The Spencer Davis Group – Keep on Running
- Stevie Winwood was the singer and keyboardist of The Spencer Davis Group, a British Invasion group from Birmingham, which was named for its guitar player.
- At the end of 1965, “Keep on Running” became The Spencer Davis Group’s first UK number-one.
- Winwood, whose older brother was the band’s bassist, was all of 17 when he recorded this number.
- The song was written and also recorded by Jamaican singer Jackie Edwards.
- It was produced by the group’s manager, Chris Blackwell. The label he founded and ran, Island Records, went on to popularize Jamaican music (most notably Bob Marley) throughout the world.