Steve Winwood


Steve’s father was a semi-professional musician who played Clarinet and Saxophone

After Spencer Davis, Winwood formed TRAFFIC with Dave Mason, Jim Capaldi, and Chris Wood

Because the American R&B acts traveled solo, but were backed up by local UK bands, Winwood got to play behind a whole bevy of great artists including Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and John Lee Hooker on both guitar and organ

Steve joined the Spencer Davis Group at age 14, eventually co-writing and recording such hits as “Gimme Some Lovin'” and “I’m a Man”

In 1969, Steve formed a Supergroup called Blind Faith, with guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Rik Grech, and drummer Ginger Baker



Steve playing the B-3 on a classic Spencer Davis tune (Jools Holland on piano)