Nick St. Nicholas
German musician
Nick St. Nicholas
Nick St. Nicholas is a bassist, and is best known for his membership in Steppenwolf from 1968 to 1970, and then again from 1976 to 1980. Nick was born in Plön, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. After World War II, his family moved to Toronto and became Canadian citizens. His sister Maren joined the Canadian Ballet Company & Conservatory of Music as pianist. He also has a younger brother, Gary who went into the Merchant Marine.
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Pizarro: Nick Nichols finds a new role with Tabard Theatre Company
Good Morning Silicon Valley - about 3 years
Nick Nichols, who has spent the past quarter-century on the San Jose theater scene, finds himself shifting gears after leaving San Jose Rep to join the small but growing Tabard Theatre Company as its executive director.
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ASU football scores points by pumping up Tempe economy
The Business Journals - over 3 years
The start of college football season once again is bringing life to the Tempe economy. The implications go far beyond ticket and team merchandise sales. People from across the country travel here in waves to watch their alma maters play Arizona State University’s football team, spending their money at local bars, restaurants and retail shops. No more evident is Sparky’s influence than on Tempe’s Mill Avenue, where football fans are the heart of business. According to Nick Nicholas, manager…
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Incredible lions: Intimate pictures of the king of the jungle
Fox News - over 3 years
National Geographic photographer Michael "Nick" Nichols spent over two years living in the Serengeti to capture these one-of-a-kind photos of lion in the natural habitat. Images are from "The Serengeti Lion" on National Geographic's website at ngm.com/serengeti-lion.
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Music Review: Blue Cheer - Rocks Europe [2-CD Set]
Seattle Pi - almost 4 years
Music Review: Blue Cheer - Rocks Europe [2-CD Set] Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 8:31 am, Thursday, May 2, 2013 Back in 1968, Dickie Peterson (vocals/bass), Leigh Stephens (guitar), and Paul Whaley (drums) released Vincebus Eruptum, the album that included the overdriven hit cover version of Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues." Musicians who took brief turns with Peterson included Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience), Nick St. Nicholas (Steppenwolf), and Prairie Prince (The Tubes, Journey, Starship). In 2009, a high-definition DVD of Blue Cheer's April 11, 2008 performance for the Rockpalast television show in Bonn, Germany, was released. For Cheer fans, the disc included the 12 extended songs, Peterson's voice over commentary, a Dutch TV featurette, and a bonus unreleased audio studio recor ...
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Michael Rosenblum: The Future of Video Journalism
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Time Magazine put an Instagram image of Hurricane Sandy on its cover (above) in its 12 November issue. The photo is pretty impressive, but I am more interested in what it says, not only about the future of professional photography, but also videography. When I founded Video News International in 1988, one of the first investors was Nick Nicholas, then the chairman and CEO of Time/Life, the largest and most widely respected media company in the world. Nicholas liked my idea of equipping working journalists with small and easy-to-use video cameras and creating a global corps of professional video journalists. Nicholas was well ahead of his time. He made me meet a few of the Life and Time magazine photographers. Could I, he asked, teach them to make video? It was a great opportunity. What would a professional photojournalist do with a video camera if he could use it the way he or she already used a Leica? We would find out. So it was that I began to train som ...
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Tens Of Thousands Of Dead Fish, Birds Wash Up On Lake Erie Shores
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Well, it certainly is eerie. Tens of thousands of dead fish, along with dead seagulls, washed up on the shores of Lake Erie on Wednesday afternoon in yet another mysterious mass animal death. Rick Nicholls, Member of Provincial Parliament for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, is mystified by the mass Lake Erie animal death, telling NewsNet5: “First thing that crossed my mind, is there any potential danger to humans from a health point of view? Secondly, as I got more and more into it, what’s the cause of this sudden fish kill in the lake?” Samples of the dead fish and dead birds have been sent to a lab for analysis. Currently, the Ontario Ministries of the Environment in Canada is pursuing several avenues, looking into whether a spill occurred that negatively impacted the ecosystem, according to NewsNet5. Another possibility for the Lake Erie fish deaths is an inversion. An inversion is a natural phenomenon that occurs when cold water, which has low ...
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Illinois gaming officials show Louisiana video poker mogul the door
Chicago Times - over 4 years
License applications of companies tied to business leader rejected with little explanation In Louisiana, Nicky Nichols is a video poker mogul known for his colorful family history and closeness to power brokers. But Nichols may be sidelined in Illinois.
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Looks like school district needs a new school bus - Crookston Daily Times
Google News - over 5 years
If the bus is purchased using capital dollars, board chair Nick Nicholas said that would leave around $48000 in the fund for the school year, a number he seemed to be somewhat uncomfortable with. He asked Niemala to look into the possibility of a
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Wachtell, V&E Advise on $3.4 Billion Shale Deal - The American Lawyer
Google News - over 5 years
The Porter Hedges team is led by energy partner Randy King, assisted by energy partner Bob Thomas, corporate partner Nick Nicholas, and tax partner John Ransom. Consol senior vice president and general counsel Steven Johnson provided in-house counsel
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Commercial Real Estate Expert Nicholas Completes Appraisal Institutes' Real ... - PR Web (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Commercial real estate expert Nick Nicholas, CRE, CCIM, MAI has successfully completed the Appraisal Institutes' Litigation Program. Mr. Nicholas becomes the first real estate appraiser in Dallas, and only the second in Texas, to do so according to the
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Polaris Organises First Ever Global Financial Technology E-Conference - Business Wire India (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Ltd and Nick Nicholas, EMC - Information Intelligence Group (partner Company ), Senior Manager, Alliances. Speaking on the Polaris foundation pillars as the superstructure of technology, Arun Jain, Chairman & CEO, Polaris Software, said,
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McCloud High School class may be small, but expects big things - Mount Shasta Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Stokes introduced the staff of McCloud High, teachers Jeff Westcott, Yolanda Sanchez-Alves and John Spaulding, secretary Mary Butzlaff and custodian Nick Nicholas. Dylan Baldini said he plans on joining the Air Force some time in August and becoming an
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Market Square regains its historic luster - Tribune Review
Google News - over 5 years
Nick Nicholas, the third generation to run the Nicholas Coffee Co., has seen a number of changes to Market Square over the years. "This is the third renovation since I moved back here from college," he says. "I think they finally got it right this time
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Dwyer dinner to honor editor - Albany Times Union
Google News - almost 6 years
... along with (left to right) Rensselaer County Clerk Frank Merola, County Legislator Lou Desso, Troy Record Editor Lisa Robert Lewis, attorney Greg Cholakis, Susan Dwyer (Jack's daughter) and Nick Nicholas, a long time friend of Jack's,
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School board: No third ballot question, but a tech mention? - Crookston Daily Times
Google News - almost 6 years
... $1332 PPU operating levy referendum on the ballot, to provide a detailed plan on what the revenue from the proposed levy would be spent on, board chair Nick Nicholas and Fee referred to the negative fund balance approaching $1.5 million in 2012-13
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Technology in public schools lags, and board members know it - Crookston Daily Times
Google News - almost 6 years
With the Microsoft money to spend, board chair Nick Nicholas recalled, the school board at that time ended the three-year lease agreements with Apple, which cost $100000 a year and resulted in new machines every three years. "We put settlement money
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Klamath Views: New business in town - Siskiyou Daily News
Google News - almost 6 years
Nick Nicholas, the president of the California School Employees Association Chapter No. 822, even came to Happy Camp to visit with each classified worker a little bit last week and gave us pins to wear with a heart and footprint saying “The Heart and
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BET broadcaster, university president speak at Jackson State University spring ... - Media Newswire (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
JSU spring 2011 graduate William “Nick” Nicholas earned the undergraduate award. McMurray plans to get a job working with children and families and continue her studies to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker ( LCSW )
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Arbitrations 1, class actions 0: Supreme Court breathes new life into consumer ... - Lexology (registration)
Google News - almost 6 years
The Supreme Court may have dealt a death blow to the arbitration of consumer class actions in the 5-4 decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, 563 US _____ (April 27, 2011)
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Nick St. Nicholas
    FIFTIES
  • 1997
    Age 51
    In 1997 he began a new heavy metal chapter as St. Nicholas launched the supergroup World Classic Rockers, bringing Griffey with him into the new venture along with Sparrow and Steppenwolf bandmate, Michael Monarch.
    More Details Hide Details Members include former members of Steppenwolf, Santana, Toto, Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Boston, Kansas, Eagles and others. The World Classic Rockers (WCR) prepare to celebrate the 20-year anniversary. "My son was in a band called Under The Influence of Giants. You guys are the giants. You influenced a whole generation of music." KUSI Good Morning San Diego anchorman Carlos Amezcua. Janis Joplin is the first person St. Nicholas met upon arrival at the Tropicana on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood California immediately after having driven The Sparrow non-stop for sixty hours from New York's New Jersey Turnpike. The Tropicana motel was owned by the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team's left handed pitcher, Sandy Koufax. The record labels sent their out of town bands and artists there as a home away from home. In early 1967 Nick St. Nicholas, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin met up in San Francisco to drive the burgeoning love movement music scene. He then returned to Los Angeles to quickly move the band north as part of the driving force of the hippie counterculture movement, the Summer of Love.
    In the early 1990s, St. Nicholas formed a new "Lone Wolf" with Griffey, singer Richard Ward, and drummer Daryl Johnson, featuring at bike rallies and clubs, continuing until 1997.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1980
    Age 34
    In 1980 he formed a band called "Starwolf" with keyboardist Steve Stewart.
    More Details Hide Details Stewart left in the late 1980s and Randy Carr joined; about the same time guitarist Dave Olsen joined and "Starwolf" became "Lone Wolf". In 1988, Kurt Griffey was added as a second guitarist and Chris Sweeney joined as the band's drummer. After "Lone Wolf" became "The Wolf" continuing from 1988 to 1989, Ronnie Carson took over for Sweeney and Olsen left.
    St. Nicholas stopped touring with Steppenwolf in 1980 due to intimidation, mortal threats and legal machinations by Kay supported by suspicions that Kay hired an accident crew to end Gabriel Meckler's life in 1977.
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  • 1977
    Age 31
    Freak accidents have killed producer arranger Gabriel Mekler 1977, bassist who wrote Magic Carpet Ride Rushton Moreve 1981 and drummer Jerry Edmonton 1993.
    More Details Hide Details Randy Meisner has performed more concerts with WCR than with the Eagles. Nick St. Nicholas has played the accordion since childhood. He enjoys riding his "beautiful 100th Anniversary Harley Davidson Springer along the California Coastline". St. Nicholas appreciates the wild west motif he first encountered in Colorado while touring. He is a dog lover. St. Nicholas has two sons, Jesse and Devon.
  • 1976
    Age 30
    After Kay and Edmonton's version of Steppenwolf disbanded in 1976, St. Nicholas reformed the group with McJohn and guitarist Kent Henry, who, substituting, for Michael Monarch, had recorded the guitar tracks on the For Ladies Only album in 1971.
    More Details Hide Details There were several versions of this band touring at the same time for which St. Nicholas was not responsible. During this turn, St. Nicholas's Steppenwolf included drummers such as Steve Riley and Frankie Banali.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1971
    Age 25
    St. Nicholas was squeezed out of Steppenwolf in a power play by Kay in 1971.
    More Details Hide Details Grammy Awards board member and former manager of T.I.M.E., Jeff Greenberg came to see St. Nicholas to inform him that Steppenwolf was at a rehearsal at SIR Studios and that St. Nicholas was not at the rehearsal instead they now had a "new bassist", George Biondo. More than twenty years of still unresolved litigation followed. During St. Nicholas's ouster from Steppenwolf, he replaced Dickie Peterson in Blue Cheer alongside Ruben De Fuentes on guitar and Terry Rae on drums. The band both toured and recorded during this time, but the songs weren't released until Live & Unreleased '68/'74 was released in 1996.
  • 1968
    Age 22
    St. Nicholas has several Gold and Platinum records to his credit playing and contributing on four Steppenwolf albums: At Your Birthday Party, Early Steppenwolf, Monster, and Steppenwolf Live. He performed on many television shows as a member of Steppenwolf, including The Ed Sullivan Show, August 17, 1968 where the band performed their 2nd hit and biggest hit, Mars Bonfire penned "Born to Be Wild" and the 3rd hit and 8th highest charting St. Nicholas/Kay penned "It's Never Too Late", The Smothers Brothers, American Bandstand, Playboy After Dark, Beat Club, Della, Upbeat, and The Steve Allen Show, as well as VH1's Behind The Music.
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    In 1968, Nicholas Kassbaum, who is professionally known as "Nick St. Nicholas," joined Steppenwolf as a bass player.
    More Details Hide Details That year, the band members entered into a partnership agreement whereby the members became co-equal partners and owners in Steppenwolf, and agreed to share equally the band's expenses and income. Also in 1968, the band members signed a recording agreement with Dunhill Records both as partners and as Steppenwolf band members. From late 1968 until late April 1970, Steppenwolf, with Kassbaum as its bass player, toured the world in concerts and recorded Steppenwolf 's well-received music. Kassbaum appeared prominently on Steppenwolf record album covers and authored Steppenwolf compositions. In 1971, John Kay, who had asserted control over Steppenwolf, excluded Kassbaum from the band." – 9th Circuit
  • 1967
    Age 21
    In 1967 St. Nicholas also joined a Los Angeles-based group called The Hardtimes, who soon renamed themselves T.I.M.E., which stands for Trust in Men Everywhere.
    More Details Hide Details Capital Records signed them to a $500,000 recording contract, but their manager, the now deceased Ron Levin, turned out to be a famous con man and had absconded with the advance and all of the band's earnings. Prior to the formation of the Steppenwolf partnership in 1968, music producer-arranger, Gabriel Mekler changed the name from Sparrow to Steppenwolf based on a book he was reading at the time by Hermann Hesse. After having recorded two albums without him, St. Nicholas's Sparrow band mates, (vocalist/guitarist John Kay, drummer Jerry Edmonton and organist Goldy McJohn) came to see him perform with T.I.M.E. at the Whiskey A Go Go on the Sunset Strip and asked him to leave T.I.M.E. to rejoin them as Steppenwolf. "1967, John Kay, Jerry Edmonton, Michael Monarch and Goldie McJohn formed a musical band called "Steppenwolf."
  • TEENAGE
  • 1965
    Age 19
    In 1965, he replaced Bruce Palmer as bassist with Jack London and the Sparrows, became Nick St. Nicholas, and played on most of the tracks on their only LP, which was released in 1965.
    More Details Hide Details St. Nicholas was one of the driving forces in music of the hippie counterculture movement, the Summer of Love. Having booked the band at the Matrix club in San Francisco, on May 14, 1967, two live shows were recorded, including a 20-minute version of The Pusher. These are the live recordings released by ABC Dunhill Records as Early Steppenwolf.
  • OTHER
  • 1943
    Age -3
    Born on September 28, 1943.
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