Steve Kline Ages of Rock
1968: Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf peaks at #3 on the charts. The bass line for the song is created by the group’s bass player Rushton Moreve. Frontman John Kay writes the lyrics. It’s the second big hit for Steppenwolf and the second to be included in a movie soundtrack. The first hit, Born to Be Wild, is on the Easy Rider soundtrack. Magic Carpet Ride is on the soundtrack of Candy.