Before retiring, John Drake had been selling auto parts to repair shops for many years.But he never stopped singing. Since the 1960s, he has been a success in the sour psychedelic rock classic “Journey to the Center of the Mind” with Amboy Dukes and band member Ted Nugent.According to his wife Mary Ann Fosco (Mary Ann Fosco), Mr. Drake joined them on August 29 when Amboy Dukes was headquartered in Chicago and moved with the band.
Detroit, he died of cancer complications in hospice on August 29. He is 74 years old and lives in Downers Grove.His voice is perfectly synchronized with that of the band, and driven by Nugent’s lead guitar, it is as propelling as a muscle car in Detroit.
After Mr. Drake’s death, Nugent posted a memorial on Facebook, calling him “one of the founders of Detroit rock music.”John Drake (far left) and Amboy Dukes. ifAfter Amboy Dukes, Mr. Drake appeared on the stage of John Drake Shakedown and appeared in the bill with performers including Rod Stewart, the Faces, Bob Seger, MC5, The Stooges and Ten Years After.Later he worked as a radio DJ at WZZM in Michigan, where he booked performers at Diversified Management Agency, including his two favorite singers Roy Orbison and Gene Pitney, and at Continental Motors, his wife said he asked the repair shop Selling auto parts for many years.
He retired from Continental in 2017.But he always continued to sing, including participating in the 2013 Detroit Music Awards, where he played a duet with Detroit native bassist Suzi Quatro.
He was born in John Blake. But his wife said he usually goes to John Drake.When he grows up, he can sing doo-wop and harmony between Everly Brothers and Dion and Belmonts.
When a kid who was taking guitar lessons showed up in a nearby band rehearsal, he was about 14 years old. He said in his memoir: “He brought a small Supro amplifier to the basement. When he opened the guitar case, he put it in the basement. With a beautiful red and white Fender Mustang guitar.”This child is Nugent. They started playing with the Royal High School boys and later Lourdes.After graduating from Redford High School in Detroit, Mr. Drake worked as an Army medic at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.