Montrose (band)

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Montrose was an American hard rock band formed in 1973 and named after guitarist and founder Ronnie Montrose.[1] The band's original lineup featured lead vocalist and frontman Sammy Hagar, who later found greater success as a solo artist and as a member of Van Halen. Rounding out the original foursome were bassist Bill Church and drummer Denny Carmassi.[2] The band experienced moderate success before disbanding in early 1977. The 1973 debut album Montrose eventually proved to be an international sleeper hit, selling in excess of one million copies and attaining platinum status in 1986.[3]

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Montrose in 1975. Clockwise from top left: Alan Fitzgerald, Ronnie Montrose, Sammy Hagar, and Denny Carmassi.
Montrose in 1975. Clockwise from top left: Alan Fitzgerald, Ronnie Montrose, Sammy Hagar, and Denny Carmassi.
Background information
OriginCalifornia, U.S.
GenresHard rock
Years active1973–1977, 1987, 2001–2012 (occasional reunion)
LabelsWarner Bros.
Past membersRonnie Montrose
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