Samuel Hagar, Samuel Roy Hagar
Samuel Roy Hagar, aka The Red Rocker, went from the singer of a major hard rock band, to successful solo artist, to singer of the biggest hard rock/metal band in the world, from the 1960s through 80s.
The first of these was the band Montrose, who capitalized on breakthrough success with Hagar’s songwriting, most notably Bad Motor Scooter and Rock Candy.
After two albums, Sammy argued with band founder Ronny Montrose and left. His solo efforts snowballed into an arena-filling touring schedule and chain of gold records.