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Commonly known as Jimmy Stuard, this DJ was a rising star in New York City whose career was cut short by his death 25. May 1977 at the Everard Baths in Manhattan. Stuard, who had already received great acclaim for spinning at the club 12 West, was asleep inside when the bathhouse caught fire. He had made the move to NY under the recommendation of Billboard Magazine's Barry Lederer just the year before.
Stuard was originally from Oklahoma, and moved to Boston to attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Like many others (Arthur Baker, Tom Moulton, Maurice Starr, Michael Jonzun, John Luongo, etc.), he emerged from the fertile Boston scene before relocating to NY. Boston disco fans will remember him as an early DJ at the club 1270, and in both cities his influence and technique as a DJ is still famed. His only record work was mixing the US version of "Sessomatto," the first release on [l1325].