In 1965, Steve Miller and keyboardist Barry Goldberg founded the Goldberg-Miller Blues Band along with bassist Shawn Yoder, rhythm guitarist Craymore Stevens, and drummer Lance Haas after moving to Chicago to play the blues. The band was contracted to Epic Records after playing many Chicago clubs. They also appeared on Hullabaloo with the Four Tops and the Supremes, and gigged at a Manhattan club.
Miller's audience expanded with each album: Brave New World (1969), which featured the successful song "Space Cowboy" and the track "My Dark Hour" that was co-written by and featured Paul McCartney.
The Steve Miller Band released the album Fly Like An Eagle in 1976, which charted to the top of the Billboard and landed at position 3. Three singles were released from the album: "Take The Money and Run", "Fly Like an Eagle" and their second Number One success, "Rock 'N Me".