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.
Any chance that the wolf will do moore shows in Europe. what about Scandinavia????
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!
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?
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!!
I thought so... always enjoy your posts and signature observations about the weather. I hope retirement agrees with you! All the best, Jay
Any chance of a Wolf gig in London or Spain? Now it is getting warmer here!!
Thinking of Michael today with the sad news of the passing of Keith Emerson, as he was Michael's idol . Sending my condolences.
Very well said Jeanette.
Bill & Tess
Anything new happening here in Wolfland? Sunny skies here in s.e. Spain!
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.
Bill & Tess
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!!
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
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.
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.
Happy Birthday John Kay, wishing you many more happy & healthy birthdays! John Koebensky
Happy Birthday JOHN
Hoping you get to enjoy a special day with family and friends. Happy Birthday to you, John!
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!
Hello Wolfpack!!!! Are you ready for the 50th anniversary WOLFFEST? We are!!
Bill & Tess
I will be coming over from Spain or London for the 50TH!! Only a year to wait!! Getting warm here in s.e. Spain!
Right on Larry!!!! We are looking forward to meet you!!
Bill & Tess
Is there any news about the anniversary gig next year Charlie?
What a shame this board is so quiet!!
Which five tunes would you like hear at Wolffest?
Bill & Tess
I would like Ostriche, Monster, Move Over, Power Play and of course, BTBW. Let's hope there is a Wolf Fest! Keep posting Bill!
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
Rage is a great song Bill!! Are you going to attend Wolffest?
Bill & Tess
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.
Post above..I am Bill#2 :-)
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
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
This is Bill not Smiley
Who would be interested in a Wolffest golf outing on the Monday after the 3 day celebration?
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!
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
Happy Birthday Danny Johnson, wishing you many more happy & healthy birthdays!
Right on John! Danny, we hope you have a great birthday!!!
Bill & Tess
Wishing John Kay a fast & speedy recovery from his illness. May the peace of the Lord be with John, Steppenwolf & all the Wolfpackers!
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
How is John? It would be nice to know if he is o.k. All the best John!!
Larry, are you going to the show in France this weekend..?
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!!
It would be fun if the remaining members of Sparrow could be at Wolffest next spring.
Happy Birthday Charlie. It's fun when your birthday lands on a Friday, then you have all weekend to celebrate! John K.
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
Weather is still hot here in s.e. Spain!
Hello America. Listen to Monster.
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.
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.
They won't get in but finally a nomination!!
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
Finally a well deserved nomination after all these years! John K.
MUCH more importantly, anyone been playing "Monster" lately?
Come on Wolfpack, vote STEPPENWOLF for the Rock Hall of Fame! Time is running out!
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!
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.
Agree agree agree!
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'
U bet Red. That's why I listed the entire albums. Because ALL the songs were (are) vastly underrated.
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. : )
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! firstname.lastname@example.org
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