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Boz Scaggs
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    (June 8, 1944- )
    Birth name was William Royce Scaggs
    Recorded 'Lowdown,' 'Slow Dancer,' 'Heart of Mine,' 'It All Went Down The Drain,' 'Harbor Lights,' 'Jojo,' 'Ask Me 'Bout Nothin' But The Blues,' 'Breakdown Dead Ahead,' 'Look What You've Done To Me,' 'I Just Go,' 'Georgia,' 'Miss Sun,' 'Lido Shuffle,' 'Runnin' Blues,' 'Loan Me a Dime' and 'We're All Alone'
    Promoted his 2001 album 'Dig' with appearances on 'The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn' and 'Later with Jools Holland,' and played himself on an episode of Ally McBeal
    Rolling Stone magazine publisher Jann Wenner got him a record deal, but he was cut after one album.
    Bluesman Fenton Robinson successfully sued him to get composer credit for the 1968 song 'Loan Me a Dime.'
    Between 1968-1974, he cut four critically acclaimed albums and all four were met with dismal sales.
    He divorced his wife Carmella after nine years of marriage and two sons.
    His ex spelled her last name with a 'k' - Skaggs.
    He met Steve Miller in 1959 and played on and off with him for the next nine years.
    He attended the University of Wisconsin with Miller.
    His 1976 breakthrough album 'Silk Degrees' featured Top 10 hits 'Lowdown' and 'Lido Shuffle' and helped popularize the 'blue-eyed soul' sound.
    'Lowdown' has been sampled by several rap artists.
    His son, Oscar, died of a drug overdose in San Francisco (December 31, 1998).

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