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Steve Miller’s profession offers encompassed two unique stages: among the top SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA blues-rockers through the past due ’60s and early ’70s, and something from the top-selling pop/rock and roll acts from the middle- to past due ’70s and early ’80s with strikes like “The Joker,” “Travel As an Eagle,” “Rock’n Me personally,” and “Abracadabra.” Miller was fired up to music by his dad, who worked like a pathologist but understood celebrities like Charles Mingus and Les Paul, whom he brought house as guests; Paul trained the youthful Miller some acoustic guitar chords and allow him sit in on the session. Miller created a blues music group, the Marksmen Combo, at age group 12 with friend Boz Scaggs; both teamed up once again at the University or college of Wisconsin in an organization known as the Ardells, later on the Fabulous Night time Trains. Miller relocated to Chicago in 1964 to try the neighborhood blues picture, teaming with Barry Goldberg for just two years. Then moved to SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA and formed the very first incarnation from the Steve Miller Blues Music group, featuring guitarist Wayne “Curly” Cooke, bassist Lonnie Turner, and drummer Tim Davis. The music group built an area following through some free of charge concerts and supported Chuck Berry in 1967 in a Fillmore day later released like a live recording. Scaggs relocated to SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA later that 12 months and changed Cooke with time to try out the Monterey Pop Event; it had been the to begin many personnel adjustments. Capitol authorized the group because the Steve Miller Music group following the event. The music group flew to London to record Kids into the future, that was praised by critics and received some airplay on Radio. It founded Miller’s early design like a blues-rocker inspired however, not overpowered by psychedelia. The follow-up, Sailor, continues to be hailed as probably Miller’s greatest early work; it reached amount 24 in the Billboard record graphs and consolidated Miller’s group of fans. Some high-quality albums with equivalent chart placements implemented; while Miller continued to be a popular musician, pop radio didn’t detect some of his materials at the moment, even though monitors like “Space Cowboy” and “Daring ” NEW WORLD “” acquired become FM rock and roll staples. Released in 1971, Rock and roll Appreciate broke Miller’s streak using a weakened music group lineup and poor materials, and Miller implemented it using the spotty Recall the start: A Trip from Eden. Factors began to appearance a whole lot worse for Miller when he broke his throat in a vehicle accident and eventually created hepatitis, which place him away from commission for some of 1972 and early 1973. Miller spent his recuperation period reinventing himself being a blues-influenced pop/rocker, composing small, melodic, catchy music. This process was presented on his 1973 LP, The Joker, and was an instantaneous success, using the record going platinum as well as the name track hitting number 1 in the pop graphs. Now a recognised superstar, Miller elected to consider 3 years off. He bought a plantation and constructed his own documenting studio, of which he crafted the wildly effective albums Fly As an Eagle and Reserve of Dreams at around once. Fly As an Eagle premiered in 1976 and eclipsed its forerunner with regards to quality and product sales (over four million copies) regardless of the lengthy downtime among. It also provided Miller his second number 1 strike with “Rock’n Me,” plus other singles. Reserve of Dreams was nearly as effective, offering over three million copies and making several strikes as well. Every one of the strikes from Miller’s initial three pop-oriented albums had been gathered on Greatest Strikes 1974-1978, which up to now has marketed over six million copies and continues to be a favorite catalog item. Miller once again took time off, not coming back again until later 1981 using the unsatisfactory Circle of Like. Just half a year afterwards, Miller rebounded with Abracadabra; the name track provided him his third number 1 single. The rest of the albums released in the ’80s — Italian X Rays, 1984; Surviving in the 20th Hundred years, 1986; and Given birth to 2B Blue, 1988 — weren’t constant enough to become critically or commercially effective. The first ’90s noticed Miller go back to type with Large River (the name track learning to be a Best 40 chart access) as well as the release of the retrospective box arranged published by the designer himself. Miller continuing to headline displays in to the 2000s, posting the expenses with classic rock and roll acts such as for example 2008 tourmate Joe Cocker. This year 2010, he and his music group released Bingo!, the very first launch on Miller’s personal Space Cowboy Information as well as the group’s first fresh studio recording in 17 years. Allow Your Locks Down adopted a year later on in the springtime of 2011 and presented the final recordings of harmonica whiz Norton Buffalo, Miller’s longtime collaborator, who passed away from lung malignancy in ’09 2009.

Quick Facts


Full Name Steve Miller Band
Profession Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter
Education Duke University
Nationality American
Spouse Janice Ginsburg Miller
Parents Bertha Miller, George Miller
Siblings Phil Miller, Buddy Miller
Music Songs Abracadabra, Mercury Blues, I Want To Make The World Turn Around, Winter Time, Fly Like an Eagle, The Joker, Take the Money and Run, Keeps Me Wondering Why, Space Intro, Rock 'N Me, Macho City, Jet Airliner, Don't Let Nobody Turn You Around, Sweet Maree, Dear Mary, Jungle Love, Going to Mexico, Baby's Callin' Me Home, Nobody But You Baby, Enter Maurice, Journey From Eden, Baby's House, Things I Told You, Young Girl's Heart, Got Love 'Cause You Need It, Wild Mountain Honey, Love's Riddle, Industrial Military Complex Hex, Serenade, Space Cowboy, Swingtown, The Stake
Albums Book of Dreams, Steve Miller Band Live!, Children of the Future, Fly Like an Eagle, Your Saving Grace, Brave New World, The Joker, Recall the Beginning...A Journey from Eden, Abracadabra, Sailor, Wide River, Circle of Love, Let Your Hair Down, Number 5, Rock Love, Living in the 20th Century, Italian X Rays, Bingo!, Living in the U.S.A., Greatest Hits 1974–78, The Very Best of the Steve Miller Band, Young Hearts, Anthology, Box Set, Shake Your Tree, Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, Nj. June 25th, 1978 (Doxy Collection, Remastered, Live on Fm Broadcasting), Radio Live: Steve Miller Band and Friends, Live From Chicago, The Best of 1968-1973, Greatest Hits, Space Cowboy, New York 1976 (Live), Greatest Hits - A Decade of American Music (1976-1986), Steve Miller Band
Nominations Juno Award for International Single of the Year


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#Fact
1 Ketchum, Idaho [November 2008]
2 The Steve Miller Band was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1750 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
3 he would come to Oklahoma every year until someone threw an empty whiskey bottle at him on stage, he never came back until Oklahoma petitioned him to come back in August of 2005.
4 Les Paul taught Steve Miller how to play the guitar at the age of 5.
5 Lead singer of rock band Steve Miller Blues Band.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Der Mann auf der Brücke 2009 TV Movie writer: "The joker"
Rage 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero World Tour 2008 Video Game writer: "The Joker"
Lost Islands 2008 writer: "Abracadabra"
The Love Guru 2008 writer: "The Joker"
The Promotion 2008 writer: "Fly Like an Eagle" 1976 - as Steven H. Miller
Parashat Ha-Shavua 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Singing Bee 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Margot at the Wedding 2007 writer: "Dear Mary" - as Steven H. Miller
American Masters 2007 TV Series documentary 1 episode
Gilmore Girls 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Happy Feet 2006 writer: "The Joker Mash-Up with Everything I Own" - uncredited
Australian Idol 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Name Is Earl 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Super Ex-Girlfriend 2006 writer: "The Joker"
Babel 2006/I writer: "The Joker ATFC's Aces High Remix"
Cold Case 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
L'anniversaire 2005 lyrics: "Abracadabra" / music: "Abracadabra"
William Eggleston in the Real World 2005 Documentary writer: "Living in the USA"
El Lobo 2004 writer: "The Joker"
Little Black Book 2004 writer: "Angel"
Karaoke Revolution Volume 2 2004 Video Game writer: "The Joker"
I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Dreamers 2003 writer: "Song for Our Ancestors" 1968
I Love the '70s 2003 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
That '70s Show 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Clockstoppers 2002 "Abracadabra"
Un paso adelante 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Formula 51 2001 writer: "Take the Money and Run" - as Miller
The Sopranos 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Earthly Possessions 1999 TV Movie writer: "I Love You"
Space Jam 1996 writer: "Fly Like An Eagle"
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1996 TV Series writer: "Abracadabra"
Sgt. Bilko 1996 writer: "Living In The USA"
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1995-1996 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Pompatus of Love 1995 writer: "The Joker" - as S. Miller
Takin' Over the Asylum 1994 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Lassie 1994 writer: "Going to the country"
My Girl 2 1994 writer: "Swingtown"
Dazed and Confused 1993 performer: "Living In The USA" / writer: "Living In The USA"
Otto - Der Liebesfilm 1992 writer: "The Joker"
The Simpsons 1991 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Miami Vice 1987 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Protocol 1984 performer: "Shangri-La"
The Big Chill 1983 writer: "Quicksilver Girl"
FM 1978 performer: "Fly Like An Eagle" / writer: "Fly Like An Eagle"
James at 16 1978 TV Series writer - 1 episode
12 at Noon 1977 writer: "Take the Money and Run" - uncredited
Oceans 1971 Documentary performer: "Space Cowboy" - uncredited / writer: "Space Cowboy" - uncredited
Pacific Vibrations 1970 Documentary writer: "Motherless Children"
Homer 1970 writer: "Brave New World"
Captain Milkshake 1970 writer: "Children of the Future"
Who's Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Mike & Mike 2014-2015 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records 2015 Documentary writer: "Living in the USA"
Parenthood 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Halt and Catch Fire 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Blended 2014 writer: "True Fine Love"
Need for Speed 2014 writer: "Fly Like An Eagle"
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 2013 writer: "Jet Airliner"
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Video Game writer: "Rock'n Me"
The Voice 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011-2013 TV Series writer - 5 episodes
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone 2013 writer: "Abracadabra"
Atop the Fourth Wall 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dark Shadows 2012 writer: "The Joker"
Pastor Mike Online 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 1 2010-2011 TV Series documentary writer - 3 episodes
Ja el tenim! El disc de La Marató 2010 TV Movie documentary writer: "Prop dels estels"
Kottan ermittelt: Rien ne va plus 2010 writer: "The Joker"
Willkommen Österreich 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men 2008-2010 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
L'arnacoeur 2010 writer: "The Joker"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pollock 2000 music consultant

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Born in Chicago 2013 Documentary post-production Himself
Taken by Storm: The Art of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis 2013 Documentary Himself
CMT Crossroads 2010 TV Series Himself
Steve Miller Band: Live from Chicago 2008 Video documentary Himself
American Masters 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Advertising's Greatest Hits 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself - Steve Miller Band
Darren Vigil Gray Counterclockwise 2003 Documentary short Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2003 TV Series Himself
Paul McCartney: In the World Tonight 1997 Video documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Rock Concert 1973 TV Series Himself
Fillmore 1972 Documentary Performers (as The Elvin Bishop Group)
Beat-Club 1972 TV Series
Beat-Workshop 1971 TV Series Himself - Musician
Revolution 1968 Documentary Himself (as Steve Miller Band)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2013 TV Series Himself - IRS Hearings

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1987 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording Awarded on July 14, 1987 at 1750 Vine Street


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