I like smoke and lightning

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

July 13

Roger McGuinn1942: Roger McGuinn is born.

1968: Steppenwolf’s Born to Be Wild is released. The lyric by Mars Bonfire is responsible for the term “heavy metal.” William Burroughs is credited with coining the phrase, using it in his 1961 novel The Soft MachineMars Bonfire, describing his character Uranian Willy as “the Heavy Metal Kid.” Burroughs told The Paris Review: “I felt that heavy metal was sort of the ultimate expression of addiction, that there’s something actually metallic in addiction, that the final stage reached is not so much vegetable as mineral.”

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