Right before his wildman persona fully emerged in the mid-70s, Ted Nugent was in the last stages of fronting the psychedelic rockers the Amboy Dukes when he arrived for a show on November 3, 1974 at the Tomorrow Club . By this time, he was just months away from dropping the Amboy Dukes name and heading out into the wild to produce such hits as “Cat Scratch Fever” and “Stranglehold”.
The Amboy Dukes did release an album in July of 1974 which contained the signature Nuge song “Great White Buffalo”. It was worlds away from the ’60s garage classic “Journey to the Center of the Mind,” though.
Ironically, he shared an ad with the Duke Ellington orchestra here. Dukes were big in ’74, I guess.