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For the book, see Steppenwolf (novel) Steppenwolf is a novel by Hermann Hesse, combining autobiographical and fantastic elements. ...

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Steppenwolf album cover

Steppenwolf is a 1960s and 1970s rock 'n' roll band, best known for the hits "Born to Be Wild" and "Magic Carpet Ride". They were named after the novel Steppenwolf by German author Hermann Hesse. Steppenwolf album cover uploaded by Gerald Zuckier. ... Steppenwolf album cover uploaded by Gerald Zuckier. ... The 1960s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... The 1970s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1970 and 1979. ... Rock and roll - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Born to be Wild is a song by the band Steppenwolf, initially released in 1968, but subsequently released on about 100 different collections, the first one being the movie Easy Rider. ... Steppenwolf is a 1960s and 1970s rock & roll band, best known for the hits Born to Be Wild and Magic Carpet Ride. They were named after the novel Steppenwolf by German author Hermann Hesse. ... Steppenwolf is a novel by Hermann Hesse, combining autobiographical and fantastic elements. ... Hermann Hesse Hermann Hesse (July 2, 1877 – August 9, 1962) was a German author, and the winner of the 1946 Nobel Prize in Literature. ...


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 Hanover, West Germany, before moving to Canada in 1958. John Kay (born Joachim Fritz Krauledat in Tilsit (East Prussia) April 12, 1944) is a Canadian singer, songwriter and guitarist. ... State motto (Russian): Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Transliterated: Proletarii vsekh stran, soedinyaytes!) (Translated: Workers of the world, unite!) Capital Moscow Official language None; Russian (de facto) Government Federation of Socialist republics/ Communist state Area  - Total  - % water Largest on the planet 22,402,200 km² ?% Population  - Total  - Density 3rd before collapse 293,047,571 (July... This article is about a historical state. ... Hanover (German: Hannover []), on the river Leine, is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The original members of the band were:

In 1968, Nick St. Nicholas replaced Moreve as bass player. An electric guitar is a type of guitar with a solid or semi-solid body that utilizes electronic pickups to convert the vibration of the steel-cored strings into electrical voltage. ... Jerry Edmonton (October 24, 1946-November 28, 1993) was the drummer for rock group Steppenwolf. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Michael Monarch (b. ... A guitar is a stringed musical instrument. ... Goldie McJohn (born May 2, 1945) is a Canadian musician, best known as the keyboard player for the rock group Steppenwolf. ... The Casavant pipe organ at Notre-Dame de Montréal Basilica, Montreal The organ is one of the oldest musical instruments in the western musical tradition, with a rich history connected with the Christian religion and civic ceremony. ... A Fender Jazz Bass Bass guitar (also called electric bass guitar, electric bass, or simply bass) refers to an electric bass or an electric/acoustic string instrument with a similar appearance to the guitar, but with a larger body, commonly four strings, longer scale neck and tuned an octave lower... Nick St. ...


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. Typical Yorkville scene Yorkville is one of Toronto, Ontario, Canadas most fashionable neighbourhoods. ...


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 [an extended single album in the UK] 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. Films are produced by recording actual people and objects with cameras, or by creating them using animation techniques and/or special effects. ... Easy Rider, 1969 Easy Rider is a 1969 road movie directed by Dennis Hopper which many see as representing the embodiment of the hippie lifestyle of the 1960s. ... It has been suggested that true metal be merged into this article or section. ...


The band broke up in 1971, and Kay went on to lead a somewhat successful solo career. Steppenwolf reformed in 1974 with the album Slow Flux, and disbanded in 1976. John Kay reformed the band again in the early 1980s and went on tour as "John Kay and Steppenwolf", as well as releasing a solo album in 2001. 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The 1980s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1980 and 1989. ...


Discography

Steppenwolf is the first album created by the band Steppenwolf. ... Steppenwolf the Second was Steppenwolfs second album, released in 1968 (see 1968 in music) under the label MCA. The album is a mix of hard rock, psychedelia, and blues, and contains one of Steppenwolfs more notable songs, Magic Carpet Ride. ... At Your Birthday Party is an album by Steppenwolf, released in 1969 (see 1969 in music). ... Early Steppenwolf is a collection of live recordings by the band Steppenwolf when they were still known as Sparrow. It was released in 1969 (see 1969 in music) under the label MCA. Track listing Power Play (Kay) - 2:55 Howlin for My Darlin (Dixon, Howlin Wolf) - 4:53 Im... Monster is an album by the band Steppenwolf, released in 1969 (see 1969 in music). ... Steppenwolf Live is a collection of recordings from various concerts by Steppenwolf. ... Steppenwolf 7 is an album by the band Steppenwolf, released in 1970 (see 1970 in music), and their fifth studio recording for Dunhill Records. ... For Ladies Only is an album by the band Steppenwolf, released in 1971 (see 1971 in music). ... 16 Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Steppenwolf, released in 1973 (see 1973 in music). ... Slow Flux is an album released by the band Steppenwolf in 1974 (see: 1974 in music), under the label Epic. ... Hour of the Wolf is an album by Steppenwolf, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). ... Skullduggery is an album released by the band Steppenwolf in 1976 (see 1976 in music). ... Paradox is an album by John Kay and Steppenwolf, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). ... Rock & Roll Rebels is an album released by John Kay and Steppenwolf in 1987 (see 1987 in music), under the label Qwil (according to Steppenwolfs official site). ... Rise & Shine is an album by John Kay and Steppenwolf, released in 1990 (see 1990 in music) under the label Capitol. ...

Line ups

  • John Kay (Guitar, Vocals) (1968-present)
  • Goldy McJohn (Keyboards) (1968-1974)
  • Michael Monarch (Guitar) (1968-1969)
  • Jerry Edmonton (Drums) (1968-1976)
  • Rushton Moreve (Bass) (1968-1969)
  • Nick St. Nicholas (Bass) (1969-1971)
  • Dennis Edmonton (Guitar) (1970)
  • Larry Byrom (Guitar) (1970-1971)
  • George Biondo (Bass) (1970-1976)
  • Kent Henry (Guitar) (1972)
  • Bobby Cochran (Guitar) (1974-1976)
  • Andy Chapin (Keyboards) (1975)
  • Wayne Cook (Keyboards) (1976)
  • Brett Tuggle (Keyboards) (1981)
  • Michael Palmer (Guitar) (1981-1984)
  • Steve Palmer (Drums) (1981-1984)
  • Chad Peery (Bass) (1981)
  • Michael Wilk (Keyboards) (1982-present) (Bass) (1987-present)
  • Welton Gite (Bass) (1982)
  • Gary Link (Bass) (1984)
  • Rocket Ritchotte (Guitar) (1987-1996)
  • Ron Hurst (Drums) (1987-present)
  • Danny Johnson (Guitar) (1996-present)

Links

  • Official website

  Results from FactBites:
 
Steppenwolf - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (827 words)
Steppenwolf is a German language word which means a desert dog, or "wolf of the steppes."
Steppenwolf is a novel by Hermann Hesse, combining autobiographical and fantastic elements.
The symbol of the Steppenwolf itself can be traced to Nietzsche's "differentiated loner", whom he also termed a "beast" and a "genius".
Steppenwolf (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (311 words)
Steppenwolf is a 1960s and 1970s rock 'n' roll band, best known for the hits "Born to Be Wild" and "Magic Carpet Ride".
Steppenwolf had its origins in the Toronto blues band Sparrow, which was formed in 1964 and played coffeehouses in Yorkville.
Steppenwolf rocketed to fame after their third single, "Born to Be Wild" was used in the movie Easy Rider, as well as "The Pusher".
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