Tributes paid to talented Maidenhead musician

Tributes have been paid to a talented musician who toured the world with his band.

Stuart Edwards, best known as the guitarist from 70s band Edison Lighthouse, died from cancer last month.

The 73-year-old grandfather-of-five was born near Furze Platt, and lived in Maidenhead until the 1980s with his children and wife Jacki.

His daughter Sascha described her father as a ‘talented musician’ who loved his grandchildren and loved touring with his band.

She said: “He was a self-taught bass guitarist, he said everyone did that in the 60s who wanted to be a famous guitarist.

“He toured the world with his band, they played with The Beatles and The Who.”

Edison Lighthouse are best known for their 1970 hit single Love Grows (Where Rosemary Goes).

Stuart moved to Cornwall in 1985 with Jacki, and children, Jason, Sascha and Vicky. He continued to play gigs and spent his time painting and performing.

Sascha said: “He loved the countryside space, and walking along the coast.

“Him and mum would go to Spain every winter, and he performed there as well. He had a good life, he loved being a granddad.”

Stuart died on October 26. His funeral took place in Cornwall.

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