2001. “Pete Sears & the Dawn Patrol” back up our close friend “Francis Clay” who was drummer with “The Muddy Waters Band” and many other blues greats.

2001. “Pete Sears & the Dawn Patrol” back up our close friend “Fran­cis Clay” who was drum­mer with “The Mud­dy Waters Band” and many oth­er blues greats. Fran­cis had become a poet of some renown, and had recit­ed a p he wrote called “Mis­sis­sip­pi” on my “The Long Haul” album. I had asked him to […]

1999. “The Best of Rod Stewart” The Millennium Collection.

1999. “The Best of Rod Stew­art” The Mil­len­ni­um Col­lec­tion. I’m play­ing piano on “Coun­try Com­forts”, “Every Pic­ture Tells A Sto­ry”, “Rea­son To Believe”, and Celeste on “Mag­gie May”. — with Rod Stew­art. Tag Pho­toAdd Loca­tionEd­it          

1998. Rod Stewart. “Smiler” Released on C.D.

1998. Rod Stew­art. “Smil­er” Released on C.D. This was the fourth Rod Stew­art album I played on, and the final album for Mer­cury Records, released on vinyl in 1974. Now on CD. My favorite track is “Sweet Lit­tle Rock n Roller” with Mick­y’s Box­er dog “Zak” bark­ing over the intro…one of those beau­ti­ful­ly spon­ta­neous moments […]

1998. Rod Stewart. “Never a Dull Moment”. Pete Sears, Piano, Bass.

1998. Rod Stew­art. “Nev­er a Dull Moment” This is the third album I record­ed with Rod Stew­art. It was orig­i­nal­ly released on vinyl in 1972…now on CD. It became a UK num­ber-one album (for two weeks) and reached num­ber two on the US Album chart the same year. The track, “You Wear It Well”, co-writ­ten […]

1998. “The Best Of Rod Stewart”

1998. “The Best Of Rod Stew­art” I played bass on “Cut Across Shorty”, Celeste on “Mag­gie May”, and Piano on “Every Pic­ture Tells A Sto­ry”, “What Made Mil­wau­kee Famous (made a fool out of me)”. I’m not going to list any­more Rod Stew­art com­pi­la­tion CD releases…there are too many. — with Rod Stew­art.

1998. Alvin Youngblood Hart “Territory”

  “Danc­ing With Tears In My Eyes”. Alvin Young­blood Hart. Pete Sears on accor­dion. 1998. Alvin Young­blood Hart “Ter­ri­to­ry” One of my favorite albums. I played accor­dion on Alv­in’s ver­sion of a song Lead­bel­ly used to per­form, “Danc­ing With Tears In My Eyes”.  

1998. Rod Stewart “Gasoline Alley”, now on CD.

1998. Rod Stew­art “Gaso­line Alley”, now on CD. This was the sec­ond solo album by Rod Stew­art, and the first one I played on. It was record­ed at Mor­gan Stu­dios in Willes­den, North Lon­don and released in 1970. It is includ­ed in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. The Ver­ti­go Labeled […]

1993. Rod Stewart — Vintage CD.

1993. Rod Stew­art — Vin­tage CD. Anoth­er col­lec­tion of ear­ly Rod Stew­art songs. I played on sev­er­al tracks…mostly piano, but a lit­tle bass also. — with Mar­tin Quit­ten­ton, Micky Waller, Ian McLa­gan, Rod Stew­art, Ken­ney Jones and Ron­nie Wood. 1993. Rod Stew­art — Vin­tage CD.

1992. Rod Stewart. “The Mercury Anthology”.

1992. Rod Stew­art. “The Mer­cury Anthol­o­gy”. One of many com­pi­la­tion CDs fea­tur­ing Rod’s ear­ly work on the Mer­cury Label…considered by many to be his finest peri­od. Of course, I would say that see­ing as I played on a lot of it. On this com­pi­la­tion I’m play­ing piano on: Coun­try Com­forts, Every Pic­ture Tells A Sto­ry, […]

1988. “Watchfire” Pete Sears & Friends. Redwood Records, Grateful Dead Records, Relix Records.

  “Guatemala” Music, Pete Sears. Lyrics, Jean­nette Sears. Music Video pro­duced by Pete Sears and Watch­fire Pro­duc­tions. Fund­ed by Earth Island Insti­tute, Jer­ry Gar­cia and the Rex Foun­da­tion, Tides Foun­da­tion. Hun­dreds of free videos sent around the world to human rights organ­i­sa­tions.   1988. “Watch­fire” Pete Sears & Friends. Red­wood Records, Grate­ful Dead Records, Relix […]

1979. A Little Warmth / Steve Gillette. Regency Records.

1979. A Lit­tle Warmth / Steve Gillette. Regency Records. I played some piano on this album pro­duced by Gra­ham Nash in 1976. A sparkling exam­ple of the folk-rock era’s infat­u­a­tion with the Nashville tra­di­tion. Oth­er guest artists include David Lind­ley, John­ny Bar­ba­ta, Chris Ethridge, Gra­ham Nash, Hank DeVi­to and oth­ers too numer­ous to men­tion. Includes […]

1976. Pete Sears & his Citabria 7KCAB aerobatic aircraft.

1976. Me stand­ing next to my beloved ful­ly aer­o­bat­ic Citabria 7KCAB air­craft at Schel­lville air­port, in Sono­ma County.…when the two run­ways were still unpaved. It had a 150 HP Lycoming engine. I learnt to fly aer­o­bat­ics to the Sports­man lev­el with the great Bob Short who ran “Aerosport”. He was also a musi­cian and often […]

1973 (released 1974). Ron Wood “Ive Got My Own Album To Do”.

  1973 (released 1974). Ron Wood “Ive Got My Own Album To Do”. I played bass and Celeste on the track “Mys­ti­fies Me” writ­ten by Ron…Micky Waller played drums. The album includ­ed many of Ron’s friend’s at the time, includ­ing Kei­th Richards, Willie Weeks, Andy New­mark, Ian McLa­gan, Rod Stew­art, Mick Jag­ger. Record­ed at the […]

1974. Part of “Smiler” inside album cover shot outside pub in London.

1974. Part of “Smil­er” inside album cov­er shot out­side pub in Lon­don. Left to right in front: Ken Jones, Pete Sears and his future wife Jean­nette, Ron Wood, Ron’s mum & Dad, Ian McLa­gen, Rod Stew­art, Spike Heat­ley, Rube. The album had tak­en quite a bit longer to make than expect­ed due to Rod hav­ing […]

1973–74. “Smiler” Rod Stewart. Mercury Records.

              1973–74. “Smil­er” Rod Stew­art. My last of four albums with Rod and the last he made with the same group of musi­cians he’d been using since “Gaso­line Alley”. After “Smil­er”, Rod switched stu­dios from Willes­den, Lon­don, to the USA for “Atlantic Cross­ing”. “Smil­er” took a year to make […]