Scaggs, Boz

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Scaggs, Boz Gender: M
William Royce Scaggs
born on 8 June 1944 at 05:12 (= 05:12 AM )
Place Canton, Ohio, 40n48, 81w23
Timezone EWT h4w (is war time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 17°26' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 07°48 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 04°38'

Boz Scaggs
photo: The original uploader was Dwightmccann at English Wikipedia, license cc-by-sa-2.5


American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. In 1959 he joined Steve Miller in his band the Marksmen, doing vocals and tambourine while learning to play the guitar. They did R&B tours with a world tour that stretched over 1965-67. In late 1970, the "Boz Scaggs Band" signed with Columbia with a debut LP in May 1971.

In 1983, Scaggs took a hiatus and opened a restaurant in San Francisco. He returned with a comeback album in July 1988, "Other Roads." With tours, benefits and recordings, he won a Grammy in 1976 for "Lowdown." His hits include "Miss Sun," 1980.

His son, Oscar, died of a heroin OD on New Year's Eve in 1998 at a known dealers house after a short stint in rehab. Boz is quoted, "Nothing is harder than losing a child."

In 2001, he put out his first album since 1997, "Dig."

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Social : Joined group 1959 (Joined Steve Miller band)
  • Social : Joined group 1970 (Formed Boz Scaggs band)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released May 1971 (First album released)
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  • Work : Prize 1976 (Grammy award for "Lowdown")
  • Work : Start Business 1983 (Opened a restaurant)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 30 August 1988 (Comeback album, "Other Roads")
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  • Death of Child 31 December 1998 (Son Oscar dies of heroine OD)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 11 September 2001 (R&B album, "Dig")
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Frank C. Clifford


  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (Son dies of heroin OD)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Restaurant)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Steve Miller Band, Boz Scaggs Band)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitar)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy