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Boz Scaggs album cover
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Boz Scaggs (born William Royce Scaggs, June 8, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. Image File history File links Boz Scaggs album cover, uploaded by Gerald Zuckier. ... Image File history File links Boz Scaggs album cover, uploaded by Gerald Zuckier. ... June 8 is the 159th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (160th in leap years), with 206 days remaining. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar. ...

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Biography

Scaggs was born in Canton, Ohio. After learning guitar at the age of 12, he met Steve Miller at St. Mark's School of Texas in Dallas. In 1959, he became the vocalist for Miller's band The Marksmen. The pair later attended the University of Wisconsin together, playing in blues bands like The Ardells and The Fabulous Knight Trains. Website: http://www. ... Steve Miller (born October 5, 1943 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American blues and rock and roll guitarist and performer. ... The St. ... Dallas redirects here. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... The blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of the blue notes and a repetitive pattern that typically follows a twelve-bar structure. ...


Leaving school, Scaggs briefly left Texas to join the burgeoning rhythm and blues scene in London. After singing in bands such as The Wigs and Mother Earth, he recorded his first solo album Boz in 1965, which was not a commercial success. He traveled to Sweden as a solo performer and did a brief stint with the band The Other Side with fellow American Jack Downing and Brit Mac MacLeod. Official language(s) None See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Rhythm and blues (aka R&B or RnB) is a popular music genre combining jazz, gospel, and blues influences — first performed by African American artists. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... The Other Side may refer to: In music: Otherside (aka The Other Side) A song by Red Hot Chilli Peppers The Other Side (Aerosmith song) (1989) The Other Side (Eva Cassidy album) (1992) The Other Side (Godsmack album) (2004) The Other Side (Will Tang album) (2004) The Other Side (Chris... Seba Smith (September 14, 1792 - July 28, 1868) was an American humorist and writer. ... Keith MacLeod (known as Mac MacLeod) is a British musician. ...

Boz Skaggs in concert at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California, on August 10, 2006.
Boz Skaggs in concert at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California, on August 10, 2006.

Returning to the US, Scaggs promptly headed for the booming psychedelic music center of San Francisco in 1967. Linking up with Steve Miller again, he appeared on the Steve Miller Band's first two albums Children of the Future and Sailor, which won over critical reviews. After being spotted by Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner, Scaggs secured a solo contract with Atlantic Records in 1968. Despite good reviews, his first Atlantic album was met with lukewarm sales, as were followup albums on Columbia Records. In 1976, he linked up with session musicians who would later form Toto and recorded his smash album Silk Degrees. The album reached number 2 on the US charts and number 1 in a number of countries across the world, spawning three hit singles: "Lowdown", "Lido Shuffle", and "What Can I Say", as well as the MOR standard "We're All Alone", later a hit for Rita Coolidge. A sellout world tour followed, but his follow-up album, the 1977 Down Two Then Left, lacked the cohesion of Silk Degrees. The 1980 album Middle Man would spawn two top 20 hits, "Breakdown Dead Ahead" and "Jojo," and Scaggs would enjoy two more hits over 1980 and 1981 ("Look What You've Done to Me" from the Urban Cowboy soundtrack, and "Miss Sun" from a greatest hits set). But Scaggs' lengthy hiatus from the music industry (his next LP, Other Roads, wouldn't appear until 1988) slowed his chart career down dramatically. "Heart of Mine" in 1988, from Other Roads, was Scaggs' final top 40 hit but was a major AC success. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1000x667, 194 KB)Dwight McCann,http://dwightmccann. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1000x667, 194 KB)Dwight McCann,http://dwightmccann. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Steve Miller is a blues and rock and roll guitarist and performer. ... Children Of The Future is the first album by American rock band The Steve Miller Band, released in 1968. ... Second album by the Steve Miller Band. ... Rolling Stone is an American magazine devoted to music, politics, and popular culture that is published bi-weekly. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label that operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Toto (IPA pronunciation: ) is an American rock/pop/prog band which had their greatest commercial success in the 1980s. ... Silk Degrees is an album released by Boz Scaggs on the Columbia Records label in 1976. ... Middle of the road or MOR is a broad term encompassing a number of musical styles. ... Rita Coolidge (born May 1, 1945 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a American singer. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Down Two Then Left is an album by singer Boz Scaggs, released in 1977. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Urban Cowboy is a 1980 film movie starring John Travolta and Debra Winger about the love-hate relationship between Travoltas cowboy character Bud Davis and Wingers cowgirl character Sissy. ... Other Roads is a music album by Boz Scaggs, released in 1988. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Scaggs has continued to record and tour sporadically throughout the 1980s and 1990s, although he has semi-retired from the music business and now owns the San Francisco nightclub Slim's. The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ... Germans dancing on the Berlin Wall in late 1989, the symbol of the cold war divide falls down as the world unites in the 1990s. ...


Scaggs recorded Other Roads in the mid-1980s, took another hiatus and then came back with Some Change in 1994. He released Come On Home, an album of blues, and My Time, an anthology in the late 1990s. He garnered good reviews with Dig, although the CD, which was released on September 11, 2001, was lost in the post-911 melée. In May, 2003, Scaggs released But Beautiful, a collection of jazz standards that debuted at number 1 on the jazz charts. Other Roads is a music album by Boz Scaggs, released in 1988. ... Come On Home is the third and final single off of the greatest hits, Twelve Deadly Cyns. ... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... Jazz is a musical art form that originated in New Orleans at around the start of the 20th century. ... Jazz standard refers to a tune that is widely known, performed, and recorded among jazz musicians. ...


He tours each summer, has a loyal cadre of fans, remains hugely popular in Japan, and released a DVD and a live CD in 2004. DVD (Digital Versatile Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ...


Discography

Boz Scaggs is a 1969 album by Boz Scaggs. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Silk Degrees is an album released by Boz Scaggs on the Columbia Records label in 1976. ... Down Two Then Left is an album by singer Boz Scaggs, released in 1977. ... Middle Man is an album by Boz Scaggs, released on Columbia Records in 1980. ... Other Roads is an album by Boz Scaggs, released on August 30, 1988. ... You Got My Letter Some Change Ill Be The One Call Me Fly Like A Bird Sierra Lost It Time Illusion Follow That Man Boz Scaggs - Vocals, Various Instruments Michael Omartian - Various Instruments Fred Tackett - Acoustic & Electric Guitars Ricky Fataar - Accordion, Organ, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Drums, Percussion Austin De Lone... DISC 1: Lowdown Slow Dancer Heart Of Mine It All Went Down The Drain Harbor Lights Jojo Ask Me Bout Nothin But The Blues Breakdown Dead Ahead DISC 2: Look What Youve Done To Me I Just Go Georgia Miss Sun Lido Shuffle Runnin Blue Loan Me A Dime...

Trivia

  • At the end of the Family Guy episode Death is a Bitch, Death's present to Peter was "The Complete Boz Scaggs"
  • Lido Shuffle is played at Philadelphia Eagles games when Lito Sheppard gets an interception.
  • A Mr. Show episode depicts eccentric entrepreneur Grass Valley Greg holding an impromptu concert by Boz Scaggs in the company cafeteria.
  • Scaggs is perhaps best known in Australia for a reported fist fight with rock guru Ian 'Molly' Meldrum during an Australian Visit

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Boz Scaggs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (614 words)
Boz Scaggs (born William Royce Scaggs, June 8, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist.
Leaving school, Scaggs briefly left Texas to join the burgeoning rhythm and blues scene in London.
Scaggs has continued to record and tour sporadically throughout the 1980s and 1990s, although he has semi-retired from the music business and now owns the San Francisco nightclub Slim's.
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Boz (long "o") was an early pen name of Charles Dickens, and the name under which he published his first work, Sketches by Boz.
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