Steppenwolf – Video of the Week!
Steppenwolf is a Canadian American rock band, prominent from 1968 to 1972. The group forms in late 1967 in Los Angeles by lead singer John Kay, keyboardist Goldy McJohn. Along with drummer Jerry Edmonton (all formerly in Jack London & the Sparrows from Oshawa, Ontario).
Furthermore, guitarist Michael Monarch and bass guitarist Rushton Moreve are recruits. When they see notices that the band places in Los Angeles-area record and musical instrument stores. “Sookie Sookie” is one of their hits from the first self-titled studio album “Steppenwolf ” which releases January 1968.
The Players of This Performance
First off you have John Kay on guitars, harmonica, and lead vocals. Next up is Rushton Moreve on bass guitar and backing vocals. Next up is Michael Monarch on guitar and backup vocals. Also, the man behind the keys, Goldy McJohn playing organ, piano, and electric piano. Last up is Jerry Edmonton who is playing drums, percussion also backing vocals. Plus, the song itself is written by Steve Cropper aka “The Colonel” along with Don Covay. So, we add a cool band performing on a plane and we pretty much know it’s going to be a hit at the time.
Even more, the band goes on to create some fantastic music that is still timeless to this day. Also, Steppenwolf has sold over 25 million records worldwide, released eight gold albums and 12 Billboard Hot 100 singles, of which six were top 40 hits, including three top 10 successes: “Born to Be Wild”, “Magic Carpet Ride”, and “Rock Me”. Steppenwolf enjoys worldwide success from 1968 to 1972, but clashing personalities led to the end of the core lineup. Today, John Kay is the only original member, having served as the lead singer since 1967.
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