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  • Feb 04 2016 PBS 'Speaking Freely' Interview with John Kay

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  • Jan 29 2015 Steppenwolf’s John Kay Gives Big

    Steppenwolf’s John Kay Gives Big

    Montecito’s Resident Rocker Talks Humanitarian Work

    From Santa Barbara Independent



    John and Jutta Kay, Photo by Paul Wellman

    Every 15 minutes, a majestic elephant is killed for its tusks. Rhinoceros are slaughtered so their horns can serve as alleged aphrodisiacs. Orangutans cling to increasingly deforested habitats in Sumatra and Borneo.

    Steppenwolf frontman John Kay is outraged by this. The Montecito-based singer/songwriter, best known for legendary hits “Magic Carpet Ride” and the presciently titled “Born to Be Wild,” is passionately committed to helping people who, as he puts it, “have their fingers in the dike” of wildlife extinction. In 2004, along with partner and wife Jutta Maue Kay, Kay established the Maue Kay Foundation, which provides financial assistance to a collection of carefully curated organizations, many of which are dedicated to the eradication of human-wildlife conflict.

    Kay’s music has always had an... read more

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Welcome to Steppenwolf

In the chaotic world of rock 'n' roll, in which the lifespan of most bands can be measured in terms of a few years or a few months, John Kay and Steppenwolf have emerged as one of rock's most enduring and respected bands, delivering hard-hitting, personally-charged music for more than three decades.

In the late 1960s, Steppenwolf embodied that era's social, political and philosophical restlessness, building an impressive body of edgy, uncompromising rock 'n' roll that retains its emotional resonance more than three decades after the band's formation. Such Steppenwolf standards as "Born to Be Wild," "Magic Carpet Ride," "Rock Me" and "Monster" stand amongst Rock's most indelible anthems.