John Kay

John Kay

Real Name:
Joachim Fritz Krauledat
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John Kay is the stage name of Joachim Krauledat (born 12 April 1944, Tilsit, East Prussia, Germany, now Sovetsk, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia) a German-born Canadian singer, songwriter and guitarist known as the front man of Steppenwolf.

In the Evacuation of East Prussia in early 1945, in harsh winter conditions, his mother first had to flee with the baby boy from the advancing Soviet troops. In 1948, the two also fled from Arnstadt in the East German Soviet occupation zone to resettle in Hanover, West Germany (as recounted in his song "Renegade" on the album Steppenwolf Seven). Located in the British occupation zone, teen aged Joachim, suffering from eyesight problems, listened to music broadcast by the British Forces Broadcasting Service before his family moved to Canada in 1958.

In 1965, he joined a blues rock and folk music group named The Sparrows (later known as The Sparrow), which had moderate success in Canada before moving to California, augmenting its line-up and changing its name to Steppenwolf in 1967. With music that pioneered hard rock and heavy metal, Steppenwolf had international success with songs such as "Born to Be Wild", "Magic Carpet Ride", "Monster", "The Pusher", and "Rock Me". This was multiplied by the use of "Born to Be Wild" and "The Pusher" in the 1969 movie Easy Rider.

He recorded both as a solo artist and with Steppenwolf during the late 1970s. As of 2017, John Kay continues to perform with Steppenwolf.
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John Kay Discography Tracks

Albums

John Kay & The Sparrow John Kay & The Sparrow - John Kay & The Sparrow (Album) Columbia Australia 1969 Sell This Version
John Kay Forgotten Songs & Unsung Heroes (Album) ABC/Dunhill Records US 1972 Sell This Version
John Kay My Sportin' Life (Album) ABC/Dunhill Records US 1973 Sell This Version
RL 47-3 Arlo Guthrie / John Kay Arlo Guthrie / John Kay - Last Of The Brooklyn Cowboys / My Sportin' Life(LP, Transcription) AFRTS RL 47-3 US 1973 Sell This Version
John Kay All In Good Time (Album) Mercury US 1978 Sell This Version
John Kay & Steppenwolf John Kay & Steppenwolf - Live In London (Album) Mercury 1981 Sell This Version
John Kay & Steppenwolf John Kay & Steppenwolf - Wolftracks (Album) Attic, Wolf Records (12) Canada 1982 Sell This Version
John Kay & Steppenwolf John Kay & Steppenwolf - Paradox (Album) Attic, Wolf Records (12) Canada 1984 Sell This Version
John Kay & Steppenwolf John Kay & Steppenwolf - Rock & Roll Rebels (Album) Qwil US 1987 Sell This Version
John Kay & Steppenwolf John Kay & Steppenwolf - Rise And Shine (Album) I.R.S. Records Brazil 1990 Sell This Version
John Kay & Steppenwolf John Kay & Steppenwolf - Live At 25 (Album) ERA Records Europe 1995 Sell This Version
John Kay & Steppenwolf John Kay & Steppenwolf - Feed The Fire (Album) CMC Records (7) Germany 1996 Sell This Version
John Kay Heretics & Privateers (Album) Crosscut Records Germany 2001 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

John Kay Square Headed People Columbia Canada 1969 Sell This Version
John Kay Somebody ABC/Dunhill Records US 1972 Sell This Version
John Kay I'm Movin' On / Walk Beside Me (Single) Probe UK 1972 Sell This Version
PROBE.41 John Kay You Win Again(7") Probe PROBE.41 New Zealand 1972 Sell This Version
Pro 558 John Kay I'm Moving On/Walk Beside Me(7") Probe Pro 558 UK 1972 Sell This Version
John Kay Easy Evil (Single) ABC/Dunhill Records US 1973 Sell This Version
John Kay Moonshine (Friend Of Mine) (Single) Dunhill UK 1973 Sell This Version
S7PO-13.060 John Kay Easy Evil / Giles Of The River(7", Single) ABC/Dunhill Records S7PO-13.060 Brazil 1973 Sell This Version
John Kay Give Me Some News I Can Use (Single) Mercury US 1978 Sell This Version
John Kay And Steppenwolf John Kay And Steppenwolf - Hot Night In A Cold Town (Single) Allegiance US 1983 Sell This Version
John Kay & Steppenwolf John Kay & Steppenwolf - Give Me Life (Single) Disky US 1987 Sell This Version
NU 1566 John Kay & Steppenwolf John Kay & Steppenwolf - Rock & Roll Rebels(12", Single, Promo) Qwil NU 1566 US 1987 Sell This Version

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