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Born in Leeds, Stu sang first in the church choir and at the age of 10 his parents got him his first guitar lessons from a local jazz teacher who soon had him playing and singing the songs of his first heroes, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee.
As a child of the 70s with suitably long hair his first band was a blues/rock trio, The Gritt Band playing clubs and pubs around Leeds.
1973 saw him getting a call for some guitar tracks for a recording by Radio Leeds which led to him quitting his job as a printer and going off to America.
He spent a year playing on the college circuit with a progressive bluegrass outfit, the Warren Wilkinson Band, who also featured Country rock and blues in their programmes.
After two years in the States he returned to the UK, his first job back being with a rock band, Whistler, he then joined a Country band, Midnight Flyer. Stu formed his own band, the legendary Remuda, playing all the clubs and festivals.
It was following a tour in Switzerland that Stu then created the Stu Page Band. They toured as support to Don Williams, playing the UK including dates at the Royal Albert Hall and The Palladium which led to a lot of tv work on various shows.
A change of direction in 1985 led to the creation of the B'Eagles, an Eagles tribute band. Proving very popular they even played in Saudi Arabia before breaking up in 2006.
He also backed touring artists Kris Kristofferson, Ricky Skaggs, Jim Glaser, Billie Jo Spears, Carl Perkins and Gail Davis on their shows.
He also produced albums including those of the Haleys. His last album was in 2012 featuring his son Tom on guitar.
During back surgery after a slip on ice it was discovered he had advanced lung cancer which led to his death in April 2013.

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