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Traffic: Traffic Without Dave

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, January 1968

TRAFFIC is now on the move again but as a trio. So it was that I scaled the eight flights to drummer Jim Capaldi's Earl's ...

Traffic Lightens Up for American Tour

Report and Interview by David Rensin, Rolling Stone, October 1974

NEW YORK – Looking only slightly recovered from a two-day-old case of jet lag, Traffic drummer Jim Capaldi strutted into the Providence Civic Center dressing ...

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Stevie Winwood: Why I Quit

Report and Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, March 1967

MM EXCLUSIVE: CHRIS WELCH probes the Great Break Up and finds the Spencer Davis-Stevie Winwood split inevitable ...

Traffic: Uncontrollable Traffic

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, September 1967

KEITH ALTHAM pins down a highly elusive group... ...

Traffic: Saville Theatre, London

Live Review by Derek Boltwood, Record Mirror, September 1967

TRAFFIC GREAT AT SAVILLE ...

Traffic: Saville Theatre, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, September 1967

AFTER CENTURIES in hibernation Traffic left their country womb last Sunday to make their debut at London's Saville Theatre, and certainly in potentiality they must ...

Traffic's British Stage Debut Was Well Worth Waiting For

Report by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, September 1967

TRAFFIC HAVE been a long time getting it all together but last Sunday's debut at the London Saville proved that it has been well worth ...

Traffic's Dave Mason — Pop Face Of 1967

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, October 1967

REMEMBER the teenage idol – all liquid eyes, milk teeth, Cupid's bow and simply oozing with the wonder ingredient, sex appeal? Eyes right and you ...

Traffic, Vanilla Fudge, Tomorrow, The Flowerpot Men: Finsbury Park Astoria, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, October 1967

IT WAS AN explosive opening night For the Traffic-Tomorrow-Fudge tour at London's Finsbury Park Astoria on Wednesday of last week. The Fudge came off the ...

Traffic, The Who, The Herd: Danger: Who At Work!

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, November 1967

THE WHO-TRAFFIC-Herd-Tremeloe tour, while proving to be a sell-out attraction, has caused a certain amount of anxiety among those people whose job it is to ...

Traffic: Mr Fantasy

Review by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, December 1967

TRAFFIC IN the City may have come to a stand-still due to the recent rail dispute, but Traffic in the charts is still moving full ...

Traffic: Dave Quits, But Traffic Keeps Moving

Report and Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, December 1967

DESPITE THE INTENDED departure of songwriter and sitarist Dave Mason, Traffic wheels are turning with renewed vigour. ...

Traffic: Dave Quits?

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, December 1967

THE BIRTH of the Traffic was this year after months of planning and searching and getting themselves together.  ...

Traffic: Stevie's Back On The Beer Again

Report and Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, January 1968

ALL IS not lost! Stevie Winwood is drinking beer again! It is pleasing to report the Traffic boss was observed entering a London ale house ...

NME Reporters Cover the Weekend's Major Event — the Eighth National Jazz and Blues Festival

Live Review by Keith Altham, Richard Green, New Musical Express, August 1968

STARS, SUNSHINE and a SHAMBLES ...

Traffic Lights a Big Success

Report by Richard Green, New Musical Express, September 1968

Observe four old young men known just as Traffic/Suffer their tedious setting the stage/Then hark to their magical music and live it/And when the fuzz ...

Traffic at Berkshire Cottage: Just Playing Together was a Fantasy

Report and Interview by David Dalton, Rolling Stone, May 1969

THE COTTAGE is an hour and a half from London, but it's thousand light years from Soho Square. Henley is like driving through a postcard, ...

Ric Grech: Traffic's One Big Happy Family

Interview by Roy Hollingworth, Melody Maker, October 1970

IT WAS good to see Ric again. We talked in melancholic tones of hazy days when gangster Grech, cigarette hanging from his lips, pumped out ...

Traffic: The Gaumont, Worcester

Live Review by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, September 1971

TRAFFIC: THEY NEVER PLAY THE SAME TWICETour review by TONY STEWART ...

Traffic: The Grech Traffic Report

Interview by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, January 1972

A RECENT trip to America proved to be a traumatic period for Traffic. ...

Steve Winwood: Winwood (U.A. Import).

Review by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, January 1973

WHAT A strange world it is. A couple of years ago this same double set was released in America, and swiftly withdrawn following objections – ...

Traffic: Shoot Out At The Fantasy Factory (Island)

Review by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, January 1973

COME ON NOW, put away the hammer and nails and the coffin; save them for a much lesser band than Traffic. Agreed, over the last ...

Waiting For Traffic

Interview by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, January 1973

ONE ONLY HAS to mention the name Traffic these days and somebody'll grunt, groan and lower their eyes, dismissing the subject. Undeniably, the group have ...

Traffic In The States

Report by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, February 1973

WHEN FOUR people have given rock one of its biggest facelifts, it's natural they should never be far apart. So in the same way that ...

Traffic: Shoot Out At The Fantasy (Island)

Review by Simon Frith, Let It Rock, March 1973

FOR A BRIEF but heady period Traffic were my favourite rock band. I still get a spark from the thought of a new Traffic album ...

Traffic: Dear Mr Fantasy

Report and Interview by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, March 1973

THE FIRST ENCORE at the Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, started with Jim Capaldi up front, his face pressed hard against a microphone to ring out ...

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

Retrospective by 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 ...

Traffic: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, April 1973

DEAR MR. FANTASY played us some tunes, something that made us all happy. No, it was more than that. All of us at the London ...

Traffic: Shoot Out At the Fantasy Factory

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, May 1973

They're playing it on the FM progressive stations. It's five o'clock in the morning, and some snoring deejay is claiming that Stevie Winwood really has ...

Stevie Winwood: 'I'm Gonna Do An Album A Week!'

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, May 1973

IT'S BEEN many a long year since Stevie Winwood has made impact as an individual on the English rock scene. ...

Traffic: On The Road (Island)

Review by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, October 1973

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW ...

Traffic: On The Road (Island)

Review by Rob Partridge, Melody Maker, November 1973

TRAFFIC, ON OCCASIONS, have the ability to sound like the most demanding and mature rock band in the world. Trouble is, each time they've reached ...

Stevie Winwood: Sixties Soul Survivor

Profile by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, June 1974

"STEVE'S only 25 you know. When people criticise him and say he's not as good as he used to be in the old days, they ...

Traffic: Where The Eagle Flies

Review by Gary Sperrazza!, Shakin' Street Gazette, October 1974

RECORD COMPANIES amuse me. As soon as their bands get an established name, the corporate mouths start watering as they see visions of dollar signs ...

Traffic: On The Road (Island)

Review by Jon Tiven, Zoo World, December 1974

TIME TO open Tiven's rock dictionary and search for a few very basic definitions: ...

Steve Winwood: Goodbye Mr Fantasy, Hello Midland Maniac

Interview by Barbara Charone, Sounds, May 1977

THE SIXTIES are very much alive in Ladbroke Grove these days. Tucked away in the back of Island's Basing Street Studios, swinging London gently reverberates ...

Steve Winwood: Don't Call Him Stevie

Interview by Penny Valentine, Creem, November 1977

When Steve Winwood was 15 years old he was the child prodigy/focal point of the Spencer Davis Group. Singing with a soul voice experienced beyond ...

Steve Winwood

Interview by Johnny Black, MOJO, May 1997

IT WAS NOT UNTIL 1993, 30 years after he first heard Ray Charles sing, that Steve Winwood met his lifelong idol. Winwood happened to be ...

Traffic In The Summer Of Love

Retrospective by Johnny Black, MOJO, Summer 2007

RELEASED AT the tail end of the summer of love, 'A Hole In My Shoe' was hailed by NME as "an incredible disc which you ...

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