In Loving Memory of Stuart Adamson

“Stuart Adamson was an English-born Scottish guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, described by legendary music journalist John Peel as “Britain’s answer to Jimi Hendrix”. He founded the Scottish art-punk band The Skids and later the more mainstream rock group Big Country, as well as the 1990s alternative country rock act The Raphaels.

On 16 December 2001 he was found dead in his room at a hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii after committing suicide by hanging. U2's The Edge delivered the eulogy at Stuarts's funeral which was held at Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline. He told the mourners that Big Country wrote the songs that he wished U2 could write.

A sad and tragic loss to the world of music, In the latter part of his life Stuart fought a battle with alcoholism and ultimately lost, which is why donations made on this page go to Kidney Research to help others suffering the same plight.

Rest in Peace”

- James Campbel

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