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Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf is a rock band which formed in Los Angeles, California, United States in 1967. The band originally consisted of John Kay (vocals, guitar), Michael Monarch (guitar), Rushton Moreve (bass), Goldie McJohn (keyboards) and Jerry Edmonton (drums). The band is best known for their hit singles “Born to Be Wild” and “Magic Carpet Ride”. They were named after the novel Der Steppenwolf by German author Hermann Hesse.

Frontman John Kay’s mother escaped with him at age 4 from Soviet occupied East Germany, an event recounted in the song “Renegade” on the album Steppenwolf Seven. His family resettled in Hannover, West Germany, before moving to Canada in 1958. Kay is partially blind, hence the use of dark glasses

In 1968, Nick St. Nicholas replaced Moreve as bass player.

Steppenwolf had its origins in the Toronto blues band Sparrow, which was formed in 1964 and played coffeehouses in Yorkville. By 1967 they had settled in San Francisco.

Steppenwolf rocketed to fame after their third single, “Born to Be Wild” was used in the movie Easy Rider, as well as “The Pusher”. The former song may have coined the term “heavy metal”. This was followed by several more hits, including “Magic Carpet Ride” from Steppenwolf the Second, and “Rock Me” from At Your Birthday Party. Many fans consider their double album Steppenwolf Live the best of Steppenwolf’s releases. Monster and For Ladies Only were the band’s most political albums, and are still fondly remembered by fans as two of the best rock & roll snapshots of the attitudes of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Steppenwolf is a Canadian/American rock band that helped establish heavy metal music.
The band has sold more than 25 million units worldwide, releasing 8 gold albums and 13 Hot 100 singles, including three top-10 hits in "Born to Be Wild".
oday, frontman John Kay is the only original member left, having served as lead singer for almost all of the 40 years since 1967

 

50s, 60s Hits

Born To Be Wild
Magic Carpet Ride

70's Rock

Magic Carpet Ride

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