2011-08-05 / Entertainment/Lifestyles

Steve Miller Band Returns

Steve Miller Steve Miller Live Nation will present the Steve Miller Band at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on August 13 at 8 p.m. For more information, visit the venue website at thetheatreatwestbury.com.

The Steve Miller Band, first known as the Steve Miller Blues Band, was formed in 1967. Their first recording, “Live at the Fillmore West,” is a Chuck Berry live album featuring The Steve Miller Blues Band as the back-up band. In 1968, after shortening their name to The Steve Miller Band, they released their first studio album, “Children of the Future.” Their next album, “Sailor,” reached number 24 on the Billboard album charts, receiving airplay for the single, “Livin’ in the USA.” 1969’s Brave New World album featured the successful song “Space Cowboy,” and a guest appearance by Paul McCartney (aka Paul Ramon) playing bass on “My Dark Hour.”

A 1971 car accident sidelined Miller for a couple of years, but he and his band made a strong comeback with the 1973 release of “The Joker.” Three years later, the band released “Fly Like An Eagle,” providing fans with radio friendly hit singles such as “Rock’n Me,” “Take the Money and Run” and the title track. In 1977, “Book of Dreams” was released featuring “Jet Airliner” and “Jungle Love.”

A Greatest Hits Album was made that compiled all of the band’s most popular singles from 1974-1978. The album has sold over six million copies. One of the band’s most popular tracks, “Abracadabra,” was released in 1982 and became its third number one single. So far, The Steve Miller Band has released 18 studio albums and three live albums. Their most recent release, “Let Your Hair Down,” was released this past spring

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