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The Steve Miller Band is a band named after and formed around Steve Miller, who plays guitar and harmonica and vocals handles.

The band consists of:

  • Sonny Charles
  • Gordy Knudtson (drums)
  • Kenny Lee Lewis (guitar, vocals)
  • Joseph Wooten (keyboard, vocals)

The band has 35 ex-members including Boz Scaggs and the legendary harmonica player Norton Buffalo (which in 2009 is deceased).

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Biography[Edit]Edit

Steve Miller was heavily influenced in his youth by blues musicians who performed regularly with his parents at home. When he was 15 years old he formed his first band in Dallas and he accompanied Jimmy Reed. He was then still at school and asked his best friend Boz Scaggs to sing. In 1964 he decided to depart to Chicago where the blues experienced a revival thanks to British bands like the Rolling Stones and The Animals. The blues scene was dominated by artists from the record label Chess Records as Little Walter , Howlin' Wolfand Willie Dixon. Later in his career would Steve Miller one of the most famous rock and roll artists of this label, Chuck Berry, guide.He was under the spell of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band with keyboard player and Barry Goldberg founded the Goldberg-Miller Blues Band on. They accompanied The Supremes and The Four Tops in New York, were the house band of the Phone Booth, a Theatre on Broadway where the The Young Rascals were just resigned. When he returned at the end of 1965 in Chicago was the blues scene disappeared and the then popular bars were closed by the police. After a short time he decided to pack hisVW-bus to and from San Francisco to leave. There he met the Butterfields Paul Blues Band and Jefferson Airplane. He played a few evenings along with Paul Butterfield, and reported at one of those sessions to remain permanently in San Francisco.

The Steve Miller Band was founded in January 1967. The first album, Children of the future, was based on the psychedelic blues style that was in vogue at that time in San Francisco. Singer Scaggs would post some albums left the band, followed by drummer Tim Davis initially accounted for the vocals. On some songs sang Steve Miller itself.The albums were selling well, but a music video was not. A special lp was "Recall the beginning, a journey form Eden" where Miller already accounted for the vocals themselves. In that time he spent on the VPRO-radio performed the legendary acoustic sessions, where he gradually drank so much that no one could still follow.

Miller came In 1973 with the album The Joker, the break-through to a large audience. The music was more accessible. In addition to the title track, there are still some hits from this album. The album The Joker was succeeded by Fly like an Eagle in 1976 and Book of Dreams in 1977, which were taken up at the same time, but with an interval of 1 year are released. Both albums are considered the top of Miller's commercial career and album reached high positions in different lists. Along with the Steve Miller Band undertook The Eagles a stadium tour in 1977. Both albums were released on single multiple numbers all of which came in the charts including Fly like an EagleSwing TownJungle LoveRock 'n me and Jet Airliner.

Steve Miller took a few years of rest to recover from the successes, recording and touring. Miller came back In 1981 with the album Circle of Love that not so good sold. In 1982 he obtained another super hit, with the number of the homonymous album Abracadabra . With subsequent plates as Living in the 20th century (1986), Born to B blue(1990) and Wide River (1993) knew the band not to continue this success. In Netherlands, the band had another big hit in 1990 with The Joker, that that year was released again after being used in a commercial for Levi's.

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Children of the future 09-1968 -
Sailor 01-1969 -
Brave new world 09-1969 -
Your saving Grace 03-1970 -
Number 5 11-1970 -
Rock love 11-1971 -
Recall the beginning-A journey from Eden 05-1972 27-05-1972 19 1
The joker 10-1973 -
Fly like an eagle 05-1976 05-06-1976 12 26
Book of dreams 05-1977 14-05-1977 3 19
Circle of love 10-1981 07-11-1981 10 21
Abracadabra 06-1982 26-06-1982 4 14
Live! 1983 30-04-1983 28 6 Live Album
Italian x-rays 11-1984 -
Living in the 20th century 01-1986 -
Born to B blue 01-1990 -
The very best of the Steve Miller Band 1991 12-10-1991 13 17 Compilation album
Wide river 01-1993 -
Young hearts-Complete greatest hits 2003 08-11-2003 93 2 Compilation album
Bingo! 11-06-2010 26-06-2010 70 4
Let your hair down 15-04-2011 23-04-2011 77 1
Album (s) with chart positions in

the Flemish Ultratop 200 albums

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Bingo! 2010 03-07-2010 75 1

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
The joker 1973 27-10-1973 18 6 # 18 in the Single Top 100
Take the money and run 1976 19-06-1976 tip11 -
Fly like an eagle 1976 18-09-1976 27 5 # 21 in the Single Top 100
Rock'n me 1976 11-12-1976 21 6 # 22 in the Single Top 100
Jet airliner 1977 28-05-1977 13 6 # 11 in the Single Top 100
Jungle love 1977 03-09-1977 tip3 -
Swingtown 1977 26-11-1977 tip13 -
Macho city 1982 06-02-1982 33 3 # 27 in the Single Top 100
Abracadabra 1982 26-06-1982 18 6 # 26 in the Single Top 100
"Keeps me wondering why 1982 14-08-1982 tip17 -
The joker 1990 29-09-1990 1 (2 wk) 13 # 1 in the Single Top 100

DVDs[Edit]Edit

  • Live From Chicago, recorded in 2007 at the Ravinia Amphitheater, Highland Park, Chicago
DVDs with the Dutch Music charts in the Top 30 Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest 

position

Number Of 

weeks

Comments
Live from Chicago 2008 07-06-2008 7 12

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Abracadabra 1272 1241 1773 1472 1505 1539 1904 1625 1834 1649 - - - 1703 -
Fly like an eagle 788 697 897 719 749 729 1038 780 1064 829 1015 935 871 1009 1320
Rock'n me - 1628 1791 - - - - - - - - - - - -
The joker 1283 869 1123 1034 1414 1064 1529 1758 1680 1478 1211 1091 1151 1354 1399

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