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Gimme Some Lovin', I'm A Man, Can't Find My Way Home, Dear Mr. Fantasy, Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys, Valerie, If You See A Chance, Higher Love, Back In The High Life Again, Roll With It.

Those are just some of the classic songs that Steve Winwood has wrapped his voice around in a career that spans almost 50 years.

In 1965, at age 14, he joined the Spencer Davis Group. He formed Blind Faith with Eric Clapton and others in 1969. He was a founding member of Traffic, which was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. He had a string of Top 40 hits in the 1980s. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at #33 on its 100 Greatest Singers list.

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Photo: Patrick De Meyer

Steve Winwood onstage during his 2010 shows with Eric Clapton

Steve Winwood plays Tucson's Fox Theater Sunday, November 16, as part of their annual Chasing Rainbows gala.

Mark McLemore recently placed a call to Winwood's home in the English countryside. He found the musician in good spirits, speaking of his musical influences - Buddy Holly to Ray Charles - and his search for the long-missing Hammond B3 organ that he played on the song Gimme Some Lovin' in 1966.

He also provided a peek at what he'll do at his Tucson appearance, saying attendees will hear songs spanning his career.

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Photo: David Miller

Steve Winwood playing with Traffic at Winterland, San Fransisco, October 3rd, 1974