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Steve Miller Band      

American Rock Band; "Fly Like an Eagle" and "The Joker"

Steve Miller Band is an American rock band formed in 1967 in San Francisco, California. The band is managed by Steve Miller on guitar and lead vocals.

In 1965, Miller moved to San Francisco where the psychedelic scene was flourishing. He then formed the Steve Miller Blues Band, which was shortened when they contracted with Capitol Records.

In 1968, they released an album, “Children of the Future,” the first in a series of discs rooted solidly in the psychedelic blues style that then dominated the San Francisco scene.

The group followed with the release of their second album, 1968’s “Sailor,” with the albums “Brave New World” and “Your Saving Grace“ in 1969 and “Number 5” in 1970. These first five albums performed respectably on the U.S. Billboard 200 Albums chart. Songs from this period are also featured in a portion of the double album compilation “Anthology,” which included a guest appearance on bass guitar, drums and backing vocals by Paul McCartney on the songs “Celebration” and “My Dark Hour.”

In 1973, “The Joker” marked the start of the second phase of Miller and his band’s career as this work was less hard-rock oriented and simpler in composition. The album received significant radio airplay, which helped the title track reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart.

The band followed up with “Fly Like an Eagle” in 1976, and “Book of Dreams” in 1977. This pair of albums represented the peak of the group’s commercial career, both reaching the top echelons of the album charts and spawning a lengthy series of hit singles, including “Fly Like An Eagle,” “Rock'n Me,” “Take the Money and Run,” “Jet Airliner," “Swingtown” and “Jungle Love.”

On the heels of this massive success, Miller and the band took a long hiatus from recording and touring, emerging in 1981 with “Circle of Love.” In 1982 he returned to the pop formula with another hit album, “Abracadabra.“

They released “Bingo!” in 2010. The album of blues covers was their first in 17 years. In 2011 the Steve Miller Band released the album, “Let Your Hair Down” which, like "Bingo!" was released on Miller’s Space Cowboy Records in partnership with Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records. For the 2010-2011 school year, Miller was an Artist in Residence at the USC Thornton School of Music, where he taught students in the Popular Music and Music Industry programs.

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