Stephen Lawrence "Steve" Winwood (born 12 May 1948) is an English musician whose genres include rock, blue-eyed soul, rhythm and blues, blues rock, pop rock, and jazz. A multi-instrumentalist, he can play keyboards, bass guitar, drums, guitar, mandolin, violin, and other...Wikipedia
Born: 12th May, 1948, West Midlands, England, UK
Height: 5' 8" (173 cm)
Claim to Fame: Keyboardist, Traffic, Blind Faith
About Time is the eighth album by Steve Winwood, released in 2003. It was his first album since 1997 and was compared to his earlier work with Traffic.
Eric Clapton had considered asking Winwood to join Cream to help act as a buffer between Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, who didn`t particularly care for each other. Unfortunately, the group broke up before Winwood could accept the offer. By an ironic stroke of luck, Winwood, Clapton, and Baker later teamed up together (along with Rick Grech) in Blind Faith.
Hotly tipped to become the dance track of 2004, Eric Prydz`s "Call On Me" was originally a 1980s smash hit for Winwood called "Valerie". When he heard the remix he thought it was so good he not only gave his permission to use the samples, he even re-recorded his vocals especially for the track.
By Steve James
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Turning 60, Steve Winwood is starting to believe rock `n` roll may be a younger man`s game. Maybe.
"I think to be a musician (at 60) is fine, but to be a rock `n` roller at a ripe old age is maybe slightly questionable," said the singer, guitarist and organist who played with 1960s rock legends the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic and Blind Faith.
"If rock `n` roll is, indeed, what I play, I`m not sure whether it is, as I try and combine bits of folk and jazz.
"The music I write, I feel, is not the kind of music... Read More
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The Blues Are Back
Elwood must reunite the old band, with a few new members, and go on another "Mission from God."