The Amboy Dukes

Formed 1965. Disbanded 1975.

Biography

The Amboy Dukes was an American rock music band of the late 1960s and early 1970s from Detroit, Michigan, best remembered for their one hit single "Journey to the Center of the Mind." The band's name comes from the title of a novel by Irving Shulman about a Jewish street gang of the same name in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn during the 1940s. In the UK the group's records were released under the name of The American Amboy Dukes owing to the existence of a homonymous British group.

The band went through a number of personnel changes during its active years, the only constant being lead guitarist and composer Ted Nugent. The group contributed to the foundations of heavy metal and progressive rock.

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