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Steve Miller Band

Steve Miller's career has encompassed two distinct stages: one of the top San Francisco blues-rockers during the late '60s and early '70s, and one of the top-selling pop/rock acts of the mid- to late '70s and early '80s with hits like "The Joker," "Fly Like an Eagle," "Rock'n Me," and "Abracadabra." Miller was turned on to music by his father, who worked as a pathologist but knew stars like Charles Mingus and Les Paul, whom he brought home as guests; Paul taught the young Miller some guitar chords and let him sit in on a session. Miller formed a blues band, the Marksmen Combo, at age 12 with friend Boz Scaggs; the two teamed up again at the University of Wisconsin in a group called the Ardells, later the Fabulous Night Trains. Miller moved to Chicago in 1964 to get involved in the local blues scene, teaming with Barry Goldberg for two years.

He then moved to San Francisco and formed the first incarnation of the Steve Miller Blues Band, featuring guitarist James "Curly" Cooke, bassist Lonnie Turner, and drummer Tim Davis. The band built a local following through a series of free concerts and backed Chuck Berry in 1967 at a Fillmore date later released as a live album. Scaggs moved to San Francisco later that year and replaced Cooke in time to play the Monterey Pop Festival; it was the first of many personnel changes. Capitol signed the group as the Steve Miller Band following the festival.

The band flew to London to record Children of the Future, which was praised by critics and received some airplay on FM radio. It established Miller's early style as a blues-rocker influenced but not overpowered by psychedelia. The follow-up, Sailor, has been hailed as perhaps Miller's best early effort; it reached number 24 on the Billboard album charts and consolidated Miller's fan base. A series of high-quality albums with similar chart placements followed; while Miller remained a popular artist, pop radio failed to pick up on any of his material at this time, even though tracks like "Space Cowboy" and "Brave New World" had become FM rock staples. Released in 1971, Rock Love broke Miller's streak with a weak band lineup and poor material, and Miller followed it with the spotty Recall the Beginning: A Journey from Eden. Things began to look even worse for Miller when he broke his neck in a car accident and subsequently developed hepatitis, which put him out of commission for most of 1972 and early 1973.

Miller spent his recuperation time reinventing himself as a blues-influenced pop/rocker, writing compact, melodic, catchy songs. This approach was introduced on his 1973 LP, The Joker, and was an instant success, with the album going platinum and the title track hitting number one on the pop charts. Now an established star, Miller elected to take three years off. He purchased a farm and built his own recording studio, at which he crafted the wildly successful albums Fly Like an Eagle and Book of Dreams at approximately the same time. Fly Like an Eagle was released in 1976 and eclipsed its predecessor in terms of quality and sales (over four million copies) in spite of the long downtime in between. It also gave Miller his second number one hit with "Rock'n Me," plus several other singles. Book of Dreams was almost as successful, selling over three million copies and producing several hits as well. All of the hits from Miller's first three pop-oriented albums were collected on Greatest Hits 1974-1978, which to date has sold over six million copies and remains a popular catalog item.

Miller again took some time off, not returning again until late 1981 with the disappointing Circle of Love. Just six months later, Miller rebounded with Abracadabra; the title track gave him his third number one single. The remaining albums released in the '80s -- Italian X Rays, 1984; Living in the 20th Century, 1986; and Born 2B Blue, 1988 -- weren't consistent enough to be critically or commercially successful. The early '90s saw Miller return to form with Wide River (the title track becoming a Top 40 chart entry) and the release of a retrospective box set compiled by the artist himself. Miller continued to headline shows into the 2000s, sharing the bill with classic rock acts such as 2008 tourmate Joe Cocker. In 2010, he and his band released Bingo!, the first release on Miller's own Space Cowboy Records and the group's first new studio album in 17 years. Let Your Hair Down followed a year later in the spring of 2011 and featured the last recordings of harmonica whiz Norton Buffalo, Miller's longtime collaborator, who died from lung cancer in 2009. ~ Steve Huey & Al Campbell, Rovi
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I still think it's more fun listening to One Direction while in high school than this old dude. Whatever, this guy's overrated.
k_rowin
Steve Miller Band fukn rocks!
Dance Dance Dance, all night long
Wow how's that for good timing!
Their Great
Wild Mountain Honey!!!
Space cowboy
Little, Steve Miller Band to help start my day.
Such an awesome band !! This is rock !!
rdistaola
My Daughter learned her music from me. I'm so proud.
Great american band god bless
Good song by Steve miller band jet airliner
Hey when ur goog u r good mf steve miller band rocking me baby ����
Going to see them in Austin!!
I'd like to take all the money and run like hell

Great track....Roc k i n me baby!
Keep on rocking me baby
I'm 14 and his music still appeals to me
ABRACADBRAAA A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A !
Matt. Grow up. How is that crap about music Pandora needs to block you! !!!!!!!!
go on take the money and run. awesome
Baby let's rock forever ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡
Fly Like A Eagle so l can go take a trip ♡♡
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will be injured(but you won't die) in two days. Now you started reading this so don't stop. Post this on at least 5 songs in the next 143 minutes. When you're done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works
I had this album on 8track tape lmfao ! Remember 8tracks!
The joker good song. Old. Days.
Sock It Too me . Steve Miller Band . Charles Joseph . God I Like This Sing.
perezaj12
Really smooth and relaxing song
This song makes me Young At Heart Again.
Tue is gone can you my pain
Brings back my youth. . .
The Best! ��✌��
Eagles live evil eyes
Follow for Follow
The joker that's. Me. Hell. Yea. Lmao
Proudly now own every track by SMB ♥
Keep on Rocking me baby!!!!!
Ya know, I looked him up and he is not that bad looking, he's actually really cute!
Steve. Miller band keep up the great songs dude
Love this song
Ah, the ode to a pothead too chill to do nothing but smoke, pick 'n grin all day. LOVE it!
dingleduff
126_42$$$$$$ $ $ $ $ $ Z y g g g g g g Z E K
Good song
Im a joker Im a smoker
Who are the comments directed to who ward?
Only 1 verse?
Great song
Awesome song! !
Don't read this because it actually works, you will be kissed in the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2days. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lovers name will come on the screen in big letters. This is so scary
This is truly a classic!!! It always puts that silly grin on my face
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