The band’s ‘Monster’ LP brought them another gold disc and, on December 27, 1969, a new Hot 100 entry from it.
The song was the title track single from the band's last new album before they split in 1972, ahead of a successful reunion.
He passed away at just 47, but the drumming of Steppenwolf’s backbone left a permanent mark on rock fans from the late 1960s onwards.
Not only did the band’s sophomore set repeat the gold certification of its predecessor, it became the highest-charting of their US career.
The song became the group’s second and last Top 5 entry in the US, and their longest-charting single.
A deep dive into the singles and albums catalog of the bestselling Los Angeles rockers who were born to be wild.
Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Jack McDuff and many others recorded 'Hey Lawdy Mama' before Steppenwolf rocked it up.
More rock-leaning than the band's previous work, the album was their first to feature Nick St. Nicholas on bass.
Within nine months of Steppenwolf's debut album came 'The Second,' and this time it was gold in just four months.
Ten period quotes about, and by, a unique and much-loved rock'n'roll original.
T- Bone Burnett has been enlisted to direct the musical performances.
Goldy McJohn, a founding member of Canadian hard rockers Steppenwolf and the keyboardist who played on their biggest hits has died aged 72.
This week in 1987, 'Rock & Roll Rebels' placed Steppenwolf on the Billboard 200 chart for the final time.