From the Kingston Trio's web site comes the sad news that John Stewart has passed away after suffering a massive stroke on Thursday, January 17.
For those who do not know, the Kingston Trio's "Tom Dooley" was awarded the very first "Best Country Song" Grammy award -- despite the fact that the song never made the country charts. Stewart joined the group three years after that success, in 1961, and remained with them for seven years. He was also an acclaimed songwriter, having written "Daydream Believer," the Monkees hit that Anne Murray made into a country top ten record in 1980.
John Stewart was 68. His rock information can be seen at my rock blog.