John Kay of Steppenwolf Thanks Fans For Rock Hall Support

by VVN Music

John Kay, lead singer of Steppenwolf, took to Facebook on Tuesday to thank their fans for all of the support in their quest to become members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Steppenwolf was nominated in October for possible induction but the group fell short of the goal as the inductees for the year were announced this morning.

As Kay points out, over 110,000 votes were cast by fans over the course of the Rock Hall's public vote which put them in seventh place on the public's ballot. Hopefully that will be enough to show that Hall committee that the band is worthy of a spot and they will have a chance with another nomination in future years.

Kay wrote:

To The Wolfpack and all our supporters. As many of you know, Steppenwolf was nominated for induction into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. However, the final votes are now in and The Wolf did not make it. Well, so it goes, nothing to complain about.

( As we know, there are millions around the world, and here at home, who do have many legitimate and often tragic reasons to complain and I am just grateful that I'm not one of them.) I am told that The Wolf received around 110,000 votes from our fans. Many - and you may be one of them - went to the RRHF website and voted every day on our behalf. Well Steppenwolf and I owe you a great big THANK YOU for your loyalty, support and dedication to our band, may the new year be good to all of you. I'd also like to express my appreciation to whoever at the RRHF was responsible for our nomination in the first place. The Summer of 2017 will mark the 50th anniversary of the formation of Steppenwolf. During the Summer of 1967 five young Blues Rockers got their act together in the Garage at 7408 Fountain Ave in LA, a rather humble beginning. But from there The Wolf moved on and soon scaled the highs of the Rock n Roll pinnacle. During the following decades there were triumphs and failures, many highs and some lows, but our friends and fans stayed with us through up and downs and continue to support us to this day. While a RRHF induction would be nice, first and foremost in importance is The Wolfpack. Without the Pack Steppenwolf would have faded away years ago. Hope to see you in 2017: JK

Kay is the only original Steppenwolf member still with the band although three of the other four in the band have been included for over thirty years.

As Kay says in the note, Steppenwolf did ascend to stardom quickly from their beginnings in 1967. Their debut album came out in January 1968 and, by the middle of the year, they had a number 2 hit with Born to Be Wild. Before 1968 was over, they hit again with Magic Carpet Ride and in 1969 with Rock Me, Move Over and Monster.

1 comment

Anonymous said...

More inmportant to do politically-correct duty for tupac, than to worry about putting in REAL ROCK.........BUNCH-O-CRAP!

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