Sue Steward (1946 – 2017) was born in Stathern, Leicestershire on 19 September, one of three children. She studied at the University of Liverpool and then began teaching biology. She later switched to the music industry and started out working in the mail order department of Virgin Records before becoming Publicity Officer. In later life, she was a writer, journalist, and DJ with a passionate appreciation for world music. Sue was also interested in photography, becoming photography critic for the London Evening Standard.