Mars Bonfire (Dennis Edmonton) is the composer of the rock anthem "Born to be Wild", originally intended as a ballad.

The Steppenwolf (John Kay, Mike Monarch, Rushton Moreve, Goldy McJohn and brother of Mars Bonfire drummer Jerry Edmonton) tune was used in the 1969 movie "Easy Rider" and just missed the top of the charts settling at the number two position in 1968, a year before the motion picture. "Born to be Wild" was on their debut self-titled album.