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Mon Apr 30, 2018, 04:42 PM

Born To Be Wild

Is this not the ultimate rock n roll song!

In 2018, the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame introduced a new award category, for single recordings that helped shape rock n roll history. This is the sixth and last original inductee.

"Born To Be Wild" was written by Mars Bonfire and recorded by Steppenwolf .... it was released in January of 1968.

From Rolling Stone:

The first two singles from Steppenwolf's 1968 debut stiffed; the third was "Born to Be Wild." It hit Number Two on the Billboard charts in the summer of '68, a year before Dennis Hopper used it in a rough cut of the movie Easy Rider, where it was originally just a place holder - actor-producer Peter Fonda had asked Crosby, Stills and Nash to do the soundtrack. But "Born to Be Wild" stayed. "Every generation thinks they're born to be wild," said frontman John Kay, "and they can identify with that song as their anthem." The line "Heavy-metal thunder" would help give a new genre its name.


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