b. Winston Delano Stewart, 5 January 1947, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Stewart began his career recording alongside B.B. Seaton and Maurice Roberts as part of the vocal trio the Gaylads. By the late 60s Stewart left the group to pursue a solo career and embarked on a recording career with Sonia Pottinger, with whom he had worked as part of the Gaylads. In 1969 her production skills strengthened his success as a solo performer when she released ‘Got To Come Back’, followed by the more successful ‘Stay A Little Bit Longer’. Further releases included ‘That’s Life’, which provided the rhythm track for Big Youth’s ‘Facts Of Life’, which paradoxically included a version of ‘ABC Rocksteady’ on the b-side. Other releases, ‘Dance With Me’, ‘Rocking Sensation’ and ‘Don’t Believe In Him’, were included on his debut Stay A Little Bit Longer. In the early 70s, Stewart moved to New York and maintained a low profile. By 1975 he returned with the critically acclaimed release ‘Spinning Wheel’, which faltered owing to lack of promotion.
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