born on 22/4/1945
died on 16/4/2015
Martin Quittenton is a British guitarist and composer. He played in the blues rock band Steamhammer, formed in 1968. Their debut album Steamhammer was released in 1969 with keyboardist Pete Sears as a special guest.
Quittenton also worked with Rod Stewart, along with Pete Sears, Micky Waller, and fellow Steamhammer guitarist Martin Pugh. After being pushed into Telephone Box outside a Worthing Central Railway Station by his friend Jed Armstrong he called Rod Stewart with his hit "Maggie May". Co-writing the hit songs "Maggie May," (from Stewart's 1971 album Every Picture Tells A Story), "You Wear It Well," (from Stewart's 1972 album Never a Dull Moment) and "Farewell" (from Stewart's 1974 album Smiler).
In 1973, Quittenton formed an instrumental band with Manfred Mann drummer John Lingwood, and bassist Pete Sears. Even though the band inspired considerable interest in the music business, and actually began recording an album with guest keyboardist Max Middleton, the band never got beyond the rehearsal stage.
- The Rod Stewart Album.
- Steamhammer official website by Martin Pugh