John Kay

John Kay - Updated Feb 2023

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Updated On January 12, 2023

John Kay is a very famous and legendary singer and musician from Canada. The legendary musician has been the frontman of the band named Steppenwolf. He and his group has been a pioneer of hard rock and heavy metal music.

Early Life

John Kay was born on 12th April 1944, in Tilsit, East Prussia, Germany, now Russia. This makes him 78 years old as of 2022. His real name was Joachin Fritz Krauledat. His father’s name is Fritz.

There is not much information regarding the names and professions of his mother, and siblings. While, he holds German, and Canadian nationality and practices Christianity. Further, he belongs to mixed ethnicity. According to astrology, he has as his zodiac sign.

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Caption: Members of Steppenwolf (Source: Thecentraljersey)


Talking about his formal educational status, he completed his schooling at a local school in his hometown. And, he also accomplished his higher studies at university.

Body Measurements

John Kay is very good-looking and has an amazing personality. The singer and musician stand about 6 feet and 5 inches tall.

While he has moderate weight. Moreover, talking about the overall body measurement, the number range has not been revealed yet. The color of his eyes is brown, and he has light brown colored hair.

Professional Life

Moving on toward the professional life of John Kay, he is a legendary singer, and musician. He was very interested and was inspired by rock n roll music while listening to Little Richard on U.S. Armed Forced radio.

Following his passion, he joined the blue rock and folk music group named The Sparrows after being invited by German-born bass player Nick St. Nicholas in 1965.

The group got moderate success in Canada and later moved to the US. They changed their name to Steppenwolf in 1967. Kay’s Steppenwolf had international success with different successes.

The group also pioneered hard rock and heavy metal. Some of the famous songs are; Born to Be Wild, Magic Carpet Ride, Monster, The Pusher, and Rock Me, etc. During his time with the group, he has appeared in different tours, and music festival too.

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Caption: John Kay performing (Source: CBC)

For his amazing contribution, he has got many recognitions and prizes for his work. He was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame.

He was also nominated as part of Steppenwolf for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017. Moreover, the singer has not been endorsed by any brands and he has not promoted any products too.

John Kay – Net Worth 2023

John Kay is living a comfortable life with his family. Thanks to the fame and fortune he has earned from his work as of today. Moreover, his total net worth is about $6 million US dollars as of 2023.

Personal Life

Moving on toward the romantic and private life of John Kay, he is married. He has tied the knot with Jutta Maue in 1965. They are leading a comfortable life with a daughter named Shawn.

The couple has been very active in working for human rights and the protection of wildlife and the environment. And they have also founded the Maue Kay Foundation. Apart from it, he has no affairs with any other person.

While he is straight regarding gender choices. And, he does not have any kind of controversial events till today.

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Caption: John Kay and Jutta Maue (Source: The Santa Barabara Independent0

John Kay – Social Media

John Kay is also present in social media. He has a Facebook account under the name John Kay & Steppenwolf with around 200k followers.