Sonny Barger

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Birthday
8, 1938
Birthplace
California
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
8, 1938 (age 80)
Birthplace
California

About

California-born author and prominent member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. His publications include Freedom: Credos from the Road, Let's Ride: Sonny Barger's Guide to Motorcycling, and Dead in 5 Heartbeats.

Before Fame

He published his first motorcycle-themed book, Hell's Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, in 2000.

Trivia

A founding member of the Oakland, California chapter of Hells Angels, he later moved to Arizona and joined the organization's Phoenix chapter.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Modesto, California. In the 1980s, he survived a bout of throat cancer.

Associated With

He was featured in author and journalist Hunter S. Thompson's 1966 book Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs.