Mitch Ryder is primarily remembered for his booming voice which produced several larger than life singles during the mid to late 1960’s. A switch to lightweight pop killed his commercial career although his return to rock ‘n’ roll in the 70’s produced some excellent rock albums.
“Sock It To Me Baby” was released Feb. 4, 1967 and became his second biggest hit reaching number 6 on The BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Chart.
If you like high octane rock ‘n’ roll, this is a song for you. His backing group, The Detroit Wheels, was one of the better bands of the mid-sixties.
Now in his mid-sixties, Ryder still lives in the Detroit area and continues to tour extensively in The United States and Europe.