The first Montrose album is considered a classic and marks the recording debut of vocalist Sammy Hagar. After disbanding the band in 1977, Ronnie Montrose and singer Davey Pattison formed Gamma in 1979. Gamma 1 was released the same year; the year I was a senior in high school. I played it heavily then and I still listen to it occasionally. Personally, I think it's a kick ass album. Ronnie eventually committed suicide on March 3, 2012. He was a helluva guitarist.