William "Bill" "Mr. Stress" Miller

February 1, 1943May 19, 2015

William John Miller "Mr. Stress", 72, of Cleveland, Ohio died on May 19, 2015. "Bill" Miller, son of William Miller (deceased) also a musician and Elsie Miller (deceased) and brother of Marylin Miller (deceased) passed away peacefully at his home in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Miller, a gifted blues vocalist and harmonica player was known locally, regionally and nationally as "Mr. Stress." His love of the blues and his band-the Mr. Stress Blues Band worked in and around northeast Ohio consistently from 1966 until his passing in 2015. He will be greatly missed by his friends, fans and fellow musicians who all held him in the highest regard. A memorial will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at the Euclid Tavern located at 11625 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland at 6:00 pm.


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, June 2, 2015

William "Bill" "Mr. Stress" Miller

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February 1, 2017

Mr. Stress I just learned of your passing to the other side, I will always Love U, thanks to Barbara Grover and Duane, I met U in the 70's at Euclid Tavern,U gave me the fondest memories in my life,OMG I always said Good Girls go to heaven Bad girls go to the Euclid Tavern to hear the Mr.Stress blues band.Then in early 1990's I move to Las Vegas, but when I did fly home the first on my list was to see U,and I will never forget what U said to me.U worked so hard U repaired my TV,Barbara and I were know as the tumbleweed theory we would swish in an swish out.RIP U wonderful performer. Love Karyn

e w

July 17, 2016

RIP, to a wonderful person who shared his gift of music with everyone. Great times at the ET in the 1970's, what a privilege to have heard some of the best blues music around.

December 19, 2015

Bill singing and playing his harp with his band with Tim Matson on guitar and Ray on bass at the Euclid Taven in the early 1980's - there was nothing finer.

Bill you were the real thing and you played for the music and poured your heart out every night.

You made it count- thanks.

Peter Cogan- Seattle, WA

Dwayne Young

June 5, 2015

I didn't have the pleasure of meeting Mr. Miller, but I'm a small time musician in Atlanta and I absolutely love Mr. Stress' music. Rest in peace kind sir. May God bless you and your family.

mike wypasek

June 3, 2015

Years ago I worked on election day handing out material for a candidate at a polling place. It was cold and snowy. Mr. Miller and I struck up a conversation about all kinds of things. Two hours in, we got around to music and I said "I really like Mr. Stress" and he said "Yea, that's me." I like to think, at least for the rest of the day, we were good friends. My experience with him is he was a kind, gentle, intelligent and quiet man who loved the blues. Condolences to his family-may he rest in peace.

MJ Klimowski

June 3, 2015

Dear Bill
I know that you and BB are making sweet Jam in Heaven
Love MJ

Sharon Rome

June 2, 2015

Thank you for being a friend to me. I will always be grateful to have known you.


June 2, 2015

Loved Stress, he gave us a lot of great music to dance to and great memories. Thanks Bill I will see you later. Will always remember you love you. Lana

George Foster

June 2, 2015

I first met Bill in 1966, and we talked about what we both loved: the blues. He was very gracious, and let me sing with his band many times over the next couple of years. We traded information on good harmonica licks and enjoyed mutual respect. I am deeply saddened by his passing.


June 2, 2015

You and Hoss and many others..........together again!!! Awesome!!! Jam on with the great music and singing!!!