For more than five decades, Steve Winwood has remained a primary figure in rock ‘n’ roll, a respected innovator who has helped to create some of the genre’s most celebrated achievements.
Monday 2 July 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall
July 2, 2018 7:30PM
For more than five decades, Steve Winwood has remained a primary figure in rock ‘n’ roll, a respected innovator who has helped to create some of the genre’s most celebrated achievements. Winwood burst into prominence in 1963 with the Spencer Davis Group and since that time his celebrated skills as a composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist have developed an impressive catalogue of popular music.
That extraordinary portfolio of music began at the age of fifteen as the driving force of the Spencer Davis Group. The group enjoyed a string of chart success by way of such enduring classics as “Keep On Running” “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “I’m A Man”. The international success of these singles bolstered Winwood’s confidence and strengthened his resolve to seek out new rhythmic possibilities.
In 1967, Winwood left the Spencer Davis Group and co-founded Traffic. Beloved for their eclectic style and superbly crafted songs, Traffic routinely defied convention to celebrate a host of diverse sounds and influences. Landmark albums such as Mr. Fantasy and John Barleycorn Must Die confirmed their position as one of the most important British groups of the 1960’s and 1970’s.
Eager to try his hand with other creative
partnerships, Winwood left Traffic in 1969 to form
a new group called Blind Faith with Eric Clapton
and Ginger Baker. The pairing of Winwood with
Cream’s Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and later,
former Family bassist Rick Grech, created what
many critics dubbed rock first supergroup. The
international popularity of Blind Faith, the group’s
sole album, confirmed their special chemistry.
Blind Faith staples such as “Can’t Find My Way
Home” continue to rank among Winwood’s finest
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