Sad news for Winwood fans. Speculation had been rife that the English musician best known for his hit song Higher Love, is about to announce his retirement from music, at age 70, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 16/11/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a musician isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a musician just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Thursday evening, #ThankYouSteve was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“Steve Winwood was unlike any other musician we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouSteve”
— @universalObserver, 15 Nov 2018
“I thought Steve Winwood retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 15 Nov 2018
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