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Steve Miller Band - Classic Guitar Rock

Updated on November 27, 2014

Steve Miller Band In 2009

Steve Miller Band @ Ravinia Festival, 7/17/2009
Steve Miller Band @ Ravinia Festival, 7/17/2009 | Source

70 Years Young And Still Touring

Like many other musicians who began their career in the 1960s, Steve Miller was born in the 1940s.

I find it not only amazing that so much music from the 60's and 70's still sounds good today, but so many founding members of rock bands are still touring as well and sounding as good as ever.

In fact not only are bands like this still playing to a generation of ageing fans, they are gaining a new following from the younger generation as well, which should help to keep their music alive for many years to come.

I was fortunate enough to see The Steve Miller Band play live at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida about 6 years ago, and they definitely put on a great concert, one that had the crowd on their feet from the first note until the last.

A Great Greatest Hits Album

Greatest Hits 1974-78
Greatest Hits 1974-78

I have owned this CD for about 15 years and it gets played regularly, either in the car or when I am working out in the gym.

Every track on this album is a great hit, from "The Joker" to "Fly Like An Eagle", "Take The Money And Run" and well if you like The Steve Miller Band you can probably name the rest without looking.

If you love Steve Miller and Classic Rock, this is ONE terrific CD that you ought to have in your collection. If you haven't, it's time to rectify that.

 

The 2014 Tour

In 2014 The Steve Miller Band have been touring with Journey, another great classic rock band, that tour now coming to a conclusion with a final concert in Tinely Park, IL on 10th September.

Did you manage to see them in concert this year? If so please let our visitors know what you thought in the visitors book at the bottom of this page.

Steve Miller Band "Jet Airliner" Live

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      Alan R Lancaster 2 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

      Hello Tony,

      It's plain you like the Steve Miller band, so do I and I probably don't know as much about them as you do, so...

      I think you could make more of this page. Why not add an appraisal of Steve Miller's musical career, what changes have been made to the band's lineup, discography etc? And who did he play with originally? (Assuming, like Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Mick Taylor, Jimi Hendrix, he was with established musicians before he set out to form his own lineup).

      Have a good year-ender, take the rest of the year off and let's see the additions in the New Year (?)

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      Tony Payne 2 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Steve Miller's music is timeless. Pleased you enjoyed this page Margaret.

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      Margaret Schindel 2 years ago from Massachusetts

      What an awesome blast from the past, Tony! I loved the Steve Miller Band back in high school and college and still enjoy it when one of their classic rock tunes is played on "oldies" radio. (Apparently I'm an "oldie", too.) Their music is timeless, lyrical, upbeat (and usually fun) and I can't help singing along. Thanks for this trip down memory lane!

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      Tony Payne 2 years ago from Southampton, UK

      It's been at least 6 years since I saw them, but they still sounded really good and put on a great concert. I hope you get to see them in concert sometime soon.

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      Diane Cass 2 years ago from New York

      Steve Miller is a favorite of my sons and husband. Someday they will go see him in concert.

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      Tony Payne 2 years ago from Southampton, UK

      It's sometimes a bit weird I find watching old people perform rock classics. Amazing how some musicians can still belt them out though.

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      A couple of years ago they were playing on TV PBS. Interesting to see how people change as they get older. Still good together.

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      Tony Payne 2 years ago from Southampton, UK

      They are one band where everyone knows the lyrics aren't they. I love that one too.

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      LouiseKirkpatrick 2 years ago from Berkshire, United Kingdom

      Abra-abra-cadabra - I'm gonna reach out and grab ya! Love that song!!!

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      Tony Payne 2 years ago from Southampton, UK

      The first song I heard was The Joker, it was the B side of a 45 on the juke box at university, and we all loved the song on the A side by Renaissance, The Eagles Fly High. We did end up falling for The Joker too though, and it wasn't long before I liked the other Steve Miller songs as well.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 2 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I love the Steve Miller Band, everything they do. I first fell in love with them over their recording of "Fly Like An Eagle," but the love affair didn't end there, it was just the beginning. Really enjoyed this Hub, thanks Tony!

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      LisaDH 2 years ago

      Fly Like An Eagle was always my favorite Steve Miller song. Still love it!

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      Tony Payne 2 years ago from Southampton, UK

      That's exactly the same for me too. A lot of the music I still play regularly is from my university days, the mid-70's.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 2 years ago from United States

      Some music just never goes out of style! I do find that the music from my youth is still my favorite music.

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      Tony Payne 2 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I love the fact that the music I grew up with (50's - 80's) is still very much alive today and as popular as ever. I wonder if as much of today's sounds will live on in the same way.

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      They have a good sound and looks like they are pretty popular with many hubbers. Always good to hear a band continues to enjoy their work.

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      Tony Payne 2 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I would have loved to have seen the Beatles. My 1st wife saw them, she also saw some other great acts when she was younger. That would have been something to remember for sure.

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      Linda Jo Martin 2 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Absolutely exhilarating music... Tony. I love their sound. I've never seen them in concert... but I've seen the Beatles... and Jefferson Airplane. (and others... can't put a long list here...)

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      Deb Bryan 2 years ago from Chico California

      Hi Tony! I love the Steve Miller Band. Thank you for this walk down memory lane. I'm delighted they are still touring. I still might have a chance to see them in person someday. Have a lovely day, Deb

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      Well, if they still have it, why not! It should be interesting to see how the tour goes. Thanks for this info Tony.

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      Tony Payne 2 years ago from Southampton, UK

      My pleasure Connie. I have been to quite a few concerts, but none in the last 7 or so years. Some were mediocre, but I have been to a few where the atmosphere was electric and unforgettable.

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      Connie's House 2 years ago from The Wild, Wild West, Arizona

      I've never been to a concert, but Steve Miller and Journey have been two of my favorite bands. Thanks for the stroll down memory lane!!

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      Susanna Duffy 2 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Still going strong! The Steve Miller Band and I go way back, a long way back ...

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      Peggy Hazelwood 2 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I really like The Steve Miller Band but don't go to concerts, especially lately. Love their music!

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      Ann 2 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      my kinda music!

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      Les Trois Chenes 2 years ago from Videix, Limousin, South West France

      I'm not a music person (I hear you gasp in horror) but of course I'd heard of the Steve Miller band. Nice to hear they are still going strong.

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      Mel Carriere 2 years ago from San Diego California

      A great stroll down memory lane. Thanks for the great hub and including the great video.

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      Cheryl Paton 2 years ago from West Virginia

      I was tapping my feet while listening to the video. Thanks. : )

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      Angela F 2 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Greatest Hits: One of my favorite albums of all time.