=W/GUESTS:ERIC CLAPTON/BILLY GIBBONS/JOE perry A.O.=
American blues guitarist and singer (born February 23, 1944 in Beaumont, Texas USA - died July 16, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland).
His first instruments were the clarinet and the ukulele, settling on guitar by age eleven. Something of a musical child prodigy, he grew up in Beaumont, Texas, on a diet of blues and rock 'n' roll. As a teen, nearly every weekend he would hitch-hike to Louisiana to play in small night clubs. After a short college stint, he gave up his academic pursuits and devoted himself to creating music.
He signed a five year contract with Columbia Records in 1969 (for $300,000) and the rest is history. Before signing to Columbia he recorded one album (two if you consider 'First Winter' als a proper album) and lots of singles, under his own name or as sideman. These have been repackaged and compiled at infinite.
Older brother of Edgar Winter.
Unchain My Heart
Can't Hold Out (Talk To Me Baby)
Don't Want No Woman
Who Do You Love
Okie Dokie Stomp
Where Can You Be
Long Tall Sally
Sony Records Int'l, Megaforce Records
Japan, United States of America, UK, Europe & US, USA & Europe