The group was formed in Los Angeles. The group’s name was taken from a 1927 Herman Hesse novel. They only had three top 10 hits, but charted with eleven others, and another four of their songs are considered rock classics. Their lead singer was born in Germany, and his real name is Joachim Krauledat. A few years ago I spoke with him for about an hour, and found him to be one of the most articulate artists I ever had a conversation with. Check out a clip of the audio as he talks about the song I’ll be playing tonight.
It’s [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Steppenwolf[/lastfm]. In the early 80’s I spoke with lead singer [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John Kay[/lastfm] about the song you’ll hear tonight, Rock Me. It’s quite a story.