Personalities | The Steve Miller Band | Sixties | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1966–86)

A cauldron of blues and psychedelia, 1968’s Children Of The Future was a US Top 30 entry for a California-based outfit in which the only constant would be Miller (guitar, vocals), though first singer Boz Scaggs enjoyed solo success. Becoming more radio-friendly, Miller made greater impact from the early 1970s with US chart-toppers ‘The Joker’, ‘Rock ‘N’ Me’ and 1982’s ‘Abracadabra’. As a postscript, a 1990 re-issue of ‘The Joker’ went to No. 1 in Britain, thanks to its use in a TV commercial.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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