Born on this day in 1947, Samuel Roy Hagar (aka Sammy Hagar) is the legendary singer, songwriter, guitarist, and entrepreneur, affectionately known as 'The Red Rocker." Take a video stroll down Memory Lane with one of rock's greatest icons...
Sammy Hagar came to prominence in the 1970s with the hard rock band Montrose.
Sammy Hagar launched a successful solo career, scoring a huge hit in 1984 with "I Can't Drive 55"
Sammy's stint in Van Halen lasted until 1996. He would eventually return 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.
Sammy is also a successful entrepreneur and businessman, founding the Cabo Wabo Tequila brand and restaurant chain, as well as Sammy's Beach Bar Rum.