Steve "The Deacon" Hunter was born in 1948 in Decatur, Illinois, starting his professional career as a member of Mitch Ryder's Detroit in 1971, his guitar sound redesigning the Lou Reed classic "Rock & Roll," creating a cult hit and giving Ryder an underground cachet that the '60s blue-eyed soul singer would utilize decades after the group's self-titled Paramount album Detroit was released. One of Hunter's earliest musical recollections was sitting on his dad's lap while his father worked the pedals on a pump organ owned by young Steve's grandparents, playing the keyboard and working out melodies the lad had heard. This was before he went to kindergarten. Even at a young age he could tell if tempos were off or if people were singing off-key. For Hunter, music was always there, always a part of him -- a big old Zenith console ...
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The Deacon 1989 The Deacon
 
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Swept Away 1977 Swept Away
 
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