Happy Birthday! Steve Miller

Born on this day in 1943, Steve Miller is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and best known as leader of the Steve Miller Band. He began his career in blues and blues rock and evolved to a more pop-oriented sound which, from the mid-1970s through the early 1980s, resulted in a series of highly popular singles and albums. Miller was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of their class of 2016.

 

Steve Miller wasn't born in Texas but he got to the Lone Star State as soon as his family relocated here in 1950. Later in 1955, Steven began attending Dallas' St. Mark's School, where he formed his first band, "The Marksmen". He taught older brother Buddy to play the bass and also instructed classmate and future musical star, Boz Scaggs, a few guitar chords so that he could join the band. After leaving St. Mark's he then attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, where he graduated in 1961. He was inducted into Woodrow's Hall of Fame in 2009.

 

Happy 75th Birthday! Steve Miller

 
 
 
 
 

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