2001, May 25th. John Lee Hooker with Rich Kirch, Pete Sears, Ron Perry, Bryant Mills. Gold Country Casino, Oroville, California. I was filling in for their regular keyboard player Liz Fisher who was ill. A few songs from the show are up on YouTube. I liked hanging out with John, whom I’d got to know through […]
Tag Archive: Rod Stewart
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. 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
1999. Hot Tuna “And Furthurmore” Live album from the “Further Festival” tour. I play Keyboards. We had a great time on this tour.
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” 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” 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. Rod Stewart “Every Picture Tells a Story”. Released on CD. — with Rod Stewart, Pete Sears, Martin Quittenton, Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan, Ronnie Wood and Micky Waller. Kenney Jones
“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. 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 album […]
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”. 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, […]
“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. 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 […]
1977. Pete Sears on Keyboards with Jefferson Starship.
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”. 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 Wick […]
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 some sort […]
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 […]