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The Detroit Wheels were an American rock band, formed in Detroit in They served as Mitch Ryder 's backup band from to The band had a number of top twenty hits in the mids before lead singer Ryder was enticed away by Bob Crewe with offers of a solo career, after which the group quickly dissolved. Two of its former members, Jim McCarty and Johnny "Bee" Badanjeklater reunited to establish the nucleus of a new band called The Rocketsafter McCarty found some fame with the hard rock outfit Cactus.
The band had its origins in Detroit in the early s. At this time, a young white singer by the name of William Levise, Jr. Levise decided to join the group and took the stage name of Billy Lee, and the band became Billy Lee and the Rivieras.
After attracting attention from producer Bob Crewe while working as a support act to The Dave Clark Fivethe group moved to New York to start recording. However, since another band had already recorded as The Rivieras, the band decided to change its name again.
The group's live performances are said to have had an "explosive quality" and their style has been described as "revved up Crewe then persuaded Ryder to quit the group and embark on a solo career. After Ryder's departure, Badanjek fronted a short-lived band of the same name which recorded several tracks, most notably " Linda Sue Dixon ",  a song glorifying the illicit hallucinogenic drug LSD which charted worldwide in Ryder's solo career, meantime, had been mishandled and failed to take off.
In he, Badanjek and some other musicians along with Mitch Ryder on vocals covering a number of the songs established a new band called The Band Detroitwhich recorded an eponymous named album.
One single was released from Sarah McLachlan - Wintersong album, a cover of Lou Reed 's "Rock and Roll" that Reed reportedly liked better than his original version, and Reed subsequently hired Detroit guitarist Steve Hunter for his own band. Steve Gaines died on Skynyrd's plane crash October 20, Rusty Day was murdered on June 3,at his own home in Longwood, Florida.
Nobody knows who killed Day, and the case remains open even now. Bill Hodgson died around shortly after having moved to New York. Hodgson died due to what was confirmed to be a drug overdose, most likely accidental.
Ted "T-Mel" Smith died of natural causes in Terry Emery joined the Shame - Nude - Black Box Band Atlanta inwhich he's remained in ever since. Nathaniel Peterson has been in several bands after The Band Detroit broke up, in particularly one that Peterson founded called Twin Dragons.
InBadanjek and former Wheels guitarist McCarty reunited to form the nucleus of a new group called The Rocketswhich recorded a number of albums through the s and s. McCarty continues to perform today with his group, Mystery Train.
John Badanjek remains active as well and still plays out with McCarty. Take a Ride 1. Shake A Tail Feather 2. Come See About Me 3. Let Your Lovelight Shine 4. Just A Little Bit 5. I Hope 6. Jenny Take A Ride 7.
Please, Please, Please 8. I'll Go Crazy 9. I Got You Sticks And Stones Baby Jane Mo-Mo Jane Walking The Dog 2. I Had It Made 3. In The Midnight Hour 4. I Like It Like That 6.
Little Latin Lupe Lu 7. Shakin' With Linda 9. Stubborn Kind Of Fellow You Get Your Kicks I Need Help Any Day Now Sock It To Me! Sock It To Me-Baby 2. I Can't Hide It 3. Takin' All I Can Get 4. Slow Fizz 5. Walk On By 6. I Never Had It Better 7. Shakedown Listen Listen 8. A Face In The Crowd 9. I'd Rather Go To Jail Wild Child You Are My Sunshine All Mitch Ryder Hits! Collector's Edition with bonus tracks, 1. Jenny Take A Ride 3. Joy 4. Breakout 5.
In The Midnight Hour 6. Sock It To Me - Baby! Little Latin Lupe Lu 8. Takin' All I Can Get 9. Shake A Tail Feather The Band Detroit "featuring; Mitch Ryder" album. Long Neck Goose 2. Box of Old Roses 4. It Ain't Easy 5. Rock 'N' Roll 6.
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