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, […]

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 […]

1973. Rod Stewart “Sing It Again Rod”

1973. Rod Stew­art “Sing It Again Rod” A com­pi­la­tion album of Rod Stew­art’s “Mer­cury Years”. I play on “Rea­son to Believe” (Piano), “Coun­try Com­fort” (Piano), “Mag­gie May” (Celeste).

1972…July. ”Never a Dull Moment”. Rod Stewart.

Ital­ian Girls” Rod Stew­art Pete Sears on piano. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=22IWhxwdBLQ 1972…July. ”Nev­er a Dull Moment”. Rod Stew­art. I left “Cop­per­head” to fly back to Eng­land and record on Rod Stew­art’s “Nev­er a Dull Moment”, play­ing piano on “Ital­ian Girls”, and bass on “I’d Rather Go Blind”. I could only stay a cou­ple of weeks (hence not […]

1971. “Every Picture Tells a Story” Rod Stewart. Inside cover art.

    1971…”Every Pic­ture Tells a Sto­ry” Rod Stewart’s third solo album…the sec­ond I played on. Inside album cov­er art­work. I played all the piano on the album as a ses­sion play­er except for “Los­ing You” which Mac played with the rest of the Faces. I had left “Stone­ground” in Cal­i­for­nia to go back to […]

1971. “Every Picture Tells A Story”. Rod Stewart.

1971. “Every Pic­ture Tells a Sto­ry” Rod Stew­art. “Every Pic­ture Tells a Sto­ry” Pete Sears piano.  Ron Wood Lead Gui­tar. “Seems Like a Long Time”. Pete Sears piano. “That’s alright Mama”. Pete Sears piano. “Mag­gie May”. Pete Sears Celeste. “Rea­son To Believe” Orig­i­nal mono 45rpm sin­gle mix. Pete Sears Celeste. This was the third solo […]

1970. “Gasoline Alley” Rod Stewart. Mercury Records.

1970, Rod Stew­art. “Gaso­line Alley” My first of four con­sec­u­tive album’s play­ing piano and some­times bass with Rod. I played piano on “Coun­try Com­forts”, and bass on “Cut Across Shorty”. Album went “Gold”. Inside album cov­er. Rod Stew­art and Ron Wood on left side. Left to Right: Pete Sears, Micky Waller, Mar­tin Quit­ten­ton.     […]