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- 1 Live at Santa Monica
- 2 Joe Cocker
- 3 How prolific was Traffic?
- 4 A couple of points
- 5 I'm going to add some references here and expand the article, as I did with Family (band)
- 6 Traffic an influence on progressive rock?
- 7 This is the right article for me to try to get to FA status
- 8 Proposal to remove fair use images of the band
Live at Santa Monica
I added lineup for the Feb 21, 1972 Santa Monica concert; see http://www.stevewinwood.com/releases/details/det.traf.livesanta.htm
Wasn't Joe Cocker in Traffic? --126.96.36.199 11:11, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
Nope. Check warr.org
No, but Steve Winwood played with Joe Cocker. Other members of Traffic may also have played with Cocker. 02.06.06 LT Munich, Germany
How prolific was Traffic?
Was Traffic a very prolific band when they were together? Their first two albums were very different between the US and UK versions, and wasn't Last Exit a hastily cobbled together contractual obligation album after they'd broken up for the second time? Joinery1 (talk) 03:09, 24 January 2009 (UTC)
A couple of points
It may be the case that Traffic were influenced by The Band, but they 'got it together in the country' in April 1967, which is at the same time The Band moved into Big Pink, and certainly not an imitation of them. I've changed the wording here.
In addition, I've changed the date of the band forming to 1967. Winwood, Capaldi and Mason may have had a few jams in late 1966, but Winwood was still in the Spencer Davis Group until March 1967, and recorded and toured with them in early 1967. Traffic weren't officially unveiled as Winwood's next move until April 1967. [See CD booklets to 'Dear Mr Fantasy' and 'Eight Days A Week' (Spencer Davis Group)] Clear air turbulence 23:14, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
I'm going to add some references here and expand the article, as I did with Family (band)
Traffic an influence on progressive rock?
I don't really see this one as being true. I can't find a cite for it anywhere - I always viewed Traffic as more of a psychedelic band. What do you all think? I don't hear many prog bands citing Traffic as an influence.--h i s s p a c e r e s e a r c h 15:11, 26 June 2007 (UTC)
Traffic was not an influence on progressive rock, I agree. Traffic does not have enough in common with the prog rock genre to be linked to it in any major way. If Traffic were to be classified at all, I'd think it would be more appropriate to call their music psychedelic rock, art rock, and jazz rock. User: Uriah is Boss 4 October 2007 —Preceding signed but undated comment was added at 15:18, 4 October 2007 (UTC)
- Yeah, the whole article needs expansion. It has the potential to eventually become a featured article but I doubt enough people are interested.--h i s s p a c e r e s e a r c h 21:21, 20 November 2007 (UTC)
I wholeheartedly agree! And what happened to the photo of Traffic? Someone put it back! The article is dull without it. User: Uriah is Boss 15:52, 27 November 2007
This is the right article for me to try to get to FA status
Per User:Yannismarou/Ten rules to make an article FA, I think it's probably the best choice right now. I both know a lot about the subject and believe that finding sources online should be easy enough.--h i s s p a c e r e s e a r c h 17:54, 29 January 2008 (UTC)
- But I don't know if I'm going to muster up the courage or find the time to attempt it now that I'm busy. The fact that an article I worked hard on, King Crimson, didn't reach FA was disappointing... GA is cool though.--h i s s p a c e r e s e a r c h 19:28, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
Proposal to remove fair use images of the band
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The free use images of the band present in the article are not necessary in my opinion, because there is already a Creative Commons-licensed image of them in the infobox. As a fan of this band, I am aware that its lineup has changed over time, but I still believe the fair use images to be superfluous. So, remove them or keep them?