Did You Know: “Magic Carpet Ride” By Steppenwolf

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Photo: YouTube

To win those Duke Ellington Orchestra ticket’s on ‘Tickets @ 2′ be caller # 14 when we play “Magic Carpet Ride” the second hit for Steppenwolf, “Born To Be Wild” was out a few months earlier.

Bass player Rushton Moreve came up with the bass line, John Kay wrote the lyrics. John got inspired when he put the demo tape in a home stereo system he bought with royalties from the groups first album. That’s where he came up with the line, “I like to dream, right between my sound machine.”

In 2004, the hit was used in the American Revolution series of Chevy car commercials.

For a chance to win those Duke Ellington Orchestra tickets, be caller #14 at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784).

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