Birth Name: Stephen Bishop
Birth Place: San Diego, California, USA
Born Nov. 14, 1951 in San Diego, CA, Stephen Bishop was introduced to pop music by the Beatles' 1964 appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" (CBS, 1948-1971). Prior to the broadcast, Bishop had played clarinet and trombone while aspiring to teach history, but the Mop Top performance convinced him to pursue a career in rock-n-roll. After teaching himself to play guitar, Bishop formed a group called the Weeds, which played the fraternity house circuit in the late 1960s. After capturing second place in a Claremont, CA battle of the bands contest, where a judge proclaimed that Bishop had a promising future as a songwriter, he headed to Los Angeles to fulfill his dreams. He landed a publishing deal ...