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     Steve Miller Band

    This band was formed by the singer/guitarist Steve Miller in 1967/8 after the Goldberg-Miller Blues Band disbanded.  Their first album was Children of the Future, which was the forerunner of four albums based on the currently fashionable psychedelic blues scene of the late 1960s/early 1970s.  These albums did not achieve a hit on the singles chart but did enter into the album charts and their Anthology featured Paul McCartney, who was still a member of The Beatles, singing backing vocals on "My Dark Hour".    In 1973 the songs became more popular and the group began to see success, peaking with the albums Fly Like an Eagle and Book of Dreams in 1976 and 1977.   They achieved many hit singles and toured extensively, including a tour in 1977 with the Eagles.  Their main team involved in the majority of their hit songs of the 1970s and into the '80s were Steve Miller, Gary Mallaber with either Lonny Turner or Gerald Johnson.  The commercial success faded in the early 1980s with their last big hit being "Abracadabra" and since that time the band have toured and released several live albums and collections.

     

    Members that have appeared from 1968 to present day

    Byron Allred (vocals/keyboards)

    Norton Buffalo (vocals/harmonica)

    Roger Allen Clark (drums)

    Jesse Davis (guitar)

    Tim Davis (vocals/drums)

    David Denny (guitar)

    Greg Douglass (guitar)

    Nicky Hopkins (keyboards)

    Glyn Johns (vocals/guitar/percussion)

    Gerald Johnson (vocals/bass)

    Jim Keltner (drums)

    Jack King (drums)

    Gordy Knudtson (drums)

    Kenny Lee Lewis (vocals/guitar)

    Bob Malach (tenor saxophone)

    Gary Mallaber (drums)

    John Massaro (guitar)

    Steve Miller (vocals/guitar)

    Jim Peterman (vocals/keyboards)

    Billy Peterson (bass)

    Ricky Peterson (keyboards)

    Boz Scaggs (vocals/guitar)

    Ben Sidran (keyboards)

    Leo Sidran (organ)

    Dicky Thompson (keyboards)

    Lonnie Turner (vocals/bass)

    Ross Valory (vocals/bass)

    Bobby Winkelman (vocals/bass)

    Joseph Wooten (vocals/keyboards)

     

    Steve Miller Band Recordings

    Abracadabra (Steve Miller)

    Baby Wanna Dance (Steve Miller)

    Never Say No (John Massaro/Gary Mallaber/Kenny Lee Lewis)

     

    Sources:

     

    Many thanks to Gary Mallaber who has very kindly contributed information on the band.

     

    1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Miller_Band
    2. http://www.gangster-of-love.com/band.html
    3. http://www.stevemillerband.com/
    4. http://garymallaber.net/

     

     

     

      

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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