Sammy Hagar

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Samuel Roy "SammyHagar (born October 13, 1947), also known as The Red Rocker, is an American rock vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and musician. Hagar came to prominence in the 1970s with the hard rock band Montrose. He afterwards launched a successful solo career, scoring an enduring hit in 1984 with "I Can't Drive 55". He enjoyed huge commercial success when he replaced David Lee Roth as the lead singer of Van Halen in 1985, but left the band in 1996. He returned to the band for a 2 year reunion from 2003 to 2005. On March 12, 2007, Hagar was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Van Halen.

Outside of music, he founded the Cabo Wabo Tequila brand and restaurant chain, as well as Sammy's Beach Bar Rum. His present musical project is lead singer of Chickenfoot.


Top Rated Albums

All Night Long
Live Album - 1978


Red Hot!
Compilation - 1989


Greatest Hits Live!
Compilation - 2003


Marching to Mars
Studio Album - 1997


Musical Chairs
Studio Album - 1977


Nine on a Ten Scale
Studio Album - 1976


Standing Hampton
Studio Album - 1981


Live 1980
Studio Album - 1983


The Anthology
Compilation - 1994


Compilation - 1994


Masters of Rock
Compilation - 2001


Livin' It Up!
Studio Album - 2006




Birth Name

Samuel Roy Hagar


Vocals, guitar


United States

Years active


Date Born

Monday, October 13, 1947

City Born

Salinas, California, US



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