Rock and Roll

John Kay was an original member of the rock band Steppenwolf, whose hit song “Born to be Wild” helped redefine hard rock in the 1960s.  The band enjoyed several other hits including “Magic Carpet Ride” and a dozen top albums.  John has been closely associated with the music products industry going...
Carol Kaye can be heard on such landmark recordings as “La Bamba,” the Mission Impossible theme, and scores of hits produced by Phil Spector. She started playing jazz guitar in a big band during the early 1950s. Within the decade, she gained employment at the studio where she would later meet...
Kern Kennedy tickled the ivories on a number of early rock and roll and rockabilly recordings back in the 1950s. It was the heyday for Sun Studios in Memphis right after the success of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis. Founder, Sam Phillips often called on Kern when a piano player was...
Kerry King has become a regular artist that NAMM member retailers could meet during the trade shows. His career as a guitarist led to a number of product endorsements and several opportunities to provide feedback and design ideas for amps, guitars and accessories over the years.  In 1981, Kerry and...
Bill Kirchen is a well known rockabilly guitarist known by his tag, The Titan of The Telecaster! During much of his career Bill could be seen and heard playing his 1959 Sunburst finished Fender Telecaster. His driving playing style has been an influence on rock and country players alike, but Bill...
Greg Koch is well known in guitar circles for his series of method books that have encouraged thousands to play or to improve their playing abilities!  Among his most noted books are “Blues Guitar,” “Guitar Licks, and the three-book set of “Guitar Method”,all published by Hal Leonard.  As a...
Artie Kornfeld was originally a trumpet player in symphonic orchestras. As a Rock and Roll fan, Artie eventually switched to guitar and performed with several groups before landing a job at Capitol Records as an executive.  Artie wrote over 75 Billboard charting songs including the Crispian St....
Billy J. Kramer took part in the British Invasion, coming to America and performing a number of his hit songs on the Ed Sullivan Show, just like four of his friends from Liverpool did a few months earlier. In fact, several of the songs he performed were written by Paul and John, who wanted to write...
Eddie Kramer is perhaps best known as the recording engineer for Jimi Hendrix, but he also worked for the Beatles and countless other performers during his long career.  Eddie is also a clever innovator who has designed products and tools that have solved problems for recording engineers over the...
Robby Krieger is the guitarist and songwriter best known for being a founding member of the rock band, The Doors.  The incredible influence the band had on generations of music makers and songwriters can never be overstated.  Robby co-wrote several of the bands big hit recordings including “Light...

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