Frankie Miller | Artist

Frankie Miller | Artist

Tags: Era_1970s, Genre_Pop_Rock, Genre_Soul, Origin_UK, Type_Artist

Francis "Frankie" Miller is a Scottish rock singer-songwriter born 1949 in Glasgow, Scotland. At his peak in the '70s Miller was one of the most highly regarded R&B singers in the UK. His soulful voice was a superb instrument, as is displayed on his solo albums and the singles "Jealousy", "Darlin'" and his duet with Phil Lynott on the Thin Lizzy song "Still in Love with You". From an early age Miller had a fondness for Ray Charles, Little Richard and Elvis Presley. He started writing songs at the age of nine and wrote "I Can't Change It" when he was twelve years old, which was later recorded by Ray Charles. His first professional band was The Stoics, then in 1970 he moved to London to further his career and joined forces with guitarist Robin Trower, who had just left Procol Harum. Miller added fellow Glaswegian bassist and vocalist James Dewar together with ex Jethro Tull drummer Clive Bunker, to form the band Jude in July 1971. Despite significant coverage in the British music press, Jude broke up in April 1972 without recording an album. Miller then signed a solo recording contract with Chrysalis Records and went on to record a string of excellent blues-rock/R&B albums right up to the most recent release in 2016. Standouts include Once in a Blue Moon (1973), which featured backing by Brinsley Schwarz, High Life (1974), which was produced and partly written by Allen Toussaint, The Rock (1975) and Full House (1977) produced by Chris Thomas. The lead track from Full House, "Be Good To Yourself" became Miller's first UK Top 40 hit. Despite Miller's relative lack of commercial success he wrote songs which became big hits for other artists, including Thin Lizzy, Three Dog Night, Betty Wright, Robin Trower, The Bellamy Brothers, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Rod Stewart and the Eagles.

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Featured Albums: Frankie Miller

Related Artists: Frankie Miller Band, Thin Lizzy, Robin Trower

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