Michael Monarch

Born: July 5, 1950
Los Angeles, CA, USA
cancer

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Michael Monarch's guitar playing perhaps helped best to capture the spirit of the 1960's. His work with the iconoclastic "Steppenwolf" remains a hallmark of the unique mixture of psychedelic and rock. As the original guitarist for "Steppenwolf", he played on all the hits including "Born To Be Wild", "Magic Carpet Ride", "Rock Me Baby" and "The Pusher".With over 30 years of stage and studio experience as a musician and composer, Michael has worked with such all-time legends as "Steppenwolf", Janis Joplin, SwanSong/Atlantic recording group "Detective", as well as with Roger Glover of "Deep Purple" and Andy Fraser of "Free".Some of his film soundtrack and television credits include: Easy Rider, Coming Home, Star 80, WKRP In Cincinnati, Miami Vice, A Current Affair, Saturday Night Live, Geraldo, Kathy & Regis and The Wonder Years.For the last decade Michael has been writing and producing music as well as performing with Randy Meisner (Eagles), Denny Laine (Moody Blues/Wings), Spencer Davis and musicians from Toto (Fergie Frederiksen), Steppenwolf (Nick St.Nicholas) and Foreigner (Ron Wikso) as the World Classic Rockers. Michael is a guitarist extraordinaire as well as a highly accomplished keyboardist with many gold and platinum records to his credit.



Instruments Played / Skills:
Guitar

Genres:
Hard Rock

Bands That Michael Monarch Has Played For:
Steppenwolf

Michael Monarch Has Worked With:
John Kay Goldy McJohn
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"You've got to get off on the right footing, but after that you have to carry on with your own identity, which for me came later."

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