The Chez Monique coffee house was at 88 Yorkville Avenue and in 1966 the house band was the Sparrows. The band started in Oshawa 1964 as Jack London and the Sparrows - in 1965 John Kay replaced Jack London and they become The Sparrows - in 1967 the band moved to California and became The Sparrow - they changed once more to settle on the name Steppenwolf.
The lineup in 1966:
John Kay – rhythm guitar, lead vocals
Goldy McJohn – keyboards, vocals
Jerry Edmonton – drums, lead vocals
Dennis Edmonton (aka Mars Bonfire) – lead guitar, vocals
Nick St. Nicholas – bass, vocals