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Theodore Anthony “Ted” Nugent (born December 13, 1948) (aka “The Nuge”, “Motor City Madman”, “Uncle Ted” or just plain Ted) is a guitarist from Detroit, Michigan.
He originally gained fame as a guitarist for the The Amboy Dukes, a psychedelic rock band from the late 60’s best known for their hit “Journey to the Center of Your Mind”. In the 70’s he went solo and had a string of hits including “Stranglehold”, “Free For All”, “Dog Eat Dog”, “Wang Dang Sweet Poontang” and perhaps his best known song “Cat Scratch Fever”.
In the 80’s he even tried his hand at acting in a haunting episode of television’s “Miami Vice”. In 1989, he joined Tommy Shaw of Styx, Jack Blades of Night Ranger, and Michael Cartellone to form Damn Yankees, which produced 1990’s chart toppers “Come Again” for Billboard’s #1 and rock ballad “High Enough”, backed by a string section in the studio and a popular video, reaching #3 on U.S. Hot 100, and #2 on AOR charts. More recently he has gained fame (and notoriety) for his support of hunting and his conservative political views. He is an important member of the NRA (...
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