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.
From backseat singalongs to nomadic anthems, the best road trip songs capture the feeling of freedom that’s sometimes just a car ride away.
On August 8, 1969, Humble Pie released their debut single ‘Natural Born Bugie.’
'Born To Be Wild' was an anthem to rebellion, the ultimate biker song and an iconic rock original.
While most Summer Of Love stories focus on flocks of hippies heading to San Francisco, in Canada, the place to be was Toronto’s Yorkville.
The second star-studded edition also featured everyone from Marvin Gaye and Ike & Tina Turner to Joe Cocker and Jethro Tull.
In the spring of 1970, the band's fans got a taste of their in-concert sound on disc.
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.
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?
From heavy blues outings of the late 60s to pioneering anthems from the early 70s, we bring you just a few songs that inspired heavy metal.
Has there ever been a genre of music so attuned to font and logos?