'The Joker' by The Steve Miller Band hit Number 1 today in 1974

January 12, 2017

On this day in 1974

The Steve Miller Band

were at Number 1 on the US singles chart with 'The Joker'

"The Joker" is a song by the Steve Miller Band

from their 1973 album The Joker

It is one of two Steve Miller Band songs

that feature the nonce word "pompatus"

The first line of the lyrics is a reference to the song "Space Cowboy"

from Miller's Brave New World album

Following lines refer to two other songs

"Gangster of Love" from Sailor

and "Enter Maurice" from Recall the Beginning...A Journey from Eden




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