In the UK, the group's records were released under the name of The American Amboy Dukes, because of the existence of a British group with the same name. The band went through a number of personnel changes during its active years, the only constant being lead guitarist and composer Ted Nugent. Ted Nugentthe nucleus of The Amboy Dukes, was born and raised in Detroit and started performing in at age Nugent played with The Lourds until his family moved to Illinois, where he founded The Amboy Dukes  in the Chicago area in playing at The Cellarin the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heightsamong other venues.
The members included the following:. The Expo 2000 (UR Infiltrated Mix) - Kraftwerk - Expo Remix lineup did not release any recordings. Nugent's early guitar playing style with his signature Gibson Byrdland positioned high on his chest became an iconic playing style that visually differentiated him from other players.
He combined this with his natural virtuosity and frenzied playing style on lead, adding a sonic differentiation to his unusual visual approach. This gave him an edge as a performance artist.
Nugent's appreciation for his guitar inspired him to compose the song "Flight of the Byrd," which was released as a single and as part of their most popular album, Journey to the Center of the Mind. The following are lists of band member line-ups that received credits on officially released studio albums. Members who may have played with the band at live dates between albums are not included, with the exception of the band members:.
After a band shuffle for signing a deal with Mainstream Records of New York Citythe band members who released their debut album, The Amboy Dukeswere:.
Journey to the Center of the Mind saw another member line-up:. Migration saw another line-up:. Survival of the Fittest Live was recorded using the following lineup. With only original member Nugent remaining, the band name changed to Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes :. This version of the band recorded some demos at Criteria studios in Florida, but they were never released.
Call of the Wild saw another line-up:. Nugent went on to have a successful solo career in the s and joined the Damn Yankees supergroup in the late s. Since the s, Nugent although continuing his rock career has been a prominent activist, both for The Amboy Dukes - All I Need and for conservative politics. Under Day, that band was renamed "Detroit;" it disbanded in He then returned to his previous band, Cactus, inplaying with them until Bassist Rob Grange gelled with Nugent on the last two Dukes albums and went forward with him to help create the first four platinum albums of Nugent's solo career.
Bassist Greg Arama Slingshot - Aron Akira / Chab - Jeux Sans Frontieres Volume 1 in Steve Farmer currently teaches in Redford Township, Michigan. He also performs with backing bands at various venues in and around the Detroit area. Rick Lober is a classically trained composer best known in the greater Detroit metro area for his frenetic style of keyboard playing.
He is currently working in The Amboy Dukes - All I Need studio and performing live with local Detroit rock legend Jeffrey Faust and his band "The Woodsman", which performs throughout Michigan and Canada. Their performance began with the song " Baby Please Don't Go ", from their debut single.
In recognition of the band's contribution to rock music history, they received a Distinguished Achievement award. As the band left the stage, Nugent thanked all his fellow band members and told the crowd "And everyone knows that The Amboy Dukes are the ultimate garage band on planet earth". The Amboy Dukes' primary genres were psychedelic rock  acid rock   and hard rock.
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