Steve Winwood - Sondz

Overview

Stephen Lawrence Winwood (born 12 May 1948) is an English musician and songwriter whose genres include blue-eyed soul, rhythm and blues, blues rock and pop rock. Though primarily a keyboard player and vocalist prominent for his distinctive, soulful high tenor voice, Winwood plays other instruments proficiently, 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 ("Valerie" became a hit when it was re-released with a remix from Winwood's 1987 compilation album Chronicles). His 1986 album Back in the High Life marked his career zenith, with hit singles including "Back in t...

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Born12 May 1948 (Age: 74), in Handsworth
AreaUnited Kingdom
Years active58
StatusActive
GenderMale
SiblingsMuff Winwood
ChildrenLilly Winwood
Role(s)ProducerProducer (co)KeyboardBassMandolinGuitarAcoustic GuitarBass GuitarHammond Organ
Label(s)IslandVirginWincraft MusicMobile Fidelity Sound LabSanctuary RecordsMCA RecordsColumbiaReprise RecordsDuck RecordsIsland Records Ltd.

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