HSB Appearances HSB19

John Kay

John Kay formed Steppenwolf, one of the world’s foremost rock ’n’ roll bands, in 1967. In 1968, the songs “Born to Be Wild” and “Magic Carpet Ride” catapulted the band into international prominence and today stand amongst rock’s most indelible anthems. Since the group’s humble beginning in a garage on Fountain Avenue in Hollywood, John has led and continues to lead the band, now in its sixth decade. As Steppenwolf’s vocalist and primary song writer, he’s been the band’s driving force, guiding it through personnel changes, the good times as well as some rough times, always ready to speak his mind, never willing to compromise the band’s music.

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