The Detroit Wheels were an American rock band, formed in Detroit in 1964. They served as Mitch Ryder's backup band from 1964 to 1967.

The band had a number of top twenty hits in the mid-1960s before lead singer Ryder was enticed away by Bob Crewe with offers of a solo career, after which the group quickly dissolved. Two of its former members, McCarty and Badanjek, later reunited to establish the nucleus of a new band called The Rockets, after Jim McCarty found some fame with the hard rock outfit Cactus.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1966 Breakout...!!! 3
1966 Take a Ride… 3
1967 Sock It to Me 2
Jenny Take a Ride 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1985 Greatest Hits 1
1989 Rev Up: The Best of Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels 4 4
1997 Detroit Breakout! An Ultimate Anthology 1
2004 Devil With A Blue Dress On 1
36 All-Time Favorites 1
The Rockin' Hits of Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1967 Sock It to Me 1

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