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Don Henley - 100% match to Steve Winwood

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Donald Hugh Henley, 22 July 1947, Gilmer, Texas, USA. Drummer and vocalist Henley entered music as a member of the Four Speeds and Felicity, the latter of which became known as Shiloh on moving to Los Angeles, California, in 1969. This country rock unit completed an album under the aegis of producer Kenny Rogers, but split up when Henley joined Linda Ronstadt’s touring Read more

Traffic - 76% match to Steve Winwood

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks
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Formed in 1967, this stellar UK rock band comprised Steve Winwood (Stephen Lawrence Winwood, 12 May 1948, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; keyboards, guitar, bass, vocals), Chris Wood (b. Christopher Gordon Blandford Wood, 24 June 1944, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, d. 12 July 1983, Birmingham, England; saxophone/flute, ex-Locomotive), Jim Capaldi (b. Nicola James Ca Read more

John Mellencamp - 72% match to Steve Winwood

Genres: Pop / Rock Television Westerns Pop / Rock Soundtracks Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Drama Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts
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7 October 1951, Seymour, Indiana, USA. Mellencamp survived an early phase as a glam-rocker to become one of America’s most successful mainstream rock singers of the past three decades. Read more

Robert Palmer - 66% match to Steve Winwood

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Musicals & The Arts Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Soundtracks
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Alan Palmer, 19 January 1949, Batley, Yorkshire, England, d. 26 September 2003, Paris, France. Britain’s leading ‘blue-eyed soul’ singer served a musical apprenticeship over four decades in which time he participated in many different styles of music. Palmer spent much of his childhood in Malta where his father was serving in the navy. The family moved back to Read more

Bruce Hornsby - 63% match to Steve Winwood

Genres: Pop / Rock Drama Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass
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23 November 1954, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. After many years working in the music business as pianist and contract songwriter for 20th Century Fox, Hornsby burst onto the market in 1986 with a superb debut. The single ‘The Way It Is’, with its captivating piano introduction and infectious melody, was a transatlantic hit. Hornsby has a technique of hitting the pi Read more

Mr. Mister - 62% match to Steve Winwood

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Although formed in Phoenix, Arizona, USA soft metal artists Mr. Mister were based in Los Angeles and were the brainchild of Richard Page (16 May 1953, Keokuk, Iowa, USA; bass/vocals) and Steve George (b. 20 May 1955, Phoenix, Arizona, USA; keyboards) who had previously played together in the Pages. They were both also experienced session men, working alongside REO Speedwagon Read more

Eddie Money - 61% match to Steve Winwood

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal
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Edward Joseph Mahoney, 2 March 1949, New York City, New York, USA. Legend has it that Brooklyn native Edward Mahoney was a New York police officer when first discovered by promoter Bill Graham (he was, in fact, a NYPD typist). Nevertheless, under Graham’s managerial wing, Mahoney became Eddie Money and produced two hit singles in ‘Baby Hold On’ and ‘Two T Read more

Mike + The Mechanics - 61% match to Steve Winwood

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
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Mike Rutherford (2 October 1950, Guildford, Surrey, England; bass) formed Mike And The Mechanics in 1985, during a pause in the career of Genesis while vocalist Phil Collins was engrossed in his solo career. The original line-up comprised Paul Carrack (b. 22 April 1951, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England; vocals/keyboards, ex-Ace) and Paul Young (b. 17 June 1947, W Read more

The Doobie Brothers - 60% match to Steve Winwood

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass R&B / Soul
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This enduring act evolved from Pud, a San Jose-based trio formed in March 1970 by Tom Johnston (15 August 1948, Visalia, California, USA; guitar/vocals) and John Hartman (b. 18 March 1950, Falls Church, Virginia, USA; drums). Original bass player Greg Murphy was quickly replaced by Dave Shogren (b. San Francisco, California, USA, d. 2000, San Jose, California, USA). Patrick Read more

Glenn Frey - 58% match to Steve Winwood

Genres: Pop / Rock
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6 November 1948, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Frey’s early career was forged as singer, guitarist in a number of local attractions, including the Mushrooms and Subterraneans. He appeared on several sessions by the Bob Seger System, singing back-up on ‘Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man’, a 1968 hit, before moving to Los Angeles. Here Frey formed Longbranch Pennywhistl Read more

Jackson Browne - 55% match to Steve Winwood

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Documentaries Music Videos & Concerts Comedy
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Clyde Jackson Browne, 9 October 1948, Heidelberg, Germany, but raised in Los Angeles, California, USA, from the age of three. Browne was introduced to folk music while in his teens and began writing songs at the instigation of two high school friends, Greg Copeland and Steve Noonan. The youngsters frequented the Paradox club, a favoured haunt of traditional musicians, where Read more

John Parr - 55% match to Steve Winwood

Genres: Pop / Rock
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18 November 1954, Nottingham, England. This UK vocalist, guitarist, composer and producer specialized in highly melodic AOR. He enjoyed a brief period of transatlantic success in the mid-80s, with his recordings for Atlantic Records compared to Rick Springfield and Eddie Money. Parr broke into the US Top 30 at the end of 1984 with ‘Naughty Naughty’, following which Read more

Michael McDonald - 53% match to Steve Winwood

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts
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12 February 1952, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. McDonald has one of the most effortless and powerful voices in modern soul and rock. For a period in the 80s he also became a major, although not always completely consistent, hit songwriter. Read more

Christopher Cross - 52% match to Steve Winwood

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal
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Christopher Geppert, 3 May 1951, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Formerly a member of Texas heavy rock band Flash, Cross was signed to Warner Brothers Records on the strength of his songwriting talents. His 1980 debut, full of smooth AOR songs ideal for radio-play, spawned hits in ‘Ride Like The Wind’ (US number 2 - featuring Michael McDonald), ‘Sailing (US number 1) Read more

Huey Lewis & The News - 52% match to Steve Winwood

Genres: Pop / Rock Documentaries Drama Musicals & The Arts Soundtracks R&B / Soul Sci-Fi / Fantasy
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This highly successful AOR band was formed in Marin County, California, USA in 1980 by ex-Clover members Huey Lewis (Hugh Anthony Cregg III, 5 July 1950, New York City, New York, USA; vocals, harmonica) and Sean Hopper (keyboards). They recruited guitarist and saxophonist Johnny Colla, Mario Cipollina (bass), Bill Gibson (drums) and Chris Hayes (lead guitar), all fellow perf Read more

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