David Mason is an acclaimed English musician born on May 10, 1947, in Worcester (England) who has a net worth of $ 10 million. He was one of the creators of the historic Traffic grouping along with Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, and Chris Wood.
In 1967 the quartet recorded its first single “Paper Sun”, being among the first 10 places of the lists of the popularity of the United Kingdom. The same year they had better luck with the song “Hole my shoe”, with which climbed to the list of popularity to the second place, thus beginning a prolific race of successes. Mason leaves the band for a short period of time due to personal problems with Steve Winwood but soon returns Traffic. In 1968 published their second LP, but after the third Mason definitively retiree of the band.
David Mason and his bandmates signed Island Records and in 1967 they released their first single, “Paper Sun,” a psychedelic song co-written between Jim Capaldi and Steve Winwood, which reached # 5 in the UK. The same year they were more successful with “Hole In My Shoe” (number 2), a song written by Dave Mason and less, within a succession of great successes, with “Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush” (number 8) Theme written by all the members of the band.
The LP, appeared in the month of December, “Mr. Fantasy “(1967), produced by Jimmy Miller, was an exemplary record of the period, a classic of British psychedelia in which we can see the habitual consumption of drugs to stimulate the creative process and its eclectic significance in psychedelic subjects that developed Of progressive way, with elements blues and jazz.
In 1967, Mason, with a more melodic compositional sense than the rest of the band, left the group for a while due to internal tensions but returned a few months later.
“Traffic” (1968) was his second and greatest LP and was number 9 in the UK, another great work produced by Miller with, within psychedelia, R & B, jazz, soul, country and folk-rock incisions, echoes of The Band and Buffalo Springfield, and major compositions such as “Feelin ‘Alright,” their fifth single that featured versions of Grand Funk Railroad or Joe Cocker, “Who Knows What Tomorrow Might Bring”, “You Can All Joy In” Be Sad “or” 40,000 Headmen “, theme of which they made an adaptation Blood, Sweat & Tears. After this record, Dave Mason finally left the group after being fired by the remaining trio. This fact wobbled the formation since the own Winwood left to integrate during its short existence in the supergroup Blind Faith.