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“I’ll make movies until I make babies. I have no idea when the handover will happen.”

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“My virginity was a big deal, my braces were a big deal – all because I was America’s sweetheart.”

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“No matter what Annie does or what I do in any genre, if we stand together as the Eurythmics, the people who grew up listening to us on the radio don’t like to see it—us—go wrong, because we’re tangled up in their lives.”

Dave Stewart: LSD, Annie Lennox, and Me
The Daily Beast, February 11, 2016

The tattoos on his caramel-tanned arms—Lady Luck, a martini glass, the names of his much-loved third wife, Anoushka, and of his children—speak of a full and colorful life.

But it is hard to square the handsome, bearded, quietly spoken Dave Stewart, dressed all in black, with hat and dark glasses, beckoning me to put my recording device nearer to him because he speaks so softly, with the man who was trashed on LSD on his wedding day to his first wife, Pam.

Or who has written about his wild partying days with Mick Jagger in the Grenadines.

Or about the time when he was so off his face on MDMA that he collapsed in the street.

Or the time he had sex with Stevie Nicks, without immediately realizing he was going home with Stevie Nicks.

Or the time when Robin Williams and Eric Idle rang his bell one night, and for the next few hours proceeded to comically deconstruct his marital breakdown, with his then-wife in the room.

Or the time… and here, in Stewart’s life story, Sweet Dreams are Made of This: A Life in Music, insert any one of a number of any other celebrity names: David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, the Duke and Duchess of York, Jon Bon Jovi, Katy Perry, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Jack Nicholson, Paul McCartney.

And, of course, Annie Lennox, Stewart’s onetime love, with whom he went on to set up The Eurythmics: in the book, Stewart thoroughly, but tenderly, unpacks their complex relationship.

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‘Blue,’ through lesbian eyes

The New York Times, November 6, 2013

How gay was Gore Vidal?

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Book of Mormon: The South Park crew find God

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The colourful life of Howard Hodgkin

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Style and fashion

A no-sweat work shirt? No sweat

The New York Times, December 19, 2013

The Biggie: a tainted status symbol

The New York Times, November 17, 2013

Eileen Ford: the woman who created the supermodel

The Times, March 17, 2012

Vidal Sassoon: Not bad for a hairdresser

The Times, August 21, 2010

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