If you haven’t heard this song yet, check it out! This song has been extremely popular for quite a few decades, having been covered by the likes of, ‘DEVO’, ‘Otis Redding’, ‘Britney Spears’, ‘Aretha Franklin’, ‘Jerry Lee Lewis’, ‘Vanilla Ice’ and so much more!
The Big Bopper… His story is quite tragic…. You see in the late 1950s he, Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens all ended up dying in a plane crash… He died at a time when his career was really taking off, with such amazing songs as, ‘Chantilly Lace’ and, ‘White Lightening’!
Written by singer, ‘Grace Slick’, and released in 1967 by RCA Victor’s Music Center. This song was basically a back handed slap at the time to parent’s who read their children such stories as, ‘Alice In Wonderland’ and then wonder why their children turn to drugs (ironically though, some of the more famous children’ characters to come out of the 60s and 70s were references to drugs, such characters as, ‘Puff: The Magic Dragon’…)
Ok guys, so, so far so good… I have to say that Steppenwolf is a classic rock band that really just freaking rocks! I mean their songs kind of are the theme songs of not just the Vietnam era, but I am going to say the whole 1970s protest era in the whole!