2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late '60s. With albums like Children of the Future, Sailor and Brave New World, Miller perfected a psychedelic blues sound that drew on the deepest sources of American roots music and simultaneously articulated a compelling vision of what music-and society-could be in the years to come.
Then, in the '70s, Miller crafted a brand of rock ‘n' roll music that was polished, exciting and irresistible, and that has dominated radio to this very day. Hit followed hit in an endless flow: "The Joker," "Livin' in the USA," "Take the Money and Run," "Rock'n Me," "Fly Like an Eagle," "Jet Airliner," "Jungle Love," and "Abracadabra" among them.
Three of those timeless anthems - "Fly Like an Eagle," "Take the Money and Run," and "Rock'n Me" - are all included on his quadruple platinum-certified 1976 space blues masterpiece Fly Like an Eagle which propelled Miller to superstar status for good and justifiably graces Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.