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Ian Stewart: Like A Rolling Stone

Mark Rowland, Musician, March 1986

IAN STEWART helped found the Rolling Stones, and he remained an integral member of that group until December 12, 1985, the day he died of a heart attack. Ian Stewart deserved to be called the "sixth Stone," yet it's safe to say that most fans still have no idea that he was ever in the band. For twenty years his role has been obscured. But to put it simply, as did Bill Wyman following his funeral, "without Ian Stewart there would have been no Rolling Stones."

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