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The ‘80s blues rock artist Steve Miller was born on the 5th of October 1943 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Miller’s father was Dr. George “Sonny” Miller, a pathologist and music enthusiast. His mother, Bertha, was a jazz singer. The family relocated to Dallas, Texas in the year 1950. Les Paul, the guitar pioneer, gave young Miller his first lessons on the instrument.

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As a student of the St. Mark’s School of Texas, Miller founded the band the Marksmen. Miller taught his friend Boz Scaggs how to play the guitar so that he could join the group. Miller would later attend the University of Wisconsin at Madison where he would start a new band called the Ardells. Miller dropped out of college just before finishing his degree in literature.

In the year 1968, he formed the Steve Miller Band. Their first album was in the style of the psychedelic blues that had become popular in the San Francisco Bay Area. After a couple of albums, Scaggs, who had followed Miller up to that point, would quit the group.

The albums of the Steve Miller Band include Children of the Future, Brave New World, Your Saving Grace, Number 5, Rock Love, Recall the Beginning…A Journey From Eden, Anthology, The Joker, Living in the USA, Fly Like an Eagle, The Book of Dreams, Greatest Hits 1974-1978, Circle of Love, Abracadabra, Live!, Italian X-Rays, Living in the 20th Century, Wide River, Young Hearts, and Fly Like an Eagle: 30th Anniversary Edition.

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Ashford & Simpson began their career in the ‘60s, composing music for such renowned artists as Ray Charles, The Fifth Dimension, and Aretha Franklin. In the year 1967, they were asked to join the staff of Motown, where they would go on to write nearly all the duets Marvin Gaye recorded with Tammi Terrell in the late 1960s. They would also work with...

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