14 May 2011

Access All Areas: Ian Stewart The 6th Rolling Stone

From Access All Areas, 11:55 pm on 14 May 2011

Ben Waters is an English virtuoso boogie woogie piano player who has just released a critically acclaimed new album called 'Boogie For Stu - A Tribute to Ian Stewart'. Ian Stewart formed the Rolling Stones' with Brian Jones as the original keyboard player. Stewart was later shunted aside by the Stone's manager in 1963. Why? He wasn't good looking enough and they never had six people in a beat group. He continued to work with the band as a road manager and his piano can be heard on all the Stones classic albums up until '85. Stewart also recorded piano with Led Zep and many others. This heart felt tribute album took on a life of it's own with contributions from Jools Holland, PJ Harvey and all of the Rolling Stones. Trevor Reekie talks to Ben Waters about Boogie For Stu.