Public Figure Profiles

Steve Winwood

Stephen Lawrence Winwood is an English professional musician and songwriter whose genres include blue-eyed soul, rhythm and blues, blues rock and pop rock. Though primarily a keyboard player and vocalist prominent for his distinctive, soulful high tenor voice, Winwood plays other instruments proficiently, including drums, mandolin, guitars, bass and saxophone.

Winwood was an integral member of three seminal musical ensembles of the 1960s and 1970s; the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic and Blind Faith. Beginning in the 1980s, his solo career flourished and he had a number of hit singles, including "While You See a Chance" (1980) from the album Arc of a Diver and "Valerie" (1982) from Talking Back to the Night ("Valerie" became a hit when it was re-released with a remix from Winwood's 1987 compilation album Chronicles). His 1986 album Back in the High Life marked his career zenith, with hit singles including "Back in the High Life Again", "The Finer Things" and the US Billboard Hot 100 number one hit "Higher Love". He found the top of the Hot 100 again with "Roll With It" (1988) from the album of the same name, with "Holding On" also charting highly the same year. While his hit singles ceased at the end of the 1980s, he continued to release new albums up to 2008, when Nine Lives, his latest album, was released.

Winwood was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Traffic in 2004. In 2005, Winwood was honoured as a BMI Icon at the annual BMI London Awards for his "enduring influence on generations of music makers". In 2008, Rolling Stone ranked Winwood No. 33 in its 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Winwood has won two Grammy Awards. He was nominated twice for a Brit Award for Best British Male Artist: 1988 and 1989. In 2011, he received the Ivor Novello Award from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors for Outstanding Song Collection.

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Some of their strengths

Steve Winwood has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Creative, Intense, Energetic, Honest, Artistic, Intuitive, and Imaginative.

Strong and Diligent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Steve Winwood is someone who is a strong, diligent, and trustworthy person who approaches life with honesty and perseverance, but who is also physical, sensual, and artistic. A person who is charismatic and resourceful.

Warm and Caring

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Steve Winwood well know them as someone who can be warm, caring, and compassionate, like a lamp or torch.

Active and Ambitious

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Steve Winwood as someone who is active, ambitious, bold, and courageous.

A person who is driven and organized, is wise with money, who knows how to tell a good story, likes physical activity, and who loves learning.

Assertive and Protective

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Steve Winwood is someone who is a somewhat private person who has a strong personality and ability to read other people.

They are also someone who is altruistic, tolerant, and sophisticated, and who tends to be a perfectionist who is always working to try and make everything and everyone better.

Patient and Compassionate

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Steve Winwood tends to be someone who approaches life with grace and compassion, and who has a powerful and commanding personality. Who can be analytical, patient, and deliberate, avoiding risks and seeking out stability instead.

Some of Steve Winwood's challenges

While Steve Winwood has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Steve Winwood can be Emotional, Impulsive, Aggressive, Stubborn, Idle, Standoffish, and Irritable.

Stubborn and Idle

One of Steve Winwood's key challenges is that they are someone who can be seen as stubborn and, at times, lazy.

Steve Winwood must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive, and can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Impulsive and Aggressive

Steve Winwood is someone who can be impulsive, aggressive, and confrontational, can have difficulty listening to others, be moody and high strung, have conflict with authority figures, be too judgmental of others, and who can be overindulgent and extravagant.

Materialistic and Aggressive

Finally, Steve Winwood also can be materialistic, emotional, aggressive, stubborn, inconsistent, and be prone to big temper outbursts.

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