Steve Miller (musician)

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Steve Miller (born October 5, 1943) is a blues and rock and roll guitarist and performer. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the 1960s. He formed a new band called The Ardells. Miller taught Boz Scaggs some chords, and Scaggs joined the Ardells the next year. The next school year Ben Sidran was added to the Ardells as a keyboardist.

In 1968, Miller formed the Steve Miller Band, with Scaggs handling vocals, and released an album, Children of the Future, the first in a series of discs rooted solidly in the psychedelic blues style that dominated the San Francisco music scene at the time. Scaggs would leave the band after a couple of albums with vocal chores taken over by drummer Tim Davis; Miller himself would begin singing occasional lead on 1969's Brave New World. These albums performed respectably on the album charts but failed to yield a hit.

1973's The Joker marked the start of the second phase of Miller's career: more pop-oriented and simplistic, the album featured a number one hit in the title track as well as several other popular tunes. Miller was now handling all lead vocals; his limited vocal range actually made the songs more radio-friendly and accessible.

Miller followed up The Joker with Fly Like an Eagle in 1976 and Book of Dreams in 1977. This pair of albums represented the peak of Miller's commercial career, both reaching the top echelons of the album charts and spawning a seemingly-endless series of hit singles, including "Rock 'N' Me", "Take the Money and Run", "Jet Airliner", and "Jungle Love". While critics lambasted Miller for abandoning his more ambitious approach and socially-aware lyrics in favor of simple pop-rock and derivative blues tunes, fans gravitated towards the catchy, melodic songs in great numbers, and the Steve Miller Band co-headlined a major stadium tour with The Eagles in 1977.

On the heels of this massive success, Miller took a long hiatus from recording and touring, emerging in 1981 with Circle of Love, an ambitous album possibly intended to appease critics of his new style. Sales were disappointing, however, and in 1982 he returned to the pop formula with another hit album, Abracadabra. This would be Miller's last great commercial success; a series of collections, live albums and attempts to find a new style would appear sporadically, but by the early 1990s Miller had given up on producing records altogether.

Discography

  • The Joker, 1973 album
    • "Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash", 1974 single
    • "The Joker", 1974 single
    • "Shu Ba da du Ma Ma Ma Ma", 1974 single
    • "Evil", 1975 single
  • Fly Like an Eagle, 1976 album
    • "Rock 'N' Me", 1976 single
    • "Take The Money And Run", 1976 single
    • "Serenade", 1976 single
    • "Fly Like An Eagle", 1977 single
    • "Dance, Dance, Dance", 1977 single
    • "Wild Mountain Honey", 1977 single
  • Book of Dreams, 1977 album
    • "Jet Airliner", 1977 single
    • "The Stake", 1977 single
    • "Swingtown", 1978 single
    • "Jungle Love", 1978 single
    • "True Fine Love", 1978 single
    • "Winter Time", 1979 single
  • Greatest Hits 1974-1978, 1978 compilation
  • Italian X Rays, 1984 album
    • "Shangri-La", 1984 single
    • "Bongo Bongo", 1985 single
  • Living in the 20th Century, 1986 album
    • "I Want To Make The World Turn Around", 1986 single
    • "Maelstrom", 1986 single
    • "Behind The Barn", 1986 single
    • "Nobody But You Baby", 1987 single
    • "Slinky", 1987 single
    • "Caress Me Baby", 1987 single
  • Born 2B Blue, 1988 album
    • "Ya Ya", 1988 single
    • "God Bless The Child", 1988 single
    • "Mary Ann", 1989 single
    • "Willow Weep For Me", 1989 single
    • "Born 2B Blue", 1989 single
  • Hayley Hibarger's the best!!, 2003 compilation

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This would be Miller's last great commercial success; a series of collections, live albums and attempts to find a new style would appear sporadically, but by the early 1990s Miller had given up on producing records altogether. She currently resides in New York City. Sales were disappointing, however, and in 1982 he returned to the pop formula with another hit album, Abracadabra. Her photograph of Lennon's spectacles, bloodstained from when he was fatally shot outside their Manhattan apartment building on December 8, 1980, sold at auction in London in April, 2002 for about $13,000. On the heels of this massive success, Miller took a long hiatus from recording and touring, emerging in 1981 with Circle of Love, an ambitous album possibly intended to appease critics of his new style. She had also wanted to remove the McCartney credit for "Give Peace a Chance". This pair of albums represented the peak of Miller's commercial career, both reaching the top echelons of the album charts and spawning a seemingly-endless series of hit singles, including "Rock 'N' Me", "Take the Money and Run", "Jet Airliner", and "Jungle Love". While critics lambasted Miller for abandoning his more ambitious approach and socially-aware lyrics in favor of simple pop-rock and derivative blues tunes, fans gravitated towards the catchy, melodic songs in great numbers, and the Steve Miller Band co-headlined a major stadium tour with The Eagles in 1977. McCartney had wanted to change the order to "Paul McCartney and John Lennon" for some songs that were solely or predominantly McCartney's, but she would not allow it.

Miller followed up The Joker with Fly Like an Eagle in 1976 and Book of Dreams in 1977. Ono has allegedly had a turbulent relationship with Paul McCartney for some time in a dispute centred around the writing credits for many Beatles songs, traditionally credited to Lennon-McCartney. Miller was now handling all lead vocals; his limited vocal range actually made the songs more radio-friendly and accessible. Many of the friends she had worked with on her Thin Ice single, as well as in the art world in general, were gay. Continuing her DJing, in 2004 she remade her "Every Man Loves a Woman" song in support of same-sex marriages, releasing a single with remixes that included "Every Man Loves a Man" and "Every Woman Loves a Woman" versions (as well as straight versions, too). 1973's The Joker marked the start of the second phase of Miller's career: more pop-oriented and simplistic, the album featured a number one hit in the title track as well as several other popular tunes. An album compilation of all the WOTI mixes was also planned. Scaggs would leave the band after a couple of albums with vocal chores taken over by drummer Tim Davis; Miller himself would begin singing occasional lead on 1969's Brave New World. These albums performed respectably on the album charts but failed to yield a hit. She made much of her music available through Apple's iTunes Music Store and was glad of the results.

In 1968, Miller formed the Steve Miller Band, with Scaggs handling vocals, and released an album, Children of the Future, the first in a series of discs rooted solidly in the psychedelic blues style that dominated the San Francisco music scene at the time. There were so many mixes, and their popularity was high enough, that she made plans to remix more of her material. The next school year Ben Sidran was added to the Ardells as a keyboardist. In 2003 she had more success with new versions of "Walking on Thin Ice", remixed by top DJs and dance artists including Pet Shop Boys, Orange Factory and Peter Rauhofer. Miller taught Boz Scaggs some chords, and Scaggs joined the Ardells the next year. In 2002 she released a double-single called Will I? / Fly, each with some remixes. He formed a new band called The Ardells. Recently she began expanding her music to dance tracks.

He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the 1960s. Quite a few of her songs have been covered by other prominent musicians, including Elvis Costello's, among others, one of "Walking on Thin Ice.". Steve Miller (born October 5, 1943) is a blues and rock and roll guitarist and performer. This led to their collaboration on the 1980 album Double Fantasy. Hayley Hibarger's the best!!, 2003 compilation. In the Spring of 1980, Lennon heard new wave artists such as Lene Lovich and the B52's and felt they sounded like Ono's music. "Born 2B Blue", 1989 single. Many of her earlier songs retain the surreal quality of her art and films; however, her later songs are more conventional.

"Willow Weep For Me", 1989 single. Ono also achieved moderate success as a musician in her own right. "Mary Ann", 1989 single. Ono performed with Lennon on several of his albums, beginning with the 1968 Two Virgins and including those recorded under the name of the Plastic Ono Band. "God Bless The Child", 1988 single. In 1987 she was one of the speakers at artist Andy Warhol's funeral. "Ya Ya", 1988 single. On the other hand, many fans consider—as Lennon consistently attested—that Ono had a profound and beneficial influence on his body of work.

Born 2B Blue, 1988 album

    . There are Lennon fans who, in addition, blame Ono for the experimental phase (considered bizarre and somewhat unpopular) that Lennon explored in his work immediately following the Beatles' breakup. "Caress Me Baby", 1987 single. Ono is often accused by Beatles fans of breaking up the band; however, in a 2003 interview by Jay Leno, she revealed the disappointment she felt by the breakup and how it impacted upon a life that she was used to. "Slinky", 1987 single. Their son, Sean Taro Ono Lennon, was born on John's 35th birthday. "Nobody But You Baby", 1987 single. They married on March 20, 1969 on the Rock of Gibraltar.

    "Behind The Barn", 1986 single. He was taken with the attitude of the exhibits, such as a telescope looking at the word 'Yes' on a ceiling, a block of wood with protruding nails to be hammered in, and a decomposing apple. "Maelstrom", 1986 single. They met when John visited a preview of an exhibition of Yoko's. "I Want To Make The World Turn Around", 1986 single. An early member of the Fluxus art movement, Ono is best known for marrying The Beatles' John Lennon. Living in the 20th Century, 1986 album

      . Their daughter, Kyoko Chan Cox, was born on August 8, 1963.

      "Bongo Bongo", 1985 single. The marriage was annulled on March 1, 1963; they re-married that June 6, and divorced on February 2, 1969. "Shangri-La", 1984 single. She married American Christian fundamentalist filmmaker Tony Cox on November 28, 1962. Italian X Rays, 1984 album

        . They divorced in 1962. Greatest Hits 1974-1978, 1978 compilation. In 1956, she married composer Toshi Ichiyanagi.

        "Winter Time", 1979 single. After 2 months at the university, she moved with her family to Scarsdale, New York and enrolled in Sarah Lawrence College. "True Fine Love", 1978 single. Born into a privileged background, she attended the exclusive Gakushuin academy in Tokyo from primary school all the way through to the college division. "Jungle Love", 1978 single. In Japanese, her name is written 小野 洋子 (Ono Yōko), meaning "Ocean Child". "Swingtown", 1978 single. February 18, 1933) is a Tokyo-born American musician and artist.

        "The Stake", 1977 single. Yoko Ono Lennon (b. "Jet Airliner", 1977 single. "Every Man Has A Man Who Loves Him" and "Every Woman Has A Woman Who Loves Her" (singles promoting gay marriage) (2004). Book of Dreams, 1977 album

          . "Walking on Thin Ice" (maxi-single) (2003). "Wild Mountain Honey", 1977 single. "Will I"/"Fly" (maxi-single) (2002).

          "Dance, Dance, Dance", 1977 single. Blueprint For A Sunrise (2001). "Fly Like An Eagle", 1977 single. Rising Mixes (1996). "Serenade", 1976 single. New York Rock (1995). "Take The Money And Run", 1976 single. Rising (1995).

          "Rock 'N' Me", 1976 single. Walking On Thin Ice (1992). Fly Like an Eagle, 1976 album

            . Onobox (1992). "Evil", 1975 single. Starpeace (1985). "Shu Ba da du Ma Ma Ma Ma", 1974 single. Every Man Has A Woman (1984).

            "The Joker", 1974 single. Milk And Honey (1984). "Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash", 1974 single. It's Alright (I See Rainbows) (1982). The Joker, 1973 album

              . Season Of Glass (1981). Double Fantasy (1980).

              A Story (1974/97). Welcome: The Many Sides Of Yoko Ono (1973). Feeling The Space (1973). Approximately Infinite Universe (1973).

              Sometime In New York City (1972). Fly (1971). Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band (1970). Live Peace In Toronto (1969).

              Wedding Album (1969). Unfinished Music No.2: Life With The Lions (1969). Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins (1968).

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