Friday, October 25, 2019

Blind Item #1 - Kindness

This foreign born permanent A- list musician/singer from a group and solo was a part of several successful bands when he was young followed by an also successful solo career. He is know for his angelic singing voice and his proficiency with a number of different instruments.  He has done a lot of charity work both with other musicians from his own generation (including one he was in band with for a short while) and alone primarily for charities helping children. What is not so well known is that he earmarks a percentage of his concert and recording royalties for these charities as well and has increased the amount as his own children have gotten older and are on their own. 

68 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Peter Gabriel?

MontanaMarriott said...

Clapton?

GillyBean said...

Phil Collins?

Neil said...

Steve Winwood

Soapdish said...

Eric Clapton

Soapdish said...

Eric Clapton

rcmercer said...

Vince Gill

Unknown said...

Steve Winwood

SWdancer said...

Jeff Lynne?

Melvin The Reanimated said...

Eric Clapton.

Though he may be higher than A-?

Dark Star Chasm said...

Bono is the most virtuous thing I can think of

Dane said...

John Waite ?

Dane said...

John Waite? If I posted twice the phone is being a jerk.

Brayson87 said...

So moderated comments again, what happened?

Rosie riveter said...

Sweet

Marlin said...

Oops didnt see the multiple instruments part.

veee said...

I'm thinking Clapton? Many groups, successful solo career.

Neil said...

This has to be Winwood. He has the falsetto voice and can play basically any instrument. Clapton is known for playing only guitar and, as Melvin said, would be rated higher. He funds the Crossroads facility for the treatment of substance abuse, it's somewhere in the Caribbean.

Rob Zero said...

Neil Young. (Bands before solo were Buffalo Springfield & CSNY)

NotAgain said...

Voice of an angel is throwing me.

I'd say Michael McDonald but I don't think two bands (Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan) constitutes "several".

Can Eric Clapton play several instruments?

Paul McCartney but he'd be permanent A+ right?

Liking the Steve Winwood guess!

Y'all are much better at this than me.

Someone Said said...

Midge Ure?

Unknown said...

How about Geddy Lee from Rush?

I buy my crack my smack my bitch right here said...

Neil Young

Brayson87 said...

@Dark Star, You might want to go back and check past blinds about Bono, he's no saint.

Brayson87 said...

I think "a part of several successful bands when he was young" will be key to figuring this one out, kind of rare.

Flashy Vic said...

Geddy hasn't done anything solo, Unknown.

Chrissie said...

This is Sting

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E said...

@Brayson that part of the clue ensures that it's Steve Winwood

Spencer Davis Group
Traffic
Blind Faith

Max Power said...

Jesus Christ. Most of the guesses here make clear that people didn't even read the blind.

IndieRaga said...

I don't know who this is, but Bless your Soul buddy !
A Lotus blossoms in the filthy mud....just like you in Hollywood !

Flashy Vic said...

Yeah, Neil Young sounds good for this. Well Done @Rob Zero

sandybrook said...

I’m going with Jeff Lynne because he was in several groups when he was young, had a bit of solo success and was in The Flying Wilbur’s which I think was formed to help charities.

nancer said...

probably winwood. only because a lot of people don't know who he is, because he's great. clapton, gill, young, etc. are NOT A-.

Poppies115 said...

Steve Winwood, who should be A+ if just based on talent.

NoNoNoNo said...

I think this is Midge Ure - an extraordinary talent, and ever-present in charitable causes

Rory Gman said...

+Steve Winwood

Vita said...

I think this is steve winwood...Traffic, Spencer Davis Group, Blind Faith, solo...multiple instruments. Lovely blind!

Clark Green said...

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner

Murph said...

This blind is Steve Winwood

Guesser said...

Steve Winwood, bands Spencer Dave Group, Blind Faith,Traffic. Solo career. Never quite A+ As a solo. Charity works well known,multi instrumenalist. So he is the best guest. @Neil was first,I think.

longtimereader said...

Bono is a greedy tax-dodger and davos slut, this is Windwood who now lives and runs a farm.

Chick Hip said...

Barry Gibb

Chick Hip said...

Barry Gibb

Chick Hip said...

Barry Gibb

atoukzug said...

Justin Hayward

Do Tell said...

I think it's Peter Gabriel (angelic). I think several successful bands is a red herring.

He is a true sweetheart and an amazing, amazing performer. This blind does not surprise me at all.

no said...

Steve Windwood was in Spencer Davis Group, Eric Clapton and Powerhouse, Blind Faith
Traffic, Ginger Baker's Air Force and then solo. He's got four kids. He plays keyboards, guitar and sings. Makes the most sense to me. He also seems like a decent bloke, too.

KnitWit said...

Great whoever it is.

Sea Hag said...

I don't think anyone has ever described Neil Young as having a voice of an angel.

Cindy said...

I think McCartney - even though he should be hire on the list, there's lot of younger people who don't really know him the way he should be known.

gauloise said...

angelic singing voice

could that be referring to that See you in heaven Clapton song?

MissDavie said...

Peter Gabriel (angel) or Steve Winwood (higher love)

Ronaldus Magnus said...

Don Henley. He has always cared kids.

David Andrews said...

Neil Young, def. Makes up for the Pegi thing?

Max Power said...

Magnus just won the Internet

Brayson87 said...

+1 E, Winwood fits.

Aquagirl said...

This cannot possibly be Neil Young. He has 2 adult children with cerebral palsy (one cannot even speak), so they will never be ‘on their own.’

+1 Steve Winwood.

Brayson87 said...

Yeah definitely Steve Winwood. Just read the first two paragraphs of his wiki entry and google steve winwood charity.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Winwood

Studio54 said...

Sting.

JL said...

Nah Darryl Hannah wouldn’t permit it

Unknown said...

David Crosby

Unknown said...

He doesn't give his own money to charity
And even when he collects for charity
He still doesn't give it away.

Unknown said...

Bono is a charity social climber.
Just does it to rubs shoulders with the royal family.
His charity had £165m in the bank which he was sitting on.
One pure scumbag.

A.Claire said...

What an amazing human being!

Em22 said...

Or even just a half a glance at YT after searching his name, lol!

Em22 said...

Ohhh nice! Good one w the Flying Wilburs.

Em22 said...

Lol, after he molests them? Or before? Probably after, I'm sure he thinks some money and just a threat and sending them running, is care...ful.lol!

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