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Born: Feb 26, 1948

Date of Passing: Dec 23, 2018

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STUART ADAMS February 26, 1948 - December 23, 2018 Born in Birmingham, England. Stu passed peacefully in Houston with his beloved daughter Taylor at his side. Stu is survived by daughters, Taylor and Morgan, their mother CL Nathanson, and Stu's mother Olive Adams, Winnipeg, MB. He was an accomplished guitarist and music innovator in home town Winnipeg and its burgeoning music scene in the 1960s and 1970s. Adams was well known as band founder, rhythm guitarist and lead singer in popular Winnipeg rock groups including The Shags and the Black Cat in the era of Chad Allan and the Reflections, and Burton Cummings and the Devrons. Adams also played with Neil Young who acknowledges Adams' talent in his book, Sugar Mountain Years. They were Winnipeg classmates. "The audience vigorously enjoyed three Beatle songs which were sung by Stuart Adams and Neil Young. Adams' performance was complete with English accent was singled out as something special," writes Neil Young. Stu immigrated to the USA and settled in Houston where he played local venues with friends in the "Crossroads" group. Stu's endearing legacy is his music history and love of rock n' roll. He never let go of his music roots, nor his authentic English accent. A Celebration of Life is planned in Houston on January 26, 2019. Contact:

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 05, 2019

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  • High school friend and great Wpg musician from the 60's music scene who travelled many miles on the back of my motorcycle with me back in those "fun days". Unfortunately we lost contact after high school which often happens but I recall Stu as one of life's "good guys" who enriched everyone's life with whom he came in contact. I can still see him singing "Smiling Fenceposts" with that unique British accent at those packed community club dances......Condolences to all the friends and family. - Posted by: Wayne Wright (Kelvin High School Friend) on: Jan 05, 2019

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