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