Billy Stewart

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by Billy Stewart

Biography

24 March 1937, Washington, DC, USA, d. 17 January 1970, North Carolina, USA. Introduced to music by his family’s Stewart Gospel Singers, Billy embraced a more secular direction with the Rainbows, a group that also included Don Covay and Marvin Gaye. From there Stewart joined Bo Diddley’s band on piano. His solo debut, ‘Billy’s Blues’, was released on Chess Records in 1956, after which he worked with the Marquees. A second single, ‘Billy’s Heartaches’... Read more

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soul
jazz
60s
pop
funk
northern soul
oldies
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