Steven Haworth Miller (born October 5, 1943) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, 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 during the mid-1970s through the early 1980s, releasing popular singles and albums. Miller was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.
Children of the Future is the debut album by American rock band Steve Miller Band, released in 1968 by Capitol Records. The album was produced by notable British record producer/engineer, Glyn Johns, who went on to produce another successful American band: Eagles. The style is a mixture of blues and psychedelic rock reflecting the ambience of the British blues revival, not surprisingly considering the album was recorded in London (at Olympic Studios).
Fly Like an Eagle is the ninth studio album by American rock group Steve Miller Band. The album was released in May 1976.
The album was a success, spawning three singles: the title track, “Take the Money and Run” and “Rock’n Me”, and eventually receiving quadruple platinum certification from the RIAA.
It was voted number 400 in the third edition of Colin Larkin’s All Time Top 1000 Albums (2000). In 2012, the album was ranked number 445 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Greatest Hits 1974–78 is a compilation album released in November 1978.
The album features the title track from 1973’s The Joker plus 13 tracks taken from Fly Like an Eagle (1976) and Book of Dreams (1977). As a sign of the album-oriented rock times, all but one track came from their last two albums even though they had eleven studio albums at the time. On this 1978 album/CD release, the shorter 7-inch single versions of “Jet Airliner”, “Swingtown”, “The Joker”, and “Fly Like an Eagle” are used, in lieu of the longer album versions.
Ultimate Hits is a greatest hits album released in September 2017 by Capitol Records.
Compiled by Steve Miller it features tracks that he felt were best representative of his career spanning more than fifty years. The album includes some of the band’s most popular singles like “The Joker”, “Take the Money and Run”, “Fly Like an Eagle”, “Jet Airliner”, and “Abracadabra”, as well as some previously unreleased studio tracks, live performances, and alternate takes.