Stephen Lawrence Winwood who is professionally known as Steve Winwood is a famous English musician. His musical genres are rock, blue-eyed soul, rhythm and blues, blues rock, pop rock, and jazz. He has played for many bands like Traffic, Go, The Spencer Davis Group, Ginger Baker's Air Force, and many others.
Steve Winwood's Early Life And Education
Steve Winwood was born Stephen Lawrence Winwood on May 12, 1948, and is 70 years old as of early 2019. He was born in Handsworth, West Midlands of United Kingdom. His father was also a semi-professional musician.
When he was just eight years old, he along with his father, Lawrence, and older brother, Muff, performed in Ron Atkinson Band. Steve is multi-instrumentalist as he can play drums, guitar, violin, keyboards, mandolin, and bass guitar. He is of English nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.
Steve Winwood's Career
Steve Winwood joined The Spencer Davis Group in 1963 when he was just fourteen years old. Keep On Running is their first song which they release at the end of 1965. He left the band in 1967 and worked with Eric Clapton for some years.
Later in 1969, he was recruited by Traffic. His career reached in the new height with Traffic band. He was also the member of Blind Faith, Ginger Baker’s Air Force, and Go.
He is two times Grammy Awards winner and also honored as BMI.
Steve Winwood's Personal Life
Steve Winwood has been married twice and divorced once. In his young age, he was always on the headlines for his dating life and affairs rather than for his professional career.
He married Nicole Weir in 1978, but later in 1986, the couple got divorced. Just a year after divorcing the first wife, he then got married to his current wife Eugenia Crafton in 1987. The pair has four children together.
Steve Winwood's Net Worth
Steve Windwood's exact figure of net worth has not been disclosed till the date. Some sources claim that his net worth is around $15 million, whereas some claim it as $60 million.