Steve Winwood

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": classic rock rock 80s singer-songwriter pop british Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stephen Lawrence Winwood, 12 May 1948, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. Steve and his older brother Muff Winwood were born into a family with parents who encouraged musical evenings at their home. Steve was playing guitar with Muff and their father in the Ron Atkinson Band at the age of eight, soon after he mastered drums and piano. The multi-talented Winwood first achieved ‘star’ status as a member of the pioneering 60s R&B band, the Spencer Davis Group. His strident voice and full sounding Hammond Organ emitted one of the mid-60’s most distinctive pop sounds. The group had a successful run of major hits in the UK and USA until their musical horizons became too limited for the musically ambitious Steve. In 1965, Winwood had previously recorded the UK turntable soul hit ‘Incense’ under the name of the Anglos, written by Stevie Anglo. This gave fuel to rumours of his imminent departure. It was not until 1967 that he left and went on to...

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