Six O’Clock Triple Shot – 5/12/14 Happy Birthday, Steve Winwood
(The Six O'Clock Triple Shot is a daily feature of three songs that share a common theme, heard weeknights on 94.9 WMMQ)
We celebrate another rock and roll birthday tonight as Steve Winwood turns 66 today. Winwood's career began in 1962 at the ripe age of 14 with The Spencer Davis Group. Steve co-wrote the band's singles "Gimme Some Lovin'" and "I'm a Man" before moving on to form Traffic and serve as a studio musician for numerous rock legends, including Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd. Winwood also helped to form Blind Faith, with Eric Clapton in this time. Despite the success and notoriety of all of these projects, Winwood's highest accolades came with his solo career...two Billboard Hot 100 Number One Singles for "Higher Love" and "Roll With It", and also two Grammy Awards and induction into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.
Tonight, we span the illustrious career of Steve Winwood for your Six O'Clock Triple Shot. From the Traffic days we'll hear "Dear Mr. Fantasy", the solo hit "While You See A Chance" from 1980's Arc Of A Diver, and the Blind Faith classic "Can't Find My Way Home" recorded with Eric Clapton at 2007's Crossroads Guitar Festival.