Famous lyrics by »

Jon Hyde was the singer for the early 1970s group Hokus Pokus, who had one album on Romar Records in the early 1970s, featuring former Stooges keyboard player Scott Thurston, former Yellow Payges drummer Danny Gorman and former Steppenwolf guitarist Michael Monarch and bass Billy Cioffi. They played the Hollywood clubs quite a bit at that time, and were regular patrons of Rodney Bingenheimer's club on Sunset. Jon and Michael Monarch later formed Detective with Michael Des Barres from Silverhead and signed with Led Zeppelin's Swan Song Records. Jon was the drummer for Detective but wrote most of the lyrics and material, as he was a lead singer himself. He did the drumming on the Hokus Pokus album as well. Hyde is a stage name. He was in Hollywood so long, and played with so many musicians, he has a long history besides Hokus Pokus and Detective. His singing voice is similar to both Rod Stewart's and Michael Des Barres, throaty and raspy, but with more soul and feel. His drumming style has been compared to John Bonham's. Jon Hyde has a long history outside of Hokus Pokus and Detective. After Detective, Jon reorganized Hokus Pokus with only Monarch remaining from the original lineup, adding Frankie Banali on drums. This was in 1980 and they played at the Deja Vu in Costa Mesa among other clubs. Monarch then formed Monarch, first with Bob Bentrup on drums and later with Hyde. Monarch had a similar style and feel to Hokus Pokus and Detective. More recently, Hyde has reorganized Hokus Pokus and similar groups many times, both as drummer and lead singer. He still resides in Los Angeles and can be found on Myspace as well as Facebook.

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Albums by Jon HydeSort:By AlbumA - Z

Share your thoughts on the Jon Hyde Band with the community:


    Missing lyrics by Jon Hyde?

    Know any other songs by Jon Hyde? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Jon Hyde tracks

    On Radio Right Now


    Powered by OnRad.io

    Think you know music? Test your MusicIQ here!

    Browse Lyrics.com


    Are you a music master?

    In most of its career Metallica was based in?
    • A. Los Angeles
    • B. Florida
    • C. New York
    • D. San Francisco

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant explanation for any lyrics that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!