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Encyclopedia > Bob Seger
Bob Seger
Background information
Birth name Robert Clark Seger
Born May 6, 1945 (1945-05-06) (age 62)
Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.
Genre(s) Rock, heartland rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, Musician
Instrument(s) Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Years active 1961 – present
Label(s) Capitol
Associated acts Silver Bullet Band, Eagles
Website BobSeger.com

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After years of local Detroit-area success, recording and performing in the mid-1960s, Seger achieved superstar status by the mid-1970s and continuing through the 1980s with the Silver Bullet Band. A roots rocker with a classic raspy, shouting voice, Seger was first inspired by Little Richard and Elvis Presley. He wrote and recorded songs that dealt with blue-collar themes. Seger has recorded many rock and roll hits, including "Night Moves", "We've Got Tonight", "Like a Rock" and also co-wrote the Eagles number one hit "Heartache Tonight." His iconic signature song "Old Time Rock and Roll" was named one of the Songs of the Century in 2001. With a career spanning five decades, Seger continues to perform and record today. Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), better known by the stage name Little Richard, is an African-American singer, songwriter, and pianist, who began performing in the 1940s and was a key figure in the transition from rhythm & blues to rock and roll in the mid-1950s. ... Elvis redirects here. ... A blue-collar worker is a working class employee who performs manual or technical labor, such as in a factory or in technical maintenance trades, in contrast to a white-collar worker, who does non-manual work generally at a desk. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Weve Got Tonight (disambiguation). ... Like A Rock is a song by Bob Seger from his 1986 Like a Rock album. ... Eagles redirects here. ... Heartache Tonight is a song written by Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Bob Seger and J.D. Souther, and recorded by the Eagles. ... A signature song is the one song (or, in some cases, one of a few songs) that a popular and well-established singer, or band, is most closely identified with, even if they have had success with a variety of songs. ... Old Time Rock and Roll is a song by Bob Seger featured in the 1978 album Stranger in Town. It is a nostalgic look at the music of a previous generation. ... The Songs of the Century list is part of an education project by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the National Endowment for the Arts, and Scholastic Inc. ... See also: 2001 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2001 Record labels established in 2001 // January 1 Comeback of Guns N Roses in House of Blues Hum disbands. ...


Seger was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ...

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Biography

Early years

Bob Seger was born at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and lived in the area until age 6 when his family moved to the college town of Ann Arbor, Michigan. When Seger was 10 years old, his father left the family and moved to California. Seger attended Tappan Middle School and Ann Arbor High School (now Pioneer High School) in Ann Arbor and graduated in 1963. Henry Ford Health System is one of the nations leading health care providers, offering a seamless array of acute, primary, tertiary, quaternary and preventive care backed by excellence in research and education. ... Location in Michigan Coordinates: , Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County Government  - Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr. ... Ann Arbor redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Pioneer High School is a public school in the Ann Arbor Public School District in Michigan. ...


Influences

Bob Seger has stated that "Little Richard was the first one that really got to me. Little Richard and, of course, Elvis Presley." Growing up, Seger also listened to James Brown and has said that among him and his friends, Live at the Apollo was their favorite record. "Come Go With Me" by The Del Vikings was the first record he bought. Seger also named Van Morrison as being one of his influences. Mentioning Frankie Miller, Graham Parker and Bruce Springsteen, Seger remarked: "There's a whole little clique of male vocalists. We're just sort of all connected. I think every last one of us has a connection with Van Morrison."[1] Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), better known by the stage name Little Richard, is an African-American singer, songwriter, and pianist, who began performing in the 1940s and was a key figure in the transition from rhythm & blues to rock and roll in the mid-1950s. ... For other persons named James Brown, see James Brown (disambiguation). ... Live At The Apollo is a 1963 album by James Brown. ... The Del-Vikings, also known as The Dell-Vikings (the name was variously spelled with and without the hyphen), were an American doo-wop musical group who recorded several hit singles in the 1950s and continued to record and tour with various lineups in later decades. ... George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born August 31, 1945) is a Grammy Award-winning Irish singer, songwriter, author, poet and multi-instrumentalist, who has been a professional musician since the late 1950s. ... Francis John Frankie Miller (born 2 November 1949, in Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish rock singer/songwriter, who had moderate success in the 1970s with a gritty voice similar to Rod Stewart or Joe Cocker. ... Graham Parker playing at Brits Pub in Minneapolis, Minnesota . ... Springsteen redirects here. ...


Regional favorite: 1966-1976

Seger began his musical career in 1961 in Detroit as a member of The Decibels, where he first met his future manager and record producer, Punch Andrews. Seger returned to Ann Arbor where he played with The Town Cryers and then Doug Brown and the Omens. With them, he released his first single in 1965 for the local Hideout Records label. In 1966 Seger sang on Doug Brown and the Omens' parody of Barry Sadler's song "Ballad of the Green Berets" which was re-titled "Ballad of the Yellow Beret" and mocked draft dodgers. Soon after its release Sadler and his record label threatened Brown and his band with a lawsuit and the recording was withdrawn from the market. In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Bold textPUNCH ANDREWS IS HOLDING BOB SEGER BACK!!!!!!!!!!! PUNCH ANDREWS IS A SELFISH EGOMANIAC..... RELEASE THE SEGER DVD AND OLD MUSIC YOU BASTARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ... Ballad of the Green Berets LP Barry Sadler (November 1, 1940 – September 8, 1989) was an American author and musician. ... Ballad of the Green Berets is a patriotic song in the ballad style about the Green Berets, an elite special force in the U.S. Army. ... Their actions were criminal offences and once they had left the country draft dodgers could not return or they would be arrested. ...


In 1966 Seger left Brown's group but retained him as a producer. As Bob Seger and the Last Heard, Seger had his first big Detroit hit with "East Side Story", which sold 50,000 copies, mostly in the Detroit area and led to a contract with Cameo-Parkway Records. Another of Seger's biggest early hit singles locally was "Heavy Music" in 1967, which sold even more copies and had potential to break out nationally when Cameo-Parkway went out of business . Nevertheless, "Heavy Music" would stay in his live act for many years to come. Cameo and its sister label Parkway were a major Philadelphia-based record label. ...


During these early Detroit years, Seger also acted as producer for the local band The Mushrooms. He became (and remained) friendly with the band's leader Glenn Frey, who would later become one of the founding members of the Eagles. Glenn Lewis Frey (born November 6, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan[1]) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as one of the founding members of rock band Eagles. ... Eagles redirects here. ...


In 1968, Bob Seger signed with major label Capitol Records and formed The Bob Seger System. This group was essentially a Michigan proto-punk band not unlike the SRC or The Frost. Their first single was the anti-war message song "2+2=?", which reflected a marked change in Seger's political attitudes from "The Ballad of the Yellow Beret". The single was again a hit in Detroit but went unnoticed almost everywhere else. Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood, California. ... Protopunk is a term used to describe a number of performers who were important precursors of punk rock, or who have been cited by early punk rockers as influential. ... // The early years The SRC (short for Scott Richardson Case) was a Detroit/Ann Arbor based rock band from the late 1960s. ... The Frost were a psychedelic rock band from Flint, Michigan in the late 1960s, led by singer-guitarist Dick Wagner, who went on to play with Alice Cooper and Lou Reed in the 1970s. ...


The second single from The Bob Seger System was "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man". Predictably it was a smash hit in Detroit, but it also became Seger's first nationally charted hit, peaking at #17. The song's success led to the release of an album in 1969, and the Ramblin' Gamblin' Man album reached #62 on the Billboard pop albums chart. Ramblin Gamblin Man is the debut album by American rock band the The Bob Seger System, released in 1969 (see 1969 in music). ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ...


Seger was unable to follow up this early moderate success; The Bob Seger System's follow-up album Noah failed to chart at all, leading Seger to briefly quit the music industry and attend college. Seger then returned the following year with the System's final album, 1970's Mongrel. In 1971, Seger released his first solo album, the all-acoustic Brand New Morning which he recorded to fullfill his Capitol Records contract. Noah is the second album by American rock band The Bob Seger System, released in 1969 (see 1969 in music). ... Mongrel is the third album by American rock band The Bob Seger System, released in 1970 (see 1970 in music). ... Brand New Morning is an album by American rock singer/songwriter Bob Seger, released in 1971 (see 1971 in music). ...


Seger's next few albums, released on Punch Andrews' Palladium label and distributed by Reprise Records, were stylistically erratic and appeared in the low 100s on the Billboard albums chart, if at all. These albums included Smokin' O.P.'s (1972), which featured a minor hit (#76 US) with a cover of Tim Hardin's "If I Were A Carpenter", and Back in '72 (1973) which featured a long list of known session musicians and work from J. J. Cale. It also has the studio version of Seger's live classic "Turn the Page" (later covered by Metallica and Waylon Jennings). Seger maintained his regional appeal in Detroit, and had built a modest following in Florida (necessitating many drives back and forth), but to the general music world was regarded as a one-hit wonder. Reprise Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, operated through Warner Bros. ... Smokin O.P.s is an album by American rock singer/songwriter Bob Seger, released in 1972 (see 1972 in music). ... Tim Hardin (December 23, 1941 – December 29, 1980) was a United States folk musician and composer who was a part of the 1960s Greenwich Village folk scene and performer at the Woodstock Festival. ... If I Were a Carpenter is a song written by Tim Hardin. ... Back in 72 is an album by American rock singer/songwriter Bob Seger, released in 1973 (see 1973 in music). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Sideman. ... ... Turn the Page is a song written and recorded by Bob Seger. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... Waylon Arnold Jennings (June 15, 1937 – February 13, 2002) was a respected and influential American country music singer and musician. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... For other uses, see One hit wonder (disambiguation). ...


In 1974 Seger formed the Silver Bullet Band and released the album Seven, which contained the Detroit-area hard-rock hit "Get Out of Denver". This track that was a modest success and charted at #80 nationally. Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Seven is the seventh album by American rock singer/songwriter Bob Seger, released in 1974 (see 1974 in music). ...


In 1975, Seger's returned to Capitol Records and released the album Beautiful Loser. The album's single "Katmandu" (in addition to being another substantial Detroit-area hit) was Seger's first real national break-out track since "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man". Although it just missed the US top 40, peaking at #43, the song received strong airplay in a number of markets nationwide. Beautiful Loser is the eighth album by American rock singer/songwriter Bob Seger, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). ... Kathmandu (Nepali: काठमाडौं) is the capital city of Nepal. ...


In April 1976 Seger and the Silver Bullet Band had an even bigger commercial breakthrough with the album Live Bullet, recorded over two nights in Detroit's Cobo Arena in September 1975. The album stayed on the Billboard charts for 168 weeks, peaking at #34 which was Seger's highest charting album at the time. It also contained Seger's hit rendition of Tina Turner's "Nutbush City Limits" (#69 US) as well as Seger's own classic take on life on the road, "Turn the Page", from Back in '72. It also included his late 1960's successful releases — "Heavy Music" and "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man". Live Bullet is a live album by American rock band Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, released in 1976 (see 1976 in music). ... Cobo Arena Cobo Arena is an indoor arena in Detroit, Michigan adjacent to the Cobo Conference Center. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) November 26, 1939) is an 11 time Grammy Award-winning (sharing three), American Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Executive Producer, Film Producer, Actress, Writer, Performer, Songwriter, Author and occasional Painter whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ... Nutbush City Limits is Tina Turners semi-autobiographical rock song, in which she portrays Nutbush, Tennessee, the town where she was born and spent her childhood until the age of sixteen. ... Turn the Page is a song written and recorded by Bob Seger. ...


Critic Dave Marsh later wrote that "Live Bullet is one of the best live albums ever made ... In spots, particularly during the medley of 'Travelin' Man'/'Beautiful Loser', Seger sounds like a man with one last shot at the top." An instant best-seller in Detroit, Live Bullet quickly began to get attention in other parts of the country. In June 1976 he was a featured performer at the Pontiac Silverdome outside Detroit in front of nearly 80,000 fans. Only three nights before in Chicago, Seger had played before 50 people in a bar. Dave Marsh (born 1950) is an American music critic. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A disputed record setting 93,173 fans in attendance for WrestleMania III at the Pontiac Silverdome. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ...


National success: 1976-1987

Seger finally achieved his indisputable commercial breakthrough with his October 1976 album Night Moves. The title song "Night Moves" was a highly evocative, nostalgic, time-spanning tale that was not only critically praised, but became a #4 hit single on the Billboard pop singles chart as well as a heavy album-oriented rock airplay mainstay. The album also contained "Mainstreet", a #24 hit ballad that emphasized Seger's heartland rock credentials, as well as the AOR anthem "Rock and Roll Never Forgets". Night Moves was Seger's first Top 10 album in the Billboard 200, and through late 2006 had sold over 6 million copies in the U.S. Furthermore it activated sales of Seger's recent back catalog, so that Beautiful Loser would eventually sell 2 million and Live Bullet would sell 5 million copies in the U.S.. Night Moves is an album by American rock band Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, released in 1976 (see 1976 in music). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Album-oriented rock (sometimes referred to as adult-oriented rock), abbreviated AOR and originally called album-oriented radio, was originally an American FM radio format focusing on album tracks by rock artists. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American...


Seger followed this up strongly with 1978's Stranger in Town. The first single, "Still the Same", emphasized Seger's talent for mid-tempo numbers that revealed a sense of purpose, and made the Top 5 on the pop singles chart. "Hollywood Nights" was an up-tempo rocker Top 15 hit, while "We've Got Tonight" was a slow ballad that not only was a Top 15 hit on its own, but would become an adult contemporary mainstay in years to come for both Seger and other artists. The final single, 1979's "Old Time Rock & Roll", was the least successful single from the album, reaching only the Top 30, but achieved substantial AOR airplay. Moreover, it would later became one of Seger's most recognizable songs following its memorable Tom Cruise-dancing-in-his-underwear use in the 1983 film Risky Business. Album tracks from Stranger in Town were equally strong, with "Feel Like a Number" being especially memorable for its raging powerless fury. Around this time Seger also co-wrote the Eagles' #1 hit song "Heartache Tonight" from their 1979 album The Long Run, their collaboration resulted from Seger and Glenn Frey's early days together in Detroit. Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Stranger in Town is an album by American rock band Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, released in 1978 (see 1978 in music). ... For other uses, see Weve Got Tonight (disambiguation). ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Old Time Rock & Roll is a song performed by Bob Seger. ... Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... Risky Business is a 1983 film written by Paul Brickman in his directorial debut; it is considered in retrospect to be the film that brought its male lead, Tom Cruise, to prominence. ... Eagles redirects here. ... Heartache Tonight is a song written by Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Bob Seger and J.D. Souther, and recorded by the Eagles. ... The Long Run is the sixth studio album by Eagles, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... Glenn Lewis Frey (born November 6, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan[1]) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as one of the founding members of rock band Eagles. ...


In 1980 Seger released Against the Wind and it became his first and only #1 album on the Billboard 200. The first single "Fire Lake" featured Eagles Don Henley, Timothy B. Schmit, and Frey on backing vocals and reached #6 on the singles chart, while the title song "Against the Wind" reached #5 as a single. "You'll Accomp'ny Me" became the third hit single from the record. Against the Wind would also win two Grammy Awards. Through late 2006 both Stranger in Town and Against the Wind had sold over 5 million copies in the U.S., and were followed by the 1981 live album Nine Tonight which encapsulated this three-album peak of Seger's commercial career. Seger's take on Eugene Williams' "Tryin' to Live My Life Without You" became a Top 5 hit from Nine Tonight and would go on to sell 4 million copies. Against the Wind is an album by American rock band Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). ... Fire Lake is a 1980 song by American musical artist Bob Seger. ... Donald Hugh Don Henley (born July 22, 1947 in Gilmer, Texas) is an American rock musician who is the drummer and one of the lead singers and songwriters of the band Eagles. ... Timothy Bruce Schmit (born October 30, 1947, in Oakland, California) is an American bass guitar player and singer best known as a member of Poco and the Eagles. ... Against the Wind is a song by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... Nine Tonight is a live album by American rock band Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ...


Seger released The Distance in 1982. Critically praised for representing a tougher sound than some of his recent material, the album spawned hits with Rodney Crowell's "Shame on the Moon" (which also did moderately well as a country music song), "Even Now", and "Roll Me Away". But perhaps because Seger and his band were ill-equipped to exploit the new MTV era, Seger's album sales dropped noticeably, with The Distance only selling approximately 1 million copies. This record was perhaps the final mainstream rock album to be released on 8 track tape; Capitol had no plans to do so, but Seger, guessing that a good many of his fans still had 8 track players in their vehicles, prevailed upon the label to release the album in that fading format as well. The Distance is an album by American rock band Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... Texas singer/songwriter, considered as a part of both the Alt Country and the mainstream Country music camps. ... Shame on the Moon was a song on the 1982 album The Distance by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... Roll Me Away is a song written in 1982 by Bob Seger on the album The Distance by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band . ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ...


The following year country music superstar Kenny Rogers would team up with pop singer Sheena Easton to cover "We've Got Tonight". This version was a world wide hit and was so successful Rogers used it as the title cut to one of his own albums. In 1984 he wrote and recorded the power rock ballad "Understanding" for the "Teachers" movie soundtrack. The song was a mild Top 40 hit in 1985. Kenneth Ray[2] Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... Sheena Easton (born Sheena Shirley Orr on April 27, 1959, Bellshill, North Lanarkshire, Scotland) is a Scottish two time Grammy Award-winning pop singer and theatre & television actress. ...


Seger was no longer as prolific and four years elapsed before his next studio album,1986's Like a Rock emerged. The fast-paced "American Storm" garnered both pop and rock airplay, and "Like a Rock" became yet another successful Seger ballad. Later it would become familiar to many Americans through its association with a long-running Chevrolet ad campaign (something Seger explicitly chose to do to support struggling American automobile workers in Detroit). Seger's 1986-1987 American Storm Tour was his self-stated last major tour, playing 105 shows over 9 months and selling almost 1.5 million tickets. Like a Rock sold over a million copies and went platinum. The following year Seger's "Shakedown", a somewhat uncharacteristic song off the 1987 film Beverly Hills Cop II's soundtrack, became his first and only #1 hit on the pop singles chart. The song had originally been intended for Glenn Frey, but when he lost his voice just prior to the recording session, he called in Seger to take his place. Like a Rock is an album by American rock band Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, released in 1986 (see 1986 in music). ... Like A Rock is a song by Bob Seger from his 1986 Like a Rock album. ... Chevrolet (IPA: - French origin) (colloquially Chevy) is a brand of automobile, produced by General Motors (GM). ... Generally speaking, advertising is the paid promotion of goods, services, companies and ideas by an identified sponsor. ... Like a Rock is an album by American rock band Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, released in 1986 (see 1986 in music). ... Shakedown is a 1987 single by Bob Seger, that is from the soundtrack of the film Beverly Hills Cop 2. ... “Beverly Hills Cop II” redirects here. ...


Later years: 1988-present

Bob Seger's next record was 1991's The Fire Inside, at a time when glam metal, grunge and alternative rock were all taking the forefront. His new music found little visibility on radio or elsewhere. The same was true of 1995's It's a Mystery, however the album was certified Gold (500,000 copies sold). In between, however, his Greatest Hits compilation was a major success, achieving sales of over 8 million units through late 2006. Seger did go back on the road again for a 1996 tour, which was successful and sold the fourth-largest number of tickets of any North American tour that year. The Fire Inside is an album by American rock band Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, released in 1991 (see 1991 in music). ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ... Grunge music (sometimes also referred to as the Seattle Sound) is an independent-rooted music genre that became a commercially successful offshoot of hardcore punk, thrash metal, and alternative rock in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... Its a Mystery is an album by American rock band Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, released in 1995 (see 1995 in music). ... Greatest Hits is a collection of songs by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band. ...


In June 1997 Seger drove his automobile off the Trans-Canada Highway in Nipigon, Ontario and was charged by Ontario provincial police with drunk driving after crashing his car. [2] For the Boards of Canada record, see Trans Canada Highway (EP). ... Population: 1,752 (2006) Area: 109. ...


Seger took a sabbatical from the music business for about ten years to spend time with his wife and two young children. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 15, 2004. Fellow Detroiter Kid Rock gave the induction speech and Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm proclaimed that date Bob Seger Day in his honor. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert James Ritchie (born January 17, 1971 in Romeo, Michigan), better known as Kid Rock, is an American musician. ... Jennifer Mulhern Granholm (born February 5, 1959) is a Canadian-born American politician and the current Governor of the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


Seger's first new album in 11 years, titled Face the Promise, was released on September 12, 2006. In its first 45 days, the album sold more than 400,000 copies, according to Soundscan. The album has sold over 1 million copies to date and stayed on the Billboard chart for months. His supporting tour has also been eagerly anticipated, with many shows selling out within minutes. Showing that Seger's legendary appeal in Michigan had not diminished, all 15,000 tickets available for his first show at Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena sold out in under five minutes; three additional shows were subsequently added, each of which also sold out.[3] Face the Promise is an unreleased album by Bob Seger. ... Nielsen SoundScan is an information system created by Nielsen Media Research that tracks sales data for singles, albums, and music video products in Canada and the United States for Billboard and other music industry companies. ... The Van Andel Arena. ...


In 2005 Seger was featured singing with 3 Doors Down on the song "Landing in London" from their Seventeen Days Album. 3 Doors Down is an American alternative rock band formed in Escatawpa, Mississippi in 1994 by Brad Arnold (vocals and drums), Matt Roberts (guitar) and Todd Harrell (bass). ... Landing in London is the fifth and final single by 3 Doors Down from the hit album, Seventeen Days. ... Seventeen Days is an album by American alternative rock group 3 Doors Down, released on February 8, 2005. ...


On October 21, 2006 Seger performed "America the Beautiful" at the first game of the 2006 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Detroit Tigers. America the Beautiful is an American patriotic song. ... Dates October 21, 2006–October 27, 2006 MVP David Eckstein Television network FOX Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver[1] Umpires Randy Marsh, Alfonso Márquez, Wally Bell, Mike Winters, John Hirschbeck, Tim McClelland The 2006 World Series, the 102nd edition of Major League Baseballs championship series, began on... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42, Cobb Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bengals, The Tigs, Motor City Kitties Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin...


Events in late March of 2007 suggested that Seger may move on from Capitol Records because those who had worked with him to this point are now gone from the label. The same press release also confirmed Seger's intention to release a live CD/DVD package chronicling his Face the Promise tour at some point in the fall.


Seger presently lives approximately a mile north of Good Hart, Michigan, on the famed route M-119. - (Note: This is not his primary residence). Readmond Township is a township located in Emmet County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


On April 25, 2008, QFM96, a rock radio station in Columbus, OH, stated that Seger would enter the studio in May of 2008 to begin recording the follow-up to his 2006 album Face the Promise.'


Silver Bullet Band

The Silver Bullet Band was formed in 1974. Its original members were: Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ...

Seger himself did all lead vocals and plays guitar and piano. This article needs to be wikified. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Alto Reed (born Thomas Neal Cartmell in Detroit, Michigan) is the long-time saxophonist with Bob Seger and the Sillver Bullet Band. ... The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored musical instrument usually considered a member of the woodwind family. ... For other uses, see Flute (disambiguation). ...


In 1982 Abbott was replaced by Dawayne Bailey on guitar. Around 1977 Martin was replaced by Dave Teegarden on drums, who in 1983 was replaced by Don Brewer. In 1975 Mannassa was replaced by Robyn Robbins on keyboards, who in 1980 was replaced by Craig Frost. Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Dawayne Bailey is an American guitarist who has toured and recorded with Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band and Chicago. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... Don Brewer (born September 3, 1948 in Flint, Michigan) is a drummer for American rock band Grand Funk Railroad. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Craig Frost (born April 20, 1948 in Flint, Michigan) was keyboardist for 70s rockers Grand Funk, who had a handful of massive hit singles and Craig also played in Bob Segers band playing organ, synthesizer, piano, keyboard on Nine Tonight (1981) The Distance (1982) Like a Rock (1986) The...


Seger has almost always used session musicians, most notably The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, on his albums as well. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Sideman. ... The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section was based in the Alabama town Muscle Shoals, the site of legendary recording studios and home to many skilled musicians. ...


Discography

Main article: Bob Seger discography

A discography for Bob Seger. ...

See also

This is a non-definitive list of best selling recording artists, embracing worldwide single and album sales. ... The following is a list of Notable Ann Arborites (people from the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan). ... Risky Business is a 1983 film written by Paul Brickman in his directorial debut; it is considered in retrospect to be the film that brought its male lead, Tom Cruise, to prominence. ...

Notes

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References

The Rolling Stone Album Guide, previously known as the Rolling Stone Record Guide, is a book that along with its sister publication, the magazine Rolling Stone, is one of the best places to find definitive reviews of popular music (apart from wikipedia!). // First Edition Title: The Rolling Stone Record Guide... Joel Carver Whitburn (born November 29, 1939 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin) is an American author and music historian. ... Joel Carver Whitburn (born November 29, 1939 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin) is an American author and music historian. ... Sir Timothy Miles Bindon Rice (born 10 November 1944) is an English Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Tony Award and Grammy Award winning lyricist, author, radio presenter and television gameshow panelist. ... Stephen Thomas Erlewine is a music journalist and the Senior Editor for All Music Guide. ...

External links

  • Official website
  • Bob Seger - IMDb profile
  • Bob Seger's Michigan - Interactive map at DetNews.com
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) [1] is an online database of information about actors, movies, television shows, television stars and video games. ... Don Brewer (born September 3, 1948 in Flint, Michigan) is a drummer for American rock band Grand Funk Railroad. ... Craig Frost (born April 20, 1948 in Flint, Michigan) was keyboardist for 70s rockers Grand Funk, who had a handful of massive hit singles and Craig also played in Bob Segers band playing organ, synthesizer, piano, keyboard on Nine Tonight (1981) The Distance (1982) Like a Rock (1986) The... Alto Reed (born Thomas Neal Cartmell in Detroit, Michigan) is the long-time saxophonist with Bob Seger and the Sillver Bullet Band. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Dawayne Bailey is an American guitarist who has toured and recorded with Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band and Chicago. ... Night Moves is an album by American rock band Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, released in 1976 (see 1976 in music). ... Stranger in Town is an album by American rock band Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, released in 1978 (see 1978 in music). ... Against the Wind is an album by American rock band Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). ... The Distance is an album by American rock band Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... Like a Rock is an album by American rock band Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, released in 1986 (see 1986 in music). ... The Fire Inside is an album by American rock band Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, released in 1991 (see 1991 in music). ... Its a Mystery is an album by American rock band Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, released in 1995 (see 1995 in music). ... Live Bullet is a live album by American rock band Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, released in 1976 (see 1976 in music). ... Nine Tonight is a live album by American rock band Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... The Bob Seger Collection was a greatest hits compilation album released in 1979, in Australia / New Zealand only. ... Greatest Hits is a collection of songs by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band. ... Greatest Hits, Vol. ... Ramblin Gamblin Man is the debut album by American rock band the The Bob Seger System, released in 1969 (see 1969 in music). ... Noah is the second album by American rock band The Bob Seger System, released in 1969 (see 1969 in music). ... Mongrel is the third album by American rock band The Bob Seger System, released in 1970 (see 1970 in music). ... Brand New Morning is an album by American rock singer/songwriter Bob Seger, released in 1971 (see 1971 in music). ... Smokin O.P.s is an album by American rock singer/songwriter Bob Seger, released in 1972 (see 1972 in music). ... Back in 72 is an album by American rock singer/songwriter Bob Seger, released in 1973 (see 1973 in music). ... Seven is the seventh album by American rock singer/songwriter Bob Seger, released in 1974 (see 1974 in music). ... Beautiful Loser is the eighth album by American rock singer/songwriter Bob Seger, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). ... Face the Promise is an unreleased album by Bob Seger. ... Turn the Page is a song written and recorded by Bob Seger. ... Nutbush City Limits is Tina Turners semi-autobiographical rock song, in which she portrays Nutbush, Tennessee, the town where she was born and spent her childhood until the age of sixteen. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Weve Got Tonight (disambiguation). ... Old Time Rock and Roll is a song by Bob Seger featured in the 1978 album Stranger in Town. It is a nostalgic look at the music of a previous generation. ... Fire Lake is a 1980 song by American musical artist Bob Seger. ... Against the Wind is a song by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band. ... Shame on the Moon was a song on the 1982 album The Distance by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band. ... Roll Me Away is a song written in 1982 by Bob Seger on the album The Distance by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band . ... Fortunate Son is a song by Creedence Clearwater Revival on their album Willy and the Poor Boys in 1969. ... Like A Rock is a song by Bob Seger from his 1986 Like a Rock album. ... Shakedown is a 1987 single by Bob Seger, that is from the soundtrack of the film Beverly Hills Cop 2. ... A discography for Bob Seger. ...

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