SAMMY HAGAR: Before He Became the Red Rocker
Sammy Hagar's sister writes a book about her family before her brother found fame and fortune.
With so much attention being paid to memoirs this month by Pete Townshend, Rod Stewart, Heart and founding KISS drummer Peter Criss, there is one that came out a few months ago that fans of Sammy Hagar may be interested in. Blinds, Patches and Twine was written by Hagar's sister, Bobby Hagar Harrell, and it tells the story of the Hagar family before he became known as "The Red Rocker."
She says, “It’s about growing up with my dad’s failures and my mother’s ability to help us survive. Dad’s failure was the greatest tool I had in learning and understanding how to live.”
Sammy adds, “Anyone who grew up or still lives in Fontana, California should read this book. It’s the prelude to Red, which only touched on it in one chapter.” Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock is Hagar's memoir, which he published last year.