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As a single artist, Steve Winwood is mainly from the highly polished blue-eyed soul-pop that produced him a celebrity within the ’80s. However his turn like a slick, upscale mainstay of adult modern radio was this is the most recent phase of an extended and varied profession, one that’s noticed the previous teenage R&B shouter undertake jazz, psychedelia, blues-rock, and intensifying rock and roll. Possessed of a robust, utterly distinctive tone of voice, Winwood was also a fantastic keyboardist who continued to be an in-demand program musician for some of his profession, even while occupied with high-profile tasks. That history wasn’t necessarily obvious on his single records, which founded a viable industrial formula which was enormously effective so long as it was carried out with dedication. Stephen Lawrence Winwood was created Might 12, 1948, within the Handsworth section of Birmingham, Britain. First thinking about golf swing and Dixieland jazz, he started playing drums, electric guitar, and piano as a kid, and initial performed along with his dad and older sibling Muff within the Ron Atkinson Music group at age eight. Through the early ’60s, Muff led a locally well-known group known as the Muff Woody Jazz Music group, and allowed youthful Steve to become listed on; ultimately they begun to add R&B quantities with their repertoire, and in 1963 the brothers thought we would pursue that music full-time, becoming a member of guitarist Spencer Davis to create the Spencer Davis Group. Although he was just 15, Steve’s vocals had been astoundingly soulful and mature, and his abilities in the piano had been also advanced beyond his years. Inside a yr, he’d used several American blues legends both in concert and in the studio room; in 1965, he also documented the single solitary “Incense” because the Anglos, crediting himself as Stevie Anglo. In the meantime, the Spencer Davis Group released a small number of traditional R&B-styled singles, including “Continue Operating,” “I’m a guy,” as well as the monumental “Gimme Some Lovin’,” which stood with the gritty hardcore spirit music appearing out of the American South. Winwood ultimately sick and tired of the small pop-single format; from the mid-’60s, the leading edge of rock and roll & roll frequently involved stretching away instrumentally, and along with his root base in jazz, Winwood wished the same chance. Accordingly, he still left the Spencer Davis Group in 1967 to create Visitors with guitarist Dave Mason, horn participant Chris Hardwood, and drummer Jim Capaldi, most of whom acquired performed on “Gimme Some Lovin’.” The quartet retired to a little cottage within the Berkshire countryside, where they can work out their audio — a distinctive mixture of R&B, Beatlesque pop, psychedelia, jazz, and United kingdom folk — and jam longer into the evening without angering neighbours. Traffic debuted within the U.K. using the one “Paper Sunlight” in-may 1967, and shortly released their debut record Mr. Illusion (retitled Heaven Is normally in your thoughts within the U.S.); it had been accompanied by the jazzy psychedelic traditional Visitors in 1968. Nevertheless, conflicts acquired arisen between Winwood and Mason on the latter’s firmly constructed folk-pop music, which didn’t match Winwood’s expansive, jam-oriented conception from the music group. Mason left, came back, and was terminated once again, and Winwood split up the music group at the start of 1969. However, by that point, he previously end up being the unofficial in-house keyboardist for Traffic’s label Isle, playing at several recording classes. Winwood subsequently installed with older friend Eric Clapton, who’d lately parted methods with Cream. Both started jamming and discovered that they liked working collectively, and rumors of the cooperation spread like wildfire; the tremendous anticipation just grew when ex-Cream drummer Ginger Baker authorized on, despite Clapton’s misgivings on the expectations that could generate. Concert promoters rushed to publication the music group before any materials had been finished (therefore the band’s eventual name, Blind Trust), and provided excess amount to allow them to refuse, despite their insufficient rehearsal period. Their self-titled debut, released in the summertime of 1969, was popular, but the intense strain on the group resulted in their breakup actually prior to the end of the entire year. Winwood became a member of Baker in a big, eclectic fresh supergroup known as Ginger Baker’s Air flow Pressure, but Winwood still experienced contract responsibilities to Isle, and he remaining shortly after Atmosphere Force’s debut efficiency on the Royal Albert Hall in early 1970. Winwood started work on that which was slated to become his initial single LP, but he steadily brought in even more ex-Traffic members to greatly help him out, to the stage where the recording just became a music group reunion. John Barleycorn Must Die premiered later on in 1970, showcasing the type of jam-happy jazz-rock audio that Winwood experienced at heart for the group right away. Several even more albums for the reason that vein adopted, including 1971’s THE REDUCED Spark of High-Heeled Males, which brought Visitors to the maximum of their industrial popularity in the us. The operate was briefly interrupted by Winwood’s bout with peritonitis around 1972, but he’d retrieved enough to try out a major part in Eric Clapton’s early-1973 return concerts in the Rainbow Theater. Traffic split up in 1974, but rather than going single immediately, an worn out Winwood spent another few years like a program musician, comforting on his Gloucestershire plantation during his free time. He also highlighted prominently being a collaborator with Japanese percussionist Stomu Yamash’ta, showing up on his strike jazz fusion LP, Move, in 1976. When Winwood finally came back along with his self-titled single debut in 1977, Britain was amid the punk trend, as well as the music itself was relatively disappointing also to Winwood himself. Dismayed, he came back to Gloucestershire and everything but vanished from music. He came back in past due 1980 using the little-heralded Arc of the Diver, a stronger effort which he performed every device himself. Modernizing Winwood’s audio with an increase of synthesizers and digital percussion, Arc of the Diver was a platinum-selling strike within the U.S., helped with the strike one “WHEN YOU See a Possibility”; it received extremely positive reviews aswell, most hailing the freshness of Winwood’s recently modern audio. The extremely comparable 1982 follow-up Speaking Back to the night time sounded rushed for some reviewers, and it wasn’t almost as big popular, with non-e of its singles achieving the Best 40. Unhappy using the record, Winwood actually considered retiring to become maker (though his sibling talked him from it). Acquiring additional time to art his following recording, Winwood didn’t come back until 1986, with an recording of slickly crafted, advanced pop called Back the High Existence, that was his 1st ’80s recording to feature outside program musicians. It had been a smash strike, offering over three-million copies and making Winwood’s initial number one one in “Higher Appreciate,” which also gained a Grammy for Record of the entire year. In 1987, Virgin provided Winwood a considerable amount of cash and effectively pried him from Isle; a remixed edition of Talking Back again to the Night’s “Valerie,” highlighted in the Island-greatest-hits compilation Chronicles, became a high Ten strike later that season. Winwood’s scorching streak continued along with his initial record for Virgin, 1988’s Move With It. The name monitor became his second number 1 and his biggest strike ever, as well as the recording topped the graphs aswell; plus, the smoky ballad “NOT Know What the night time CAN PERFORM?” was highlighted within a prominent Television ad advertising campaign. Winwood acquired by now set up a large, mainly adult group of fans, but that support begun to slip along with his following record, 1990’s Refugees from the Center. Refugees repeated the slick blue-eyed spirit improvements of its forerunner, but according to many reviewers it merely wasn’t performed using the same interest, conserve for the business lead solitary “Only Guy,” a cooperation with Traffic partner Jim Capaldi. Afterward, Winwood continuing his design of pursuing disappointments with intervals of inactivity; he next resurfaced in 1994 within a Visitors reunion with Capaldi. Collectively they released the brand new recording, Far From House, and toured the entire world. Winwood subsequently came back to his single profession and spent 2 yrs focusing on Junction Seven, which finally made an appearance in 1997 and was co-produced by Narada Michael Walden. Nevertheless, his momentum experienced stalled, as well as the record — which received blended reviews — didn’t sell well. The next calendar year, Winwood toured along with his brand-new task Latin Crossings, a jazz group that also highlighted Tito Puente and Arturo Sandoval (though they hardly ever documented). He eventually parted methods with Virgin. The outstanding About Time made an appearance in 2003, implemented in 2008 by Nine Lives.

Quick Facts


Full Name Steve Winwood
Height 1.72 m
Profession Actor, Guitarist, Keyboard Player, Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist
Nationality British
Spouse Eugenia Winwood, Nicole Weir
Children Lilly Winwood, Mary-Clare Winwood, Cal Winwood, Eliza Winwood
Parents Lawrence Winwood
Siblings Muff Winwood
Awards Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, NME Award for New Disc Singer
Music Groups Traffic, Blind Faith, The Spencer Davis Group, Go, Ginger Baker's Air Force, Eric Clapton and the Powerhouse
Music Songs Valerie, Back in the High Life Again, Roll With It, While You See a Chance, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Dear Mr. Fantasy, Can't Find My Way Home, The Finer Things, Higher Love, Gimme Some Lovin', Don't You Know What the Night Can Do?, The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys, Had to Cry Today, Freedom Overspill, Paper Sun, Voodoo Chile, Dirty City, Wake Me Up on Judgement Day, Reach for the Light, Put on Your Dancing Shoes, Still in the Game, Feelin' Alright, Empty Pages, Help Me Angel, Medicated Goo, Spanish Dancer, Slowdown Sundown, Why Can't We Live Together?, One and Only Man, Night Train, My Love's Leavin', I'm Not Drowning
Albums Live from Madison Square Garden, Arc of a Diver, Talking Back to the Night, Refugees of the Heart, Back in the High Life, Junction Seven, Steve Winwood, Nine Lives, Roll with It, About Time, Revolutions – The Very Best of Steve Winwood, Chronicles, Winwood, Winwood Greatest Hits Live, The Finer Things, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Steve Winwood, Keep On Running, The Universal Masters Collection
Nominations Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Rock Album, MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction, MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography, MTV Video Music Award for Viewer's Choice, MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing, MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography, Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Brit Award for MasterCard British Album of the Year, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Single, Porin Award for Best Foreign Video Programme
Movies The Ghost Goes Gear, Cucumber Castle, Glastonbury Fayre, Traffic: Live at Santa Monica, Jimi Hendrix: At Last...the Beginning: The Making of Electric Ladyland, Blues Brothers 2000, Soundstage: Steve Winwood, Tommy and Quadrophenia Live, Muscle Shoals, Blind Faith: London Hyde Park: 1969, Chic: Live at the Budokan, Guitar Odyssey: Wired for Sound, Dear Mr. Fantasy: A Celebration for Jim Capaldi, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood: Live from Madison Square Garden


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#Fact
1 Father-in-law of Ben Elliot, son of Annabel Elliot, sister of Camilla Parker-Bowles.
2 Is the youngest member of Traffic.
3 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.
4 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.
5 Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of Traffic, in March 2004.
6 Suffered a severe bout of peritonitis that nearly killed him in the early 1970s.
7 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..
8 Founding member of the critically and commercially acclaimed band Traffic.
9 The Spencer Davis Group recorded the intriguingly titled "Today Gluggo Tomorrow the World" written by Lynsey de Paul and Pete York.
10 Had U.S. and U.K. solo hits with "Higher Love", "Valerie", "While You See a Chance" and "Back in the High Life Again".
11 Brother of Muff Winwood.
12 Member of the 1960s rock band Spencer Davis Group.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nirvana 1997 writer: "John Barleycorn must die" - as S.L. Linwood
Sleepers 1996 writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
Striptease 1996 writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
Sgt. Bilko 1996 performer: "Roll With It" / writer: "Roll With It"
Balto 1995 performer: "Reach for the Light"
En el aire 1995 writer: "Dear Mr. Fantasy" - as Stevie Winwood
Operation Dumbo Drop 1995 writer: "GIMME SOME LOVIN'"
Sioux City 1994 writer: "Can't Find My Way Home"
Benny & Joon 1993 writer: "CAN'T FIND MY WAY HOME"
Jack the Bear 1993 writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'", "Can't Find My Way Home" - as Stevie Winwood
Mr. Destiny 1990 writer: "GIMME SOME LOVIN'"
Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol 1990 Documentary writer: "Dear Mr. Fantasy"
Days of Thunder 1990 writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
Short Time 1990 performer: "Roll With It" / writer: "Roll With It"
Nuns on the Run 1990 performer: "ROLL WITH IT" - as Stevie Winwood / writer: "ROLL WITH IT"
Valentina 1989 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Nick Knight 1989 TV Movie performer: "Don't You Know What The Night Can Do?" - uncredited
Midnight 1989 writer: "Low Spark of High Heeled Boys" - as Stevie Winwood
True Believer 1989 writer: "Freedom Rider"
Iron Eagle II 1988 writer: "Gimme Some Lovin"
1969 1988 writer: "Can't Find My Way Home"
Big Business 1988 performer: "HIGHER LOVE" / writer: "HIGHER LOVE"
Hot Splash 1988 writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
Dolly 1988 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Miami Vice TV Series performer - 4 episodes, 1986 - 1988 writer - 4 episodes, 1985 - 1987
Crime Story 1988 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Date with an Angel 1987 performer: "The Finer Things" / writer: "The Finer Things"
Moonlighting 1987 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Someone to Watch Over Me 1987 performer: "FREEDOM OVERSPILL" / writer: "FREEDOM OVERSPILL"
Big Shots 1987 performer: "Freedom Overspill" - as Stevie Winwood / writer: "Freedom Overspill" - as Stevie Winwood
Hamburger Hill 1987 writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
Masters of the Universe 1987 writer: "Dear Mr. Fantasy"
Stakeout 1987 performer: "Higher Love" / writer: "Higher Love"
Queen Live at Wembley '86 1986 TV Movie documentary writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
Iron Eagle 1986 writer: "Gimme Some Lovin"
Fandango 1985 writer: "Can't Find My Way Home"
Firstborn 1984 as S. Winwood, "Gimme Some Lovin'"
Body and Soul 1984 TV Movie writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
The Big Chill 1983 writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
Nighthawks 1981 writer: "I'm a Man"
The Blues Brothers 1980 writer: "GIMME SOME LOVIN'" - as Stevie Winwood
Olivia Newton-John: Hollywood Nights 1980 TV Special writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'" - as Stevie Winwood
Her Name Was Lisa 1980 writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'" - uncredited
'11' 1980 writer: "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live 1979 TV Series 1 episode
Who'll Stop the Rain 1978 writer: "GIMME SOME LOVIN'" - as Stevie Winwood
The Hardy Girls 1974 writer: "Glad" - uncredited
Hotel Hooker 1974 writer: "Smiling Phases" - uncredited
Flipside 1973 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Go Ask Alice 1973 TV Movie lyrics: "Dear Mr. Fantasy" / music: "Dear Mr. Fantasy"
The Young Hitchikers 1971 writer: "Smiling Phases" - uncredited
Midsummer Rock 1970 TV Movie documentary performer: "John Barleycorn" - as Stevie Winwood
Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush 1968 performer: "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush", "Am I What I Was or Was I What I Am?", "Utterly Simple" / writer: "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush", "Am I What I Was or Was I What I Am?", "Utterly Simple"
David Holzman's Diary 1967 writer: "I'm a Man"
Shindig! 1965 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Good Girls Revolt TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Goliath 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Who's Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
This Is Us 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Match of the Day: Euro 2016 2016 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
History of the Euros 2016 TV Movie documentary writer: "Call on Me" - uncredited
Britain's Got Talent 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Love Records: Anna mulle Lovee 2016 writer: "Anna mulle lovee Gimme Some Lovin'"
Rock the Kasbah 2015 performer: "Can't Find My Way Home" / writer: "Can't Find My Way Home"
The Voice 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Brink 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
True Detective 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Minions 2015 writer: "I'm A Man"
Late Show with David Letterman TV Series writer - 5 episodes, 2010 - 2015 performer - 1 episode, 2010
One Hit Wonderland 2015 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Age of Adaline 2015 writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
Please Like Me 2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Pawn Sacrifice 2014 writer: "I'm a Man" - as Steve Windwood
Altman 2014 Documentary writer: "While You See a Chance"
Deliver Us from Evil 2014 performer: "Can't Find My Way Home" / writer: "Can't Find My Way Home"
Supernatural TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2014 performer - 1 episode, 2006
Independent Lens 2005-2014 TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
The Block 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
God's Pocket 2014 writer: "Can't Find My Way Home"
Rugby League World Cup 2013 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Video Game performer: "Higher Love" / writer: "Higher Love"
Jimi: All Is by My Side 2013 courtesy: "Gimme Some Lovin'" / performer: "Gimme Some Lovin'" / writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
Rush 2013/I performer: "Gimme Some Lovin" / writer: "Gimme Some Lovin"
Revolution 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glee 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Muscle Shoals 2013 Documentary writer: "Sometimes I Feel So Uninspired"
Chicago World Tour 2011: Backstage Pass 2012 Video writer: "I'm a Man"
Excuse Me for Living 2012 performer: "I'm a Man" / writer: "I'm a Man"
The Voice UK 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
White Heat 2012 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Em dónes vida. El llibre i el disc de La Marató 2011 TV Movie documentary writer: "La clau de tot ets tu"
Fresh Meat 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Zaum - Andare a parare 2011 TV Series documentary writer: "Paper Sun"
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Criminal Minds 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cinema Verite 2011 TV Movie performer: "Can't Find My Way Home" / writer: "Can't Find My Way Home"
Funny or Die Beats Weird Al at Twitter 2011 Video short performer: "Back In the High Life Again" / writer: "Back In the High Life Again"
Soul Surfer 2011 performer: "Gimme Some Lovin" / writer: "Gimme Some Lovin"
Dancing Stars 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Californication 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia TV Series 1 episode, 2008 performer - 1 episode, 2010
Made in Dagenham 2010 writer: "Paper Sun" - as Winwood
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Fringe 2009-2010 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Dancing on Ice TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2010 writer - 2 episodes, 2010
Taking Woodstock 2009 performer: "Can't Find My Way Home" / writer: "Can't Find My Way Home"
House M.D. TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Christina Aguilera: Back to Basics - Live and Down Under 2008 Video documentary writer: "Makes Me Wanna Pray"
Life on Mars 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wild Hogs 2007 performer: "Gimme Some Lovin'" / writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
Eureka TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
The Fear (El Miedo) 2006 writer: "Gimme Some Loving" extract
Stoned 2005 writer: "Paper Sun"
Australian Idol 2004-2005 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room 2005 Documentary writer: "Dear Mr. Fantasy" - as Stevie Winwood
Cold Case TV Series writer - 1 episode, 2005 performer - 1 episode, 2005
Estradilla: Senaattori ja Boheemi 2005 TV Movie documentary as Stevie Winwood, "Anna mulle lovee"
Crossing Jordan TV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2003 - 2005 performer - 1 episode, 2004
Flight of the Phoenix 2004 performer: "Gimme Some Lovin'" / writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
Little Black Book 2004 performer: "Gimme Some Lovin'" / writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
A Home at the End of the World 2004 performer: "Can't Find My Way Home" / writer: "Can't Find My Way Home"
Kopps 2003 writer: "GIMME SOME LOVIN'" - as S. Winwood
The Boys of 2nd Street Park 2003 TV Movie documentary writer: "Stranger to Himself"
Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace 2002 TV Movie documentary performer: "Gimme Some Lovin'" - as Stevie Winwood / writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
Notting Hill 1999 writer: "GIMME SOME LOVIN'"
Edtv 1999 writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
The Mod Squad 1999 writer: "Can't Find My Way Home"
The '60s 1999 TV Movie performer: "Can't Find My Way Home" / writer: "Can't Find My Way Home"
Jack Frost 1998 writer: "Gimmie Some Lovin'" - as Stevie Winwood
Around the Fire 1998 writer: "Can't Find My Way Home"
Without Limits 1998 writer: "Can't Find My Way Home" - as Stevie Winwood
Heart By-Pass 1998 TV Movie documentary writer: "Paper Sun" - as Stevie Winwood
Homicide: Life on the Street 1997 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Balto 1995 music by - uncredited / music producer - uncredited / musician: keyboard - uncredited / programmed by - uncredited / singer - uncredited

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blues Brothers 2000 1998 The Louisiana Gator Boys
Balto 1995 The Balladeer (voice, uncredited)

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Where Am I Now? 2016 Documentary short
They Call It an Accident 1982

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Making of 'Blues Brothers 2000' 1998 Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
Independent Lens 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
American Masters 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Muscle Shoals 2013 Documentary Himself
Beware of Mr. Baker 2012 Documentary
Great Performances 2007-2011 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1997-2010 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Himself - Musician
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Light My Fire 2009 Video Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Start Me Up 2009 Video Himself
The View 2008 TV Series Himself
Blind Faith: London Hyde Park 1969 2006 Video Himself
2005 Jammys Live: From the Theater at Madison Square Garden 2006 TV Movie Himself
Tommy and Quadrophenia Live: The Who 2005 Video documentary The Hawker
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1997-2005 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
Soundstage 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
2004 Jammys: The Theatre at Madison Square Garden 2004 TV Mini-Series Himself
Austin City Limits 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
The Blues 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Later... With Jools Holland 1997-2003 TV Series Himself
Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself - Performer
The Making of 'Blues Brothers 2000' 1998 Video documentary short Himself
Songs & Visions 1997 TV Movie Himself
Classic Albums 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
Nulle part ailleurs 1997 TV Series Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997 TV Series Himself
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
Wired for Sound: A Guitar Odyssey 1997 Documentary Himself
Woodstock '94 1995 Video documentary Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1986-1991 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Rockopop 1990 TV Series Himself
The Who Live, Featuring the Rock Opera Tommy 1989 TV Movie documentary The Hawker
The 31st Annual Grammy Awards 1989 TV Special Himself
America's Top 10 1988 TV Series Himself
Wired 1988 TV Series Himself - Performer
Top of the Pops 1967-1987 TV Series Himself
When the Music's Over 1982 TV Movie documentary Himself
Glastonbury Fayre 1972 Documentary Himself (as Traffic)
Traffic Live at Santa Monica 1972 Documentary Himself
Sounds' 71 1971 TV Series Himself - Musician (as Ginger Baker's Air Force)
Midsummer Rock 1970 TV Movie documentary Himself
Cucumber Castle 1970 TV Movie Himself (as Blind Faith)
New American Bandstand 1965 1968 TV Series Himself (as Traffic)
Tienerklanken 1967 TV Series Performer
The Spencer Davis Group 1967 TV Movie documentary Himself
Ready, Steady, Go! 1965-1966 TV Series Himself
The Ghost Goes Gear 1966 Himself
Beat! Beat! Beat! 1966 TV Series Himself - Musician
Hör hin, schau zu! 1966 TV Series Himself - Musician
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1965-1966 TV Series Himself
Shindig! 1965 TV Series Himself - Singer
Go Go Mania 1965 Himself (as Spencer Davis Group)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Greatest Hits 2016 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 2 1994 TV Series Himself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years 1986 TV Series Himself
Beat-Club 1966 TV Series Himself - Musician

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rock Album · Eric Clapton


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#Quote
1 I smoked far too much dope and wasted a lot of my life.
2 I went straight from Boy Scouts to rock 'n' roll. Fancy that!
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.


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