The Detroit Wheels were an American rock group from Detroit, Michigan. They served as Mitch Ryder's backup band from 1964–1967, and played on all his most successful records. Their original members were:

In later lineups of the band were:

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 Rating Releases
1966 Breakout...!!! 2
1966 Take a Ride 3
1967 Sock It to Me 2
1990 Rev Up 1
Jenny Take a Ride 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1985 Greatest Hits Compilation 1
1989 Rev Up: The Best of Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels Compilation 4 3
1997 Detroit Breakout! An Ultimate Anthology Compilation 1
36 All-Time Favorites Compilation 1
The Rockin' Hits of Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels Compilation 1


Year Title Rating Releases
1967 Sock It to Me 1

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