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.
'Born To Be Wild' was an anthem to rebellion, the ultimate biker song and an iconic rock original.
The origins of heavy metal are often disputed... We attempt to track down the history of the term and answer the question, Where does heavy metal come from?
Johnny Meeks, the American guitarist who made his name when he replaced Cliff Gallup in Gene Vincent’s Blue Caps, died on July 30 at the age of 78.