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Classic Rock Report Steve Miller Hall Of Fame April 7

April 7, 20161 min
This Friday in Brooklyn, New York, Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, Steve Miller and N.W.A will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We've been profiling the inductees. Today, it's Miller time. The singer and guitarist became eligible for election in 1993 and, like Chicago and Cheap Trick, was elected the first time he was nominated. He was aided by the fan ballot, where he got 25.5-million votes, placing him fifth behind Chicago, Yes, The Cars and Deep Purple. Miller was born in Milwaukee where his father was friends with Les Paul. The guitar innovator was very encouraging to Steve and gave him lessons. Miller began his professional career in Chicago, playing blues. He moved out to San Francisco and started to absorb the psychedelia that would lead him in a more pop-rock direction with songs like "Livin' in the U.S.A.," "Fly Like an Eagle," "Rock'n Me," "Take the Money and Run," "Jet Airliner" and "Jungle Love." His Greatest Hits 1974-78 is one of the best-selling albums

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