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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 12 May 1948Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK
Birth NameStephen Lawrence Winwood
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Steve Winwood was born on May 12, 1948 in Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, England as Stephen Lawrence Winwood. He has been married to Eugenia Crafton since January 18, 1987. They have four children. He was previously married to Nicole Tacot Weir.

Spouse (2)

Eugenia Crafton (18 January 1987 - present) (4 children)
Nicole Tacot Weir (31 August 1977 - 1986) (divorced)

Trivia (12)

Member of the 1960s rock band Spencer Davis Group.
Brother of Muff Winwood.
Had U.S. and U.K. solo hits with "Higher Love", "Valerie", "While You See a Chance" and "Back in the High Life Again".
The Spencer Davis Group recorded the intriguingly titled "Today Gluggo Tomorrow the World" written by Lynsey de Paul and Pete York.
Founding member of the critically and commercially acclaimed band Traffic.
When Crosby Stills & Nash were looking for another musician to help them beef up their sound in concert, they asked Winwood if he would be interested in joining. Winwood declined due to the fact that he was already committed to his current band Blind Faith with Eric Clapton. Ironically, Clapton was also asked to join C.S.N..
Suffered a severe bout of peritonitis that nearly killed him in the early 1970s.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of Traffic, in March 2004.
Hotly tipped to become the dance track of 2004, Eric Prydz's "Call On Me" was originally a 1980s smash hit for Winwood called "Valerie". When he heard the remix he thought it was so good he not only gave his permission to use the samples, he even re-recorded his vocals especially for the track.
Eric Clapton had considered asking Winwood to join Cream to help act as a buffer between Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, who didn't particularly care for each other. Unfortunately, the group broke up before Winwood could accept the offer. By an ironic stroke of luck, Winwood, Clapton, and Baker later teamed up together (along with Rick Grech) in Blind Faith.
Is the youngest member of Traffic.
Father-in-law of Ben Elliot, son of Annabel Elliot, sister of Camilla Parker-Bowles.

Personal Quotes (3)

I really love Americans and American musical roots. It could be my British need for discipline that makes me admire the American appetite for freedom and passion.
I went straight from Boy Scouts to rock 'n' roll. Fancy that!
I smoked far too much dope and wasted a lot of my life.

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