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  • Apr 20 2021 Born to be Wild: from Rock Star to Wildlife Advocate

    John Kay Born to be Wild

    Hello Fans Of The Wolf,

    As some of you may know, my “Born to be Wild: from Rock Star to Wildlife Advocate” presentations, which last year I was scheduled to give at some Theaters, were cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis. These events were scheduled as fund raisers for our Maue Kay Foundation. I used the ‘sequestered’ time to create a narrated film version of the presentation, which is now available for viewing at For a minimum donation of $15 Dollars, every cent of which goes to MKF. This 65-minute-long film tells 3 stories, my personal one, the story Steppenwolf’s ups & down and triumphs and how I and Jutta gradually became Wildlife Advocates. I believe you will truly enjoy viewing this film, even though some of you already know quite a bit of Steppenwolf’s history.

    If after viewing the film you have some comments to share, kindly send them to:

    May you all stay safe in these difficult times and to those of you who decide to view the film I say “Thank You”; your donations will help our efforts and are much appreciated.
    JK & JMK

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  • Dec 21 2020 Magic Carpet Ride (The Autobiography of John Kay & Steppenwolf) 2021 Limited Edition

    Magic Carpet Ride (Autobiography of John Kay and Steppenwolf)


    This 2021 hardbound edition includes new cover design, updated discography and "The Final Chapter" written by John Kay. The original version of John Kay's autobiography left off in 1994 (when it was first published). In an all new section for the 2021 update, John's story with Steppenwolf culminates at the band's 50th Anniversary celebration in 2017 and the band's final performance in 2018. If you didn't get the chance to read John's book when it first came out, now is the time. It contains many great characters, stories and loads of photos from John's personal collection. It's a lively and entertaining look back at a life as the leader of a late 1960's counter-cultural American rock band, told by the man who lived it an rocked it.

    With no more than 250 copies printed, these limited edition hardbound books are hand numbered and autographed by John Kay.

    This ultra-limited, autographed edition makes it a lifetime keepsake.

    $10 from each purchase supports the Maue Kay Foundation

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John Kay's Performance Schedule

Nov. 26. 2021


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 almost five 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.