Sammy Hagar  Born Oct 13, 1947, Monterey California. Biography: Best known as the successor to Van Halen
frontman David Lee Roth, whom he replaced in 1985. Sammy Hagar entered the rock market as lead vocalist with Montrose,
and he went solo in 1975. Years of touring as an arena-show opening act made him a mid-level star, and in certain area's
including St Louis, Washington and Detroit, he became a headliner. As a teenager, Hager considered following his father into
the boxing ring, but by age 19 he was supporting himself as a musician in Southern California bar bands. After seven years of
beer-joint one-nighters, he began a two year stint with Montrose in 1973. His first solo disc picked up some airplay with a cover
of Van Morrison's "Flamingos Fly", but it wasn't until 1977, when he formed his own band , that his career gained momentum.
The Sammy Hagar Band began touring widely in the late seventies, opening for Boston, Kansas, Electric Light Orchestra,
Foghat, Kiss and other high volume bands. His late seventies releases all sold in the 100,000 to 200,000  range. Hagar had a
top twenty hit with "Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy" from "Three Lock Box" VOA (#32, 1984) went platinum and yielded a hit in
"I Can't Drive 55" (#26, 1984), an anthemic protest against the lowering of highway speed limits.
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Sammy Hagar & Michael Anthony
were both members of Van Halen
Sammy Hagar also known as the Red Rocker
Nashville Area Concert Pictures
Website by: Pat Adams
* Starwood Amphitheater *
Saturday June 24, 2006  

Nashville, Tennessee
Sammy Hagar
& The Wabos
Pictures by Jimbo Hagey Junior
Sammy Hagar performing "I Can't Drive 55" in Nashville, TN
on July 5, 2008 from Kenny Chesney's Poets & Pirates Tour
Sammy Hagar Video in Nashville