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Did You Know: “Magic Carpet Ride” By Steppenwolf

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Our Tuesday ‘Tickets @ 2′ song is “Magic Carpet Ride” by Steppenwolf.

The group wrote it based on the bass line their bass player, Rushton Moreve, came up with. The only words that were written for it were, “I like my job, I like my baby.” Lead singer John Kay wrote the rest of the lyrics.

He was inspired when he put a home demo tape in a home stereo system he bought with royalties from their first album. That’s where he came up with the line, “I like to dream, right between my sound machine.”

This was the follow up to “Born To Be Wild.”

When we play it between two and three we’ll take lucky caller 13 to win a pair of tickets to K-EARTH 101’s BOO-GIE BASH, October 25th at the Hollywood Palladium. Call in to win at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784).

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