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Number 31

Steve Miller Band - The Joker (Capitol CL583 - 1973)

It took The Steve Miller Band a good five years to break through in the UK with The Joker, a single which went to the number one spot in the British charts in 1973. After seven great rock albums, which were hardly noticed in the UK at all, starting with Children of the Future in 1968 and Recall the Beginning A Journey from Eden in 1972, it took a catchy little pop song using the nonce word 'pompatus', the term 'lovey-dovey' together with a wolf whistling guitar lick to garner the attention of the Brits.