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Who is Ted Nugent?
Ted Nugent (Ted Anthony Nugent) is an American singer, songwriter, and also a pro-gun political activist. He became famous in 1963 when he was the lead guitarist of The Amboy Duke band. The band mostly played psychedelic rock and hard rock.
After the band was dissolved, Ted went back to being a solo artist. Ted is well recognized for his Gibson Byrdland, his Bluesy, and his energetic live shows. Despite him having a distinctive, wide-ranging singing sound, Ted sang and toured with other artists, including Derek St. Holmes, Brian Howe, and Meat Loaf, for most of his early solo career, only taking on full lead vocal duties later. He was also part of the supergroup Damn Yankees in the 1980s and 1990s. He is also a board member of the National Rifle Association and a supporter of the Republican Party.
The Amboy Dukes Band
The band was formed in 1963 and it played its first lineup of the Amboy Dukes at The Cellar, which was a teen dance club outside Chicago in Arlington Height, Illinois, in late 1965. The band released their second single titled Journey to the Center to the Center of the Mind. The lyrics featured in the song were written by the Dukes’ Second Guitarist Steve Farmer from the Album of the same title. The cover of the album featured a diverse array of drug paraphernalia.
Their singles including The Amboy Dukes released in 1967, Journey to the Center of the Mind released in 1968 and Rusty released in 1969, were all recorded on the Mainstream label and they really sold well. After the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr on May 5, 1968. The following day Ted joined other artists in a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr by playing rock and blues jam session. The stage was opened by Joni Mitchell and other musicians followed.
In 1973, Nugent signed a record contract with Frank Zappa’s DiscReet Records label and recorded Call of the Wild after settling down on a ranch in Michigan. The following year, Nugent and the other Amboy Dukes gained popularity with the release of Tooth Fang & Claw, which included the album “Great White Buffalo.” Personnel changes nearly broke the band “Ted Nugent & the Amboy Dukes”. Ted united with the band member at the 2009 Detroit Music Award which place on April 17, 2009.
Ted Nugent’s Age
Currently, he is 72 years, he was born on December 13, 1948.
Ted Nugent’s Family
He was born in Redford, Michigan, and raised in Detroit. He is the son of Marion Dorothy and Warren Henry Nugent. His father was an army Sergent
He grew up together with his three siblings, John, Jeffrey, and Kathy Nugent
Ted Nugent’s Education
He attended St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois. After that, he joined William Fremd High School in Palatine Illinois.
Ted Nugent’s Spouse
Currently is married to Shemane Deziel, the met when he was a guest at Detroit’s WLLZ-FM. Shemane was part of the news staff at WLLZ FM. The Couple went ahead and got married on January 21, 1989.
In his first marriage, he had married Sandra Jezowski. They got married in 1970 and divorced in 1979 after 9 years of marriage
Ted Nugent’s Children
He has six children two kids Theodore Tobias and Sasha Nugent with his first wife. With his second wife, he has only one son namely Rocco Winchester Nugent. He also has a son with Karen Gutowski, Ted has a son and a daughter who he gave up for adoption while they were still young.
Ted Career as a Solo Artist
In 1975, he left the Amboy Duke and he was signed under Epic Records. After he was signed he was given a crew to help him with his album. The crew included Derek St. Holmes as the guitarist and vocalist, Rob Grange as the Bass guy and Clifford Davies as drums for his 1970s multi-platinum albums: Ted Nuget in 1975, Free-for-All in 1976, and Cat Scratch Fever in 1997.
The album had major popular radio anthems ” Hey Baby” “Stranglehold ” “Dog Eat Dog” and “Cast Scratch Fever”. However, there were claims, where St. Holmes cited that the song in the album was co-written by the entire band but Ted took sole credits as a way of not paying them royalties.
It was during these three years that Nugent top as a guitar hero for hard rock fans, many of whom were unaware of his long apprenticeship with the Amboy Dukes. This lineup of bands toured extensively and also released the multi-platinum live album Double Live Gonzo in 1978 until its dissolution in 1978 when St.
Holmes and Grange left. After Derek left, Charlie Huhn and Grange took his position. On July 8, 1979, Ted appeared on the rock radio show King Biscuit Flower Hour. This was the original broadcast of Ted’s presentation of Live at Hammersmith ’79 which was recorded on the second set of an evening at London’s Hammersmith Odeon in 1979. An album of this show was released in 1997.
In 1989, he joined the Damn Yankees supergroup together with Jack Blades, Tommy Shaw, and Michael Cartellone. In 1990 Damn Yankee was a hit, where it doubled in the US.
Return to Solo
After a come back as a solo artist he released his single titled Spirit of the Wild in 1995. The album was his best-reviewed album in quite some time. The album also brought Derek Holmes back to Nugent’s studio band.
After archival releases in the 1990s, he started hosting a radio show in Detroit on WWBR-FM(” 102.7 The Bear, Detroit’s Rock Animal”). Ted also took ownership in several hunting-related businesses. After that, he went ahead and created television shows for numerous Channels. Ted was nominated for the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame.
Ted performed his 6,000th concert on July 4, 2008, at the DTE Energy Music Theater in Clarkson Michigan. After that, he released his single “I Still Believe” On March 14, 2011. The single was a free download through his website. In April 2011 Ted confirmed that the former frontman Derek Holmes will be joining him for Ted’s I Still Believe Tour.
Ted Nugent’s Height
The 72-year-old stands at 1.82 m tall and weighs 83kgs
Ted Nugent’s Net worth
He has a net worth of $20million.
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