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Stevie Winwood: Not Just A Singer In A Rock And Roll Band

Ben Edmonds, Phonograph Record, April 1973

I MADE INITIAL contact with Stevie Winwood in March of 1966, a weekend rebel still in the high school clutches of suburban Boston. As was my nature at that time, I'd slipped out to the parking lot between classes to catch a smoke and a few minutes of rock and roll in the front seat of a friend's car. I cruised the dial, passing quickly through the likes of Nancy Sinatra and the Vogues, desperately searching for something a little more substantial. And then it happened.

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