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Gold Records:
  • September 19, 1969 - Blind Faith (Atco) - Blind Faith
  • December 21, 1970 - John Barleycorn Must Die (United Artists) - Traffic
  • February 7, 1971 - Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys (Island) - Traffic
  • March 7, 1973 - Shoot-Out at the Fantasy Factory (Island) - Traffic
  • November 5, 1974 - When the Eagle Flies (Island) - Traffic
  • September 8, 1986 - Back in the High Life (Island) - Steve Winwood
  • January 12, 1988 - Chronicles (Island) - Steve Winwood
  • August 17, 1988 - Roll With It (Virgin) - Steve Winwood

Platinum Records:

  • June 26, 1981 - Arc of a Diver (Island) - Steve Winwood
  • October 10, 1986 - Back in the High Life (Island) - Steve Winwood
  • May 19, 1988 - Chronicles (Island) - Steve Winwood

Grammy:

  • Awards:
    • Record of the Year, 1986: Higher Love; producers: Russ Titelman and Steve Winwood
    • Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Performance, Male, 1986: Higher Love
    • Best Engineered Recording, 1986: Back in the High Life; eng: Tom Lord Alge and Jason Corsaro
    • Best Engineered Recording, 1988: Roll With It; eng: Tom Lord Alge
  • Nominations:
    • Record of the Year, 1988: Roll With It
    • Album of the Year, 1988: Roll With It
    • Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male, 1988: Roll With It

Number 1 in the Chart Listings: (NME data in the UK, Billboard data in the US)

  • January, 1966 (weeks 3, 4, and 5) - Keep On Running (Spencer Davis Group), UK-45
  • April, 1966 (week 3) - Somebody Help Me (Spencer Davis Group), UK-45
  • September, 1969 (weeks 3 and 4) - Blind Faith (Blind Faith), US-LP
  • August, 1986 (week 5) - Higher Love (Steve Winwood), US-45
  • July, 1988 (week 5) - Roll With It (Steve Winwood), US-45
  • August, 1988 (weeks 1, 2, and 3) - Roll With It (Steve Winwood), US-45
  • August, 1988 (week 3) - Roll With It (Steve Winwood), US-LP

BMI:

  • Two-million Performances:
    • Back in the High Life
    • Higher Love
    • Roll With It
    • The Finer Things
    • Valerie
    • While You See a Chance
  • One-million Performances:
    • Don't You Know What the Night Can Do?
    • Gimme Some Lovin'
    • Holding On
    • I'm a Man
  • BMI Most Performed Songs of 1995: Here Comes a Man

Billboard:

  • Awards: Top Song of 1988 - Roll With It
  • Nominations: Music Video for Roll With It:
    • Best Video
    • Best Male Video
    • Best Direction
    • Best Editing
    • Best Choreography
    • Best Cinematography
    • Best Art Director

Rolling Stone Magazine Lists:

  • 1986:
    • Critics' Choice for Best Single for "Higher Love"
    • Readers' Pick for Best Single for "Higher Love"
  • 1988:
    • Readers' Pick for Best Male Singer
    • Top 200 Albums: Roll With It, #12
  • 1989:
    • Readers' Pick for Top 100 Artists (listed alphabetically)
    • 100 Best Singles of Last 25 Years: "Gimme Some Lovin'" (#26)
  • 1991:
    • Readers' Pick for Best Keyboard Player

Miscellaneous Magazine Lists:

  • NME Readers' Poll:
    • 1966: New singer: Steve Winwood
    • 1966: New group: Spencer Davis Group
    • 100 Top Writers of All Time: Traffic on Traffic (#42) and Traffic on Mr Fantasy (#86)
  • Q Magazine Top 50 Albums of the Year:
    • 1986: Back in the High Life
    • 1988: Roll With It
  • Village Voice:
    • 1986: Top Singles, "Higher Love" (#5)
  • Mojo:
    • 100 Best Vocalists for "Gimme Some Lovin'" (listed alphabetically)
  • Vox:
    • 100 Greatest Live Albums Ever: Traffic, On the Road (listed alphebetically)

Dave Marsh Book of Rock Lists:

  • Top Albums of All Time:
    • Spencer Davis Group: Gimme Some Lovin' (#19 in 1967)
    • Traffic: Mr Fantasy (#15 in 1968)
    • Traffic: Traffic (#21 in 1968)
    • Traffic: When the Eagle Flies (#30 in 1974)
  • Top 1001 Singles of All Time:
    • Gimme Some Lovin', #169

Miscellaneous Awards:

  • Carl Alan Award for Most Outstanding Group of 1966, Spencer Davis Group
  • Radio Veronica Top 500 Singles of All Time: Traffic, "Paper Sun" (#386)
  • VH1 (1998) - The 100 Greatest Artists of Rock and Roll - Traffic (#98)
  • Mojo Magazine (1998) - The 100 Greatest Singers - Steve Winwood #68
  • Pioneer Award (1998) - Starkley Foundation
  • Rock n World named Winwood to its Top 100 Artists of All Times list; Steve came in #63, with 6119 votes out of a total of 1,237,812. (1999)
  • Muff and Steve Winwood were among recipients of the Gold Badge of Merit from the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters (BASCA) at a ceremony yesterday at the Savoy Hotel in London. This honour recognises long term service to the music industry. (13 October 1999)
  • VH1 (2000) - The 100 Greatest Rock Songs of All Time: Spencer Davis Group, "Gimme Some Lovin'" (#94)

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