Al Stewart came to stardom as part of the British folk revival in the 1960s and 1970s, and developed his own unique style of combining folk-rock songs with delicately woven tales of the great characters and events from history. Stewart is best known for his 1976 hit single "Year of the Cat", the title song from the platinum album of the same name. Stewart was a key figure in a fertile era in British music and he appears throughout the musical folklore of the age.
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Gerald Veasley was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he played bass in R&B groups as a teenager. He worked with Joe Zawinul, Grover Washington, Jr., Teddy Pendergrass and shared a stage with Miles Davis and dizzy Gillespie.
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