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Post new topic Goldy McJohn of Steppenwolf: Another one has passed away
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Author Topic:  Goldy McJohn of Steppenwolf: Another one has passed away
ajm


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Post Posted 4 Aug 2017 5:37 am     Reply with quote

Found this out today reading the news.

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/goldy-mcjohn-steppenwolf-dead/
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Godfrey Arthur


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Post Posted 6 Aug 2017 2:19 pm     Reply with quote



Godspeed Goldy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSKlppvD2L0




According to Goldy, John Kay fired the whole band, changed the name to John Kay and Steppenwolf.
He then hired replacements and took the cash.

Goldy was famous for his distorted organ sound in the iconic Mars Bonfire song Born To Be Wild first recorded and released by Steppenwolf, the recording session of which started out by the roadies dropping his Lowrey organ off a loading dock and then the horn upper driver in his Leslie blew up so he had a tech bypass the crossover and ran the lower bass rotor full range.






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Will Houston


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Post Posted 6 Aug 2017 2:34 pm     Reply with quote

Nice pics and info Godfrey.
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Bryan Staddon


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Post Posted 7 Aug 2017 3:26 am     Except ! Reply with quote

The firing and taking the cash is not the way John Kay explains it, Bye Bye Goldy.
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Godfrey Arthur


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Post Posted 7 Aug 2017 6:17 am     Re: Except ! Reply with quote

Bryan Staddon wrote:
The firing and taking the cash is not the way John Kay explains it, Bye Bye Goldy.


Hence the dichotomous situation with the band.. Oh Well


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Nice pics and info Godfrey.


Thanks Will...
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Joe Ribaudo


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Post Posted 7 Aug 2017 1:24 pm     Reply with quote

Godfrey Arthur wrote:

...dropping his Lowrey organ off a loading dock and then the horn upper driver in his Leslie blew up so he had a tech bypass the crossover and ran the lower bass rotor full range.

Ahhh... that explains why I never got it quite right with a B3 and intact leslie...
Wore that first Steppenwolf album out more than once... RIP indeed
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