” One of my problems is I’m not really sure if I slot into rock or not. I’ve always tried to combine world music, folk, jazz, blues and rock, and have done since Traffic. “


” I think a lot of people came into rock n’ roll to try to change the world. I came into rock n’ roll to make music. “


” A lot of people think that the music was responsible for a lot of changes in the Sixties, but I think the music came out of it. The music wouldn’t have happened without the social changes. “


” Listening to music for me is like homework. Music will give me enjoyment, but as soon as it’s giving me that enjoyment, I want to analyse it, and then it becomes work. Why does it sound like that? How?… then I dissect it. “


” You would probably think that rock music is an urban phenomena, but the main reason for doing it in ’68 was so that we could play music very loud any time of the day or night without getting complaints from the neighbours. “


” Punk was more based on social change than on music, so it didn’t bother me too much. It wasn’t really a musical threat. “


” All through the kind of late ’80s and ’90s, every A&R record company man was saying, ‘Now what we want is another record like ‘Back in the High Life.’ And, of course, that’s not the way to make music at all. That’s the tail wagging the dog. “


” The music I write, I feel, is not the kind of music for a 25-year-old. “


” It’s an often-asked question, ‘Why did all these spotty white English boys suddenly start playing blues in the ’60s?’ It was recognized as this kind of vibrant music and when I first started playing in a blues band I just wanted to bring it to a wider public who hadn’t really heard it. “


” I got thrown out of music school for even listening to Fats Domino and Ray Charles. I was asked, ‘What kind of music do you like to listen to?’ and I said, ‘Well, I do like Paul Hindemith and Igor Stravinsky but I also like Fats Domino and Ray Charles,’ and they literally said, ‘Either forget about that or leave. “



All 10 Steve Winwood Quotes about Music in picture


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I think a lot of people came into rock n
A lot of people think that the music was responsible for a lot of changes in the Sixties, but I think the music came out of it. The music wouldn
Listening to music for me is like homework. Music will give me enjoyment, but as soon as it
You would probably think that rock music is an urban phenomena, but the main reason for doing it in
Punk was more based on social change than on music, so it didn
All through the kind of late
The music I write, I feel, is not the kind of music for a 25-year-old.
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I got thrown out of music school for even listening to Fats Domino and Ray Charles. I was asked,

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