During the 80s, the Eurythmics ruled the charts with it’s own brand of synth/ guitar pop. Now, guitarist/songwriter Dave Stewart has revealed he is about to share his stories about his fascinating and wide-ranging career in a new memoir titled Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: A Life in Music.
Stewart’s book will feature an introduction by one of Stewart’s close friends and collaborators, Rolling Stones legend, Mick Jagger. The book is set to be published on February 9th and will be available as a hardcover and audio book. Available for pre-order via Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieBound.org, the audio version will be narrated by Stewart, with the Mick Jagger foreword read by Andy Garcia.
Stewart’s autobiography delves into his years with Eurythmics co-writer and singer Annie Lennox, and opens up about their five-year romantic relationship prior to the duo’s formation.
The “Sweet Dreams” hitmaker also tells of his collaborations as an all round musician, songwriter and producer with a list of superstar artists, including Jagger, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks and Daryl Hall.
Some of the great stories included are the visit he and Bob Dylan made to the folk legend’s favorite underground club, a night to remember he spent at Stevie Nicks’ Beverly Hills home during the 1980s, and a crazy psychedelic experience he had with Daryl Hall.
For all of you Eurythmics diehards, Dave also reveals how the duo found the inspiration for some of their classic hits, including “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”, “Here Comes the Rain Again” and “Would I Lie to You”.
Stewart says of the book: “It has been a mind-blowing experience looking back on all of these adventures and wondering how I managed to survive a lot of them. Just writing about the wild things that happened to me back in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s was exhausting. Mind you not much has changed! I must have taken a busy pill somewhere along the ride.”
Check out the video for “Sweet Dreams” below.