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Craig 02/17/16 12:58:18 AM

On tour in Tours France! Lucky Wolf. The Loire Valley in July is wonderful. if you can, do take time to visit the chateaus - Villandry, Chambord, Cheverny, and others. Stay in a château. In nearby Montlouis sur Loire, stay in Chateau De la Bourdaisiere. Enjoy the local wine and food. Smart move booking this show.

thomas 02/18/16 08:24:03 AM

Any chance that the wolf will do moore shows in Europe. what about Scandinavia????

Larry 02/21/16 07:57:21 AM

I am looking forward to the Tours gig! For once a gig in fairly easy access to Spain!Wow, i do not have to fly to USA for this one! Bit chilly here in s.e. Spain!

Jay 02/25/16 02:02:10 AM

Hey Larry, I thought that you use to live in London or am i confusing you with a different wolfpacker who also use to comment on the weather... are you now residing in Spain or are you on Holiday?

Larry 03/01/2016 07:03:58 AM

Hi Jay
Yes i am from London and i have lived in Spain for 8 years as a lazy retired Wolf fanatic! I go back to London only when i have to and sometimes post on the message board from there. I try to come to USA when i can to get my Wolf fix!! By the way, it is sunny but cold here in Punta Prima Spain!!

Jay 04/07/2016 03:04:29 AM

I thought so... always enjoy your posts and signature observations about the weather. I hope retirement agrees with you! All the best, Jay

Larry 03/03/16 04:20:25 PM

Any chance of a Wolf gig in London or Spain? Now it is getting warmer here!!

Jeanette 03/11/16 10:04:37 PM

Thinking of Michael today with the sad news of the passing of Keith Emerson, as he was Michael's idol . Sending my condolences.

Bill 03/13/2016 09:03:21 PM

Very well said Jeanette.

Bill & Tess

Larry 03/24/16 05:59:52 AM

Anything new happening here in Wolfland? Sunny skies here in s.e. Spain!

Bill 03/24/2016 08:03:02 PM

Hi Larry,
We are patiently waiting for the announcement of the 50th anniversary Wolf Fest 2017, maybe we will get lucky and the Wolf will come to our part of the country for a concert. We are still amazed by the wonderful shows the band did on RLC4, John's solo show was a dream come true.

Keep Rockin,
Bill & Tess

Larry 04/04/16 03:52:00 PM

At least Bill and Jess are around still! Come on John, how about a piece on what you think on Donald Trump on the Wolf site? I would think you would have some very interesting views on him! Cold here in s.e. Spain but warmer weather is on the way!!

Bill 04/11/16 07:19:56 PM

Tuesday April 12, happy birthday John Kay!!!! We have loved your music from the very start of it all. Your solo concert on RLC4 was a dream come true. We hope our paths cross again very soon.

Please Keep Rockin,
Bill & Tess

Mats 04/11/16 07:32:03 PM

Fantastic to read about John Kay's solo set. I envy all of you who had the opportunity to attend this special moment. I agree with Larry about wanting to hear John's view about the present political situation in the USA. Some of us fear the possibility of Trump as the President.

Mats 04/11/16 08:24:43 PM

Happy birthday John Kay!!!! Your words and music over the years has meant so immensely much to me. You made a significant difference, thank you!

These words from Power Play were my guideline in my teens:

What gives you the right hey you
To stand there and tell me what to do
Tell me who gave you the power
To stop me from livin' like I do
Remember if you plan to stay
Those who give can take away
Don't bite the hand that feeds you.

John 04/12/16 12:39:18 AM

Happy Birthday John Kay, wishing you many more happy & healthy birthdays! John Koebensky

Helen 04/12/16 04:07:03 AM

Happy Birthday JOHN

Jeanette 04/12/16 03:04:00 PM

Hoping you get to enjoy a special day with family and friends. Happy Birthday to you, John!

Nicolaj 04/16/16 08:00:31 PM

Bonjour mes amis et louppackers! Allons, allons les enfants ("let's go, let's go children") it's time to tune in on the American Tours Festival in France, 7/2-2016.
John Kay & Steppenwolf WILL BE THERE and so will Lars and I, you can be sure of that!
Oh, by the Way Lars, when you are on tour with Stepp N Wolf, don't feed him ecological vegetables or mineral water, it'll only give him a bad stomach. The diet is strictly french fries and Kronenbourg 1664!

Bill 05/03/16 08:27:36 PM

Hello Wolfpack!!!! Are you ready for the 50th anniversary WOLFFEST? We are!!

Keep Howlin!!!
Bill & Tess

Larry 05/04/16 06:31:42 AM

I will be coming over from Spain or London for the 50TH!! Only a year to wait!! Getting warm here in s.e. Spain!

Bill 05/04/2016 08:05:12 PM

Right on Larry!!!! We are looking forward to meet you!!

Bill & Tess

Larry 05/22/16 09:06:04 PM

Is there any news about the anniversary gig next year Charlie?

Larry 05/24/16 03:49:20 PM

What a shame this board is so quiet!!

Bill 05/25/16 08:14:05 PM

Hello Wolfpack!
Which five tunes would you like hear at Wolffest?

Bill & Tess

Larry 05/26/2016 05:05:44 PM

Hi Bill
I would like Ostriche, Monster, Move Over, Power Play and of course, BTBW. Let's hope there is a Wolf Fest! Keep posting Bill!

Bill 05/26/2016 08:05:30 PM

Those are great selections Larry! May I add Twisted, Hippo Stomp, Rockin Roll War, Shackles And Chains, Feed The Fire. Have faith Larry, we will have a Wolffest! See you in April!!

Bill & Tess

bill 05/29/16 02:05:39 PM


Bill 05/31/2016 12:05:57 AM

Rage is a great song Bill!! Are you going to attend Wolffest?

Bill & Tess

bill 05/31/2016 06:05:30 PM

If it happens next year I will be there. I made all but the first because I found out too late.The Icebreaker is fun also,2002 I was stage left.Think we packed that hotel:-)I would also like to see Rock And Roll Wars.

I was stage right when they played that song at a show near Cincinnati and about even with stage level and 20 feet from Wilk.It was the best show I think they have done that I saw.@ Coyotes in northern KY.

bill 05/31/2016 06:05:51 PM

Post above..I am Bill#2 :-)

Larry 06/01/16 03:47:23 PM

What is the best gig of Steppenwolf that anybody has been to? Mine was the Royal Albert Hall and The Bath Festival. I met John backstage for the first time and stood next to Johnny Winter, who was next on! Still, when i look back on the 14 times i have seen them, it is so hard to choose. They were
all GREAT!

Bill 06/02/2016 08:06:27 PM

The first show I went to in 1969 was very fun but the venue was not good. The concert we saw in 1975 was wonderful, great venue. One of the most interesting Wolf concerts we have seen was in 1980 when John was rebuilding the brand. They played a great show, in fact the Wolf played two shows that night, it was a great experience. The RLC1 Wolffest at sea was a blast. We have seen the Wolf about 15 times and every show was special.

Bill & Tess

Tess 06/05/16 11:23:46 PM

This is Bill not Smiley
Who would be interested in a Wolffest golf outing on the Monday after the 3 day celebration?

Larry 06/07/2016 06:06:17 AM

Sorry Bill, I do not play golf, but a meeting after the Wolf Fest with you and some packers over a drink and some good Wolf memories chat would be GREAT!!Roll on next year!! Weather is hot here in Spain!

Bill 06/07/2016 08:06:02 PM

Hi Larry, an informal get together with wolfpack members would be very cool!

Bill & Tess

Larry 06/11/2016 06:06:33 PM

Look forward to it!

bill 06/12/16 02:50:55 AM

If there is another Wolf Fest for sure I think it would be best if it were held at the hotel so the band and members did not sweat their #sses off and stare right into the sun.It will keep the equipment cool and the fans.Save alot of time of moving everything from one place to another..just a thought

I remember one show JK was at the very back of the place,Bogarts,Cincinnati OH and came running down to get on stage..think the Palmers were in the line up then.
This is Bill#2

John 06/14/16 09:59:42 AM

Happy Birthday Danny Johnson, wishing you many more happy & healthy birthdays!

Bill 06/14/2016 11:06:10 PM

Right on John! Danny, we hope you have a great birthday!!!

Bill & Tess

John 06/15/16 12:58:34 AM

Wishing John Kay a fast & speedy recovery from his illness. May the peace of the Lord be with John, Steppenwolf & all the Wolfpackers!

Bill 06/16/16 08:01:21 PM

John, Tess and I hope you get well very soon. I know you are not going to let this illness get the best of you, "Hold On, Never Give up, Never Give In."

Bill & Tess

Larry 06/21/16 07:38:10 AM

How is John? It would be nice to know if he is o.k. All the best John!!

John 06/29/16 02:35:21 PM

Larry, are you going to the show in France this weekend..?

Larry 07/01/2016 06:07:40 PM

Hi John
The cheapest flight from s.e.Spain is 800 Euros plus hotels etc. Just as much by car so am saving the money and going to the Wolf Fest next year in Nashville which is a lot more exciting!!

Bill 08/03/16 08:37:21 PM

It would be fun if the remaining members of Sparrow could be at Wolffest next spring.


John 08/19/16 10:36:48 AM

Happy Birthday Charlie. It's fun when your birthday lands on a Friday, then you have all weekend to celebrate! John K.

Bill 08/23/16 08:24:12 PM

Hello Charlie! Belated happy birthday to you!! We hope you had a great day and enjoyed the day with your family.

All The Best To You,
Bill & Smiley

Larry 09/12/16 04:38:11 AM

Weather is still hot here in s.e. Spain!

Bill 09/15/16 08:40:32 PM

Hello America. Listen to Monster.

Judy 09/21/2016 12:09:22 PM

It's amazing how that song, published in 1969 I believe, echoes the sentiment felt across this country in 2016! I just heard (for the first time) the song "Justice Don't Be Slow", released in 1974 on the Slow Flux album. Are you familiar with it? I am trying to discover the meaning/origin of the song. I can't quite make out the recorded news announcement or speech that is played in the background.

Bill 09/22/2016 08:09:32 PM

I believe John is singing about Lady Justice being slow to make Nixon pay for his crimes. The words you are referring to is Nixon speaking to the country in a speech, claiming no wrong doing while blaming others for his actions. In this election cycle, no matter who gets elected, we the people are going to to get screwed.

Mark 10/18/16 03:32:14 PM

They won't get in but finally a nomination!!

Oh yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi Charlie!
Ukulele Wolf

Tess 10/18/16 09:17:23 PM

Maybe justice will not be slow this time. If the wolf does not get in the rock &roll hall of fame, there name reverts back to rock & roll hall of shame. If the wolf gets in, every living member of the band should be there and families of the members that have passed should also be at the celebration. Bill & Tess

John 10/21/16 07:44:31 PM

Finally a well deserved nomination after all these years! John K.

BYRON 11/14/16 10:37:33 PM

MUCH more importantly, anyone been playing "Monster" lately?

Tess 11/18/16 09:33:22 PM

Come on Wolfpack, vote STEPPENWOLF for the Rock Hall of Fame! Time is running out!

michael 12/10/16 11:42:42 PM

Monster could have been played non stop from the moment the album hit the stores. The song's message appears never to have wavered from the political environments that we have all had shoved down our throats. And that includes NOW!! Aside from that I can listen to Monster ANYTIME!

michael 12/10/16 11:55:02 PM

Apparently Charlie had asked what we thought were some of the under-rated Step songs. I missed that but I'm going to throw in my two cent's.
1. The entire Monster album
2. The entire 7 album
3. The entire Slow Flux album
4. Almost the entire For Ladies Only and Hour of the Wolf albums.

The one exceptional quality to all the Wolf's albums was that there was never any filler songs. All of the songs were worth listening to. And quality made. Once I put any of those albums on I don't think I ever skipped ahead to hear another song.

Sandra 02/06/2017 10:02:16 PM

Agree agree agree!

Red 01/22/17 04:41:15 PM

under rated wolf songs. wow I could make a book. really too mind boggling too contemplate. so many songs non packers never heard. but, just for kicks i'll just toss some out off the top of my head; the balance, hot night in a cold town, slender thread of hope, children of the night, anothers lifetime, smokey factory blues, hippo stomp, renegade, the wall, feed the fire, rock and roll song, your wall's too high, justice don't be slow, . see what I mean? only about 10 minutes of thought. these are just a smidgeon sampling of songs that songs that very quickly became favorites of mine that probably never saw radio time. although I did catch both smokey factory blues and hot night in a cold town on tv. keep rockin'

michael 02/03/17 06:35:13 PM

U bet Red. That's why I listed the entire albums. Because ALL the songs were (are) vastly underrated.

Red 02/06/17 06:22:48 PM

right on Michael. I have always told folks that if john kay recorded mary had a little lamb, i'd buy it in a heartbeat. : )

Sandra 02/06/17 10:15:08 PM

Aug. 5th, 2017 Nashville. Charlie please send me any info like group hotel rates etc. Bringing my son for his 40th birthday. If there is a meet & greet would love him to meet all the guys 'cause you are all so sweet and good people. He's been hearing me rave about you his whole life! I took him with me once to Owensboro, KY gig back around 2000. Looking forward to it! wolfmoon1959@gmail.com

Rodger 03/06/17 02:33:20 PM

Saturday March 4th at Ojai, California's Libby Bowl, Steppenwolf was in true form. John kay sounded great and the band was spot on . A good time was had by all. Will see them again in Nashville.

michael 03/10/17 09:59:37 PM

It appears that Charlies Corner and the Q and A boards haven't been active for some time. What's the deal on these two?

Sandra 03/31/17 06:53:30 PM

Happy Birthday Michael Wilk!!!

Tess 04/11/17 11:15:53 PM

Happy birthday John, we hope you have a great day! We can't wait for Wolffest!

Raymond 04/12/17 05:52:03 PM

Happy Birthday John been a dedicated fan from day one, not a day goes by without me listening to the "WOLF". I've been to all the "Wolffests" and will be attending the 50th anniversary.Enjoy your day with family and friends. Love Ya Brother! Ray WP 1099

John 05/14/17 12:34:04 PM

RARE Steppenwolf items for auction on Ebay..you can search JKenney10199x1
There is a John Kay used harmonica from your 2000
2 RARE posters!
John Kay and Steppenwolf Windbreaker signed by many members including John, Goldy, Larry, Danny, Ron, etc.
Auction ends 8am EST Monday.
Your chance to own some history.

jan-åke 05/26/17 07:24:56 PM

Here in scandinavia we are lot of fans who want to se you guys again, its too
long for us old man to go to USA, your welcome to Lillehammer one more time.
Eller hur THOMAS.We want you here in Norway, se you soon Jon Kaye and your friends.

thomas 08/09/2017 11:08:16 AM

i just saw this. Vore jättekul. Long time since i visited the board.
We love to have the wolf in Norway or sweden

Darryl 06/12/17 06:53:06 AM

Just saw John Kay and Steppenwolf in Laughlin NV. They were fantastic! John Kay sounds great and so does the band. I may go catch them in Jackpot Nv and then in Bakersfield as I live in Las Vegas NV. Eh Ya!!!!! I have been a fan since 68 when I was a kid, they were one of the first rock bands I ever listened to and I'm still a huge fan today. They did almost all Steppenwolf songs, he did do to be alive of Forgotten songs and unsung heros but nothing else from his solo catalog. I was hoping to hear some stuff of Heritics and Priveters but they stuck to wolf songs. They did a ton of songs too and most of the feed the fire album. Love these guys, always have always will.

Robert A. 06/16/17 07:06:33 PM

Howdy folks. Anybody want to get on the waiting list for the cruise and share a cabin. I think 2 or 3 people would keep the cost down some. You can E-mail me at bbelga8@ao.com Lets do this!!

Larry 07/23/17 05:19:54 PM

Anybody meeting before the Wolf fest starts on Friday? Maybe in the bar!

Tess 07/27/2017 01:07:53 PM

Bill and I will be on the lookout for members of the Wolfpack at Wolffest central!

Larry 08/03/17 09:45:44 AM

R.I.P. Goldy!

Vincent 08/03/2017 02:08:10 PM

How Sad.

John 08/03/2017 05:08:47 PM

Devastating news! The man with the golden fingers...your sound will live forever! RIP Goldy:(

Red 08/07/17 01:49:36 PM

sad indeed. goldy was definitely unique, I always loved the way he just hammered the organ. and I am glad that after the difficulties around the faux Steppenwolf bands, that in recent years he was able to pop up at wolf fest or two

BYRON 08/07/17 10:30:39 PM

Sad news. A few words, actually more than just a few, from the seldom heard from John Kay seems appropriate. Goldie was every bit as important to the success of Steppenwolf as anyone.

Rich 08/16/17 05:54:39 PM

So very sorry to hear of the passing of Goldy McJohn. Sincere condolences to Sonja and his fans the World over… A very decent fellow and a legendary musician.

michael 08/22/17 04:11:09 PM

Maybe Goldy's personality was a big part of his musical ability. As John has said, listening to the bands early albums, Goldy's organ playing was instrumental in the great sound that helped define Steppenwolf.

scott 08/24/17 03:04:31 AM

anybody going to the show at artpark in lewiston tuesday

Rich 08/24/17 01:16:45 PM

Wish I was going to see Steppenwolf in Lewiston (or anywhere really), but doesn’t look like they’re making the Minnesota trek this year. I am going to Blue Oyster Cult on September 9th however. This will be my 2nd show this year…It’s their 40th anniversary…I love B.O.C…

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