Boz Scaggs Biography
Boz Scaggs(William Royce)is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Royce is known for his worldwide chart-topping albums of the late 1970s as well as the songs “Lido Shuffle” and the Grammy award-winning “Lowdown”.
From the critically acclaimed album Silk Degrees 1976, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. He continues to write, record music, and tour.
After learning guitar at the age of 12, he met Steve Miller at St. Mark’s School. In 1959, he became the vocalist for Miller’s band, the Marksmen.
The pair later attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison together, playing in blues bands like the Ardells and the Fabulous Knight Trains.
Leaving school, Scaggs briefly joined the burgeoning rhythm and blues scene in London, then traveled on to Sweden as a solo performer, and in 1965 recorded his solo debut album, Boz, which failed commercially. He also had a brief stint with the band the Other Side with Mac MacLeod and Jack Downing.
Returning to the U.S., Scaggs promptly headed for the booming psychedelic music center of San Francisco in 1967. Linking up with Steve Miller again, he appeared on the Steve Miller Band’s first two albums, Children of the Future and Sailor in 1968.
He secured a solo contract with Atlantic Records in 1968, releasing his second album, Boz Scaggs, featuring the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and session guitarist Duane Allman, in 1969.
Despite good reviews, this release achieved only moderate sales. He then briefly hooked up with Bay Area band Mother Earth in a supporting role on their second album Make a Joyful Noise on guitar and backup vocals.
He next signed with Columbia Records releasing the albums Moments in 1971 and My Time in 1972. His first two Columbia albums were modest sellers and seeking a new more soulful direction his record company brought in former Motown producer Johnny Bristol for 1974’s Slow Dancer album.
Although the album only made number 81 on the US Billboard Album Chart, it subsequently attained gold status no doubt getting a boost from the huge success of Scaggs’ next album Silk Degrees.
Boz Scaggs Age
William Royce “Boz” Scaggs was born on June 8. 1944 in Canton, Ohio, United States. He is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Scaggs originated from Plano, Texas, United States.
Boz Scaggs Family
Scaggs is the eldest child of her mother Helen Virginia Coe and his father Royce Gifford Scaggs. Their family moved to McAlester, Oklahoma, then to Plano, Texas “at that time a farm town”, just north of Dallas.
He attended a Dallas private school, St. Mark’s School of Texas, where schoolmate Mal Buckner gave him the nickname “Bosley”, later shortened to “Boz”.
Boz Scaggs Wife
He is married to Dominique Gioia. The couple engaged in 1992. His’ first marriage was to Carmella Storniola. Together they have two sons: Austin, a music journalist with a column called “The Smoking Section” in Rolling Stone, and Oscar, who at age 21 died in 1998.
Boz Scaggs Net worth
Scaggs is an American musician. He has an estimated net worth of $40 million dollars as of 2019. Boz moved to London after leaving the school where he bounced from band to band.
He is probably most famous for his work with Steve Miller in the 1970s. Boz released his first solo album in 1965.
Boz Scaggs Songs
Some of his most popular songs list
What Can I Say
Miss Sun – (Long Version)
Look What You’ve Done To Me
Breakdown Dead Ahead
You Make It So Hard (To Say No)
We’re All Alone
Heart Of Mine
Boz Scaggs Lowdown
“Lowdown” is a song originally recorded in 1976 by Boz for his album Silk Degrees. The song was co-written by Scaggs and keyboardist David Paich.
Paich, along with fellow “Lowdown” session musicians bassist David Hungate and drummer Jeff Porcaro, would later go on to help form the band, Toto.
Boz Scaggs Silk Degrees
Silk Degrees is the seventh album by Boz Scaggs, released on Columbia Records in 1976. The album peaked at No. 2 and spent 115 weeks on the Billboard 200.
It has been certified five times platinum by the RIAA and remains his’s best selling album. Silk Degrees spawned four singles. “It’s Over”, “Lowdown”, and “Lido Shuffle” made the Top 40, while “What Can I Say” peaked at No. 42.
Boz Scaggs albums
Some of Scaggs most famous albums in chart one
My Time: Anthology (1969-97)
A Fool To Care
Down Two Then Left
Out Of The Blue
Boz Scaggs Ticket And Tour on 2019
Friday 07 June 2019: Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez, CA, US
Saturday 08 June 2019 – Sunday 09 June 2019 Playboy Jazz Festival 2019-Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, US
Wednesday 12 June 2019: Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street, Denver, CO, US
Friday 14 June 2019: Riverwind Casino, Norman, OK, US
Saturday 15 June 2019: Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth, TX, US
Sunday 16 June 2019: Graceland Soundstage, Memphis, TN, US
Wednesday 19 June 2019: Foellinger Theatre, Fort Wayne, IN, US
Friday 21 June 2019: State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, PA, US
Boz Scaggs Lido Shuffle
“Lido Shuffle” is a song written by Boz Scaggs and David Paich and introduced on the 1976 Boz Scaggs album, Silk Degrees. It was subsequently released as a single in 1977.
Scaggs recalled: “‘Lido Shuffle”‘ was a song that I’d been banging around. I…took the idea of the shuffle [from] a song that Fats Domino did called ‘The Fat Man’ that had a kind of driving shuffle beat that I used to play on the piano, and I just started kind of singing along with it. Then I showed it to Paich and he helped me fill it out. It ended up being ‘Lido Shuffle’.”
Members of the backup band on “Lido Shuffle” include David Paich, Jeff Porcaro and David Hungate who later formed Toto.
Released as the album’s fourth single, “Lido Shuffle” reached number 11 in the US and 13 on the UK Singles Chart. In Australia the track spent three weeks at number 2 as a double A-side hit with “What Can I Say”.
Boz Scaggs Some Change
Some Change is an album by Boz Scaggs, released in 1994. Allmusic’s retrospective review called Some Change “a very honest and natural-sounding collection of pop, pop/rock, and soul-influenced pop” and “his best album since 1976’s Silk Degrees.”
Boz Scaggs, We are All Alone
“We’re All Alone” is a song written by Boz Scaggs, which became a 1977 top-ten hit for Rita Coolidge in the US and the UK. Scaggs introduced it on his 1976 album Silk Degrees.
The song was first a hit for Frankie Valli. Scaggs included it as the B-side of two of the four single releases from that LP, including “Lido Shuffle.”