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Blinded By The Light Project: 1 of 3 Goals Achieved!

11 April 2009

On March 15, the three goals for The Blinded By The Light Project were explained and announced.

One goal was to find a way to get the route from Steve Miller to Bruce Springsteen's "Blinded By The Light" down from 3 steps to a mere 2 steps.

Today, we found out that studio musician Gary Mallaber played drums on Bruce Springsteen's "Dead Man Walkin'" from Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture Dead Man Walking.  Mallaber may be best-known for his involvement with The Steve Miller Band.

The result is that Steve Miller is now 2 steps from Bruce Springsteen's "Blinded By The Light", just the way the good Lord intended.  One of three goals has been achieved!

Progress has been made on a second goal too!  The addition of tracks that Steve Miller recorded with Paul McCartney now means that Miller has moved one step closer to the version of "Blinded By The Light" that was recorded by Manfred Mann's Earth Band.  From McCartney's Flaming Pie through Wings and Cheech & Chong, it is now four steps from Miller to Manfred Mann's "Blinded By The Light". The goal is to get it to two steps.