Tragic Magic: The Life of Traffic's Chris Wood
by Dan Ropek
Traffic was the most enigmatic British band of their day. Formed in early 1967 by Chris Wood, Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Dave Mason, they rejected the bright lights of London, in favor of a run-down, supposedly haunted, cottage in the country – a place to live communally and write music. Researched and written over a 10-year period, this is the definitive account of Chris Wood and the band.