Steppenwolf has today’s almost forgotten track
Today’s best of is one of my favourite bands. Enjoy it as I do!
I hope none of you have ever had the same kind of experiences I’ve had working with John Kay of Steppenwolf, which frustrated me somewhat at the time, but I have to concede that some of his recordings are true classics and, occasionally, he came up with something that is just as valid today…one example would be The Pusher, which I’ll feature her somewhere down the road, and another is this track, a commentary on America’s place in the world that still rings true today.
Greg Simpson firmly believes his career in the music industry officially began on March 14, 1965 when a band gave him ten dollars as commission for helping them find a gig. He hasn’t looked back since then and looks forward to celebrating his fiftieth in 2015 with an enormous party paid for by the hundreds of dollars he’s made since then.
His career has covered all aspects from radio for many years, and including working for record labels, artists and, since 1992, Canadian Music Week where he programs the radio stream and manages all conference streams and events in real time annually. He also attends half a dozen conferences a year doing research for CMW and is generally accepted as a knowledgeable cat with a few stories to tell. At the root of it all, though, is his undying love for music and musicians.
Greg Simpson is the author of ‘Today’s Almost Forgotten Track’
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