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Memorable Manitobans: Stuart J. “Stu” Adams (1948-2018)


Born at Birmingham, England on 26 February 1948, one of three children of H. James “Jim” Adams (?-1994) and Olive Adams, he came to Winnipeg with his family and was active in the local music community of the 1960s and 1970s. He formed The Shags and was its rhythm guitarist and lead singer. He also played with Neil Young. He later moved to Texas where he continued to perform. On 21 November 1977, he married Cheri Lyn Nathanson at Dallas and they had two daughters before divorcing. He died at Houston, Texas on 23 December 2018.


“Adams – Nathanson,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 December 1977, page 32.

Obituary [H. J. Adams], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 July 1994, page 23.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 January 2019.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 January 2019

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