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Steve Winwood

You can't always understand what he's singing, but man does he have SOUL!

by Anonymousreply 3612/02/2012

Steve Winwood... I am 31, and have vague childhood memories of some movie, Bette Midler (in black and white polka dots??), and the song Higher Love, which I will still crank all the way up on my car radio.

by Anonymousreply 112/01/2012

Yep, the movie was "Big Business", in which Bette and Lily Tomlin played two sets of twins.

Here's another great Winwood track

by Anonymousreply 212/01/2012

I loved the Back in the High Life CD. Used to listen to it non-stop in '86-'87. Especially Chaka doing back up on Higher Love.

by Anonymousreply 312/01/2012

one of the most handsome pop stars ever

by Anonymousreply 412/01/2012

Another good one

by Anonymousreply 512/01/2012

[quote]one of the most handsome pop stars ever

I agree

by Anonymousreply 612/01/2012

Steve's a nice guy too.

by Anonymousreply 712/01/2012

Is the the same boy he used to be?

by Anonymousreply 812/01/2012

Valerieeeeeee call on me!

by Anonymousreply 912/01/2012

r7 Steve may be nice but he also seems to be a bit of a prick personally. Has an out-of-wedlock daughter he fathered in the early 70s who was put up for adoption. As an adult she traced her birth parents and tried to meet him but he refused saying he'd "moved on". He'd married by then and had other kids and didn't want to "upset" his new family. Don't know if he ever changed his mind.

His daughter is married to Camilla Duchess of Cornwall's nephew. She and Prince Charles attended the wedding.

by Anonymousreply 1012/01/2012

At the height of his popularity, Playgirl magazine supposedly offered him some exorbitant amount of money to pose naked. It was the highest amount ever offered at that time to a male celebrity to bare all.

by Anonymousreply 1112/01/2012

Arc of a Diver, Talking Back to the Night, Back in the High Life - Three great albums.

by Anonymousreply 1212/01/2012

Really? Wow. I do remember him having VPL in one of his videos.

by Anonymousreply 1312/01/2012

The reason Playgirl offered him the money is because he is hung like a horse. Huge, thick, and in his prime could go all night. Nice guy, and was able to walk away from the craziness of the music scene more than once.

by Anonymousreply 1412/01/2012

I always thought he was hot in this video.

by Anonymousreply 1512/01/2012

Nothing funnier than a bunch of white DL queens finding "soul" in some British guy who steals Black music and repackages it for white folks.

by Anonymousreply 1612/01/2012

Is he Huey Lewis big?

by Anonymousreply 1712/01/2012

I always liked his voice and he's a looker, nice to know he is packing as well. He started quite young at 16 with that soulful voice. I like his solo albums like Arc of a Diver, Talking Back to The Night, Back in the High Life,.

He seems content to live in the country and not part of the rocknroll scene - we wont see him dying his hair and being trunded out at 70 to sing his old hits!

Clapton is touring again next year, Steve should do more, he is still quite young compared to the other rock dinosaurs.

by Anonymousreply 1812/01/2012

We can't forget about his group Traffic from 1967 to 1974.

by Anonymousreply 1912/01/2012

Traffic was the bomb, Capaldi and Winwood wrote some great tunes. At the Hall of Fame, they both snubbed Dave Mason. However it was more on Winwood as Capaldi went on to do a Traffic reunion without Winwood including Mason.

by Anonymousreply 2012/01/2012

[quote]Nothing funnier than a bunch of white DL queens finding "soul" in some British guy who steals Black music and repackages it for white folks.

I'm the OP and I'm black, so there's that...

by Anonymousreply 2112/01/2012

I love Steve Winwood, esp. his 80s music. Higher Love, Back In the High Life, etc. Fantastic voice. And he was hot, too. Winwood is one of those rare lucky people who got better-looking with age. He looked better in his 40's than he did in his 20s.

Here's 20's Steve...

by Anonymousreply 2212/01/2012

And here's 40's Steve...

by Anonymousreply 2312/01/2012

One of the most over hyped stars of the 1980s.

Trivial contribution to music.

by Anonymousreply 2412/01/2012


by Anonymousreply 2512/01/2012

Brief VPL glimpse at the 1:08 mark

by Anonymousreply 2612/01/2012

Yes, "black music" is so, so fragile.

Grow up, separatist R16.

by Anonymousreply 2712/01/2012

[quote]I'm the OP and I'm black, so there's that...

Yeah right.

[quote]Yes, "black music" is so, so fragile.

Fuck off, R27. Are you going to claim that white artists have not repeatedly stolen music that originated in Black America and sold watered down, whitened music for white people?

by Anonymousreply 2812/01/2012

[quote]His daughter is married to Camilla Duchess of Cornwall's nephew. She and Prince Charles attended the wedding.

Which one, R10? The illegitimate one or one of his others?

R11, did he accept the Playgirl offer?

by Anonymousreply 2912/01/2012

[quote]Yeah right.

Bitch, I don't have to prove a thing to you. I am a proud black man and lover of Steve Winwood's music. If you have issues with that, then let me tell you how many fucks I give...

Wait for it...

by Anonymousreply 3012/01/2012

Ok, no one will believe this, but I am black too and I loved "Roll With It" by Winwood, it still sounds good.

by Anonymousreply 3112/01/2012

That's so odd. I hated his 80s music - so bland.

But I'm happy to listen to him from the 60s.

by Anonymousreply 3212/01/2012

R28 by your logic any black artist that does white people music like heavy metal and country stole it from whites. Am I right.

by Anonymousreply 3312/01/2012

R29, no, he never took Playgirl's offer but I think it was around that time male rockers started appearing in the magazine

by Anonymousreply 3412/01/2012

(And The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys...)

by Anonymousreply 3512/01/2012

Steve Winwood was a true artist who was willing to walk away a few times in his life. He doesn't even have to record crappy music to stay in the game.

by Anonymousreply 3612/02/2012
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