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Steve Winwood

English recording artist; musician, singer, songwriter

Steve Winwood

English recording artist; musician, singer, songwriter
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birthday
12th
May, 1948
Birth Place
Handsworth, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Birth Sign
taurus
Biography

Stephen Lawrence Winwood (born 12 May 1948) is an English singer, songwriter and musician whose genres include progressive rock, blue-eyed soul, rhythm and blues, blues rock, pop rock, and jazz. Though primarily a vocalist and keyboard player, Winwood proficiently plays other instruments including drums, mandolin, guitars, bass and saxophone.
Winwood was a key member of several major acts of the 1960s and 1970s, including the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic and Blind Faith. Beginning in the 1980s, his solo career took off and he had a number of hit singles including “While You See a Chance” (1980) from the album Arc of a Diver and “Valerie” (1982) from Talking Back to the Night. His 1986 album Back in the High Life marked his career zenith, with hit singles including “Back in the High Life Again”, “The Finer Things” and the US Billboard Hot 100 number one hit, “Higher Love”. He found the top of the Hot 100 again with “Roll with It” (1988) from the album of the same name, and “Holding On” also charting highly the same year. While his hit singles ceased at the end of the 1980s, he continued to release new albums through 2008, when Nine Lives, his latest album, was released. Since then, while he has not released any new albums, he still continues to tour alongside other classic rock acts, most recently in 2020 with Steely Dan.
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 ranked Winwood No. 33 in its 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Winwood has won two Grammy Awards. He was nominated twice for a Brit Award for Best British Male Artist: 1988 and 1989. In 2011, he received the Ivor Novello Award from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors for Outstanding Song Collection.

instruments played
Guitar
keyboards
Vocals
Associated Acts

Spencer Davis Group Traffic Blind Faith Eric Clapton Jim Capaldi Ginger Baker's Air Force Jimi Hendrix Phil Collins Billy Joel

Birth Name

Stephen Lawrence Winwood

Genres

Blue-eyed soul rhythm and blues blues rock pop rock

Occupations

Musician songwriter producer

Years Active

1961 present

Name

Steve Winwood

Nationality

England

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