Stewart emerged from the sixties folk scene to achieve stardom in 1976 with top
ten single and platinum album, "Year of the Cat".
Along the way,
Al bought his first guitar from future Police guitarist Andy Summers and took
guitar lessons from Robert Fripp, before Dylan's music inspired him to write his
own songs and relocate to London, where the coffee bar folk scene was blooming.
He shared a flat with Paul Simon in London'd East End in 1965, befriended
Sandy Denny, Jackson C. Frank and other folk-scene luminaries and worked with
John Martyn, Jimmy Page, Yoko Ono and Fairport Convention, while singing finely
crafted songs about love, loss, Napoleon and Nostradamus."
A Life In Pictures