This Day In Rock. TED NUGENT
Bowhunting rock guitarist Ted Nugent is 68 years old today!
Born on December 13, 1948, in Detroit, Michigan, Theodore Anthony “TED” Nugent began playing guitar at the age of 6, and by age 14, he had formed his first band, the Lourds. On the strength of their 1964 performance at the Michigan State Fair, the Lourds were given the opportunity to open for the Beau Brummels and the Supremes. Later that year, Nugent moved to Chicago, where he fronted the band the Amboy Dukes.
Nugent released his first solo album, Ted Nugent, featuring the hit singles "Strangle Hold" and "Hey Baby," in 1975. Two years later, he recorded his most successful album to date: Cat Scratch Fever (1977), selling more than three million copies.
In recent years, Nugent has gained attention for his political commentary and conservative ideologies.
Nugent was inducted into the National Bowhunters Hall of Fame, marking the pinnacle of recognition for Nugent as a bona fide Bowhunting Legend of the 21st Century, acknowledged for his skills as an outdoorsman, and for his tireless promotion of bowhunting.
Nugent is dedicated to preserving American outdoor heritage for future generations, and along with wife Shemane, regularly hosts hunts for sick and terminally ill children with Hunt of a Lifetime, Hunt for a Cure, and via his own Kamp for Kids.