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On November 28, 1993.

On November 28, 1993, Gerald McCrohan aka Gerald Michael Edmonton died aged 47. He was musician (drums), member of the bands The Sparrows, Green Wheels, Steel Rose, Seven, and Manbeast, but was best known as founding member and drummer of Steppenwolf.

In August 1974.

In August 1974, “Mums” label released “Slow Flux”, the seventh Steppenwolf studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “John Kay’s Studio” and was produced by John Kay, Goldy McJohn, Bobby Cochran, George Biondo, and Jerry Edmonton.

Personnel:

  • John Kay– vocals, guitar
  • Goldy McJohn– keyboards
  • Bobby Cochran– guitar
  • George Biondo– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Jerry Edmonton– drums
  • Charles Black, Don Ellis, Gil Rathel, John Rosenberg, Sam Falzone – horns
  • Skip Konte– Chamberlin
  • Ed Bannon – engineer
  • Arnie Acosta – mastering
  • Jerry Edmonton – art direction, design
  • Tom Gundelfinger – front cover photography
  • Ed Caraeff– back cover and sleeve photography

Track listing:

  1. Gang War Blues – Goldy McJohn, Jerry Edmonton, John Kay, Kim Fowley
  2. Children of the Night – John Kay
  3. Justice Don’t be Slow – John Kay, Joseph B. Richie
  4. Get Into the Wind – Bobby Cochran, Casey Van Beek
  5. Jeraboah – Jack Conrad
  6. Straight Shootin’ Woman – Jerry Edmonton
  7. Smokey Factory Blues – Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood
  8. Morning Blue – George Biondo
  9. A Fool’s Fantasy – Goldy McJohn
  10. Fishin; in the Dark – John Kay

In May 1976.

In May 1976, “Epic” label released “Skullduggery”, the ninth Steppenwolf studio album. It was recorded in January 1976, and was produced by John Kay, Bobby Cochran, George Biondo, Wayne Cook and Jerry Edmonton.

Personnel:

  • John Kay– vocals, guitar
  • Bobby Cochran– vocals, guitar
  • George Biondo– vocals, bass guitar
  • Wayne Cook– keyboards
  • Jerry Edmonton- drums, percussion, backing vocals, art direction
  • Mike Reese – mastering
  • Ed Bannon – engineer
  • Randy Nicklaus – mixing engineer
  • Lorrie Sullivan – design, photography

Track listing:

  1. Skullduggery – Bobby Cochran
  2. (I am a) Road Runner – Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland
  3. Rock and Roll Song – Valdy Horsdal
  4. Train of Thought – Alan O’Day
  5. Life is a Gamble – Bobby Cochran, Harry Garfield
  6. Pass It On – Jean Watt
  7. Sleep – George Biondo
  8. Lip Service – George Biondo, Bobby Cochran, Wayne Cook

 

On January 29, 1968.

On January 29, 1968, “ABC Dunhill” label released the self-titled, debut Steppenwolf album. It was released in 1967, at “American Recording Co. Studio” in Studio City, California, and was produced by Gabriel Mekler.

Personnel:

  • John Kay– lead vocals, guitars, harmonica
  • Michael Monarch– guitars, backing vocals
  • Goldy McJohn– Hammond organ, piano, Wurlitzer electric piano
  • Rushton Moreve– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Jerry Edmonton– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Bill Cooper – engineer
  • Richard Podolor– engineer
  • Gary Burden– art direction, cover design
  • Tom Gundelfinger – photography
  • Henry Diltz– photography

Track listing:

  1. Sookie Sookie – Don Convay, Steve Cropper
  2. Everybody’s Next One – John Kay, Gabriel Mekler
  3. Berry Rides Again – John Kay
  4. Hootchie Kootchie Man – Willie Dixon
  5. Born to Be Wild – Mars Bonfire
  6. Your Wall’s Too High – John Kay
  7. Desperation – John Kay
  8. The Pusher – Hoyt Axton
  9. A Girl I Knew – John Kay, Morgan Cavett
  10. Take What You Need – John Kay, Gabriel Mekler
  11. The Ostrich – John Kay

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Dunhill” label released “For Ladies Only”, the sixth Steppenwolf studio album. It was recorded November 1970 – May 1971, at “American Recording Studios” in Studio City, California, and was produced by Richard Podolor.

Personnel:

  • John Kay– vocals, guitar
  • Kent Henry– lead guitar
  • George Biondo– vocals, bass guitar
  • Goldy McJohn– keyboards
  • Jerry Edmonton– drums
  • Bill Cooper – engineer
  • Tom Gundelfinger – photography, design

Track listing:

  1. For Ladies Only – Jerry Edmonton, Kent Henry, John Kay, Goldy McJohn
  2. I’m Asking – Jerry Edmonton, Goldy McJohn
  3. Shackles and Chains – John Kay
  4. Tenderness – Mars Bonfire
  5. The Night Time’s for You – Mars Bonfire, Morgan Cavett
  6. Jaded Strumpet – Jerry Edmonton
  7. Sparkle Eyes – George Biondo, John Kay
  8. Black Pit – Kent Henry, Goldy McJohn
  9. Ride With Me –Mars  Bonfire
  10. In Hopes of a Garden – George Biondo

 

In November 1970.

In November 1970, “Dunhill” label released “Steppenwolf 7”, the seventh   Steppenwolf album. It was recorded in 1970, and was produced by Richard Podolor.

Personnel:

  • John Kay– lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Larry Byrom– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Goldy McJohn– keyboards
  • George Biondo– bass, backing vocals
  • Jerry Edmonton– drums
  • Richard Podolor, Bill Cooper – engineer
  • Tom Gundelfinger – photography
  • Gary Burden– art direction, liner design, artwork

Track listing:

  1. Ball Crusher
  2. Forty Days and Forty Nights
  3. Fat Jack
  4. Renegade
  5. Foggy Mental Breakdown
  6. Snowblind Friend
  7. Who Needs Ya’
  8. Earschplittenloudenboomer
  9. Hippo Stomp

In November 1969.

In November 1969, “ABC Dunhill” label released “Monster”, the fourth Steppenwolf album. It was recorded in 1969, at “American Recording Co. Studio”, in California, and was produced by Gabriel Mekler.

Personnel:

  • John Kay– vocals, harmonica, guitar
  • Jerry Edmonton– drums
  • Goldy McJohn– keyboards
  • Nick St. Nicholas– bass
  • Larry Byrom– lead guitar
  • Bill Cooper – engineer
  • Richard Podolor– engineer

Track listing:

  1. Monster/Suicide/America – John Kay, Jerry Edmonton, Nick St. Nicholas, Larry Byrom
  2. Draft Resister – John Kay, Goldy McJohn, Larry Byrom
  3. Power Play – John Kay
  4. Move Over – John Kay, Gabriel Mekler
  5. Fag – Larry Byrom, Jerry Edmonton, Nick Nicholas
  6. What Would You Do (If I Did That to You) – Francen, Porter
  7. From Here to There Eventually – John Kay, Goldy McJohn, Jerry Edmonton

In October 1968.

In October 1968, “ABC Dunhill” label released “The Second”, the second  Steppenwolf studio album. It was recorded in 1968, at “American Recording Co”, and was produced by Gabriel Mekler.

Personnel:

  • John Kay– lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Michael Monarch– lead guitar
  • Goldy McJohn– organ, piano
  • Rushton Moreve– bass
  • Jerry Edmonton– drums, vocals, lead and co-lead vocals
  • Bill Cooper, Richard Podolor– engineer
  • Gary Burden– cover design
  • Henry Diltz– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Kay, except where noted.

  1. Faster Than the Speed of Life – Mars Bonfire
  2. Tighten Up Your Wig
  3. None of Your Doing – John Kay, Gabriel Mekler
  4. Spiritual Fantasy
  5. Don’t Step on the Grass, Sam
  6. 28 – Mekler
  7. Magic Carpet Ride – John Kay, Rushton Moreve
  8. Disappointment Number – unknown
  9. Lost and Found by Trial and Error
  10. Hodge, Podge, Strained Through a Leslie
  11. Resurrection
  12. Reflections – JohnKay, Gabriel Mekler

 

In August 1974.

In August 1974, “Mums” label released “Slow Flux”, the seventh Steppenwolf album. It was recorded in 1974 and was produced by George Blondo, Jerry Edmonton, Bobby Cochran, John Kay and Goldy McJohn.

Personnel:

  • George Biondo- bass guitar, vocals
  • Jerry Edmonton- drums
  • Bobby Cochran- guitar
  • John Kay- guitar, vocals
  • Goldy McJohn- keyboards

Track listing:

  1. Children of Night
  2. Justice Don’t Be Slow
  3. Get into the Wind
  4. Jeraboah
  5. Straight Shootin’ Woman
  6. Smokey Factory Blues
  7. Morning Blue
  8. A Fool’s Fantasy
  9. Fishin’ in the Dark

In March 1969.

at-your-birthday-party

In March 1969, “ABC Dunhill Records” label released “At Your Birthday Party”, the third Steppenwolf studio album. It was recorded December 1968 – February 1969, and was produced by Gabriel Mekler. The album cover design was by Gary Burden.

Personnel:

  • John Kay- lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Michael Monarch- lead guitar
  • Goldy McJohn- organ, piano
  • Nick St. Nicholas- bass
  • Jerry Edmonton- drums, backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Cry – Gabriel Mekler
  2. Chicken Wolf – John Kay, Michael Monarch
  3. Lovely Meter – Gabriel Mekler
  4. Round and Down – Michael Monarch
  5. It’s Never Too Late – John Kay, Nick St. Nicholas
  6. Sleeping Dreaming – Nick St. Nicholas
  7. Jupiter’s Child – Jerry Edmonton, John Kay, Michael Monarch
  8. She’ll Be Better – Jerry Edmonton, Gabriel Mekler
  9. Cat Killer – John Goadsby
  10. Rock Me – John Kay
  11. God Fearing Man – Michael Monarch
  12. Mango Juice – Jerry Edmonton, John Goadsby, Michael Monarch
  13. Happy Birthday – Gabriel Mekler