The Steve Miller Band is an American group formed in 1966 in San Francisco by singer and guitarist Steve Miller.
Blues player Steve Miller originally formed the group "Goldberg-Miller Blues Band" with Barry Golberg. Group that skims the Chicago clubs and quickly stands out. But Miller prefers to leave the group prematurely to join the "psychedelic" current which was all the rage at that time.
He then created "The Steve Miller Blues Band" which quickly changed its name to take the final.
The first album "Children of the future" was released in 1968 and was only a resounding success.
The album "Sailor" was released the same year and was successful with the single "Living in the USA".
The album "Brave new world" was released in 1969, followed by the album "Your saving grace" still in 1969 and by "Number 5" in 1970. The 3 will achieve honorable scores in the Charts.
Things will get serious from 1973 when the album "The Joker" is released. Album from which the single of the same name will be extracted and which will exceed one million copies sold !
It is from this moment that the group begins to play in the big leagues.
We have to wait three more years and the year 1976 to see the release of the album "Fly like an eagle" which will contain no less than 3 hits such as "Take the money and run","Fly like an eagle" and the huge "Rock me".
In 1977 the album "Book of dreams" was released, from which "Jet airliner", "Jungle of love" and "Swington" were taken. The album is a success.
The ultimate consecration will arrive in 1982 with the release of the album "Abracadabra" from which will be extracted the interplanetary hit of the same name.
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Discography (among others ...) :
• Sittin' in circle 1968
• Living in the U.S.A. 1968
• Going to the country 1970
• The joker 1973
• Take the money and run 1976
• Rock’n me 1976
• Fly like an eagle 1976
• Jet airliner 1977
• Heart like a wheel 1981
• Abracadabra 1982
• Shangri-La 1984
• Bongo bongo 1985
• I want to make the world turn around 1986
• Ya ya 1988
• Wide river 1993
1968 ... the very first steps of a group then completely unknown but which will not remain so for a long time...unknown, that's clear !
1968 ... from the first year, they get their first classified hit. Admittedly, there is still a lot of work to do before entering the big leagues, but it starts off quite a bit ...
1970 ... after a mixed year 1969, the group returns in a certain form in this year 1970 and signs here a new hit. Rather auspicious for the continuation of the events ...
1973 ... after several years of limited success, here comes THE title of the revelation. A huge hit that will propel them One Shot to the rank of planetary stars. HU-GE !
1976 ... 1973, 1974 and 1975 will not give much in terms of notorious success. You can't say the same thing from 1976 ...
1976 ... a 1976 year which turned out to be exceptional thanks to this new title. A title which brings them a new notorious global success !
1976 ... and what about that one. Definitely, an incredible year where the pass of 3 is achieved. New top hit. All 100 % Psychedelic !
1977 ... ZZTOP...? No Steve Miller Band .... The year 1977 will be less prestigious than 1976 but the group continues to garner the hits quietly, but surely
1981 ... then nothing for 4 years. Change of decade and....change of sound. A bad for a good ?
1982 ... almost 10 years after their first mega hit, here comes the second. An intergalactic hit that definitely consecrates them as one of the major groups of the 20th century. MAS-TER-FUL !
1984 ... after a year 1983 blank, we find them in 1984 in a form that we will qualify as average. Difficult to repeat the previous exploit ...
1985 ... in total delirium mode ! He even wondered if it was the same group. An inspiration to say the least fluctuating and which sees them decline title after title ...
1986 ... now it's only one title a year. This year, the group plays it in Intimist mode and my faith, it works not too bad
1988 ... the decline increases year after year and nothing and no one can stop it. The group will unfortunately never find the brilliant inspiration of the beginning of the decade again ...
1993 ... a late 80s and early 90s to say the least. Until 1993 and this title, which will be their last notorious success. What better way to end the adventure than to go out through the front door !
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