiday resident Eric Stewart is seeking to rally support on the Web to fund a documentary spotlighting the  Tampa Bay area’s environmentally friendly businesses. Check out his Kickstarter project page to find out more. 5. Patch’s Give-A-Ton F ...
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'Main Street' Alive, Well in Maryland
Dundalk Patch - almost 5 years
The 27th annual Main Streets Conference ended Wednesday in Baltimore, the only city to host the national conference twice and one among many Maryland cities that served as a "living laboratory" for urban revitalization, organizers said. The four-day conference featured speakers ranging from politicians and community leaders to representatives from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and leading non-profit organizations. The National Main Streets movement began as an effort to capitalize on the economic importance of locally owned business and sustainability, according to the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). There are more than 1,200 Main Street communities nationwide, including more than 20 in Maryland.  Dundalk, which received the designation in 2004, is unique among its Maryland counterparts. Dundalk is a community within Baltimore County, and is not an incorporated municipality, as is normally required to participate in the p ...
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5 Useful Things to Know Today: Aug. 25 - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Eric Stewart, a real estate agent and host of WMAL's “The Eric Stewart Show,” along with Susie Danick, will help seniors “rightsize” their homes during his presentation called “Preparing Your Home for Today's Market.” Find out about the moving process
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Code Green Community Promotes Sustainability in Tampa Bay - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
By Daylina Miller Eric Stewart, 26, is a Holiday resident who created Code Green Community, an open-source website for members to share green ideas and build partnerships with the community. Daylina Miller Eric Stewart is trying to get the Tampa Bay to
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PneumaCare targets Europe and US - Business Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
PneumaCare steps up its European sales push in Amsterdam in September and the appointment of Eric Stewart as commercial director is designed to broaden the company's global reach as swiftly as possible. Stewart has 14 years experience in the medical
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Family calls for return of dirt bike - Grand Falls-Windsor Advertiser
Google News - over 5 years
Along with his mother Nancy, Eric Stewart of Bishop's Falls is urging people with information leading to the possible recovery of his stolen dirt bike to call the RCMP or Crime Stoppers. The machine was stolen overnight from the Stewarts' home on
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Is the Turmoil in DC Hobbling Its Housing Market? - Wall Street Journal (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Eric Stewart, a Washington-area seller's agent who also hosts a weekly real-estate radio show, says the softness in contracts mainly reflects a seasonal adjustment that happens every year after buyers rush to get houses under contract before July 4th
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A fusion of different styles - Northumberland Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
He is 10cc's only remaining, original member from the line-up, – Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Lol Creme and Kevin Godley. But he describes the group's current crop – which sees him joined by Rick Fenn, Paul Burgess, Mike Stevens and Mick Wilson – as the
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McCartney revisited – 16: Move over busker, my time has come - NewsTime
Google News - over 5 years
A collaborative effort with Eric Stewart, who co-wrote six of its ten songs and two of its three bonus tracks, it was entitled Press to Play and was released in 1986. It followed a fairly quiet year for Paul in 1985, during which his public profile was
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Eric Stewart
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2009
    Age 64
    His online store was subsequently closed, with an announcement made that the album would be released in January 2009, which duly came about.
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  • 2006
    Age 61
    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.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2003
    Age 58
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Since 1975 he has also engineered and/or produced albums by Justin Hayward and John Lodge (Blue Jays, 1975), Neil Sedaka (Sedaka's Back, 1975), Sad Café (Sad Cafe, 1980, Facades, 1979) and Agnetha Fältskog (Eyes of a Woman, 1985).
  • THIRTIES
  • 1979
    Age 34
    The band suffered a major setback in 1979 when Stewart was seriously injured in a car crash.
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  • 1976
    Age 31
    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.
    More Details Hide Details By Mirror Mirror (1995) the team had dissolved as tensions between the pair grew. The album was an amalgam of solo material by Gouldman and Stewart, written and recorded separately, and was the final one for 10cc. After the tour for the album was done, Stewart announced he was officially done with 10cc, and has refused any offers and requests for a reunion.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1972
    Age 27
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The album's success galvanised the four musicians to work on their own material and release it as a band. They recorded a Stewart-Gouldman song, "Waterfall", and Stewart took a demo of it to the Apple Records cutting room in London, where Sedaka's album was being mastered, hoping Apple would release it. Months later Apple wrote back to reject the song, saying it lacked commercial appeal. By then they had recorded another song, Godley and Creme's "Donna", and realised the song "had something". Stewart phoned entrepreneur and producer Jonathan King, whom he had known since the Mindbenders days, and invited him to hear it. King was excited about the song, sensing a potential hit, and signed the band to his UK Records label, naming them 10cc. The song, released weeks later in August 1972, became a UK No. 2.
  • 1970
    Age 25
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The single became a worldwide hit, reaching No.2 in Britain and No.22 in the US and was followed by an album, Thinks: School Stinks (1970), which Stewart later described as "a little ahead of its time". The trio released another single, "Umbopo", under the name of Doctor Father. The singles and album tracks were all engineered by Stewart. Hotlegs embarked on a British tour supporting The Moody Blues in October 1970, with Gouldman playing bass. The tour was aborted after five nights when Moody Blues bassist and singer John Lodge became ill. When no further work for Hotlegs ensued, the band members agreed the band was defunct and resumed their session work.
  • 1969
    Age 24
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Gomelsky was impressed with songs Godley and Creme had written and was planning to market them as a duo. Stewart was invited to play lead guitar at one session and he and Gouldman soon began offering the pair regular session work at Strawberry. (One single, "I'm Beside Myself" b/w "Animal Song" was issued under the name of Frabjoy and Runcible Spoon, plus two tracks on the Marmalade LP sampler "100 Proof" issued under the names of Kevin & Lol and Graham Gouldman, before Marmalade closed its doors.) In December 1969 a deal was struck with US producers Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz of Super K Productions to book the studios solidly for three months to record bubblegum songs, using the talents of Gouldman, Stewart, Godley and Creme. The income from the period of intense sessions allowed the owners to buy more equipment to turn it into "a real studio". "To begin with they were interested in Graham's songwriting and when they heard that he was involved in a studio I think they thought the most economical thing for them to do would be to book his studio and then put him to work there – but they ended up recording Graham's songs and then some of Kevin and Lol's songs, and we were all working together," Stewart said.
  • 1968
    Age 23
    According to Stewart, the flow of royalties and publishing income from his work with the Mindbenders had left him "fairly comfortable" financially. In July 1968 he was invited by former Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas road manager Peter Tattersall to become an investor in Inner City Studios, a small recording studio located above a music shop in Stockport.
    More Details Hide Details Stewart, who had been recording some demos of his own songs at the studio, invested £800. He explained: "I was infected with the idea of becoming a recording engineer and building a studio where I could develop my own ideas as to what a studio should be like." The pair moved to larger premises at No.3 Waterloo Road in October and Stewart, who helped with renovations and painting, renamed the studio in honour of his favourite Beatles song, "Strawberry Fields Forever". Within months the pair were joined by a further investor – songwriter and former Mindbenders bassist Graham Gouldman, who injected a further £2000.
    In 1968, he became a co-owner of Strawberry Studios in Stockport, England, where he developed skills as a recording engineer and record producer.
    More Details Hide Details His involvement in Strawberry was instrumental in the eventual formation of 10cc. Stewart has collaborated with Paul McCartney on three McCartney albums recorded between 1982 and 1986, has recorded three solo albums and released Viva La Difference in 2009.
  • 1966
    Age 21
    They had a UK No. 2 hit with "A Groovy Kind of Love" in early 1966 with Stewart on vocals.
    More Details Hide Details They reached the top 20 later that year with "Ashes To Ashes". Stewart, who was devoting more time to songwriting, became disenchanted with the Mindbenders towards the end of its existence, realising the material they were playing was drifting further from the music for which they had gained chart success. "Because of the sort of records we'd had, everyone thought of us as a sort of ballads group, but we really weren't like that at all. I think we were probably the first of the three-piece heavy groups – but the sort of music we preferred to play was totally unacceptable to the sort of people who were prepared to book the Mindbenders," he said. The band came to an ignominious end. "There were some pretty horrid gigs," he said. "One night we were booked to appear at a working men's club in Cardiff and when we arrived there we found that the posters outside the club said that starring that night was some Welsh tenor 'plus support group' – which meant us. That really choked me, the fact that we'd reached the stage where they didn't even bother to put our names up on the posters." The band accepted a booking playing cabaret shows for a week, wearing white suits and red silk shirts and telling jokes between the songs. After one particularly disastrous gig the band argued and Stewart angrily declared the Mindbenders were finished.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1965
    Age 20
    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.
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  • 1963
    Age 18
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Wayne Fontana's drummer and guitarist did not turn up for the audition and Wayne asked Eric and drummer Ric Rothwell if they would 'sit in' for the audition. After a few minutes' rehearsal, the quartet played three well known songs of the time. Wayne Fontana was offered a record deal on condition that the musicians who played at the audition formed the band. Wayne Fontana's band was called The Jets, but due to an existing band using the name, an alternative name had to be sought – it was decided that the band would take the name "The Mindbenders", which was the name of a film on release at the time – Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders then came into being. The band initially played rhythm and blues. Stewart, Fontana and bassist Bob Lang co-wrote "Since You've Been Gone", the B-side of the band's sixth single "The Game of Love" (April 1965), which hit No.2 in the UK and No.1 in the US. Stewart and Fontana also shared the songwriting credit on "Long Time Comin'", the B-side of "It's Just a Little Bit Too Late" (June 1965).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1945
    Age 0
    Born on January 20, 1945.
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