Sammy Hagar was inducted into the Bammies Walk Of Fame in San Francisco, CA during a March 23 ceremony, and video from the event is streaming online.
Named after the former Bay Area Music Awards presented by BAM magazine, the honor of a plaque in front of the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium recognizes the accomplishments of members of the local music community.
According to ABC7 News San Francisco, Hagar is the newest member of an esteemed group that includes Carlos Santana, Jerry Garcia, Journey, Jefferson Starship, John Lee Hooker and music promoter Bill Graham.
“Nothing is as gratifying as when your hometown, your home area, honors you,” says the Red Rocker. “It’s where you want it the most. I mean, I will be down here looking at my plaque, believe me.”
Alco recognized during the March 23 ceremony was radio DJ Steven Seaweed, who retired last year after 44 years on the air in the Bay Area.
Originally from the Monterey area, Hagar originally came to San Francisco during the Summer of Love in 1967; he fell in love with the Haight-Ashbury area and decided to move to the city.
In 1973, Hagar scored his first success when joined guitarist Ronnie Montrose as the singer in his new band, Montrose, appearing on the group’s self-titled debut and 1974’s “Paper Money” before leaving for a solo career in 1975.
Hagar will perform at the Bammies Reunion Concert at the city’s Regency Ballroom on March 24 as part of a lineup that includes Neal Schon of Journey, Eddie Money and Jefferson Starship’s Tribute To Paul Kantner, among others.