John Kay

John Kay

John Kay

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Top Songs

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Easy Evil
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Somebody
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Nobody Lives Here Anymore
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Moonshine (Friend Of Mine)
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Dance To My Song

Albums

  • Maybe (Armed to the Teeth)

    Aug 2018 • 1 song

  • High & Alone

    Apr 2018 • 1 song

  • Heretics & Privateers

    Apr 2014 • 16 songs

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John Kay

Biography

Steppenwolf leader/founder John Kay is perhaps the most overlooked early contributor to the musical style that would become heavy metal and hard rock. Kay was the first rocker to use the phrase heavy metal in a song, in one of metal's first great anthems: Steppenwolf's 1968 classic "Born to Be Wild." Born Joachim Fritz Krauledat on April 12, 1944, in the section of Germany that was once known as East Prussia, it was the American rock & roll that he heard on U.S. Armed Forces radio after his family moved to East Germany that fueled his interest in music. After relocating to Tor...
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