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Bob Seger

About

Robert Clark Seger (; born May 6, 1945) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. As a locally successful Detroit-area artist, he performed and recorded as Bob Seger and the Last Heard and The Bob Seger System throughout the 1960s, breaking through with his first album, Ramblin' Gamblin' Man (which contained his first national hit of the same name) in 1968. By the early 1970s, he had dropped the 'System' from his recordings and continued to strive for broader success with various other bands. In 1973, he put together the Silver Bullet Band, with a group of Detroit-area musicians, with whom he became most successful on the national level with the album Live Bullet (1976), recorded live with the Silver Bullet Band in 1975 at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan. In 1976, he achieved a national breakout with the studio album Night Moves. On his studio albums, he also worked extensively with the Alabama-based Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, which appeared on several of Seger's best-selling singles and albums.

A roots rocker with a classic raspy, powerful voice, Seger wrote and recorded songs that dealt with love, women, and blue-collar themes, and is one of the best-known examples of a heartland rock artist. He has recorded many hits, including "Night Moves", "Turn the Page", "Mainstreet", "Still the Same", "Hollywood Nights", "Against the Wind", "You'll Accomp'ny Me", "Shame on the Moon", "Roll Me Away", "Like a Rock", and "Shakedown", the last of which was written for the 1987 film Beverly Hills Cop II and topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart. He also co-wrote the Eagles' number-one hit "Heartache Tonight", and his recording of "Old Time Rock and Roll" was named one of the Songs of the Century in 2001.

With a career spanning six decades, Seger has sold more than 75 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. Seger was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012. Seger was named Billboard's 2015 Legend of Live honoree at the 12th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, held November 18–19 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. He announced his farewell tour in September 2018.

Articles

November 29, 2021

Rosalie Trombley, Canadian Broadcast Legend and Bob Seger Muse, Dies at 82

The trailblazer served as music director at influential Windsor radio station CKLW-AM/The Big 8 for nearly 20 years.

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August 11, 2021

Makin’ Tracks: Eric Church Gets Nostalgic On Seger-esque ‘Heart On Fire’

That his new song bears a resemblance to Bob Seger's "Night Moves" doesn't bother Eric Church. "There's worse people to rip off."

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Discs

Shakedown (Live)

August 16, 2019

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I Knew You When (Deluxe)

November 17, 2017

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Busload of Faith

October 13, 2017

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You Take Me In

October 14, 2014

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Ride Out

October 14, 2014

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Hey Gypsy

October 14, 2014

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Detroit Made

October 14, 2014

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California Stars

October 14, 2014

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Live Bullet (2011 Remaster)

January 1, 2011

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The Fire Inside

August 27, 1991

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Like A Rock

April 14, 1986

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The Distance

December 1, 1982

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Nine Tonight (Live/Remastered)

September 5, 1981

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Against The Wind

February 25, 1980

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Stranger In Town

May 5, 1978

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Night Moves

October 22, 1976

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Nutbush City Limits (Live In Detroit/1975/Edit)

April 12, 1976

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Let It Rock/Little Queenie (Live At Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan/1975/Edit)

April 12, 1976

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Get Out Of Denver (Live At Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan/1975/Edit)

April 12, 1976

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'Live' Bullet

April 12, 1976

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Beautiful Loser

April 5, 1975

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Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

April 1, 1969

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