OD 158 / STEPPENWOLF - The Second Steppenwolf

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OD 158 - Steppenwolf 1968 USA - Vinyl; VG - Cov; VG+ Orginalt 1.press 68 - Dunhill abc records DS-50037 ---------- Background information Origin from; Toronto, Ontario, Canada Genres; Hard rock psychedelic rock blues rock heavy metall Years active; 1967–72 1974–76 1980 – present -------------- Steppenwolf is a Canadian-American rock group, that was prominent from 1968 to 1972. The group was formed in late 1967 in Toronto by vocalist John Kay, keyboardist Goldy McJohn and drummer Jerry Edmonton. Guitarist Michael Monarch and bassist Rushton Moreve were recruited by notices placed in LA area record stores and musical instrument stores. The essential core of Steppenwolf was John Kay, Jerry Edmonton and Goldy McJohn from The Sparrows (originally Jack London & the Sparrows from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada).[4] Steppenwolf sold over 30 million records worldwide,[citation needed] releasing eight gold albums and twelve Billboard Hot 100 singles, of which six were Top 40 hits,[5] including three Top 10 successes: "Born to Be Wild", written by Dennis Edmonton, "Magic Carpet Ride", and "Rock Me." Steppenwolf enjoyed worldwide success from 1968 to 1972, but clashing personalities led to the end of the core lineup. Today, frontman John Kay is the only original member, having served as lead singer since 1967. ---------- Steppenwolf: Breakthrough success and decline (1967–1972) The name change from The Sparrows[6] (The Sparrow) to Steppenwolf was suggested to John Kay by Gabriel Mekler, being inspired by Hermann Hesse's novel of the same name.[4] Steppenwolf's first two singles were "A Girl I Knew" and "Sookie Sookie". The band finally rocketed to worldwide fame after their third single "Born to Be Wild" was released in 1968, as well as their version of Hoyt Axton's "The Pusher". Both of these tunes were used prominently in the 1969 counterculture cult film Easy Rider (both titles originally had been released on the band's debut album).[4] In the movie, "The Pusher" accompanies a drug deal, and Peter Fonda stuffing dollar bills into his Stars & Stripes-clad fuel tank, after which "Born to Be Wild" is heard in the opening credits, with Fonda and Dennis Hopper riding their Harley choppers through the America of the late 1960s. The song, which has been closely associated with motorcycles ever since, introduced to rock lyrics the signature term "heavy metal"[4] (though not about a kind of music, but about a motorcycle: "I like smoke and lightning, heavy metal thunder, racin' with the wind..."). Written by Sparrow guitarist Dennis Edmonton who had begun using the pen name Mars Bonfire and inspired by a billboard roadside advertisement Bonfire liked which depicted a motorcycle tearing through the billboard artwork, the song had already reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1968.[4] It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.[7] In 1968 Steppenwolf played one of their biggest shows up to that time at the Filmore East to rave reviews, sharing the bill with Buddy Rich and Children of God. [8] The group's following albums had several more hit singles, including "Magic Carpet Ride" (which reached No. 3) from Steppenwolf The Second and "Rock Me" (with its bridge lasting 1:06, which reached No. 10) from At Your Birthday Party.[4] It also sold in excess of one million units.[7] Monster, which questioned US policy of the Nixon era, was the band's most political album. Following the Monster album from 1969, the following year (1970) the band released what some consider their strongest album, Steppenwolf 7, which included the song "Snowblind Friend", another Hoyt Axton-penned song about the era and attitudes of drugs and associated problems. The band lineup reached its peak in the opinion of most fans with this album and their live performances in the middle of 1970 with John Kay, Jerry Edmonton, Goldy McJohn, Larry Byrom and George Biondo. Unfortunately this lineup was also unable to remain together as Byrom became upset with McJohn over personal issues and quit the band in the early part of 1971. There were several changes in the group's personnel after the first few years.[4] Moreve was fired from the group in 1968 for missing gigs after he became afraid to return to Los Angeles, convinced by his girlfriend that it was going to be leveled by an earthquake and fall into the sea. Rob Black filled in for Moreve until former Sparrow bandmate Nick St. Nicholas came aboard. Monarch was fired in the spring of 1969 after incurring Kay's wrath for his many unprofessional actions. Larry Byrom, who'd been in TIME with Nick St. Nicholas, ably replaced Monarch. Nick St. Nicholas' tenure with the group proved to be brief and he was let go in early 1970 after showing up onstage for a concert wearing only a jock strap and bunny ears and playing his bass loudly and out of tune. The above tales were related by Kay in his 1994 autobiography Magic Carpet Ride (co-written with Canadian author John Einarson). George Biondo was then recruited and guitarist Kent Henry replaced Byrom in early 1971.[4] The band broke up after a farewell concert in LA on Valentine's Day, 1972. Kay went on to a brief solo career, scoring a minor solo hit in 1972 with "I'm Movin' On" from his album Forgotten Songs and Unsung Heroes. Although it received generally high marks from most critics, the album sales were disappointing in the US.[4] Kay released a second solo album in 1973 on the Dunhill label titled "My Sportin' Life". This album sold less than his first solo album and was less gritty and more LA studio polish in sound. Following the first official breakup of Steppenwolf, and after the release of Kay's first solo album, a late summer and autumn 1972 tour in the USA and Europe occurred which featured Kay heading both The John Kay Band and Steppenwolf at the top the bill. Dunhill had released an album of a collection of Steppenwolf songs titled "Steppenwolf: RIP" Thus the tour was known as the RIP tour.[9] The John

LP 487 / STEPPENWOLF GOLD - Their Great Hits

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LP 487 - 1972 USA / Vinyl; EX+ - Cover; EX --------------- Background information Origin from; Toronto, Ontario, Canada Genres; Hard rock psychedelic rock blues rock heavy metall Years active; 1967–72 1974–76 1980 – present -------------- Steppenwolf is a Canadian-American rock group, that was prominent from 1968 to 1972. The group was formed in late 1967 in Toronto by vocalist John Kay, keyboardist Goldy McJohn and drummer Jerry Edmonton. Guitarist Michael Monarch and bassist Rushton Moreve were recruited by notices placed in LA area record stores and musical instrument stores. The essential core of Steppenwolf was John Kay, Jerry Edmonton and Goldy McJohn from The Sparrows (originally Jack London & the Sparrows from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada).[4] Steppenwolf sold over 30 million records worldwide,[citation needed] releasing eight gold albums and twelve Billboard Hot 100 singles, of which six were Top 40 hits,[5] including three Top 10 successes: "Born to Be Wild", written by Dennis Edmonton, "Magic Carpet Ride", and "Rock Me." Steppenwolf enjoyed worldwide success from 1968 to 1972, but clashing personalities led to the end of the core lineup. Today, frontman John Kay is the only original member, having served as lead singer since 1967. ---------- Steppenwolf: Breakthrough success and decline (1967–1972) The name change from The Sparrows[6] (The Sparrow) to Steppenwolf was suggested to John Kay by Gabriel Mekler, being inspired by Hermann Hesse's novel of the same name.[4] Steppenwolf's first two singles were "A Girl I Knew" and "Sookie Sookie". The band finally rocketed to worldwide fame after their third single "Born to Be Wild" was released in 1968, as well as their version of Hoyt Axton's "The Pusher". Both of these tunes were used prominently in the 1969 counterculture cult film Easy Rider (both titles originally had been released on the band's debut album).[4] In the movie, "The Pusher" accompanies a drug deal, and Peter Fonda stuffing dollar bills into his Stars & Stripes-clad fuel tank, after which "Born to Be Wild" is heard in the opening credits, with Fonda and Dennis Hopper riding their Harley choppers through the America of the late 1960s. The song, which has been closely associated with motorcycles ever since, introduced to rock lyrics the signature term "heavy metal"[4] (though not about a kind of music, but about a motorcycle: "I like smoke and lightning, heavy metal thunder, racin' with the wind..."). Written by Sparrow guitarist Dennis Edmonton who had begun using the pen name Mars Bonfire and inspired by a billboard roadside advertisement Bonfire liked which depicted a motorcycle tearing through the billboard artwork, the song had already reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1968.[4] It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.[7] In 1968 Steppenwolf played one of their biggest shows up to that time at the Filmore East to rave reviews, sharing the bill with Buddy Rich and Children of God. [8] The group's following albums had several more hit singles, including "Magic Carpet Ride" (which reached No. 3) from Steppenwolf The Second and "Rock Me" (with its bridge lasting 1:06, which reached No. 10) from At Your Birthday Party.[4] It also sold in excess of one million units.[7] Monster, which questioned US policy of the Nixon era, was the band's most political album. Following the Monster album from 1969, the following year (1970) the band released what some consider their strongest album, Steppenwolf 7, which included the song "Snowblind Friend", another Hoyt Axton-penned song about the era and attitudes of drugs and associated problems. The band lineup reached its peak in the opinion of most fans with this album and their live performances in the middle of 1970 with John Kay, Jerry Edmonton, Goldy McJohn, Larry Byrom and George Biondo. Unfortunately this lineup was also unable to remain together as Byrom became upset with McJohn over personal issues and quit the band in the early part of 1971. There were several changes in the group's personnel after the first few years.[4] Moreve was fired from the group in 1968 for missing gigs after he became afraid to return to Los Angeles, convinced by his girlfriend that it was going to be leveled by an earthquake and fall into the sea. Rob Black filled in for Moreve until former Sparrow bandmate Nick St. Nicholas came aboard. Monarch was fired in the spring of 1969 after incurring Kay's wrath for his many unprofessional actions. Larry Byrom, who'd been in TIME with Nick St. Nicholas, ably replaced Monarch. Nick St. Nicholas' tenure with the group proved to be brief and he was let go in early 1970 after showing up onstage for a concert wearing only a jock strap and bunny ears and playing his bass loudly and out of tune. The above tales were related by Kay in his 1994 autobiography Magic Carpet Ride (co-written with Canadian author John Einarson). George Biondo was then recruited and guitarist Kent Henry replaced Byrom in early 1971.[4] The band broke up after a farewell concert in LA on Valentine's Day, 1972. Kay went on to a brief solo career, scoring a minor solo hit in 1972 with "I'm Movin' On" from his album Forgotten Songs and Unsung Heroes. Although it received generally high marks from most critics, the album sales were disappointing in the US.[4] Kay released a second solo album in 1973 on the Dunhill label titled "My Sportin' Life". This album sold less than his first solo album and was less gritty and more LA studio polish in sound. Following the first official breakup of Steppenwolf, and after the release of Kay's first solo album, a late summer and autumn 1972 tour in the USA and Europe occurred which featured Kay heading both The John Kay Band and Steppenwolf at the top the bill. Dunhill had released an album of a collection of Steppenwolf songs titled "Steppenwolf: RIP" Thus the tour was known as the RIP tour.[9] The John Kay Band included Hugh Sullivan on keyboards and Whitey

OD 156 / STEPPENWOLF - 7

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OD 156 - Steppenwolf 1970 USA - Vinyl; EX - Cover; EX ---------------- Background information Origin from; Toronto, Ontario, Canada Genres; Hard rock psychedelic rock blues rock heavy metall Years active; 1967–72 1974–76 1980 – present -------------- Steppenwolf is a Canadian-American rock group, that was prominent from 1968 to 1972. The group was formed in late 1967 in Toronto by vocalist John Kay, keyboardist Goldy McJohn and drummer Jerry Edmonton. Guitarist Michael Monarch and bassist Rushton Moreve were recruited by notices placed in LA area record stores and musical instrument stores. The essential core of Steppenwolf was John Kay, Jerry Edmonton and Goldy McJohn from The Sparrows (originally Jack London & the Sparrows from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada).[4] Steppenwolf sold over 30 million records worldwide,[citation needed] releasing eight gold albums and twelve Billboard Hot 100 singles, of which six were Top 40 hits,[5] including three Top 10 successes: "Born to Be Wild", written by Dennis Edmonton, "Magic Carpet Ride", and "Rock Me." Steppenwolf enjoyed worldwide success from 1968 to 1972, but clashing personalities led to the end of the core lineup. Today, frontman John Kay is the only original member, having served as lead singer since 1967. ---------- Steppenwolf: Breakthrough success and decline (1967–1972) The name change from The Sparrows[6] (The Sparrow) to Steppenwolf was suggested to John Kay by Gabriel Mekler, being inspired by Hermann Hesse's novel of the same name.[4] Steppenwolf's first two singles were "A Girl I Knew" and "Sookie Sookie". The band finally rocketed to worldwide fame after their third single "Born to Be Wild" was released in 1968, as well as their version of Hoyt Axton's "The Pusher". Both of these tunes were used prominently in the 1969 counterculture cult film Easy Rider (both titles originally had been released on the band's debut album).[4] In the movie, "The Pusher" accompanies a drug deal, and Peter Fonda stuffing dollar bills into his Stars & Stripes-clad fuel tank, after which "Born to Be Wild" is heard in the opening credits, with Fonda and Dennis Hopper riding their Harley choppers through the America of the late 1960s. The song, which has been closely associated with motorcycles ever since, introduced to rock lyrics the signature term "heavy metal"[4] (though not about a kind of music, but about a motorcycle: "I like smoke and lightning, heavy metal thunder, racin' with the wind..."). Written by Sparrow guitarist Dennis Edmonton who had begun using the pen name Mars Bonfire and inspired by a billboard roadside advertisement Bonfire liked which depicted a motorcycle tearing through the billboard artwork, the song had already reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1968.[4] It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.[7] In 1968 Steppenwolf played one of their biggest shows up to that time at the Filmore East to rave reviews, sharing the bill with Buddy Rich and Children of God. [8] The group's following albums had several more hit singles, including "Magic Carpet Ride" (which reached No. 3) from Steppenwolf The Second and "Rock Me" (with its bridge lasting 1:06, which reached No. 10) from At Your Birthday Party.[4] It also sold in excess of one million units.[7] Monster, which questioned US policy of the Nixon era, was the band's most political album. Following the Monster album from 1969, the following year (1970) the band released what some consider their strongest album, Steppenwolf 7, which included the song "Snowblind Friend", another Hoyt Axton-penned song about the era and attitudes of drugs and associated problems. The band lineup reached its peak in the opinion of most fans with this album and their live performances in the middle of 1970 with John Kay, Jerry Edmonton, Goldy McJohn, Larry Byrom and George Biondo. Unfortunately this lineup was also unable to remain together as Byrom became upset with McJohn over personal issues and quit the band in the early part of 1971. There were several changes in the group's personnel after the first few years.[4] Moreve was fired from the group in 1968 for missing gigs after he became afraid to return to Los Angeles, convinced by his girlfriend that it was going to be leveled by an earthquake and fall into the sea. Rob Black filled in for Moreve until former Sparrow bandmate Nick St. Nicholas came aboard. Monarch was fired in the spring of 1969 after incurring Kay's wrath for his many unprofessional actions. Larry Byrom, who'd been in TIME with Nick St. Nicholas, ably replaced Monarch. Nick St. Nicholas' tenure with the group proved to be brief and he was let go in early 1970 after showing up onstage for a concert wearing only a jock strap and bunny ears and playing his bass loudly and out of tune. The above tales were related by Kay in his 1994 autobiography Magic Carpet Ride (co-written with Canadian author John Einarson). George Biondo was then recruited and guitarist Kent Henry replaced Byrom in early 1971.[4] The band broke up after a farewell concert in LA on Valentine's Day, 1972. Kay went on to a brief solo career, scoring a minor solo hit in 1972 with "I'm Movin' On" from his album Forgotten Songs and Unsung Heroes. Although it received generally high marks from most critics, the album sales were disappointing in the US.[4] Kay released a second solo album in 1973 on the Dunhill label titled "My Sportin' Life". This album sold less than his first solo album and was less gritty and more LA studio polish in sound. Following the first official breakup of Steppenwolf, and after the release of Kay's first solo album, a late summer and autumn 1972 tour in the USA and Europe occurred which featured Kay heading both The John Kay Band and Steppenwolf at the top the bill. Dunhill had released an album of a collection of Steppenwolf songs titled "Steppenwolf: RIP" Thus the tour was known as the

OD 165 / STEPPENWOLF - Same - 1.press DE

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OD 165 - Steppenwolf 1969 DE press - Vinyl; VG+ ( noe hairlines ) - Cover; EX Columbia 1C 052-90 690 ----------------- Background information Origin from; Toronto, Ontario, Canada Genres; Hard rock psychedelic rock blues rock heavy metall Years active; 1967–72 1974–76 1980 – present -------------- Steppenwolf is a Canadian-American rock group, that was prominent from 1968 to 1972. The group was formed in late 1967 in Toronto by vocalist John Kay, keyboardist Goldy McJohn and drummer Jerry Edmonton. Guitarist Michael Monarch and bassist Rushton Moreve were recruited by notices placed in LA area record stores and musical instrument stores. The essential core of Steppenwolf was John Kay, Jerry Edmonton and Goldy McJohn from The Sparrows (originally Jack London & the Sparrows from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada).[4] Steppenwolf sold over 30 million records worldwide,[citation needed] releasing eight gold albums and twelve Billboard Hot 100 singles, of which six were Top 40 hits,[5] including three Top 10 successes: "Born to Be Wild", written by Dennis Edmonton, "Magic Carpet Ride", and "Rock Me." Steppenwolf enjoyed worldwide success from 1968 to 1972, but clashing personalities led to the end of the core lineup. Today, frontman John Kay is the only original member, having served as lead singer since 1967. ---------- Steppenwolf: Breakthrough success and decline (1967–1972) The name change from The Sparrows[6] (The Sparrow) to Steppenwolf was suggested to John Kay by Gabriel Mekler, being inspired by Hermann Hesse's novel of the same name.[4] Steppenwolf's first two singles were "A Girl I Knew" and "Sookie Sookie". The band finally rocketed to worldwide fame after their third single "Born to Be Wild" was released in 1968, as well as their version of Hoyt Axton's "The Pusher". Both of these tunes were used prominently in the 1969 counterculture cult film Easy Rider (both titles originally had been released on the band's debut album).[4] In the movie, "The Pusher" accompanies a drug deal, and Peter Fonda stuffing dollar bills into his Stars & Stripes-clad fuel tank, after which "Born to Be Wild" is heard in the opening credits, with Fonda and Dennis Hopper riding their Harley choppers through the America of the late 1960s. The song, which has been closely associated with motorcycles ever since, introduced to rock lyrics the signature term "heavy metal"[4] (though not about a kind of music, but about a motorcycle: "I like smoke and lightning, heavy metal thunder, racin' with the wind..."). Written by Sparrow guitarist Dennis Edmonton who had begun using the pen name Mars Bonfire and inspired by a billboard roadside advertisement Bonfire liked which depicted a motorcycle tearing through the billboard artwork, the song had already reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1968.[4] It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.[7] In 1968 Steppenwolf played one of their biggest shows up to that time at the Filmore East to rave reviews, sharing the bill with Buddy Rich and Children of God. [8] The group's following albums had several more hit singles, including "Magic Carpet Ride" (which reached No. 3) from Steppenwolf The Second and "Rock Me" (with its bridge lasting 1:06, which reached No. 10) from At Your Birthday Party.[4] It also sold in excess of one million units.[7] Monster, which questioned US policy of the Nixon era, was the band's most political album. Following the Monster album from 1969, the following year (1970) the band released what some consider their strongest album, Steppenwolf 7, which included the song "Snowblind Friend", another Hoyt Axton-penned song about the era and attitudes of drugs and associated problems. The band lineup reached its peak in the opinion of most fans with this album and their live performances in the middle of 1970 with John Kay, Jerry Edmonton, Goldy McJohn, Larry Byrom and George Biondo. Unfortunately this lineup was also unable to remain together as Byrom became upset with McJohn over personal issues and quit the band in the early part of 1971. There were several changes in the group's personnel after the first few years.[4] Moreve was fired from the group in 1968 for missing gigs after he became afraid to return to Los Angeles, convinced by his girlfriend that it was going to be leveled by an earthquake and fall into the sea. Rob Black filled in for Moreve until former Sparrow bandmate Nick St. Nicholas came aboard. Monarch was fired in the spring of 1969 after incurring Kay's wrath for his many unprofessional actions. Larry Byrom, who'd been in TIME with Nick St. Nicholas, ably replaced Monarch. Nick St. Nicholas' tenure with the group proved to be brief and he was let go in early 1970 after showing up onstage for a concert wearing only a jock strap and bunny ears and playing his bass loudly and out of tune. The above tales were related by Kay in his 1994 autobiography Magic Carpet Ride (co-written with Canadian author John Einarson). George Biondo was then recruited and guitarist Kent Henry replaced Byrom in early 1971.[4] The band broke up after a farewell concert in LA on Valentine's Day, 1972. Kay went on to a brief solo career, scoring a minor solo hit in 1972 with "I'm Movin' On" from his album Forgotten Songs and Unsung Heroes. Although it received generally high marks from most critics, the album sales were disappointing in the US.[4] Kay released a second solo album in 1973 on the Dunhill label titled "My Sportin' Life". This album sold less than his first solo album and was less gritty and more LA studio polish in sound. Following the first official breakup of Steppenwolf, and after the release of Kay's first solo album, a late summer and autumn 1972 tour in the USA and Europe occurred which featured Kay heading both The John Kay Band and Steppenwolf at the top the bill. Dunhill had released an album of a collection of Steppenwolf songs titled "Steppenwolf: RIP" Thus the tour was known as the RIP tour.[9] The Jo

OD 162 / STEPPENWOLF - Live

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OD 162 - Steppenwolf 1970 UK på 1.lp / Vinyl; EX - Cover; EX Stateside SSL 5029 --------------- Background information Origin from; Toronto, Ontario, Canada Genres; Hard rock psychedelic rock blues rock heavy metall Years active; 1967–72 1974–76 1980 – present -------------- Steppenwolf is a Canadian-American rock group, that was prominent from 1968 to 1972. The group was formed in late 1967 in Toronto by vocalist John Kay, keyboardist Goldy McJohn and drummer Jerry Edmonton. Guitarist Michael Monarch and bassist Rushton Moreve were recruited by notices placed in LA area record stores and musical instrument stores. The essential core of Steppenwolf was John Kay, Jerry Edmonton and Goldy McJohn from The Sparrows (originally Jack London & the Sparrows from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada).[4] Steppenwolf sold over 30 million records worldwide,[citation needed] releasing eight gold albums and twelve Billboard Hot 100 singles, of which six were Top 40 hits,[5] including three Top 10 successes: "Born to Be Wild", written by Dennis Edmonton, "Magic Carpet Ride", and "Rock Me." Steppenwolf enjoyed worldwide success from 1968 to 1972, but clashing personalities led to the end of the core lineup. Today, frontman John Kay is the only original member, having served as lead singer since 1967. ---------- Steppenwolf: Breakthrough success and decline (1967–1972) The name change from The Sparrows[6] (The Sparrow) to Steppenwolf was suggested to John Kay by Gabriel Mekler, being inspired by Hermann Hesse's novel of the same name.[4] Steppenwolf's first two singles were "A Girl I Knew" and "Sookie Sookie". The band finally rocketed to worldwide fame after their third single "Born to Be Wild" was released in 1968, as well as their version of Hoyt Axton's "The Pusher". Both of these tunes were used prominently in the 1969 counterculture cult film Easy Rider (both titles originally had been released on the band's debut album).[4] In the movie, "The Pusher" accompanies a drug deal, and Peter Fonda stuffing dollar bills into his Stars & Stripes-clad fuel tank, after which "Born to Be Wild" is heard in the opening credits, with Fonda and Dennis Hopper riding their Harley choppers through the America of the late 1960s. The song, which has been closely associated with motorcycles ever since, introduced to rock lyrics the signature term "heavy metal"[4] (though not about a kind of music, but about a motorcycle: "I like smoke and lightning, heavy metal thunder, racin' with the wind..."). Written by Sparrow guitarist Dennis Edmonton who had begun using the pen name Mars Bonfire and inspired by a billboard roadside advertisement Bonfire liked which depicted a motorcycle tearing through the billboard artwork, the song had already reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1968.[4] It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.[7] In 1968 Steppenwolf played one of their biggest shows up to that time at the Filmore East to rave reviews, sharing the bill with Buddy Rich and Children of God. [8] The group's following albums had several more hit singles, including "Magic Carpet Ride" (which reached No. 3) from Steppenwolf The Second and "Rock Me" (with its bridge lasting 1:06, which reached No. 10) from At Your Birthday Party.[4] It also sold in excess of one million units.[7] Monster, which questioned US policy of the Nixon era, was the band's most political album. Following the Monster album from 1969, the following year (1970) the band released what some consider their strongest album, Steppenwolf 7, which included the song "Snowblind Friend", another Hoyt Axton-penned song about the era and attitudes of drugs and associated problems. The band lineup reached its peak in the opinion of most fans with this album and their live performances in the middle of 1970 with John Kay, Jerry Edmonton, Goldy McJohn, Larry Byrom and George Biondo. Unfortunately this lineup was also unable to remain together as Byrom became upset with McJohn over personal issues and quit the band in the early part of 1971. There were several changes in the group's personnel after the first few years.[4] Moreve was fired from the group in 1968 for missing gigs after he became afraid to return to Los Angeles, convinced by his girlfriend that it was going to be leveled by an earthquake and fall into the sea. Rob Black filled in for Moreve until former Sparrow bandmate Nick St. Nicholas came aboard. Monarch was fired in the spring of 1969 after incurring Kay's wrath for his many unprofessional actions. Larry Byrom, who'd been in TIME with Nick St. Nicholas, ably replaced Monarch. Nick St. Nicholas' tenure with the group proved to be brief and he was let go in early 1970 after showing up onstage for a concert wearing only a jock strap and bunny ears and playing his bass loudly and out of tune. The above tales were related by Kay in his 1994 autobiography Magic Carpet Ride (co-written with Canadian author John Einarson). George Biondo was then recruited and guitarist Kent Henry replaced Byrom in early 1971.[4] The band broke up after a farewell concert in LA on Valentine's Day, 1972. Kay went on to a brief solo career, scoring a minor solo hit in 1972 with "I'm Movin' On" from his album Forgotten Songs and Unsung Heroes. Although it received generally high marks from most critics, the album sales were disappointing in the US.[4] Kay released a second solo album in 1973 on the Dunhill label titled "My Sportin' Life". This album sold less than his first solo album and was less gritty and more LA studio polish in sound. Following the first official breakup of Steppenwolf, and after the release of Kay's first solo album, a late summer and autumn 1972 tour in the USA and Europe occurred which featured Kay heading both The John Kay Band and Steppenwolf at the top the bill. Dunhill had released an album of a collection of Steppenwolf songs titled "Steppenwolf: RIP" Thus the tour was known as the RIP tour.[9] The John Kay Band included

OD 163 / STEPPENWOLF - Monster

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OD 163 - Steppenwolf 1970 USA - Vinyl; VG- ( 1 ripe + hairlines ) Cover; EX- ( wear ) FOC --------------- Background information Origin from; Toronto, Ontario, Canada Genres; Hard rock psychedelic rock blues rock heavy metall Years active; 1967–72 1974–76 1980 – present -------------- Steppenwolf is a Canadian-American rock group, that was prominent from 1968 to 1972. The group was formed in late 1967 in Toronto by vocalist John Kay, keyboardist Goldy McJohn and drummer Jerry Edmonton. Guitarist Michael Monarch and bassist Rushton Moreve were recruited by notices placed in LA area record stores and musical instrument stores. The essential core of Steppenwolf was John Kay, Jerry Edmonton and Goldy McJohn from The Sparrows (originally Jack London & the Sparrows from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada).[4] Steppenwolf sold over 30 million records worldwide,[citation needed] releasing eight gold albums and twelve Billboard Hot 100 singles, of which six were Top 40 hits,[5] including three Top 10 successes: "Born to Be Wild", written by Dennis Edmonton, "Magic Carpet Ride", and "Rock Me." Steppenwolf enjoyed worldwide success from 1968 to 1972, but clashing personalities led to the end of the core lineup. Today, frontman John Kay is the only original member, having served as lead singer since 1967. ---------- Steppenwolf: Breakthrough success and decline (1967–1972) The name change from The Sparrows[6] (The Sparrow) to Steppenwolf was suggested to John Kay by Gabriel Mekler, being inspired by Hermann Hesse's novel of the same name.[4] Steppenwolf's first two singles were "A Girl I Knew" and "Sookie Sookie". The band finally rocketed to worldwide fame after their third single "Born to Be Wild" was released in 1968, as well as their version of Hoyt Axton's "The Pusher". Both of these tunes were used prominently in the 1969 counterculture cult film Easy Rider (both titles originally had been released on the band's debut album).[4] In the movie, "The Pusher" accompanies a drug deal, and Peter Fonda stuffing dollar bills into his Stars & Stripes-clad fuel tank, after which "Born to Be Wild" is heard in the opening credits, with Fonda and Dennis Hopper riding their Harley choppers through the America of the late 1960s. The song, which has been closely associated with motorcycles ever since, introduced to rock lyrics the signature term "heavy metal"[4] (though not about a kind of music, but about a motorcycle: "I like smoke and lightning, heavy metal thunder, racin' with the wind..."). Written by Sparrow guitarist Dennis Edmonton who had begun using the pen name Mars Bonfire and inspired by a billboard roadside advertisement Bonfire liked which depicted a motorcycle tearing through the billboard artwork, the song had already reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1968.[4] It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.[7] In 1968 Steppenwolf played one of their biggest shows up to that time at the Filmore East to rave reviews, sharing the bill with Buddy Rich and Children of God. [8] The group's following albums had several more hit singles, including "Magic Carpet Ride" (which reached No. 3) from Steppenwolf The Second and "Rock Me" (with its bridge lasting 1:06, which reached No. 10) from At Your Birthday Party.[4] It also sold in excess of one million units.[7] Monster, which questioned US policy of the Nixon era, was the band's most political album. Following the Monster album from 1969, the following year (1970) the band released what some consider their strongest album, Steppenwolf 7, which included the song "Snowblind Friend", another Hoyt Axton-penned song about the era and attitudes of drugs and associated problems. The band lineup reached its peak in the opinion of most fans with this album and their live performances in the middle of 1970 with John Kay, Jerry Edmonton, Goldy McJohn, Larry Byrom and George Biondo. Unfortunately this lineup was also unable to remain together as Byrom became upset with McJohn over personal issues and quit the band in the early part of 1971. There were several changes in the group's personnel after the first few years.[4] Moreve was fired from the group in 1968 for missing gigs after he became afraid to return to Los Angeles, convinced by his girlfriend that it was going to be leveled by an earthquake and fall into the sea. Rob Black filled in for Moreve until former Sparrow bandmate Nick St. Nicholas came aboard. Monarch was fired in the spring of 1969 after incurring Kay's wrath for his many unprofessional actions. Larry Byrom, who'd been in TIME with Nick St. Nicholas, ably replaced Monarch. Nick St. Nicholas' tenure with the group proved to be brief and he was let go in early 1970 after showing up onstage for a concert wearing only a jock strap and bunny ears and playing his bass loudly and out of tune. The above tales were related by Kay in his 1994 autobiography Magic Carpet Ride (co-written with Canadian author John Einarson). George Biondo was then recruited and guitarist Kent Henry replaced Byrom in early 1971.[4] The band broke up after a farewell concert in LA on Valentine's Day, 1972. Kay went on to a brief solo career, scoring a minor solo hit in 1972 with "I'm Movin' On" from his album Forgotten Songs and Unsung Heroes. Although it received generally high marks from most critics, the album sales were disappointing in the US.[4] Kay released a second solo album in 1973 on the Dunhill label titled "My Sportin' Life". This album sold less than his first solo album and was less gritty and more LA studio polish in sound. Following the first official breakup of Steppenwolf, and after the release of Kay's first solo album, a late summer and autumn 1972 tour in the USA and Europe occurred which featured Kay heading both The John Kay Band and Steppenwolf at the top the bill. Dunhill had released an album of a collection of Steppenwolf songs titled "Steppenwolf: RIP" Thus the tour was known as the RIP tour.[9] The John Kay Ban

OD 161 / STEPPENWOLF - Live

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OD 161 - Steppenwolf 1970 USA DBL LP - Vinyl; EX- (hairlines ) - Cover; EX FOC Dunhill Records DSD 50075 - Orginal 1.press i dbl lp. ----------------- Background information Origin from; Toronto, Ontario, Canada Genres; Hard rock psychedelic rock blues rock heavy metall Years active; 1967–72 1974–76 1980 – present -------------- Steppenwolf is a Canadian-American rock group, that was prominent from 1968 to 1972. The group was formed in late 1967 in Toronto by vocalist John Kay, keyboardist Goldy McJohn and drummer Jerry Edmonton. Guitarist Michael Monarch and bassist Rushton Moreve were recruited by notices placed in LA area record stores and musical instrument stores. The essential core of Steppenwolf was John Kay, Jerry Edmonton and Goldy McJohn from The Sparrows (originally Jack London & the Sparrows from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada).[4] Steppenwolf sold over 30 million records worldwide,[citation needed] releasing eight gold albums and twelve Billboard Hot 100 singles, of which six were Top 40 hits,[5] including three Top 10 successes: "Born to Be Wild", written by Dennis Edmonton, "Magic Carpet Ride", and "Rock Me." Steppenwolf enjoyed worldwide success from 1968 to 1972, but clashing personalities led to the end of the core lineup. Today, frontman John Kay is the only original member, having served as lead singer since 1967. ---------- Steppenwolf: Breakthrough success and decline (1967–1972) The name change from The Sparrows[6] (The Sparrow) to Steppenwolf was suggested to John Kay by Gabriel Mekler, being inspired by Hermann Hesse's novel of the same name.[4] Steppenwolf's first two singles were "A Girl I Knew" and "Sookie Sookie". The band finally rocketed to worldwide fame after their third single "Born to Be Wild" was released in 1968, as well as their version of Hoyt Axton's "The Pusher". Both of these tunes were used prominently in the 1969 counterculture cult film Easy Rider (both titles originally had been released on the band's debut album).[4] In the movie, "The Pusher" accompanies a drug deal, and Peter Fonda stuffing dollar bills into his Stars & Stripes-clad fuel tank, after which "Born to Be Wild" is heard in the opening credits, with Fonda and Dennis Hopper riding their Harley choppers through the America of the late 1960s. The song, which has been closely associated with motorcycles ever since, introduced to rock lyrics the signature term "heavy metal"[4] (though not about a kind of music, but about a motorcycle: "I like smoke and lightning, heavy metal thunder, racin' with the wind..."). Written by Sparrow guitarist Dennis Edmonton who had begun using the pen name Mars Bonfire and inspired by a billboard roadside advertisement Bonfire liked which depicted a motorcycle tearing through the billboard artwork, the song had already reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1968.[4] It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.[7] In 1968 Steppenwolf played one of their biggest shows up to that time at the Filmore East to rave reviews, sharing the bill with Buddy Rich and Children of God. [8] The group's following albums had several more hit singles, including "Magic Carpet Ride" (which reached No. 3) from Steppenwolf The Second and "Rock Me" (with its bridge lasting 1:06, which reached No. 10) from At Your Birthday Party.[4] It also sold in excess of one million units.[7] Monster, which questioned US policy of the Nixon era, was the band's most political album. Following the Monster album from 1969, the following year (1970) the band released what some consider their strongest album, Steppenwolf 7, which included the song "Snowblind Friend", another Hoyt Axton-penned song about the era and attitudes of drugs and associated problems. The band lineup reached its peak in the opinion of most fans with this album and their live performances in the middle of 1970 with John Kay, Jerry Edmonton, Goldy McJohn, Larry Byrom and George Biondo. Unfortunately this lineup was also unable to remain together as Byrom became upset with McJohn over personal issues and quit the band in the early part of 1971. There were several changes in the group's personnel after the first few years.[4] Moreve was fired from the group in 1968 for missing gigs after he became afraid to return to Los Angeles, convinced by his girlfriend that it was going to be leveled by an earthquake and fall into the sea. Rob Black filled in for Moreve until former Sparrow bandmate Nick St. Nicholas came aboard. Monarch was fired in the spring of 1969 after incurring Kay's wrath for his many unprofessional actions. Larry Byrom, who'd been in TIME with Nick St. Nicholas, ably replaced Monarch. Nick St. Nicholas' tenure with the group proved to be brief and he was let go in early 1970 after showing up onstage for a concert wearing only a jock strap and bunny ears and playing his bass loudly and out of tune. The above tales were related by Kay in his 1994 autobiography Magic Carpet Ride (co-written with Canadian author John Einarson). George Biondo was then recruited and guitarist Kent Henry replaced Byrom in early 1971.[4] The band broke up after a farewell concert in LA on Valentine's Day, 1972. Kay went on to a brief solo career, scoring a minor solo hit in 1972 with "I'm Movin' On" from his album Forgotten Songs and Unsung Heroes. Although it received generally high marks from most critics, the album sales were disappointing in the US.[4] Kay released a second solo album in 1973 on the Dunhill label titled "My Sportin' Life". This album sold less than his first solo album and was less gritty and more LA studio polish in sound. Following the first official breakup of Steppenwolf, and after the release of Kay's first solo album, a late summer and autumn 1972 tour in the USA and Europe occurred which featured Kay heading both The John Kay Band and Steppenwolf at the top the bill. Dunhill had released an album of a collection of Steppenwolf songs titled "Steppenwolf: RIP" Thus the tour w

OD 160 / STEPPENWOLF - At Your Birtday Party

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OD 160 - Steppenwolf 1969 USA - Orginal 1.press / Vinyl; EX - Cover; EX Dunhill DSX-50053 ------------- Background information Origin from; Toronto, Ontario, Canada Genres; Hard rock psychedelic rock blues rock heavy metall Years active; 1967–72 1974–76 1980 – present -------------- Steppenwolf is a Canadian-American rock group, that was prominent from 1968 to 1972. The group was formed in late 1967 in Toronto by vocalist John Kay, keyboardist Goldy McJohn and drummer Jerry Edmonton. Guitarist Michael Monarch and bassist Rushton Moreve were recruited by notices placed in LA area record stores and musical instrument stores. The essential core of Steppenwolf was John Kay, Jerry Edmonton and Goldy McJohn from The Sparrows (originally Jack London & the Sparrows from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada).[4] Steppenwolf sold over 30 million records worldwide,[citation needed] releasing eight gold albums and twelve Billboard Hot 100 singles, of which six were Top 40 hits,[5] including three Top 10 successes: "Born to Be Wild", written by Dennis Edmonton, "Magic Carpet Ride", and "Rock Me." Steppenwolf enjoyed worldwide success from 1968 to 1972, but clashing personalities led to the end of the core lineup. Today, frontman John Kay is the only original member, having served as lead singer since 1967. ---------- Steppenwolf: Breakthrough success and decline (1967–1972) The name change from The Sparrows[6] (The Sparrow) to Steppenwolf was suggested to John Kay by Gabriel Mekler, being inspired by Hermann Hesse's novel of the same name.[4] Steppenwolf's first two singles were "A Girl I Knew" and "Sookie Sookie". The band finally rocketed to worldwide fame after their third single "Born to Be Wild" was released in 1968, as well as their version of Hoyt Axton's "The Pusher". Both of these tunes were used prominently in the 1969 counterculture cult film Easy Rider (both titles originally had been released on the band's debut album).[4] In the movie, "The Pusher" accompanies a drug deal, and Peter Fonda stuffing dollar bills into his Stars & Stripes-clad fuel tank, after which "Born to Be Wild" is heard in the opening credits, with Fonda and Dennis Hopper riding their Harley choppers through the America of the late 1960s. The song, which has been closely associated with motorcycles ever since, introduced to rock lyrics the signature term "heavy metal"[4] (though not about a kind of music, but about a motorcycle: "I like smoke and lightning, heavy metal thunder, racin' with the wind..."). Written by Sparrow guitarist Dennis Edmonton who had begun using the pen name Mars Bonfire and inspired by a billboard roadside advertisement Bonfire liked which depicted a motorcycle tearing through the billboard artwork, the song had already reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1968.[4] It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.[7] In 1968 Steppenwolf played one of their biggest shows up to that time at the Filmore East to rave reviews, sharing the bill with Buddy Rich and Children of God. [8] The group's following albums had several more hit singles, including "Magic Carpet Ride" (which reached No. 3) from Steppenwolf The Second and "Rock Me" (with its bridge lasting 1:06, which reached No. 10) from At Your Birthday Party.[4] It also sold in excess of one million units.[7] Monster, which questioned US policy of the Nixon era, was the band's most political album. Following the Monster album from 1969, the following year (1970) the band released what some consider their strongest album, Steppenwolf 7, which included the song "Snowblind Friend", another Hoyt Axton-penned song about the era and attitudes of drugs and associated problems. The band lineup reached its peak in the opinion of most fans with this album and their live performances in the middle of 1970 with John Kay, Jerry Edmonton, Goldy McJohn, Larry Byrom and George Biondo. Unfortunately this lineup was also unable to remain together as Byrom became upset with McJohn over personal issues and quit the band in the early part of 1971. There were several changes in the group's personnel after the first few years.[4] Moreve was fired from the group in 1968 for missing gigs after he became afraid to return to Los Angeles, convinced by his girlfriend that it was going to be leveled by an earthquake and fall into the sea. Rob Black filled in for Moreve until former Sparrow bandmate Nick St. Nicholas came aboard. Monarch was fired in the spring of 1969 after incurring Kay's wrath for his many unprofessional actions. Larry Byrom, who'd been in TIME with Nick St. Nicholas, ably replaced Monarch. Nick St. Nicholas' tenure with the group proved to be brief and he was let go in early 1970 after showing up onstage for a concert wearing only a jock strap and bunny ears and playing his bass loudly and out of tune. The above tales were related by Kay in his 1994 autobiography Magic Carpet Ride (co-written with Canadian author John Einarson). George Biondo was then recruited and guitarist Kent Henry replaced Byrom in early 1971.[4] The band broke up after a farewell concert in LA on Valentine's Day, 1972. Kay went on to a brief solo career, scoring a minor solo hit in 1972 with "I'm Movin' On" from his album Forgotten Songs and Unsung Heroes. Although it received generally high marks from most critics, the album sales were disappointing in the US.[4] Kay released a second solo album in 1973 on the Dunhill label titled "My Sportin' Life". This album sold less than his first solo album and was less gritty and more LA studio polish in sound. Following the first official breakup of Steppenwolf, and after the release of Kay's first solo album, a late summer and autumn 1972 tour in the USA and Europe occurred which featured Kay heading both The John Kay Band and Steppenwolf at the top the bill. Dunhill had released an album of a collection of Steppenwolf songs titled "Steppenwolf: RIP" Thus the tour was known as the RIP tour.[9] The John Kay Band

OD 157 / STEPPENWOLF - Same - 1.press usa

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OD 157 - Steppenwolf ( sølvcover ) 1968 USA 1.press / Vinyl; EX- ( hairlines ) - Cover; EX- ( wear ) -------------- Background information Origin from; Toronto, Ontario, Canada Genres; Hard rock psychedelic rock blues rock heavy metall Years active; 1967–72 1974–76 1980 – present -------------- Steppenwolf is a Canadian-American rock group, that was prominent from 1968 to 1972. The group was formed in late 1967 in Toronto by vocalist John Kay, keyboardist Goldy McJohn and drummer Jerry Edmonton. Guitarist Michael Monarch and bassist Rushton Moreve were recruited by notices placed in LA area record stores and musical instrument stores. The essential core of Steppenwolf was John Kay, Jerry Edmonton and Goldy McJohn from The Sparrows (originally Jack London & the Sparrows from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada).[4] Steppenwolf sold over 30 million records worldwide,[citation needed] releasing eight gold albums and twelve Billboard Hot 100 singles, of which six were Top 40 hits,[5] including three Top 10 successes: "Born to Be Wild", written by Dennis Edmonton, "Magic Carpet Ride", and "Rock Me." Steppenwolf enjoyed worldwide success from 1968 to 1972, but clashing personalities led to the end of the core lineup. Today, frontman John Kay is the only original member, having served as lead singer since 1967. ---------- Steppenwolf: Breakthrough success and decline (1967–1972) The name change from The Sparrows[6] (The Sparrow) to Steppenwolf was suggested to John Kay by Gabriel Mekler, being inspired by Hermann Hesse's novel of the same name.[4] Steppenwolf's first two singles were "A Girl I Knew" and "Sookie Sookie". The band finally rocketed to worldwide fame after their third single "Born to Be Wild" was released in 1968, as well as their version of Hoyt Axton's "The Pusher". Both of these tunes were used prominently in the 1969 counterculture cult film Easy Rider (both titles originally had been released on the band's debut album).[4] In the movie, "The Pusher" accompanies a drug deal, and Peter Fonda stuffing dollar bills into his Stars & Stripes-clad fuel tank, after which "Born to Be Wild" is heard in the opening credits, with Fonda and Dennis Hopper riding their Harley choppers through the America of the late 1960s. The song, which has been closely associated with motorcycles ever since, introduced to rock lyrics the signature term "heavy metal"[4] (though not about a kind of music, but about a motorcycle: "I like smoke and lightning, heavy metal thunder, racin' with the wind..."). Written by Sparrow guitarist Dennis Edmonton who had begun using the pen name Mars Bonfire and inspired by a billboard roadside advertisement Bonfire liked which depicted a motorcycle tearing through the billboard artwork, the song had already reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1968.[4] It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.[7] In 1968 Steppenwolf played one of their biggest shows up to that time at the Filmore East to rave reviews, sharing the bill with Buddy Rich and Children of God. [8] The group's following albums had several more hit singles, including "Magic Carpet Ride" (which reached No. 3) from Steppenwolf The Second and "Rock Me" (with its bridge lasting 1:06, which reached No. 10) from At Your Birthday Party.[4] It also sold in excess of one million units.[7] Monster, which questioned US policy of the Nixon era, was the band's most political album. Following the Monster album from 1969, the following year (1970) the band released what some consider their strongest album, Steppenwolf 7, which included the song "Snowblind Friend", another Hoyt Axton-penned song about the era and attitudes of drugs and associated problems. The band lineup reached its peak in the opinion of most fans with this album and their live performances in the middle of 1970 with John Kay, Jerry Edmonton, Goldy McJohn, Larry Byrom and George Biondo. Unfortunately this lineup was also unable to remain together as Byrom became upset with McJohn over personal issues and quit the band in the early part of 1971. There were several changes in the group's personnel after the first few years.[4] Moreve was fired from the group in 1968 for missing gigs after he became afraid to return to Los Angeles, convinced by his girlfriend that it was going to be leveled by an earthquake and fall into the sea. Rob Black filled in for Moreve until former Sparrow bandmate Nick St. Nicholas came aboard. Monarch was fired in the spring of 1969 after incurring Kay's wrath for his many unprofessional actions. Larry Byrom, who'd been in TIME with Nick St. Nicholas, ably replaced Monarch. Nick St. Nicholas' tenure with the group proved to be brief and he was let go in early 1970 after showing up onstage for a concert wearing only a jock strap and bunny ears and playing his bass loudly and out of tune. The above tales were related by Kay in his 1994 autobiography Magic Carpet Ride (co-written with Canadian author John Einarson). George Biondo was then recruited and guitarist Kent Henry replaced Byrom in early 1971.[4] The band broke up after a farewell concert in LA on Valentine's Day, 1972. Kay went on to a brief solo career, scoring a minor solo hit in 1972 with "I'm Movin' On" from his album Forgotten Songs and Unsung Heroes. Although it received generally high marks from most critics, the album sales were disappointing in the US.[4] Kay released a second solo album in 1973 on the Dunhill label titled "My Sportin' Life". This album sold less than his first solo album and was less gritty and more LA studio polish in sound. Following the first official breakup of Steppenwolf, and after the release of Kay's first solo album, a late summer and autumn 1972 tour in the USA and Europe occurred which featured Kay heading both The John Kay Band and Steppenwolf at the top the bill. Dunhill had released an album of a collection of Steppenwolf songs titled "Steppenwolf: RIP" Thus the tour was known as the RIP tour.[9] The John

OD 155 / STEPPENWOLF - Their Greatest Hits

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OD 155 - Steppenwolf - 1972 USA - Vinyl; VG+ - Cover; VG+ ----------------- Background information Origin from; Toronto, Ontario, Canada Genres; Hard rock psychedelic rock blues rock heavy metall Years active; 1967–72 1974–76 1980 – present -------------- Steppenwolf is a Canadian-American rock group, that was prominent from 1968 to 1972. The group was formed in late 1967 in Toronto by vocalist John Kay, keyboardist Goldy McJohn and drummer Jerry Edmonton. Guitarist Michael Monarch and bassist Rushton Moreve were recruited by notices placed in LA area record stores and musical instrument stores. The essential core of Steppenwolf was John Kay, Jerry Edmonton and Goldy McJohn from The Sparrows (originally Jack London & the Sparrows from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada).[4] Steppenwolf sold over 30 million records worldwide,[citation needed] releasing eight gold albums and twelve Billboard Hot 100 singles, of which six were Top 40 hits,[5] including three Top 10 successes: "Born to Be Wild", written by Dennis Edmonton, "Magic Carpet Ride", and "Rock Me." Steppenwolf enjoyed worldwide success from 1968 to 1972, but clashing personalities led to the end of the core lineup. Today, frontman John Kay is the only original member, having served as lead singer since 1967. ---------- Steppenwolf: Breakthrough success and decline (1967–1972) The name change from The Sparrows[6] (The Sparrow) to Steppenwolf was suggested to John Kay by Gabriel Mekler, being inspired by Hermann Hesse's novel of the same name.[4] Steppenwolf's first two singles were "A Girl I Knew" and "Sookie Sookie". The band finally rocketed to worldwide fame after their third single "Born to Be Wild" was released in 1968, as well as their version of Hoyt Axton's "The Pusher". Both of these tunes were used prominently in the 1969 counterculture cult film Easy Rider (both titles originally had been released on the band's debut album).[4] In the movie, "The Pusher" accompanies a drug deal, and Peter Fonda stuffing dollar bills into his Stars & Stripes-clad fuel tank, after which "Born to Be Wild" is heard in the opening credits, with Fonda and Dennis Hopper riding their Harley choppers through the America of the late 1960s. The song, which has been closely associated with motorcycles ever since, introduced to rock lyrics the signature term "heavy metal"[4] (though not about a kind of music, but about a motorcycle: "I like smoke and lightning, heavy metal thunder, racin' with the wind..."). Written by Sparrow guitarist Dennis Edmonton who had begun using the pen name Mars Bonfire and inspired by a billboard roadside advertisement Bonfire liked which depicted a motorcycle tearing through the billboard artwork, the song had already reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1968.[4] It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.[7] In 1968 Steppenwolf played one of their biggest shows up to that time at the Filmore East to rave reviews, sharing the bill with Buddy Rich and Children of God. [8] The group's following albums had several more hit singles, including "Magic Carpet Ride" (which reached No. 3) from Steppenwolf The Second and "Rock Me" (with its bridge lasting 1:06, which reached No. 10) from At Your Birthday Party.[4] It also sold in excess of one million units.[7] Monster, which questioned US policy of the Nixon era, was the band's most political album. Following the Monster album from 1969, the following year (1970) the band released what some consider their strongest album, Steppenwolf 7, which included the song "Snowblind Friend", another Hoyt Axton-penned song about the era and attitudes of drugs and associated problems. The band lineup reached its peak in the opinion of most fans with this album and their live performances in the middle of 1970 with John Kay, Jerry Edmonton, Goldy McJohn, Larry Byrom and George Biondo. Unfortunately this lineup was also unable to remain together as Byrom became upset with McJohn over personal issues and quit the band in the early part of 1971. There were several changes in the group's personnel after the first few years.[4] Moreve was fired from the group in 1968 for missing gigs after he became afraid to return to Los Angeles, convinced by his girlfriend that it was going to be leveled by an earthquake and fall into the sea. Rob Black filled in for Moreve until former Sparrow bandmate Nick St. Nicholas came aboard. Monarch was fired in the spring of 1969 after incurring Kay's wrath for his many unprofessional actions. Larry Byrom, who'd been in TIME with Nick St. Nicholas, ably replaced Monarch. Nick St. Nicholas' tenure with the group proved to be brief and he was let go in early 1970 after showing up onstage for a concert wearing only a jock strap and bunny ears and playing his bass loudly and out of tune. The above tales were related by Kay in his 1994 autobiography Magic Carpet Ride (co-written with Canadian author John Einarson). George Biondo was then recruited and guitarist Kent Henry replaced Byrom in early 1971.[4] The band broke up after a farewell concert in LA on Valentine's Day, 1972. Kay went on to a brief solo career, scoring a minor solo hit in 1972 with "I'm Movin' On" from his album Forgotten Songs and Unsung Heroes. Although it received generally high marks from most critics, the album sales were disappointing in the US.[4] Kay released a second solo album in 1973 on the Dunhill label titled "My Sportin' Life". This album sold less than his first solo album and was less gritty and more LA studio polish in sound. Following the first official breakup of Steppenwolf, and after the release of Kay's first solo album, a late summer and autumn 1972 tour in the USA and Europe occurred which featured Kay heading both The John Kay Band and Steppenwolf at the top the bill. Dunhill had released an album of a collection of Steppenwolf songs titled "Steppenwolf: RIP" Thus the tour was known as the RIP tour.[9] The John Kay Band included Hugh Sullivan on key

OD 159 / STEPPENWOLF - The Second

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OD 159 - Steppenwolf - 1976 US REPRESS - Vinyl; EX - Cover; EX MCA Records MCA 37040 --------------- Background information Origin from; Toronto, Ontario, Canada Genres; Hard rock psychedelic rock blues rock heavy metall Years active; 1967–72 1974–76 1980 – present -------------- Steppenwolf is a Canadian-American rock group, that was prominent from 1968 to 1972. The group was formed in late 1967 in Toronto by vocalist John Kay, keyboardist Goldy McJohn and drummer Jerry Edmonton. Guitarist Michael Monarch and bassist Rushton Moreve were recruited by notices placed in LA area record stores and musical instrument stores. The essential core of Steppenwolf was John Kay, Jerry Edmonton and Goldy McJohn from The Sparrows (originally Jack London & the Sparrows from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada).[4] Steppenwolf sold over 30 million records worldwide,[citation needed] releasing eight gold albums and twelve Billboard Hot 100 singles, of which six were Top 40 hits,[5] including three Top 10 successes: "Born to Be Wild", written by Dennis Edmonton, "Magic Carpet Ride", and "Rock Me." Steppenwolf enjoyed worldwide success from 1968 to 1972, but clashing personalities led to the end of the core lineup. Today, frontman John Kay is the only original member, having served as lead singer since 1967. ---------- Steppenwolf: Breakthrough success and decline (1967–1972) The name change from The Sparrows[6] (The Sparrow) to Steppenwolf was suggested to John Kay by Gabriel Mekler, being inspired by Hermann Hesse's novel of the same name.[4] Steppenwolf's first two singles were "A Girl I Knew" and "Sookie Sookie". The band finally rocketed to worldwide fame after their third single "Born to Be Wild" was released in 1968, as well as their version of Hoyt Axton's "The Pusher". Both of these tunes were used prominently in the 1969 counterculture cult film Easy Rider (both titles originally had been released on the band's debut album).[4] In the movie, "The Pusher" accompanies a drug deal, and Peter Fonda stuffing dollar bills into his Stars & Stripes-clad fuel tank, after which "Born to Be Wild" is heard in the opening credits, with Fonda and Dennis Hopper riding their Harley choppers through the America of the late 1960s. The song, which has been closely associated with motorcycles ever since, introduced to rock lyrics the signature term "heavy metal"[4] (though not about a kind of music, but about a motorcycle: "I like smoke and lightning, heavy metal thunder, racin' with the wind..."). Written by Sparrow guitarist Dennis Edmonton who had begun using the pen name Mars Bonfire and inspired by a billboard roadside advertisement Bonfire liked which depicted a motorcycle tearing through the billboard artwork, the song had already reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1968.[4] It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.[7] In 1968 Steppenwolf played one of their biggest shows up to that time at the Filmore East to rave reviews, sharing the bill with Buddy Rich and Children of God. [8] The group's following albums had several more hit singles, including "Magic Carpet Ride" (which reached No. 3) from Steppenwolf The Second and "Rock Me" (with its bridge lasting 1:06, which reached No. 10) from At Your Birthday Party.[4] It also sold in excess of one million units.[7] Monster, which questioned US policy of the Nixon era, was the band's most political album. Following the Monster album from 1969, the following year (1970) the band released what some consider their strongest album, Steppenwolf 7, which included the song "Snowblind Friend", another Hoyt Axton-penned song about the era and attitudes of drugs and associated problems. The band lineup reached its peak in the opinion of most fans with this album and their live performances in the middle of 1970 with John Kay, Jerry Edmonton, Goldy McJohn, Larry Byrom and George Biondo. Unfortunately this lineup was also unable to remain together as Byrom became upset with McJohn over personal issues and quit the band in the early part of 1971. There were several changes in the group's personnel after the first few years.[4] Moreve was fired from the group in 1968 for missing gigs after he became afraid to return to Los Angeles, convinced by his girlfriend that it was going to be leveled by an earthquake and fall into the sea. Rob Black filled in for Moreve until former Sparrow bandmate Nick St. Nicholas came aboard. Monarch was fired in the spring of 1969 after incurring Kay's wrath for his many unprofessional actions. Larry Byrom, who'd been in TIME with Nick St. Nicholas, ably replaced Monarch. Nick St. Nicholas' tenure with the group proved to be brief and he was let go in early 1970 after showing up onstage for a concert wearing only a jock strap and bunny ears and playing his bass loudly and out of tune. The above tales were related by Kay in his 1994 autobiography Magic Carpet Ride (co-written with Canadian author John Einarson). George Biondo was then recruited and guitarist Kent Henry replaced Byrom in early 1971.[4] The band broke up after a farewell concert in LA on Valentine's Day, 1972. Kay went on to a brief solo career, scoring a minor solo hit in 1972 with "I'm Movin' On" from his album Forgotten Songs and Unsung Heroes. Although it received generally high marks from most critics, the album sales were disappointing in the US.[4] Kay released a second solo album in 1973 on the Dunhill label titled "My Sportin' Life". This album sold less than his first solo album and was less gritty and more LA studio polish in sound. Following the first official breakup of Steppenwolf, and after the release of Kay's first solo album, a late summer and autumn 1972 tour in the USA and Europe occurred which featured Kay heading both The John Kay Band and Steppenwolf at the top the bill. Dunhill had released an album of a collection of Steppenwolf songs titled "Steppenwolf: RIP" Thus the tour was known as the RIP tour.[9] The John Kay Band inc

LP-2169 / John Kay & STEPPENWOLF - Rock & Roll Reb

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LP-2169 / John Kay & STEPPENWOLF - Rock & Roll Rebels - 1987 USA Vinyl; NM / Cover; EX+ m, cutout

LP-2286 / STEPPENWOLF - 7

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LP-2286 / STEPPENWOLF - 7 - 1970 USA Vinyl; EX+ / Cover; EX ------- Origin from Toronto, Ontario, Canada Genres; Hard rock , Blues rock, Acid rock, Heavy metal. Years active; 1967 – 1972, 1974 – 1976, 1980 – present.