Browse by Artist
A B C D E F G
H I J K L M N
O P Q R S T U
V W X Y Z #  





This feed is down.

Steve Miller Band

(October 5, 1943)
Steve Miller Band

Artistfacts®:  You can leave comments about the artist/band at the bottom of the page.

Miller was born in Milwaukee and raised in Dallas. In 1966 he moved to San Francisco and formed The Steve Miller Blues Band, which was shortened to The Steve Miller Band when they signed with Capitol Records the next year.
Miller uses a fluctuating lineup of Musicians. About 30 different members have played in the band.
His biggest influences as a guitarist are Les Paul and T-Bone Walker. When Miller was 4 years old, Les Paul taught him his first chords. When Miller was 9, Walker taught him how to play lead guitar. Miller also learned a great deal about songwriting from Walker.
In an interview to promote the Steve Miller Band Live In Chicago DVD, Miller talked about why his songs stand the test of time: "They're fairly simple tunes. There's a lot of harmony singing, and then when you go through the lyrics they have meaning to people. But I think the main thing is that they're positive lyrics that people like to sing."

Get Songfacts for Steve Miller Band

What female singer flashed David Letterman on his TV show?
Get the answer in the Mighty Songfacts Trivia Quiz Archive, or take the Current Quiz.

Comments:

Steve Miller grew up with Boz Scaggs, who was the orignal lead singer for The Steve Miller Band.
- Brad, Barry, TX
Comments are suspended site-wise. We're sorry for your inconvenience.
Mike Watt - "History Lesson, Pt. 2"Mike Watt - "History Lesson, Pt. 2"
Mike Watt of the Minutemen tells the story of the song that became an Indie Rock touchstone. It's also the story of what Mike calls "The Movement."
Gary Brooker of Procol HarumGary Brooker of Procol Harum
The lead singer and pianist for Procol Harum, Gary talks about finding the musical ideas to match the words.
Best Band LogosBest Band Logos
Queen, Phish and The Stones are among our picks for the best band logos. Here are their histories and a design analysis from an expert.
Bob DaisleyBob Daisley
Bob was the bass player and lyricist for the first two Ozzy Osbourne albums. Here's how he wrote songs like "Crazy Train" and "Mr. Crowley" with Ozzy and Randy Rhoads.