Library Rock's Backpages

Traffic Is Very Heavy Today: An Interview With Steve Winwood

Paul Nelson, Hullabaloo, January 1969

AT THE time I interviewed Steve Winwood, Traffic's American tour had just been cancelled, and Steve himself was rumored to be in a state of exhaustion, his voice lost. Further, through an inevitable but necessary delay, I hadn't been able to obtain a test pressing of the group's second album (Traffic) and so could ask no really pertinent or detailed questions about it. Not the right time for a rap, you say? I thought so, too — but how wrong I was! Steve proved to be beautifully cooperative, and we got along so well that we talked for hours.

Total word count of piece: 1811


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.