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Traffic were an English rock band whose members came from the West Midlands. The group formed in April 1967 by Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason. They began as a psychedelic rock group whose early singles were influenced by The Beatles. Traffic's singer, keyboardist and sometimes guitarist Steve Winwood was the frontman of the Spencer Davis Group at age 15. Drummer/vocalist/lyricist Jim Capaldi and guitarist Dave Mason had both been in the Hellions and Deep Feeling, while woodwinds player Chris Wood came out of Locomotive. After Winwood left the Spencer Davis Group in April 1967, the quartet formed Traffic. Jim Capaldi came up with the name of the group while the four of them were waiting to cross the street in Dorchester. Traffic signed to Island Records label, and their debut single "Paper Sun" became a UK hit in mid-1967. Their second single, Mason's psych-pop "Hole in My Shoe", was an even bigger hit, and it became one of their best-known tracks. Winwood, Wood, and Capaldi wanted to take the group in a different direction, opting for a folk/blues style rather than their earlier psychedelic/eclectic rock sound, while Mason was oriented towards psychedelic pop. Mason also cited discomfort with the Traffic lifestyle. The band was dissolved by Winwood's leaving in early 1969. His departure went unexplained at the time. Winwood then formed the supergroup Blind Faith. After the break-up of Blind Faith in 1969, Winwood began working on a solo recording, bringing in Wood and Capaldi to contribute, and the project eventually turned into a new Traffic album, John Barleycorn Must Die, their most successful album yet. In 1974, Steve was having recurrent problems with the peritonitis, and Chris' body was suffering from chemical warfare. Winwood ultimately passed his boiling point, walking off the stage in the middle of what would prove the band's final show, in Chicago. The following day he left the tour without a word to anyone, leaving the rest of the band waiting for him at the venue for that night's scheduled performance. Feeling Winwood had been integral to Traffic's music, the remaining members opted not to continue the band without him. All the still living members of Traffic's most recent lineup reunited in 1994 for a one-off tour, after a fan left a voice mail message at Bob Weir's (of the Grateful Dead) hotel in Chicago, and suggested it would be cool if Traffic toured with the (then Grateful) Dead. Traffic opened for The Grateful Dead during their summer tour. Winwood and Capaldi recorded and released a new Traffic album, Far From Home, with no involvement from the other four members. It broke the top 40 in both the UK and USA. The four original members of Traffic were inducted for their contributions in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 15 March 2004. Tentative plans for another Traffic project were cut short by Jim Capaldi's death at age 60 in January 2005, ending the songwriting partnership with Winwood that had fueled Traffic from its beginning. Dear Mr. Fantasy was a celebration for Capaldi that took place at The Roundhouse in Camden Town, London on 21 January 2007. Guests included Steve Winwood, Paul Weller, Pete Townshend, and many more.

MEMBERS:

Steve Winwood - Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Bass
Dave Mason - Vocals, Guitar, Sitar, Bass
Chris Wood - Flute, Saxophone, Keyboards
Jim Capaldi - Drums, Vocals

BEST LINK:

Chris Wood's official website
Steve Winwood's official website
Jim Capaldi's official website



Aretha Franklin: I Take What I Want / Doors: Spanish Caravan
Traffic: Sparrow Low / A Change
Iran
Monogram No. 224
Value: 30

Empty Pages
Stranger To Himself
France
Island 6014 021
Value: 10

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Stranger To Himself
Germany
Island 6014 021
Value: 10

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Stranger To Himself
Holland
Island 6014 021
Value: 10

Empty Pages
Stranger To Himself
Holland
Island 6014 021
Value: 10
BACK OF SLEEVE

Empty Pages
Stranger To Himself
Italy
Island 6014 021
Value: 15

Empty Pages
Stranger To Himself
Japan
Island SFL-1281
Value: 40

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Stranger To Himself
Norway
Island 6014 021
Value: 30

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John Barleycorn
Portugal
Island 6014 030
Value: 30

Empty Pages
Stranger To Himself
Spain
Island 6068 016
Value: 10

Empty Pages
Empty Pages
UK
Island TRAF 1
Value: 50
PROMO

Feeling Alright
Withering Tree
Germany
Fontana 269 387 TF
Value: 15

Feeling Alright
W.A. Boewadt: Live-In - In Musterring
Germany
Musterring 1112 WW
Value: 20

Feeling Alright
Withering Tree
Holland
Island WIP 6041
Value: 10

Feeling Alright / Medicated Goo
Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush / Paper Sun
Holland
Island 11002 AT
Value: 10
REISSUE

Gimme Some Lovin'
Medicated Goo / Sad And Deep As You
Mexico
Island 2242
Value: 15

Gimme Some Lovin' Pt. 1
Gimme Some Lovin' Pt. 2
Belgium
Island 6138 004
Value: 20

Gimme Some Lovin' Pt. 1
Gimme Some Lovin' Pt. 2
France
Island 6138 004
Value: 10

Gimme Some Lovin' Pt. 1
Gimme Some Lovin' Pt. 2
Germany
Island 10467 AT
Value: 15

Gimme Some Lovin' Pt. 1
Gimme Some Lovin' Pt. 2
Holland
Island 10467 AT
Value: 15

Gimme Some Lovin' Pt. 1
Gimme Some Lovin' Pt. 2
Iran
Royal RT 679
Value: 40

Gimme Some Lovin' Pt. 1
Gimme Some Lovin' Pt. 2
Italy
Island WIP 26900
Value: 10

Gimme Some Lovin' Pt. 1
Gimme Some Lovin' Pt. 2
Japan
Island AM(i) 1005
Value: 25

Gimme Some Lovin' Pt. 1
Gimme Some Lovin' Pt. 2
Spain
Island 10.467-A
Value: 15

Gimme Some Lovin' Pt. 1
Gimme Some Lovin' Pt. 2
UK
Island TIM 1
Value: 75
PROMO

Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush
Coloured Rain
Belgium
Fontana 260 113 MF
Value: 15

Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush
Coloured Rain
France
Fontana 260 113 MF
Value: 15

Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush
Coloured Rain
Germany
Fontana 269 368 TF
Value: 10

Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush
Coloured Rain
Holland
Island WIP 6025
Value: 10

Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush
Coloured Rain
Holland
Island WIP 6025
Value: 20
ALTERNATIVE SLEEVE

Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush
The Pencer Davis Group: Looking Back
Israel
United Artists UP 517
Value: 50

Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush
Coloured Rain
Italy
Ricordi SIR 20.065
Value: 35

Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush
No Face, No Name and No Number
Japan
Philips SFL-1162
Value: 45

Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush
Coloured Rain
Norway
Island WIP 6025
Value: 20

Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush
Coloured Rain
Sweden
Island WIP 6025
Value: 15

Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush
Coloured Rain
UK
Island WIP 6025
Value: 15

Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush
Coloured Rain
UK
Island WIP 6025
Value: 15
BACK OF SLEEVE

Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush / Andy Ellison
Spencer Davis Group
Japan
United Artists PS-76
Value: 100

Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush / Coloured Rain
Berkshire Poppies / A House For Everyone
Australia
Festival FX 11.445
Value: 25

Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush / Coloured Rain
Hole In My Shoe / Smiling Phases
Malaysia
Philips BE 112 702
Value: 100

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