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Fans who have followed the remarkable career of Boz Scaggs recognize his solo triumphs - with classic albums like Silk Degrees (1976), which sold five million copies, and Middle Man (1980), reaching number 8 on the Billboard 200 album chart. His late-period high points like Some Change (1994) and A Fool To Care (2005) are instant reminders of his characteristically deft touch as a blues-rock singer. His soul is effortless and deeply felt, never making a show of itself, but unmistakably evident in every lyric he delivers.
Scaggs grew up in Oklahoma and Texas, and while at St. Mark's Preparatory School in Dallas he met Steve Miller. He joined Miller's band, the Marksmen, as lead vocalist while Miller taught him guitar. Scaggs followed Miller to the University of Wisconsin, where they played together in a blues-rock band known as the Ardells or the Fabulous Knight Trains. Returning to Texas in 1963, Scaggs joined an R&B band, the Wigs. The next year, Scaggs and two of the Wigs —John Andrews and Bob Arthur —went to England. Finding little success, they broke up (most of the Wigs eventually forming Mother Earth), while Scaggs roved Europe as a street singer, recording his debut LP in Stockholm. He returned to the U.S. in 1967 and moved to San Francisco. There he reunited with Steve Miller for two albums with the Steve Miller Band: Children of the Future and Sailor.