Chris Wood of Traffic is born in Birmingham, England.
Jim Capaldi of Traffic is born in Worcester, England.
Dave Mason, solo artist and member of Traffic, is born in Worcester, England.
Steve Winwood - of Traffic, the Spencer Davis Group, Blind Faith and solo fame - is born in Birmingham, England.
Traffic’s first single, “Paper Sun,” enters the U.K. charts, where it will peak at #5.
Traffic’s biggest British hit, “Hole in My Shoe,” peaks at #2.
Traffic’s debut album, Mr. Fantasy, is released.
Traffic’s landmark second album, Traffic, is released. This same month, Steve Winwood and Chris Wood play on sessions for Electric Ladyland, by the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Traffic breaks up for the first time, as Steve Winwood departs to join the short-lived supergroup Blind Faith.
Blind Faith - comprising Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Ric Grech - debuts at a free concert at London’s Hyde Park for a crowd of 100,000.
A year after breaking up, a reunited Traffic releases John Barleycorn Must Die. It becomes the highest-charting album of their career, reaching #5.
The highly regarded debut album by Traffic’s Dave Mason, Alone Together, peaks at #22.
An expanded lineup of Traffic performs six British shows, resulting in the release of the popular Live at the Canteen that fall.
Traffic releases its biggest-selling album, The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys, whose lengthy title track becomes a favorite of album-oriented radio.
Traffic releases Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory, which contains the title track and the confessional “Sometimes I Feel So Uninspired.”
Traffic gives its farewell performance at Britain’s annual Reading Festival.
Traffic releases When the Eagle Flies, disbanding shortly thereafter.
Chris Wood of Traffic dies of liver failure.
A two-disc Traffic compilation, Smiling Phases, is released.
Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi revive Traffic, releasing Far From Home and touring for the first time in 20 years.
The reunited Traffic performs at Woodstock ’94.
Traffic is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the nineteenth annual induction dinner. Dave Matthews is their presenter.