Ex-Eurythmic Dave Stewart, the Zelig of Pop

Source : The New York Times

We all know Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon: How many steps does it take to connect any famous person to the ubiquitous character actor?

Six Degrees of Dave Stewart, by contrast, would be a pretty tedious game, as the former Eurythmic and mad genius of pop is seemingly a single step removed from boldface names of his generation, including Mick Jagger, Damien Hirst, Bono and Tony Blair.

Clad in head-to-toe black, the musician, music producer, photographer, technology evangelist and rock ’n’ roll Zelig, now 63, sat down at the Crosby Street Hotel in Manhattan last week to talk about his new memoir “Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: A Life in Music,” in which he recounts nearly a half-century in music, doing tequila shots with a sombrero-clad Bob Dylan, downing hallucinogens with Daryl Hall and romping under the covers with Stevie Nicks.

You can read an edited version of the interview on the link above, and the whole interview in tomorrow’s New York Times

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