Steve Winwood

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1996 (The 1997 Induction Ceremony)

Nominated in: 2003   

Previously Considered? Yes  what's this?


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Back In The High Life (1986)

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Higher Love (1986)
Back in the High Life Again (1986)
Roll With It (1988)

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Will Steve Winwood be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."
   

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I still can't fathom the fact that this man's solo career received a nomination in 2003, ahead of so many other acts that still haven't appeared on the ballot. For shame!

Posted by Casper on Sunday, 04.29.07 @ 19:44pm


I've posed this question already on the Stevie Nicks page and William aswered, but I think it bears repeating: when considering an individual (like Winwood, Nicks, Don Henely, Sting, Phil Collins..) why is it improper to evaluate them in the context of their entire career, including their involvement with their prior groups? Why must we decapitate them from their contributions to their original groups? Shouldn't we hold them up to the light in a contextual way? Are you telling me this kind of benefit wasn't given to George Harrison and Eric Clapton in some measure (I am in no way paralelling Clapton and Henely - just posing the question of what they should be able to be tethered to as artists).

Posted by shawn on Tuesday, 05.8.07 @ 09:53am


Absolutely not. If the band they were associated with (Traffic for Winwood, Beatles for Harrison, Cream and Yardbirds for Clapton) are inducted already, then Winwood, Harrison and Clapton have already been acknowledged for their contributions within the group context.

If you then induct Clapton or Harrison as solo artists, then you have to consider them on the merits of their solo work. It is like double dipping, Harrison gets in for his contributions as a Beatle, and then as a solo artists basically because he was a Beatle? Honestly, I disagree with Harrison's induction as a solo artist. He didn't do that much post-Beatles that was very noteworthy (the brilliant ALL THINGS MUST PASS record aside).

I'd say Clapton should still be there as a solo artist, and there is a good argument for Winwood as a solo artist as well.

Posted by Dezmond on Tuesday, 05.8.07 @ 11:54am


I saw Steve Winwood in 2005 at Westbury Music Fair in Long Island NY and it was an exceptionally great show. He covered 40 years of
his great music in this 3 hours and the fact that he's not in the HOF pisses me off. Sure he's with Traffic, but w/o his solo career it isn't much of a Hall of Fame

Posted by danny on Sunday, 12.9.07 @ 17:39pm


Winwood has done more for rock n roll since he was a teenager than most inductees have done in their whole career.

Posted by radiomerk on Tuesday, 04.22.08 @ 12:33pm


Hear hear.

Posted by Metalsmith on Tuesday, 04.22.08 @ 12:59pm


Yeah Steve !!! The one and only... High Heeled Boy.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Tuesday, 04.22.08 @ 14:24pm


Every year when they announce the nominees I keep expecting to find Steve Winwood's name - and then I find out he's been eligible since 1996 and he's still not in! Traffic aside his solo career stands on it's own - especially when you compare it to some of the others that are getting in. It's a travesty - the guys a grammy award winner for cying out loud!

Posted by catcrazee on Monday, 09.22.08 @ 14:19pm


If they nominated every artist who has ever won a Grammy, wouldn't the line extend three quarters of the way across the continental United States??

Posted by interviewer on Monday, 09.22.08 @ 14:38pm


He made the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, and Blind Faith what they were. His solo work is innovative and extraordinary as well as being commercial. Ask Dave Mason, Eric Clapton, and others wheter he belongs. YES!

Posted by Bob K. on Friday, 02.27.09 @ 12:43pm


of cause stevie should be in,its been long over do. he has been a big inspiration to many,ask dave matthews. a great voice,a great song writer,a truly great musican.














Posted by kevin brewer on Monday, 09.6.10 @ 10:54am


of cause stevie should be in,its been long over do. he has been a big inspiration to many,ask dave matthews. a great voice,a great song writer,a truly great musican.














Posted by kevin brewer on Monday, 09.6.10 @ 10:54am


steve winwood will join clapton as the only 4x inductees in the hall of fame spencer davis, traffic , blindfaith & solo nobody remembers the work he did with howling wolf and just about every person that played an instrument through the early days of rock & roll

Posted by hanger on Thursday, 01.6.11 @ 19:37pm


As I agree with everyone about Steve Winwood deserving induction, I disagree with the comment about George Harrison not deserving it. Yes, george will always be remembered as being a Beatle, but he had a very impressive solo career past "All Things Must Pass". He was a great songwriter, guitarist & had quite a few memorable songs.

Posted by Mike on Thursday, 03.31.11 @ 17:15pm


MAKE STEVE WINWOOD A 4-TIME ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE

01. 2004 Traffic
02. 20?? The Spencer Davis Group
03. 20?? Blind Faith
04. 20?? Steve Winwood

Posted by Roy on Friday, 08.12.11 @ 07:36am


I'm actually surprised Steve Winwood was nominated before the Spencer Davis Group. Not that I disagree with a solo induction, just I'd like to see the Spencer Davis Group get in first.

Hopefully we'll see a Spencer Davis Group nomination soon!

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 11.18.11 @ 09:06am


Steve Winwood is nominated for the 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 10.13.12 @ 20:40pm


Arc Of A Diver * While You See A Chance * Night Train * Still In The Game * Valerie * Talking Back To The Night * Back In The High Life Again * Higher Love * The Finer Things * Freedom Overspill * Valerie (remix) * Talking Back To The Night (remix) * Don't You Know What The Night Can Do * Roll With It * Holding On * Hearts On Fire * One And Only Man * Spy In The House Of Love

Posted by Roy on Friday, 09.13.13 @ 08:16am


The greatest musician in popular and Rock and Roll History with one of the greatest voices whom every musician wants to work with is still not inducted. Utterly Absurd.

Posted by Larry on Wednesday, 02.19.14 @ 06:00am


I'll admit to liking a lot of what Winwood has done, so don't consider this a slight here.

"The greatest musician in popular and rock & roll history"???

No offense, mind you but... isn't there a guy named Hendrix that might have a small say in all of this? Just a tiny one, mind you... :)

Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 02.19.14 @ 06:09am


Winwood, one of the greatest voices, musicians ... what bias prevents RRHOF from induction? Also, Warren Zevon and no Chaka Khan?!!! And Karen Carpenter-- voice (alone) not to mention Streisand. Is it ROCK? Is popular music completely to be disdained? Don't the accomplishments and the impact on music-- sound, influences-- ineffable talent as a musician and vocalist worthy exceptions and considerations?

Posted by larry on Wednesday, 09.10.14 @ 05:35am


FRL music fans
I wonder if you think Steve Winwood could be a surprise on ballot 2015 this year. He's had a long and distinguished career. Made some Classic songs Back In The High Life, Roll With It come to mind. I know he was inducted with Traffic but there have been other 2x nominees. Great voice! Seems like the type of person RRHOF would induct. KING

Posted by KING on Saturday, 09.19.15 @ 14:35pm


The man's got enough crony connections, but he hasn't been nominated since before Traffic got inducted. But between J. Geils Band and those predicting Sting, not to mention Chic... cronyism is pretty heavy already in our predictions. It wouldn't be totally surprising, but given who else appears to be more forefront on the docket right now, it'd be somewhat of a surprise.

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 09.19.15 @ 15:55pm


I agree with Philip and King. He may turn out to be a surprise this year. Winwood hasn't had very much media attention in a long time. I'm sure there are plenty of fans of his on the board and committee. I mean who can forget his vocals with the Spencer Davis Group and Blind Faith? Solo career was so-so. I wouldn't complain if he got in soon.

Posted by Jason Voigt on Saturday, 09.19.15 @ 17:09pm


Hoping Steve Winwood could have snuck onto 2015 RRHOF nominees list but already in with Traffic. This ballot is so strong can't argue with it. I can see Stevie Nicks & Steve Winwood as 2x nominees and inductees someday. I thought Higher Love was quite brilliant. Remember Chaka Kahn was in that video. I think Steve Winwood is a musician's musician. He will be 70 something and still playing. That's good for music fans. KING

Posted by KING on Friday, 10.16.15 @ 23:09pm


Hoping Steve Winwood could have snuck onto 2015 RRHOF nominees list but already in with Traffic. This ballot is so strong can't argue with it. I can see Stevie Nicks & Steve Winwood as 2x nominees and inductees someday. I thought Higher Love was quite brilliant. Remember Chaka Kahn was in that video. I think Steve Winwood is a musician's musician. He will be 70 something and still playing. That's good for music fans. KING

Posted by KING on Friday, 10.16.15 @ 23:10pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82LDygL1p_Q

Steve Winwood and Don Henley - Hold On I'm Coming

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 01.10.17 @ 22:00pm


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