Over the band's history, Winwood performed the majority of their lead vocals, keyboard instruments, and guitars.

Eric Clapton's Rainbow Concert is a live album by Eric Clapton, recorded at the Rainbow Theatre in London on 13 January 1973 and released in September that year. [30][31], Weariness with the grind of touring and recording prompted Winwood to leave Traffic and retire to sessioning for some years. This was followed by his 1980 hit Arc of a Diver (which included his first solo hit, "While You See a Chance") and Talking Back to the Night in 1982.

[18] The group had their first number one single at the end of 1965, with "Keep on Running";[19] the money from this success allowed Winwood to buy his own Hammond organ. Stephen Lawrence Winwood was born in Handsworth, Birmingham.

[citation needed], In 1995, Winwood released "Reach for the Light" for the animated film Balto. Winwood also performed hits from his days with Traffic as well as current recordings. Winwood also has a home in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Eugenia Crafton, a native of Trenton, Tennessee, US whom he married in 1987. [6] Winwood was a choirboy at St John's Church of England, Perry Barr.

He continued to do sessions during this period, and in 1983 he co-produced and played on Jim Capaldi's top 40 hit "That's Love" and co-wrote the Will Powers top 20 hit "Kissing with Confidence".

James Capaldi was an English singer-songwriter and drummer. Young Winwood became interested in swing and Dixieland jazz as a boy, began playing piano at age four, and also soon started playing drums and guitar. [28], In 1972, Winwood recorded the part of Captain Walker in the highly successful orchestral version of The Who's Tommy. [9] Winwood attended the Great Barr School which was one of the first comprehensive schools, where a teacher recalled him being a conscientious and able student who displayed ability in mathematics. [20], A new studio album, Nine Lives, was released 29 April 2008 by Wincraft Music through Columbia Records.

[25] [26], Winwood formed the supergroup Blind Faith in 1969 with Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Ric Grech. Winwood modelled his singing after Ray Charles.

His father, Lawrence, a foundryman by trade, was a semi-professional musician, playing mainly the saxophone and clarinet. The duo doesn’t appear on camera, but their names do. He first performed with his father and older brother, Muff, in the Ron Atkinson Band at the age of eight.

Jim Capaldi contributed the lyrics, while Steve Winwood and Chris Wood composed the music.

Winwood also appeared in the film Blues Brothers 2000, as a member of the Louisiana Gator Boys, appearing on stage with Isaac Hayes, Eric Clapton, and KoKo Taylor at the battle of the bands competition. [27] The band was short-lived, owing to Clapton's greater interest in Blind Faith's opening act Delaney & Bonnie & Friends; Clapton left the band at the tour's end.

Template:Citation needed, In 1994, Capaldi and Winwood reunited Traffic for a new album, Far From Home, and a tour, including a performance at Woodstock '94 Festival. [2] In 2008, Rolling Stone ranked Winwood No. Between 1978 and 1986, Winwood was married to Nicole Weir (d. 2005), who had contributed background vocals to some of his early solo work. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. He recorded a 1973 album with Remi Kabaka, Aiye-Keta, for Antilles Records, and in 1976 provided vocals and keyboards on Go, a concept album by Japanese composer Stomu Yamashta. [8] His father, Lawrence, a foundryman by trade, was a semi-professional musician, playing mainly the saxophone and clarinet.

The album was recorded on the 1994 reunion tour supporting Far from Home. [8], While still a pupil at Great Barr School Winwood was a part of the Birmingham rhythm and blues scene, playing the Hammond B-3 organ and guitar, backing blues singers such as Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker, Howlin' Wolf, B.B.

Winwood and Gallardo spent the majority of 2019 touring together in both the UK and the US, featuring on Chicago’s WGN-TV morning news as well as Nashville’s ‘Today In Nashville’.

"Higher Love" is a 1986 song by English singer Steve Winwood.

Grech had previously worked with Traffic singer/multi-instrumentalist Steve Winwood in the short-lived supergroup Blind Faith while Gordon had played with another former Blind Faith member, Eric Clapton, in the similarly short-lived Derek and the Dominoes.

[1], In 2005 Winwood was honoured as a BMI Icon at the annual BMI London Awards for his "enduring influence on generations of music makers".

Winwood met drummer Jim Capaldi, guitarist Dave Mason, and multi-instrumentalist Chris Wood when they jammed together at The Elbow Room, a club in Aston, Birmingham. Over the band's history, Winwood performed the majority of their lead vocals, keyboard instruments, and guitars. This record was produced by Alex Munoz and Allen Thompson in Nashville, TN at High Cotton Recording Studio.

[33], All these albums were released on Island Records.

Winwood also has a home in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Eugenia Crafton, a native of Trenton, Tennessee, US whom he married in 1987. [29] In 1976, Winwood also played guitar on the Fania All Stars' Delicate and Jumpy record and performed as a guest with the band in their only UK appearance, a sold-out concert at the Lyceum Theatre, London. 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.

[28], In 1972, Winwood recorded the part of Captain Walker in the highly successful orchestral version of The Who's Tommy. Winwood byrja tidleg å interessere seg for musikk, i første omgangen jazz og dixieland. Winwood also appeared in the film Blues Brothers 2000 , as a member of the Louisiana Gator Boys, appearing on stage with Isaac Hayes, Eric Clapton, and KoKo Taylor at the battle of the bands competition.

Template:Citation needed In 1976, Winwood also played guitar on the Fania All Stars’ Delicate and Jumpy record and performed as a guest with the band in their only UK appearance, a sold-out concert at the Lyceum Theatre, London.

[10], He first performed with his father and his elder brother, Muff, in the Ron Atkinson Band at the age of eight. Chris Blackwell later said of Winwood "He was really the cornerstone of Island Records. In the year following the two shows at the Rainbow, Clapton recovered from his heroin addiction and recorded 461 Ocean Boulevard (1974). [15] Winwood's distinctive high tenor singing voice and vocal style drew comparisons to Ray Charles.

As of October 2014, the box set is out of print, while the single disc is still available.

[24] While still in Traffic, Winwood was brought in by Jimi Hendrix to play organ for "Voodoo Chile" on the Electric Ladyland album.

[43], In 1998, Winwood joined Tito Puente, Arturo Sandoval, Ed Calle and other musicians to form the band "Latin Crossings" for a European tour, after which they split without making any recordings. In 2013 Winwood toured North America with Rod Stewart as part of the "Live the Life" tour. That’s because the song, “Higher Love,” is being performed by rock legend Steve Winwood and his daughter Lilly Winwood. He topped the Billboard Hot 100 with "Higher Love," and earned two Grammy Awards: for Record of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. In 1972, Winwood recorded the part of Captain Walker in the highly successful orchestral version of The Who's Tommy. The album Roll with It and the title track hit #1 on the USA album and singles charts in the summer of 1988. [21][22] The album opened at #12 on the Billboard 200 album chart,[23] his highest US debut ever. Along with Townshend, the musicians supporting Clapton include Steve Winwood, Ronnie Wood and Jim Capaldi. On 28 March 2012 Winwood was one of Roger Daltrey's special guest stars for "An Evening with Roger Daltrey and Friends" gig, in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall.

In 2008, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Berklee College of Music to add to his honorary degree from Aston University, Birmingham. Not only is the father-daughter collaboration sonically splendid, the mini-narrative in the spot deals with a father-daughter moment that finds a perfect echo in the music. [1], In 2005 Winwood was honoured as a BMI Icon at the annual BMI London Awards for his "enduring influence on generations of music makers".

[28], Between 1978 and 1986 Winwood was married to Nicole Weir (d. 2005), who had contributed background vocals to some of his early solo work. [11] Muff later recalled that when Steve began playing regularly with his father and brother in licensed pubs and clubs, the piano had to be turned with its back to the audience to try and hide him, because he was so obviously underage. [25][26], Winwood formed the supergroup Blind Faith in 1969 with Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Ric Grech.

[7], Winwood joined the Spencer Davis Group at age 14,[9] along with his older brother, Muff, who later had success as a record producer. However, Baker, Winwood and Grech stayed together to form Ginger Baker's Air Force.

Christopher Gordon Blandford Wood was a British rock musician, most known as a founding member of the British rock band Traffic, along with Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, and Dave Mason.

The countryside of her native Gloucestershire, England felt too familiar, and London was, in her own words, “so big, so expensive, and reeked of havoc and loss and all that good stuff.” So Winwood hopped on a plane to Nashville, where she’d spent childhood summers visiting her mother’s family. [30][31][32] His daughter Lilly Winwood is a singer; she was featured with him performing a duet of his song "Higher Love" in a Hershey commercial. In 2015, Lilly Winwood needed a vacation.

The two married at Cheltenham Register Office. Template:Wikipedia books

[9] Winwood co-wrote and recorded the chart-topping hits "Gimme Some Lovin'" and "I'm a Man" before leaving The Spencer Davis Group in 1967.[20].

[11] Muff later recalled that when Steve began playing regularly with his father and brother in licensed pubs and clubs, the piano had to be turned with its back to the audience to try and hide him, because he was so obviously underage.

However, at the peak of his commercial success, Winwood moved to Virgin Records and released Roll with It and Refugees of the Heart . He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Traffic in 2004. He topped the Billboard Hot 100 with "Higher Love," and earned two Grammy Awards: for Record of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

While he was still young the family moved from Handsworth to the semi-rural suburb of Great Barr at the northern edge of Birmingham. King, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Eddie Boyd, Otis Spann, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley on their United Kingdom tours, the custom at that time being for US singers to travel solo and be backed by pickup bands. Tensions between Bruce and Baker led to their decision in May 1968 to break up, though the band were persuaded to make a final album, Goodbye, and to tour, culminating in two final farewell concerts at the Royal Albert Hall on 25 and 26 November 1968 which were filmed by the BBC and shown in theatres, then in 1977 released as a home video, Farewell Concert. A new studio album, Nine Lives , was released 29 April 2008 by Wincraft Music through Columbia Records. It was their first studio album to feature percussionist Rebop Kwaku Baah, and the only studio appearance of drummer Jim Gordon and bassist Ric Grech.