On December 30, 1967, the new band rounded off the year in style by charting with their first album.
'Hole In My Shoe' was atypical Traffic, butit remains a prime example of the post-Summer of Love pop sound that echoed around the UK charts.
The duo’s version of the song outdid the one by its writer, Dave Mason.
The documentary celebrates Joe Cocker’s legendary, short-lived 30-piece band – and their surprise reunion 45 years later.
Despite the departure of Dave Mason, Traffic were a band again, returning in 1970 with an acclaimed fourth LP.
His talents as a flute, saxophone and keyboard player, and sometime writer, were also much employed in numerous other settings.
When Eric Clapton's new band Derek and the Dominos played their first gig on June 14, 1970, they didn't have a name until a few minutes before the gig.
In June 1971, even media types who had never liked GFR's populist hard rock style had to concede that they'd become one of the biggest bands of their generation.
The album topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic and led to a worldwide tour that went on for a year.
Some of the finest recorded work by one of the most distinguished British writer-performer-producers of them all.
Due out on May 14, the titles include the band's acclaimed debut, 'Mr. Fantasy', their self-titled sophomore set and 'John Barleycorn Must Die'.
Their self-titled 1968 set had the band working with New York producer Jimmy Miller, doubling up between these sessions and his initial work with the Rolling Stones.
uDiscover Music talks to the American hitmaker and singer-songwriter about her storied career.
The British rock band from Birmingham founded by Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood, and Dave Mason were known for their genre-fluid rock music.
The collection features all of the British band's groundbreaking work between 1967 and 1974.