Sammy Hagar was born on October 10, 1947. The “Red Rocker” is 73 today!
He rose to prominence in the late 70′s with the band Montrose. He reached the height of his solo career with “I Can’t Drive 55”. Then he joined the short lived supergroup HSAS featuring Sammy Hagar, Neil Schon (Journey), Foghat bassist Kenny Aaronson, and Santana drummer Michael Shrieve.
In 1985 Sammy Hagar joined Van Halen. The record company wanted the band to change their name to Van Hagar. Obviously, they didn’t. He was inducted into the the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2007 with Van Halen.
Sammy Hagar is more than a rocker. He owned “Cabo Wabo” tequila company and restaurants. He also hosts a radio and tv show.
He’s still rockin' at 73. Happy Birthday Sammy Hagar!
-- Doug O’Brien