Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild (1968) The group was formed in 1967 in LA by vocalist John Kay, guitarist Michael Monarch, bassist Rushton Moreve, keyboardist Goldy McJohn and drummer Jerry Edmonton after the dissolution of Toronto group The Sparrows. The song is sometimes described as the first heavy metal song, and the second verse lyric "heavy metal thunder" marks the first use of this term in rock music . It also became an anthem for a generation of rock and roll fans.
A short lived, groovy band that was active from '64 to '69, the British Invasion band The Zombies had a string of hits in the U.S. and just one top 40 hit in the UK. She's Not There. Tell Her No. Time of the Season.