I was stunned this morning to learn that singer-songwriter John Stewart, whom I interviewed in November for a column, had died unexpectedly of a massive stroke.
Too bad. I enjoyed speaking with him about “Daydream Believer,” the purpose of our phone chat. I told him I’d like to talk to him again at county fair time about his song “Back in Pomona,” as it’s about his experiences helping his dad, a horse trainer. He said that would be fine. He also said that next time he was in the area, he’d call me to get together for coffee.
Oh well. My condolences to his family and to his fans.