Steve Miller to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late 60s. 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, indeed, society – could be in the years to come. Then, in the 70s, Miller crafted a brand of pure pop that was polished, exciting and irresistible – and that dominated radio in a way that few artists have ever managed. As Baron Wolman notes “In 1967, the Steve Miller Band received a recording contract from Capitol Records with a royalty advance of $50,000, a huge sum at the time. And now he’s about to be inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! In between, Miller has sold more than 30 million records in a career spanning more than 40 years. Not a bad investment, I’d say…”

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