Theodore Nugent, 13 December 1948, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Inspired by 50s rock n roll, Nugent taught himself the rudiments of guitar playing at the age of eight. As a teenager he played in the Royal Highboys and Lourds, but this formative period ended in 1964 upon his familys move to Chicago. Here, Nugent assembled the Amboy Dukes, which evolved from garage band status into a popular hard rock attraction. He led the group throughout its various permutations, assuming increasing control as original members dropped out of the line-up. In 1974 a revitalized unit - dubbed Ted Nugent And The Amboy Dukes - completed the first of two albums for Frank Zappas DiscReet label, but in 1976 the guitarist embarked on a fully fledged solo career. Derek St. Holmes (guitar), Rob Grange (bass) and Cliff Davies (drums) joined him for Ted Nugent and Free For All, both of which maintained the high-energy rock of previous incarnations. However, it was as a live...
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