Winwood, Steve

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Winwood, Steve Gender: M
Stephen Lawrence Winwood
born on 12 May 1948 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Birmingham, England, 52n30, 1w50
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 21°20' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 00°13 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 11°07'

Steve Winwood
photo: en:ScottFisher, license gfdl


British musician, a singer, composer and producer. Working as a pro by age 15, Winwood left the Spencer Davis Group and formed Traffic in April 1967 which segued into Blind Faith with Eric Clapton in 1969. A serous illness in 1972 caused a hiatus, and in December 1974 he took another sabbatical to work on future projects.

His first solo LP was released in July 1977 to good reviews. He had extended tours in 1974 and in 1983, healthy and creative. After a string of successful albums and singles, he left the UK and a marriage behind to move to New York in February 1986. In August of that year, his "Higher Love" made No.1 in the U.S. and was a double-Grammy-winner in February 1987. His second No.1 in the U.S. followed in August 1987, "Roll With It."

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Baker, Ginger (born 19 August 1939). Notes: Members of Blind Faith and Ginger Baker's Air Force
  • associate relationship with Clapton, Eric (born 30 March 1945). Notes: Band mates in Blind Faith
  • associate relationship with Hendrix, Jimi (born 27 November 1942). Notes: Occasional musical collaborators


  • Social : Joined group April 1967 (Formed the group "Traffic")
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  • Social : Joined group 1969 (Segued into "Blind Faith")
  • Health : Decumbiture 1972 (Hiatus for serious illness)
  • Work : Fired/Laid off/Quit December 1974 (Sabbatical from work)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released July 1977 (First solo album)
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  • Work : Gain social status August 1987 (Second No. 1 hit)
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Source Notes

Frank C. Clifford quotes date and place from his autobiography, "Keep on Running," 1989, p.29; time from Jenni Harte quoting Winwood


  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work (Tours)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work alone/ Singular role (Solo)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Musical groups)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger (Composer)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Blind Faith)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy (Two)