1947 – He was born on the 13th day of October in Monterey, California, USA. After a brief career as a boxer in the footsteps of his father, Sammy became interested in the burgeoning Southern California music scene, fronting his first band, The Fabulous Catillas.
1973 – His first major success, however, came from his work with the group Montrose on their debut and sophomore albums, including the Hagar-penned song "Bad Motor Scooter".
1975 – After difficulties with the band's founder, he departed from the group with Ronnie Montrose, during a European tour bassist Bill Church and drummer Denny Carmassi in tow.
1976 – He commenced a solo recording and touring career to increasing success.
1983 – He and Neal Schon formed the super group H.S.A.S (Hagar, Schon, Aaronson , Shrieve) along with former Foghat bassist Kenny Aaronson and former Santana drummer Michael Shrieve.
1985 – He was hired to fill the opening, he had the chance to work with Van Halen.
1996 – He went on to produce several new solo records after parting ways with Van Halen this year.
2002 - With Van Halen still unreformed at this point, Hagar joined again with Journey guitarist Neal Schon to form a new side project called Planet Us.
2005 – He continued to play with The Waboritas as he toured the Atlantic coast and the Midwest and added ex-Van Halen bass player Michael Anthony, calling the band Los Tres Gusanos. He is currently developing a side project called "Chicken foot" with Michael Anthony and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith.
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