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John Kay was born on April 12, 1944 in Tilsit, East Prussia, Germany as Joachim Fritz Krauledat. He has been married to Jutta Maue since February 24, 1967. They have one child. See full bio »

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Avengers: Endgame Soundtrack
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 2020 Mrs. America (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Phyllis (2020) ... (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 2019 Avengers: Endgame (writer: "Hey Lawdy Mama")
 2018 Like Father (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride (Karaoke Version)")
 2018 Back in Time for Dinner (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The 1960s (2018) ... (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride" - uncredited)
 2018 The Dangerous Book for Boys (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- How to Walk on the Moon (2018) ... (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 2017 Supernatural (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Tombstone (2017) ... (writer: "It's Never Too Late")
- Advanced Thanatology (2017) ... (writer: "It's Never Too Late" - uncredited)
  The Vietnam War (TV Mini-Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2017) (music - 1 episode, 2017)
- The Veneer of Civilization (June 1968-May 1969) (2017) ... (lyrics: "Magic Carpet Ride") / (music: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 2017 American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Below the Belt: Playboy and the Pubic Wars (2017) ... (writer: "Move Over", "None Of Your Doing" - uncredited)
- Rebel with a Cause: Civil Liberties and Government Crackdowns (2017) ... (writer: "The Ostrich", "Don't Step On The Grass, Sam", "Rock Me", "Tighten Up Your Wig" - uncredited)
 2016 Mafia III (Video Game) (writer: "Desperation" - uncredited)
 2014 Red Band Society (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- So Tell Me What You Want What You Really Really Want (2014) ... (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride" - uncredited)
 2013 Mike & Mike (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 December 2013 (2013) ... (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 2013 Monster High: 13 Wishes (TV Movie) (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 2013 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Me and Mrs. Jones (2013) ... (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 2013 Love and Honor (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 2012 For the Love of Money (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 2011 Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- En Vogue (2011) ... (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 2011 Friends with Benefits (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride (Philip Steir Remix)")
 2011 Thrill of the Hills (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 2011 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Adults Only 20 to 1: Naughty Trends (2011) ... (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride" - uncredited)
 2011 The Music Never Stopped (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 2010 The Good Guys (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- $3.52 (2010) ... (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride" - uncredited)
 2010 The Matchmaker (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 2010 Republic of Doyle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Duchess of George (2010) ... (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 2009 Hung (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Great Sausage or Can I Call You Dick? (2009) ... (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 2009 Family 425 (Video) (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 2007 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Randy in Charge: Of Our Days and Our Nights (2007) ... (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride" - uncredited)
 2007 American Loser (writer: "Rock Me")
 2007 Music Within (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 2006 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 9 Girls Performances (2006) ... (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 2006 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Debut (2006) ... (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 2006 The Fear (El Miedo) (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride" (extract))
 2005 Sahara (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 2004 Team America: World Police (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 2004 Purgatory House (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 2003 The Wire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hard Cases (2003) ... (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 2002 The Banger Sisters (writer: "Rock Me")
 2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 2001 Copperfield: Tornado of Fire (TV Special) (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride Remix")
 2001 Madison (writer: "Move Over")
 2000 Sex and the City (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sex and Another City (2000) ... (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride" - uncredited)
 2000 The Dish (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 2000 The King of Queens (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Whine Country (2000) ... (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride" - uncredited)
 1999 Spin City (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mustang Mikey (1999) ... (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride" - uncredited)
 1999 Outside Providence (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 1999 The Limey (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 1999 The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer (TV Movie) (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride", "Rock Me" - uncredited)
 1999 Never Been Kissed (writer: "Uncle Bill's Ride")
 1999 Go (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride" (Steir's Mix))
 1999 Joe the King (writer: "For Ladies Only")
 1998 1968: The Year That Shaped a Generation (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 1997 Digging to China (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 1997 Wild America (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 1996 Star Trek: First Contact ("Magic Carpet Ride")
 1995/I Apollo 13 (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 1994 Whale Music (writer: "It's Never Too Late")
 1993 Coneheads ("Magic Carpet Ride")
 1992 CrissCross (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride", "Rock Me")
 1992 Reservoir Dogs (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 1989 The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Marianne & Luigeena/Mario's Magic Carpet (1989) ... (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 1989 Casualties of War (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 1989 She's Out of Control (writer: "Rock Me")
 1988 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dance with Me (1988) ... (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 1988 Satisfaction (performer: "Rock & Roll Rebels") / (writer: "Rock & Roll Rebels")
 1987 Vietnam War Story (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Home (1987) ... (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
- The Mine (1987) ... (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 1986 Legal Eagles (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 1985 Mask (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 1982 Purple Haze (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride")
 1980 Getting Wasted (writer: "Desperation", "Magic Carpet Ride")
 1979 More American Graffiti (writer: "Tighten Up Your Wig")
 1974 Little Girl Blue (writer: "Rock Me" - uncredited)
 1972 Norm's Dilemma (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride", "Rock Me" - uncredited)
 1968 Candy (writer: "Magic Carpet Ride", "Rock Me")
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Show Show Self (21 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "My Sportin' Life" See more »

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Alternate Names:

John Kay Band | Steppenwolf

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Personal Quote:

Neil Young and Paul Simon can go out with just a guitar, and you almost don't miss what you heard on the record. I like to be supported by musicians around me; it gives it a collective sound.


Kay suffers from increased sensitivity to light, so he wears his trademark sunglasses. He also has congenital achromatopsia (complete colorblindness), a defect of the cone cells in the eyes which causes him to see in black and white, and results in legal blindness. Despite this condition, he is an avid videographer. See more »


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