Author(s): John Van der Kiste
Born in Birmingham, Steve Winwood was already a semi-professional musician, playing keyboards and guitar, while still at school.
As lead vocalist with The Spencer Davis Group, he had had two chart-topping singles by the time he was aged eighteen. In 1967, he formed Traffic, long noted as one of the major British psychedelic groups whose music also borrowed from jazz and folk influences as well as rock and pop.
A brief hiatus saw him join forces with Eric Clapton in the short-lived Blind Faith, thereafter returning to Traffic until they disbanded in 1974 (and briefly reformed twenty years later).
Throughout his subsequent solo career, he has been much respected on both sides of the Atlantic as a vocalist, all-round musician and regular collaborator with or session player for other artists.
While You See a Chance: The Steve Winwood Story is the first biography for nearly thirty years.
|FORMAT||234 x 156 mm|
|PUBLICATION DATE||28 March 2018|
|ILLUSTRATIONS||35 colour photographs|