Earl E. Elliott

The Rolling Stones, most notably Brian Jones and Keith Richards,  revered them - and as the legend goes, prompted the band's producer Bob Crewe to release what was to be Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels' first hit "Jenny Take a Ride" in 1965. 

Among the founding fathers of the raucous, rhythm and blues fueled rock 'n' roll sound of Motor City, Ryder and his boys purveyed a profound influence on American music - simply refer to the canon of Bruce Springsteen, and the Wheels' local offspring Bob Seeger, The Stooges, Ted Nugent, Grand Funk Railroad, and the MC5, to cite a few.

Founding bassist Earl E. Elliott sizzled in-the-pocket with a deep resonance that moved a generation as evidenced in the grooves of such seminal cuts as"Little Latin Lupe Lu," "Devil in a Blue Dress / Good Golly Miss Molly,"  and "Shake a Tail Feather," among others.