Ted Nugent, Michigan’s sensational hard rock artist is bringing his signature sounds to Florida Theater!
Theodore Anthony “Ted” Nugent was born in Redford (Michigan) in 1948) and is a musician, singer, songwriter, and political activist. He became interested in rock and roll at an early age and was inspired by British blues-rockers such as the Rolling Stones and the Yardbirds. He formed his first bands (Royal High Boys and Lourdes) in the early 1960s but it wasn't until he formed rock band The Amboy Dukes in 1964 that he saw mainstream success. The early 60s was also when Ted began playing a Gibson Byrdland guitar (it became his signature model and was instantly associated with him throughout his career). By 1975 Ted decided to dismantle the Amboy Dukes and embark on his solo career with a backing band. He recruited second guitarist/vocalist Derek St. Holmes, bassist Rob Grange, drummer Cliff Davies, and released his eponymous debut album in November that year. The album hit #28 on the US Billboard 200 and was certified double Platinum in the US. He followed it up with albums Free-for-All in 1976 (also going double Platinum) and Cat Scratch Fever in 1977 (certified triple Platinum).
Don’t miss your chance to see the powerful, high-decibel guitarist and singer who hit the peak of his fame in the 70s with a gonzo act that earned him the nickname Motor City Madman!