"Ted Nugent remembers accidentally shooting a fan with an arrow."
January 12, 2022 10:39 PM   Subscribe

Michigans "Sherwood Forest: How it began; How it ended."

"Among the earliest notable performers were Smokey Robinson and the miracles, the four tops, little Stevie wonder, the four gents and The Delfonics." *

"The final summer festival of ’71 was held on September 1st and was headlined by rock and roll legend Chuck Berry...The 1972 summer season at Sherwood Forest started off with a bang with another noon until midnight festival featuring Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes, Bo Diddley, Mitch Ryder and Detroit, April Wine, The Whiz Kids, Julia, Ormandy, Bob Seger with Teegarden and Van Winkle, and a special appearance by Mickey Dolenz of The Monkees."
posted by clavdivs (21 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
"Ted Nugent remembers accidentally shooting a fan with an arrow."

If only it could have been the other way.
posted by y2karl at 11:41 PM on January 12 [14 favorites]


What about Arrow shooting Ted Nugent at a fan?

Edit: the rotating sort of fan.
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:59 AM on January 13 [10 favorites]


It was 1973. Price and his friends from LakeVille High School coaxed the Ann Arbor singer into performing a new ballad about life on the road called “Turn the Page” for the first time at Sherwood Forest .

If the road is so hard, sir, you can do what your parents did, and get a job!
posted by thelonius at 4:25 AM on January 13 [6 favorites]


I'm still disappointed that Tom Petty died and Nugent is still alive.
posted by pxe2000 at 8:03 AM on January 13 [19 favorites]


Okay, but screw Ted Nugent, okay?
posted by thecincinnatikid at 8:04 AM on January 13 [10 favorites]


Never made it to Sherwood Forest, but I saw The Stooges, Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen along with Guardian Angel at the Birmingham Palladium in 1971. I was 15 and tripping on acid for the second, and last, time. Terry Trabandt's hand was a spider on the bass! (Flashback! Whoa!) So many good bands in the Detroit/Ann Arbor area back then.
It's a wonder I survived those times when so many of my friends didn't.
Thanks for the memories, Clavdivs!

Oh, and Fuck Ted Nugent.
posted by Floydd at 8:29 AM on January 13 [7 favorites]


I feel like we might have found the issue that brings all MetaFilter together!
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:50 AM on January 13 [7 favorites]


Ted Nugent remembers "accidentally" shooting a fan with an arrow.

ftfy
posted by Thorzdad at 8:54 AM on January 13 [2 favorites]


I wish somebody'd shoot Ted with a .. no, I won't go there.
posted by GallonOfAlan at 9:13 AM on January 13



If the road is so hard, sir, you can do what your parents did, and get a job!


Ted Nuget blows but so does Turn the Page, and I say that as a fan of Bob Seeger. Driving is boring! Townies are rude! I remember today's work as a fall asleep!

Question Mark – of Question Mark and the Mysterians – remembers being snubbed backstage by Rick Derringer

At first I was like, oh man it's ok it's Rick Derringer that sucks, but then I learned a lot more about Rick Derringer (for example he copied Eddie Van Halen's solo for Weird Al's Eat It), and props, but still rude.
posted by The_Vegetables at 10:27 AM on January 13


i can remember when ted nugent was challenging michigan bands to a battle of the guitars in regional high schools

i don't know if weapons were involved
posted by pyramid termite at 10:30 AM on January 13 [1 favorite]


Ted Nugent blows but so does Turn the Page

Probably not the worst of the genre. The Counting Crows guy was writing songs about how hard it was to be a rock star by their second album, for example.
posted by thelonius at 10:31 AM on January 13 [1 favorite]


I think the very first Guitar Player magazine I read had a big Ted Nugent interview. I must have been only about 12 or 13, but I could tell he was full of shit. Very arrogant, he seemed to truly believe that he was the greatest lead guitar player ever. All I knew was "Cat Scratch Fever," which had been a radio hit, and it's fine and all, but obviously not like some kind of unsurpassed peak of guitar twiddling.
posted by thelonius at 10:34 AM on January 13 [1 favorite]


considering that rick derringer was probably doing some of the same shows with the mccoys while ? and the mysterians were doing shows, it was really rude

all i can say is that ? is a legend and rick's not
posted by pyramid termite at 10:42 AM on January 13 [4 favorites]


I rather enjoyed the "Jack Van Impe MC-5 Endorsement" audio clip.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 11:08 AM on January 13 [1 favorite]


Fun fact: Radio stations in Michigan are bound by law to play at least one Bob Seger song per hour. (Yes, even classical music stations.)

If you don't hate Bob Seger now, just spend a little time listening to radio in Michigan, and you my friend will also end up cringing every time you year that opening saxophone on Turn the Page...
posted by caution live frogs at 11:22 AM on January 13 [3 favorites]


Bob Seger was the not-Michael McDonald, who sounded about the same but wasn't so terrible. So I always give him a pass.
posted by Windopaene at 11:51 AM on January 13 [1 favorite]


Jack Van Impe. Waiting for for that little gem.
posted by clavdivs at 11:59 AM on January 13 [2 favorites]


Fun fact: Radio stations in Michigan are bound by law to play at least one Bob Seger song per hour. (Yes, even classical music stations.)

This checks out. Growing up Michigan-adjacent in Canada, our radio landscape was saturated with Detroit stations. Which was a good thing overall, because Detroit radio was orders of magnitude better than anything from our Canadian radio market. However, I feel like WRIF and WLLZ may well have played Bob Seger twice per hour.

But who was going to argue with The Bruiser?
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 12:39 PM on January 13 [2 favorites]


Come back baby
Rock and roll wants to forget
posted by RakDaddy at 6:03 PM on January 13 [1 favorite]


Lovely to see a pile-on for Nugent. Surprised at the vitriol for Turn the Page. But I'm from Michigan, and remember when the song was new. And I've been in show biz and on the road. So, I liked the song, a lot.
posted by Goofyy at 9:30 AM on January 14


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