Will Jennings, who worked with Winwood on songs from his albums Arc Of A Diver, Talking Back To The Night and Back In The High Life, wrote the lyrics. He told us: "Valerie is a real person, whose identity I will not reveal. She was almost at the top of the world in her profession and let it slip away from her. She was a dear friend and this was my tribute to her." (Check out our interview with Will Jennings.)
This song has 2 remixes: one from Tom Lord Alge with revised drum and vocal tracks on the 1987 Steve Winwood compilation album Chronicles and the other from Swedish DJ Eric Prydz in 2004.
Annie Haslam of Renaissance
The 5-octave voice of the classical rock band Renaissance, Annie is big on creative expression. In this talk, she covers Roy Wood, the history of the band, and where all the money went in the '70s.
Leslie West of Mountain
From the cowbell on "Mississippi Queen" to recording with The Who when they got the wrong Felix, stories from one of rock's master craftsmen.
"Missing You" was a spontaneous outpouring of emotion triggered by a phone call. John tells that story and explains what MTV meant to his career.
John Doe of X
With his X-wife Exene, John fronts the band X and writes their songs.