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Steve Miller Band: Recall The Beginning…

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 27 April 1972

WAY BACK in the Sixties, three bands in particular were responsible for recharging my rock fanaticism – Procol Harum, the Byrds, and the Steve Miller ...

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Steve Miller (2014)

Interview by Holger Petersen, Rock's Backpages Audio, 6 April 2014

From a childhood with Les Paul and T-Bone Walker as family friends, through to his recent Bingo! album, Miller looks back at his career: his first bands at school; the revelation that was Paul Butterfield, and his own involvement in the Chicago blues scene; San Francisco, the Haight and the Fillmore; legendary bluesmen such as John Lee Hooker and James Cotton; hitting big with The Joker; and the death of dear friend Norton Buffalo.

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16 Hours of Rock in Dismal Surroundings

Report by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 20 May 1968

SIXTEEN HOURS of the same thing gets to be an enervating experience even if one is a super-rock fan and many of the nation's outstanding ...

Has Frisco Gone Commercial?

Report by Michael Lydon, The New York Times, 24 November 1968

  SAN FRANCISCO — In the heady first days of the "San Francisco Sound," someone dubbed the city the "Liverpool of the USA." The title, though ...

The Steve Miller Band: Sailor (Capitol ST 2984)

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 25 January 1969

THE LATEST trend among packagers of records is to make absolutely certain the least amount of information is available for the public to glean from ...

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Bayou Country (Fantasy 8387); Steve Miller Band: Sailor (EMI ST 2984)

Review by Geoffrey Cannon, The Guardian, 11 February 1969

Transcending the Blues ...

Steve Miller Band: Brave New World (Capitol)

Review by Geoffrey Cannon, The Guardian, 17 June 1969

Update, 2019. THE ARE three omissions and one serious mistake in the piece below on the Steve Miller Band's Sailor (October 1968) and Brave New ...

The Steve Miller Band: Brave New World (Capitol)

Review by John Morthland, Rolling Stone, 26 July 1969

IF YOU WERE hoping for some new music from the new Steve Miller Band – organist Jim Peterman and guitarist Boz Scaggs have left, and ...

Steve Miller/Liverpool Scene: Boston Tea Party, Boston

Live Review by Loyd Grossman, Fusion, 28 November 1969

THE STEVE MILLER BAND and the Liverpool Scene played at the Boston Tea Party on October 17th, 18th and 19th. ...

Steve Miller Band:Your Saving Grace (Capitol).

Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 28 February 1970

SOMEHOW, STEVE Miller manages to touch the pulse of a great number of people, through the kind of subconscious contact which is what rock's all ...

Neil Young, Steve Miller, Miles Davis: Fillmore East, New York NY

Live Review by Ian Dove, Billboard, 21 March 1970

THE INTEREST in Miles Davis' East Village debut lay in the fact that for the past year he has supposedly been moving towards contemporary rock ...

Steve Miller: Grand Designs For The Future

Interview by John Morthland, Rolling Stone, 3 September 1970

STEVE MILLER sits at his kitchen table, bent over a series of diagrams and flow charts he's drawing that outline the business side of a ...

The Steve Miller Band, James Gang: Civic Auditorium, Pasadena and Santa Monica, CA

Live Review by John Mendelssohn, Los Angeles Times, 1 December 1970

James Gang Backs Up the Steve Miller Band ...

Steve Miller: Treat In Store For Miller's Followers

Interview by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 26 February 1972

STEVE MILLER picks up the hotel 'phone and dials through to his managers (two black guys who wander round together wearing floppy hats): "Hey, have ...

The Producers: Glyn Johns — Why I'm working on Paul's album

Interview by Danny Holloway, New Musical Express, 26 February 1972

"IT'S ALL BULL. Having offices and secretaries and all the moodies and the phones. It's just crap. It's nothing to do with making records. Making ...

Steve Miller Band: Recall The Beginning... A Journey From Eden (Capitol)

Review by Danny Holloway, New Musical Express, 3 June 1972

MILLER HAS improved by leaps and bounds over Rock Love, his last offering. This is much more cohesive, and the songs reach back to the same ...

Steve Miller: Miller's Hard Grind

Interview by Danny Holloway, New Musical Express, 21 April 1973

STEVE MILLER'S concerts at London's Rainbow theatre last year were two of the most pleasant gigs of 1972. Since he'd never played here before, Miller ...

West Coast Rock: Get Your Wooden Noses 'Ere

Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 3 November 1973

Grateful Dead: In the Wake of the Flood (Grateful Dead records, Import) New Riders Of The Purple Sage: The Adventures of Panama Red (CBS, Import)America: ...

The Steve Miller Band: The Joker (Capitol)

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 20 December 1973

STEVE MILLER is responsible for three of the best and one of the worst albums I own. ...

The Joker — Steve Miller Draws a Wild Card

Profile and Interview by Stephen Demorest, Circus Raves, March 1974

For years Lady Luck smiled on the heavy rollers. But working hard and playing the percentages, the veteran blues guitarist came up with a royal ...

Pink Floyd, Steve Miller, Captain Beefheart, Roy Harper, Linda Lewis: Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire

Live Review by Mick Brown, Sounds, 12 July 1975

Floyd fly high with support ...

Steve Miller

Profile and Interview by John Tobler, New Musical Express, 22 May 1976

"I WASN'T disturbed by having a hit – I was exhausted! Before The Joker became successful we'd done 220 concerts in the previous year. Then ...

Steve Miller Band: Fly Like An Eagle (Capitol)

Review by Bud Scoppa, Phonograph Record, June 1976

Steve Miller is a bright guy and a fine musician who can rock with the best of them. ...

Steve Miller: Flying Like An Eagle

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 3 July 1976

STEVE MILLER seems to be the kind of guy who would act first and ask questions afterwards, a tough-looking Texan brought up on bands and ...

Steve Miller: The Best of Steve Miller 1968-1973

Review by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, 26 March 1977

AS BEST OF ALBUMS-released-after-the-artist-leaves-the-company-and-scores-a-big-hit-elsewhere go, The Best Of Steve Miller' stands up moderately well. ...

Steve Miller: Book Of Dreams

Interview by Don Snowden, Circus, 23 June 1977

STEVE MILLER FOUND himself caught on the horns of a dilemma in 1974. A cult favorite from the first days of the Summer of Love, ...

Steve Miller/Seeds Records

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, October 1977

The Steve Miller Band: Book Of Dreams (Capitol)The Seeds: Fallin’ Off The Edge (GNP Crescendo) ...

Steve Miller: The Forum, Los Angeles

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, 3 December 1977

THERE WAS a time when Steve Miller used to burn up the stage; there was a time when Steve Miller's giant ego dominated the show; ...

Fleetwood Mac, The Steve Miller Band: JFK Stadium, Philadelphia PA

Live Review by John Swenson, Rolling Stone, 5 October 1978

Fleetwood Mac clicks despite Nicks ...

Steve Miller Band: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Chas de Whalley, Kerrang!, 12 August 1982

STEVE MILLER'S career has been long and varied. The Texan-born guitarist surfaced in 1967 on the first wave of West Coast psychedelia and he has ...

Steve Miller

Book Excerpt by John Tobler, Stuart Grundy, 'The Guitar Greats', 1983

WHEN WE MET Steve Miller in the Seattle studio where he mostly works these days, he was planning to make more than one album – ...

Steve Miller Band at the Greek Theatre Los Angeles

Live Review by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, September 1997

THIRTY YEARS in the rock 'n' roll business. A man without a record label. A man who packed the Greek Theatre playing absolutely nothing from ...

Steve Miller Band: The Joker's later work revisited

Retrospective by Gavin Martin, Uncut, July 1998

BY THE time of his 1976 UK chart breakthrough, Fly like An Eagle, Steve Miller's many attributes had been established on the impressive series of ...

School of Rock: Monterey to Altamont

Guide by Barney Hoskyns, iTunes, 2008

BETWEEN 1966 and 1970, there was a seismic change in British and American pop. Within a few short years "pop" became "rock", and teenagers who'd ...

Steve Miller

Interview by Jim Irvin, The Word, May 2008

EVERYBODY KNOWS a Steve Miller song, yet he's hardly a household name. For every hit of his you can whistle – 'The Joker', 'Fly Like ...

Frisco, Where Art Thou: Reassessing the Musical Legacy of the '60s Psychedelic Capital

Retrospective by Gene Sculatti, Rock's Backpages, September 2010

LAST SATURDAY, paging through an article on Robert Plant in the September issue of MOJO, I learned that, upon their initial meeting in a Dublin ...

Vinyl Icon: The Steve Miller Band's Fly Like An Eagle

Report and Interview by Johnny Black, Hi-Fi News & Record Review, May 2011

FLY LIKE AN EAGLE was the album which, in 1976, transformed San Francisco-based Stevie "Guitar" Miller from acclaimed critics' favourite to global superstar. ...

Capitol at 75

Book Excerpt by Barney Hoskyns, 'Capitol 75' (Taschen), 2016

NOTE: Herewith the full "director's cut" version of the historical essay I contributed to the spectacularly lavish Taschen book marking the 75th anniversary of West ...

see also Boz Scaggs

see also Ben Sidran


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