Saturday, February 27, 2010

STEVE MILLER FAMILY TREE

This family tree is the work of Bruno Ceriotti. Help in putting this together has been provided by David Denny, Ken Adamany, Jack King, Ben Sidran, Jim Peterman, Barry Goldberg, James 'Curley' Cooke, Richard Personett, and Christian McPhate, to whom I'm most grateful.


DICK AND KIZ HARP (ca. 1953)
1) Dick Harp piano
2) Kiz Harp vocals
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3) Steve Miller guitar (as accompanist)


THE MARKSMEN (aka THE MARKSMEN COMBO) #1 (FALL 1956 - 1959)
1) Steve Miller vocals, lead guitar
2) Bob Haydon rhythm guitar
3) Baron Cass drums


THE MARKSMEN (aka THE MARKSMEN COMBO) #2 (1959 - SUMMER 1960)
1) Steve Miller
2) Bob Haydon
3) Baron Cass
4) Buddy Miller bass (Steve's older brother)
5) Boz Scaggs backup vocals
6) Rodger Gaulding backup vocals


THE ARDELLS #1 (SEPT 1961 - JUN 1962)
1) Steve Miller vocals, lead guitar, harmonica
2) Denny Berg vocals, rhythm guitar, bass
3) Ron Boyer drums
4) Brian Friedman piano


THE ARDELLS #2 (JUN 1962 - JUN 1963)
1) Steve Miller
2) Ron Boyer
3) Boz Scaggs vocals, rhythm guitar


THE KNIGHTRANES (aka THE FABULOUS KNIGHTRANES) #? (JUN 1962 - SEPT 1962)
1) Steve Miller vocals, lead guitar, harmonica
2) Ron Boyer drums
3) Denny Berg vocals, rhythm guitar, bass
4) Ken Adamany keyboards
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5) Jerry Leyendecker sax (occasional member)
6) Boz Scaggs vocals, rhythm guitar (sat-in on some dates in August and September)


THE KNIGHTRANES (aka THE FABULOUS KNIGHTRANES) #? (FEB 1963 - SEPT 1963)
1) Steve Miller
2) Ron Boyer
3) Boz Scaggs
4) Ken Adamany 
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5) Denny Berg (filled in for Steve Miller once)
6) Tim 'Timmy' Davis drums (filled in for Ron Boyer on some gigs)


THE ARDELLS #3 (SEPT 1963 - JAN or FEB 1964)
1) Steve Miller
2) Ron Boyer
3) Denny Berg
4) Ben Sidran keyboards


STEVE MILLER (ca. OCT 1964 - 1965)
Steve plays in Chicago as backing guitarist for many local blues legends like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, James Cotton, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells


THE WORLD WAR THREE BLUES BAND (1965)
1) Steve Miller vocals, lead guitar, harmonica
2) Andrew Jeffries vocals, drums
3) Richard 'Rich' Corpolongo sax
4) 'Little Hart' McNee baritone sax
5) ??????? + others unknown


THE GOLDBERG-MILLER BLUES BAND (AUG or SEPT 1965 - JAN or FEB 1966)
1) Steve Miller vocals, harmonica, lead guitar
2) Barry Goldberg organ
3) Maurice McKinnley drums
4) Roy Ruby rhythm guitar


STEVE MILLER (JAN or FEB 1966 - OCT 15, 1966)
Steve plays in a recording studio in Dallas as sessionmen guitarist for commercial jingles


THE STEVE MILLER BLUES BAND #1 (NOV 25, 1966 - ca. DEC 22, 1966)
1) Steve Miller vocals, lead guitar
2) James 'Curley' Cooke vocals, rhythm guitar
3) Tim 'Timmy' Davis vocals, drums
4) Richard 'Rich' Personett bass 


THE STEVE MILLER BLUES BAND #2 (ca. DEC 23, 1966 - JUN ?, 1967)
1) Steve Miller
2) James Cooke
3) Tim Davis
4) Lonnie Turner vocals, bass


THE STEVE MILLER BLUES BAND #3 (JUN ?, 1967 - SEPT 3, 1967) / THE STEVE MILLER BAND #1 (JUL 28, 1967 - SEPT 3, 1967)
1) Steve Miller
2) James Cooke
3) Lonnie Turner
4) Tim Davis
5) Jim Peterman vocals, keyboards


THE STEVE MILLER BLUES BAND #4 (SEPT 4, 1967 - SEPT 2?, 1967) / THE STEVE MILLER BAND #2 (SEPT 4, 1967 - SEPT 2?, 1967)
1) Steve Miller
2) Lonnie Turner
3) Tim Davis
4) Jim Peterman


THE STEVE MILLER BLUES BAND #5 (SEPT 2?, 1967 - JAN 1968) / THE STEVE MILLER BAND #3 (SEPT 2?, 1967 - SEPT 1968)
1) Steve Miller
2) Lonnie Turner
3) Tim Davis
4) Jim Peterman
5) Boz Scaggs vocals, rhythm guitar


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #4 (SEPT 1968 - NOV 2?, 1969)
1) Steve Miller
2) Tim Davis
3) Lonnie Turner


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #5 (NOV 2?, 1969 -  SEPT ?, 1970)
1) Steve Miller
2) Tim Davis
3) Robert 'Bobby' Winkelman vocals, bass


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #6 (SEPT ?, 1970 - SEPT or OCT 1970)
1) Steve Miller
2) Bobby Winkelman
3) Jack King drums


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #7 (SEPT or OCT 1970 - ca. JAN 1971)
1) Steve Miller
2) Jack King
3) Bobby Winkelman now moved on rhythm guitar
4) Ross Valory vocals, bass


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #8 (ca. JAN 1971 - JUN or JUL 1971)
1) Steve Miller
2) Jack King
3) Bobby Winkelman
4) Ross Valory
5) David Denny lead guitar


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #9 (JUN or JUL 1971 - ca. OCT 1971)
1) Steve Miller
2) Jack King
3) Ross Valory


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #10 (ca. OCT 1971 - MAR 1972)
1) Steve Miller
2) Jack King now also on guitar
3) Gerald Johnson vocals, bass
4) Richard 'Dickie' Thompson keyboards
5) Roger Allen Clark drums


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #11 (MAR 1972 - AUTUMN 1973)
1) Steve Miller
2) Dickie Thompson
3) Gerald Johnson
4) John King drums


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #12 (AUTUMN 1973 - MAY 1974)
1) Steve Miller
2) Dickie Thompson
3) Lonnie Turner
4) John King


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #13 (JUL 5, 1975)
1) Steve Miller
2) Lonnie Turner
3) Les Dudek rhythm guitar
4) Doug 'Cosmo' Clifford drums


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #14 (OCT 1975 - OCT 1976)
1) Steve Miller
2) Lonnie Turner
3) Gary Mallaber drums


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #15 (OCT 1976 - 1979)
1) Steve Miller
2) Lonnie Turner
3) Gary Mallaber
4) David Denny now also on vocals
5) Greg Douglass rhythm guitar
6) Byron Allred keyboards
7) Norton Buffalo vocals, harp


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #16 (1979 - 1981)
1) Steve Miller
2) Gary Mallaber
3) Greg Douglas
4) Byron Allred
5) Norton Buffalo


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #17 (1981 - 1983)
1) Steve Miller
2) Gary Mallaber
3) Norton Buffalo
4) Byron Allred
5) Kenny Lee Lewis guitar
6) John Massaro guitar


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #18 (1983 - 1986)
1) Steve Miller
2) Gary Mallaber
3) Norton Buffalo
4) Byron Allred
5) Kenny Lee Lewis


THE STEVE MILLER BAND #19 (1986 - 1987)
1) Steve Miller
2) Gary Mallaber
3) Norton Buffalo
4) Les Dudek



STEVE MILLER (1987 - PRESENT)


7 comments:

  1. What ever happened to Jack King?

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  2. Jack King is alive and well. He lives in Martinez, California, and continues to play around.

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  3. What ever happened to Dickie Thompson?

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    1. My uncle Dick lives and still plays music in Nashville.

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  4. What happened to Tim and Rachel Davis? I was friends with them in Madison, WI. Last I knew, they were in Las Vegas. Also was housemates with Jimmy Miller in Madison.

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  5. Tim Davis passed away quite some time ago.He had one of the best shuffle beats ever!Tim was also a great vocalist. Children of the Future and Salior were my favorite Steve Miller albums,due in no small part to Tim's contributions.

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  6. Where is Bobby Winkleman now? We used to work together in the early 90's, in Santa Rosa, CA. Great guy, quite humble, and very interesting.

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