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.
'For Ladies Only' was the title track single from the band's last new album before they split in 1972, ahead of a successful reunion.
Just nine months after Steppenwolf’s gold-selling, self-titled debut, the Los Angeles rockers were back on the US album chart.
T- Bone Burnett has been enlisted to direct the musical performances.
A deep dive into the singles and albums catalogue of the bestselling Los Angeles rockers who were born to be wild.
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.
The band's 'Monster' LP brought them another gold disc and, on 27 December 1969, a new Hot 100 entry from it.
Steppenwolf captured the zeitgeist with their enduring hit single 'Magic Carpet Ride', which made the US Hot 100 on 5 October.
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.
Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Jack McDuff and many others recorded 'Hey Lawdy Mama' before Steppenwolf rocked it up.