Sammy Hagar

Hard rock, Musical Artist

1947 –

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Who is Sammy Hagar?

Samuel Roy "Sammy" Hagar, 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. He currently resides in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and also has a residence in Mill Valley, California. His present musical project is as lead singer of Chickenfoot.

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Oct 13, 1947
Also known as
  • Hagar, Sammy
  • Samuel Roy Hagar
  • The Red Rocker
  • Sam Roy Hagar
  • Samuel Roy "Sammy" Hagar
  • Van Halen
  • Sammy Hagar & The Wabos
  • Red Rocker
  • Sammy Haggar
  • United States of America
  • Fontana High School

on July 23, 2013


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  • Dean Crook
    Dean Crook
    "THE RED ROCKER" What can you say, the man is ageless. Last time I saw Sammy was with Van Halen when they were on their "For unlawful carnel knowledge" tour., and Sammy sounded as good now as he did way back in his can't drive 55 days. Sammy is one of the nicest guys, I happened to be in Las Vegas during around the time that Sylvester Stallone movie "over the top" came out and who was being pulled down the street singing the title track to the movie while taping. He was good enough to give me an autograph. Great guy, Great talent!!!!! 
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