Sad to hear of the passing of Goldy McJohn on August 1st. Keyboardist for Steppenwolf and a fellow Canadian. (Most of the founders of Steppenwolf were from Toronto. They started in Yorkville as The Sparrow, and changed their name when John Kay - who is NOT Canadian- joined.)
Impossible to overstate Goldy's place as one of the masters of the B3 organ and Leslie speaker. His B3 playing was such an integral part of their sound. The obvious track to listen to is Born to be Wild with his swirling, driving organ sound, but he shapes the sound on nearly all of their tracks.