Founding Eurythmics guitarist/songwriter Dave Stewart shares stories about his fascinating and wide-ranging career in a new memoir titled Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: A Life in Music.
The book, which features an introduction by Stewart friend and collaborator Mick Jagger, will be published on February 9 and will be available in hardcover, audio and electronic editions.
In the autobiography, Stewart delves into his years with Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox, including the five-year romantic relationship they had prior to the group’s formation. He also discusses his collaborations as a musician, songwriter and producer with a variety of other famous artists, including Jagger, Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty, Daryl Hall and more.
Among the interesting tales included in Sweet Dreams Are Made of This are Stewart’s recollection of a visit he and Dylan made to the folk-rock legend’s favorite underground club, a crazy night night he spent at Nicks’ Beverly Hills residence during the 1980s and a psychedelic experience he had with Hall.
Of course, Dave also reveals stories behind the creation of many classic Eurythmics songs, including “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” “Here Comes the Rain Again” and “Would I Lie to You.”
“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,” says Stewart of the memoir. “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.”