Steve Miller Band









Steve Miller Band

Steve Miller Band

is a rock band which performs blues rock style of music and has been performing from 1967 and still performs today. The band was formed by Barry Goldburg, Steve Miller (guitar player and lead vocalist, and songwriter), Roy Ruby (bass player), and Maurice McKinnley (drum player), formed Goldburg-Miller Blues Band. They released one single before Steve dropped out of the band. The band played in many Chicago clubs before signing with Epic Records label.

Steve Miller was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on October 5, 1943. He has been active in music from 1967 to the present. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 1750 Vine Street. Some of The Steve Miller Bandís greatest hits were, Fly Like An Eagle, Abracadabra, Rock ĎNí Me, Jungle Love, Swingtown, The Joker, Take the Money and Run, and Jet Airliner. Steveís mother, Bertha Miller, was a jazz influenced singer. The family moved to Dallas, Texas in 1950. Steve had his first guitar lessons at the age of five by Les Paul, a legendary guitarist. Les Paul was good friends with the family. Steve formed his first band when he was in St. Markís School of Texas. It was called, The Marksmen. He formed the Ardells while he was attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in the 1960's. He was only 16 years when he started college.

Steve Miller formed the Steve Miller Band in 1967. Miller was the vocalist, and they released an album called, Children of the Future, in 1968. This was the first of many which were in the psychedelic blues style of music. This was the style of music performed in San Francisco at the time. Those that the band released were, Brave New World, Sailor, Your saving Grace, and Number 5. None of these releases produced any hits.

Steve was very successful with his, Fly Like An Eagle in 1976, and Book of Dreams, in 1977. These two releases were a big part of the peak commercial stage of his career. They both reached the top of the albums charts and also spit out a series of hit singles. Some of the hit singles were, Rockín Me, Take the Money and Run, Jet Airliner, and Jungle Love. Steve changed his style to a more softer rock, and blues music. Right after the Steve Miller Band reached the heights of their career, they took a break from recording and touring. They returned in 1981 with the release of the album called, Circle of Love. The sales for the album were low so Steve went back to his pop style of music. The band then released the hit album, Abracadabra. This was the bandís last big hit album.

Steve still collaborated with Paul McCartney on the album called, Flaming Pie, in 1997.Steve still tours and he just released a new album called, The Truth About the Lies, in 2007.