Steve Winwood

Born 12 May 1948.
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Steve Winwood on Ray Charles

Steve Winwood remembers the impact that hearing Ray Charles had on his own singing.

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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 strings.

Winwood was a key member of The Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith and Go. He also had a successful solo career with hits including "Valerie", "Back in the High Life Again" and two US Billboard Hot 100 number ones; "Higher Love" and "Roll With It". He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Traffic in 2004.

In 2005 Winwood was honoured as a BMI Icon at the annual BMI London Awards for his "enduring influence on generations of music makers." In 2008, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Winwood #33 in its 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Winwood has won two Grammy Awards.

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  1. Review of Revolutions: The Very Best of Steve Winwood

    Revolutions: The Very Best of Steve Winwood 2010

    Reviewed by Stevie Chick
    Career retrospective for enduring R&B legend, available as no-filler disc or four-CD set.
  2. Review of Nine Lives

    Nine Lives 2008

    Reviewed by Sid Smith
    Nice tunes, shame about the pace.
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