Ted Nugent

Born Dec 13, 1948

Theodore Anthony "Ted" Nugent is an American musician and terrible person. From Detroit, Michigan, he gained fame as the lead guitarist of The Amboy Dukes before embarking on a solo career. He is noted for his conservative political views and his defense of hunting and gun ownership rights.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Ted Nugent.


1948 Birth Born on December 13, 1948.
1958 9 Years Old Derek St. Holmes (original singer for the Ted Nugent band), Johnny Bee Badanjek (drummer for Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels), and Nugent's guitar teacher from 1958 Joe Podorsek all jammed on stage with Nugent for various tunes.


1965 16 Years Old His first edition of the Amboy Dukes played at The Cellar, a teen dance club outside of Chicago in Arlington Heights, Illinois, starting in late 1965, while Nugent was a student at St. Viator High School. … Read More
1968 19 Years Old On April 5, 1968, Nugent along with a group of musicians paid tribute to Martin Luther King by having a folk, rock and blues jam session. … Read More


1970 21 Years Old He was married to his first wife, Sandra Jezowski, from 1970 to 1979. … Read More
1973 24 Years Old After settling down on a ranch in Michigan in 1973, Nugent signed a record deal with Frank Zappa's DiscReet Records label and recorded Call of the Wild. … Read More
1975 26 Years Old Nugent dropped the Amboy Dukes band name for good in 1975, and signed to Epic Records. … Read More
1978 29 Years Old This band lineup toured extensively, also releasing the multi-platinum live album Double Live Gonzo! (1978), until its breakup in 1978 when St. Holmes and Grange departed. … Read More


1982 33 Years Old During the period of 1982 - 89, Nugent released a series of moderately successful solo albums.


1989 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1989, he joined the supergroup Damn Yankees, with Jack Blades (bass/vocals, of Night Ranger), Tommy Shaw (guitar/vocals, of Styx) and Michael Cartellone (drums). … Read More
1995 46 Years Old Returning to a solo career, Nugent released Spirit of the Wild in 1995, his best-reviewed album in quite some time. … Read More


2003 54 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003, he was host of the VH1 reality television program Surviving Nugent, in which city dwellers such as model Tila Tequila moved to Nugent's Michigan ranch in order to survive such "backwoods" activities as building an outhouse and skinning a boar. … Read More
2005 56 Years Old 1 More Event
Two years later, in 2005, Nugent hosted a reality-type show, Wanted: Ted or Alive, on what was then called the OLN, or Outdoor Life Network, before it became the NBC Sports Network of the present day. … Read More
2006 57 Years Old In 2006, he appeared on VH1's reality show SuperGroup, with Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, Biohazard bassist Evan Seinfeld, ex-Skid Row lead singer Sebastian Bach, and John Bonham's son Jason Bonham, who had been the drummer for Bonham, UFO, and Foreigner. … Read More
In 2007, Nugent appeared in the music video for Nickelback's "Rockstar", and in 2008 he played a key role in the Toby Keith movie Beer For My Horses as the quiet deputy named Skunk.
2008 59 Years Old 1 More Event
In July 2008, Nugent declared "I was serious when I threatened to run for office in the past if I cannot find a candidate who respects the U.S. Constitution and our sacred Bill of Rights."


2009 60 Years Old 1 More Event
He was a weekly contributor to the newspaper, the Waco Tribune-Herald until 2009. … Read More
2010 61 Years Old 1 More Event
…  The son learned the identity of his birth father in 2010 through the daughter's quest to make contact with him and their birth parents. … Read More
In 2012, Nugent again appeared as himself on The Simpsons, on January 8 Episode "Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson," where he is nominated as a Presidential candidate for the Republican Party.
2013 64 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 12, 2013, Nugent attended the State of the Union address given by President Obama. … Read More
In a January 2014 interview at a Las Vegas hunting and outdoor trade show, recorded by, Nugent was recorded stating, "I have obviously failed to galvanize and prod, if not shame enough Americans to be ever vigilant not to let a Chicago communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel like the ACORN community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama to weasel his way into the top office of authority in the United States of America". … Read More
Nugent defended Kid Rock, a fellow rocker and hunter, when he killed a mountain lion in January 2015, calling the people who targeted Rock "braindead squawkers" and that Rock did good by keeping predator numbers low and helping the deer population, which is vital for hunting.
2016 67 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2016, Nugent posted an image on his Facebook page implying that Jews were responsible for gun control. … Read More
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