Steve Winwood
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"Stephen Lawrence" ""Steve"" "Winwood" is an English musician whose genres include rock, blue-eyed soul, rhythm and blues, blues rock, pop rock, and jazz. A multi-instrumentalist, he can play keyboards, bass guitar, drums, guitar, mandolin, violin, and other strings.

Winwood was a key member of The Spencer Davis Group, Traffic (band)/Traffic, Blind Faith and Go (band)/Go. He also had a successful solo career with hits including "Valerie (Steve Winwood song)/Valerie", "Back in the High Life Again" and two US Billboard Hot 100/Billboard Hot 100 number ones; "Higher Love" and "Roll with It (Steve Winwood song)/Roll With It". He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Traffic in 2004.

In 2005 Winwood was honoured as a Broadcast Music Incorporated/BMI Icon at the annual BMI London Awards for his "enduring influence on generations of music makers."

In 2008, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Winwood #33 in its 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.cite web

/ title = The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time

/ url = http://www.rollingstone.com/news/coverstory/24161972/page/33

/ publisher = Rolling Stone

/ accessdate = 2009-06-13

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