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Bob Seger

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Originally a hard-driving rocker within the vein of fellow Michigan garage rockers the Rationals and Mitch Ryder, Bob Seger progressed into perhaps one of the most popular heartland rockers during the period of the ’70s. Merging the generating charge of Ryder’s Detroit Tires with Stonesy garage area rock and roll and devotion to hard-edged spirit and R&B, he crafted a distinctively American audio. While he under no circumstances attained the important respect of his modern Bruce Springsteen, Seger do develop a devoted following through continuous touring along with his Sterling silver Bullet Band. Pursuing many years of skipped chances and dropped possibilities, Seger finally attained a national viewers in 1976 using the back-to-back discharge of Live Bullet and Evening Moves. Following the platinum achievement of these albums, Seger maintained his reputation for another two decades, launching seven TOP, platinum-selling albums within a row. Seger started playing music in 1961 because the leader from the Detroit-based trio the Decibels; his potential supervisor, Eddie “Punch” Andrews was also an associate from the band. Shifting to Ann Arbor, he used the city Criers before he became the keyboardist and vocalist for Doug Dark brown & the Omens. Billing themselves because the Seaside Bums, the music group released “The Ballad from the Yellowish Beret,” a parody from the Sgt. Barry Sadler track “The Ballad from the Green Beret.” The solitary was withdrawn soon after its launch after Sadler threatened a lawsuit. In 1966, Seger released his initial solo one, “East Side Tale,” which became a local strike. Several other regional strike singles implemented on Cameo Information, including “Persecution Smith” and “Large Music,” before his label folded. In 1968, he shaped the Bob Seger Program and agreed upon with Capitol Information, launching his debut record, Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Guy, in the springtime of that season. The title monitor became a nationwide strike, climbing to amount 17, however the group’s follow-up, Noah, stiffed and Seger made a decision to give up the music business by the end of 1969 to wait college. By the finish of the summertime, Seger had came back to rock and roll & move with a fresh backing band, launching Mongrel by the end of the entire year. For 1971’s COMPLETELY NEW Morning hours, he disbanded his group and documented a vocalist/songwriter effort. After its discharge, he started performing using the duo Dave Teegarden and Neglect “Truck Winkle” Knape, as well as the duo supplied support on 1972’s Smokin’ O.P.’s, that was the first discharge on Palladium Information, a label he shaped with Andrews. The record didn’t sell, as do Back ’72 (1973) and Seven (1974), and he shifted back again to Capitol Information for 1975’s Gorgeous Loser. For the saving of Beautiful Loser, Seger shaped the Sterling silver Bullet Music group, which contains guitarist Drew Abbott, bassist Chris Campbell, keyboardist Robyn Robbins, saxophonist Alto Reed, and drummer Charlie Allen Martin. Seger backed Gorgeous Loser with a thorough tour using the Metallic Bullet Band, even though it didn’t make the recording popular, it offered a common grassroots following in the united states. The touring paid in 1976, when Live Bullet, a dual album documented in Detroit, became popular, spending over 3 years around the U.S. graphs and going platinum; the recording would eventually proceed quadruple platinum. The groundswell behind Live Bullet delivered Seger’s next studio room album, Night Techniques (1976), in to the TOP early in 1977. Night time Techniques became a blockbuster, producing the strike singles “Night time Techniques,” “Mainstreet,” and “Rock and roll & Roll By no means Forgets.” Stranger around, released in the summertime 1978, was just like successful, offering the strikes “Still exactly the same,” “Hollywood Evenings,” “WE HAVE Tonite,” and “Aged Time Rock and roll & Move.” Stranger around confirming his position as you America’s most widely used rockers. Seger’s following album, 1980’s Contrary to the Blowing wind, became his initial number one record and most of its big strikes — “Fireplace Lake,” “Contrary to the Blowing wind,” “You’ll Accomp’ny Me” — had been ballads. The live record Nine Tonight continuing his multi-platinum achievement in 1981, offering three million copies and peaking at number 3. Seger came back with THE LENGTH in 1982. THE LENGTH was the initial record since Seven to become recorded with the help of program musicians, which triggered guitarist Abbott to give up the music group in frustration. During the period of the next 10 years, the membership from the Metallic Bullet Music group shifted constantly. AS THE Distance presented “Shame around the Moon,” his biggest strike solitary up to now, its product sales plateaued in a million copies, recommending that his recognition was starting to level off. Seger also started to significantly reduce his saving and touring schedules — he just released an added album, 1986’s Just like a Rock and roll, through the ’80s. Such as a Rock and roll and its helping tour had been both successes, paving just how for “Shakedown,” a tune extracted from the soundtrack to Beverly Hillsides Cop II, to be Seger’s lone number 1 strike in 1987. Four years following its launch, he returned using the Fire Inside. Even though album proceeded to go platinum and reached the very best Ten, it just appealed to Seger’s dedicated following, as do 1995’s From the Secret, which became his 1st recording since Live Bullet to neglect to proceed platinum, leveling off at platinum status. An extended hiatus adopted, where Seger held his mind down and spent period with his family members. These silent years were just interrupted by his 2004 induction in to the Rock and roll & Move Hall of Popularity. Finally, in 2006, after an 11-12 months hiatus, Seger released Encounter the Guarantee, his initial record since 1975’s Gorgeous Loser never to feature the Sterling silver Bullet Band. Though it spawned no big strike singles — “Await Me” managed to get in to the Billboard Adult Modern Best 20 — Encounter the Guarantee performed well, debuting at four in the Billboard graphs coming to some platinum certification. A few archival projects implemented: this year’s 2009 compilation Early Seger, Vol. 1 that well balanced previously released slashes with re-recorded outdated tunes, as well as the 2011 double-disc place Ultimate Strikes: Rock and roll & Roll Hardly ever Forgets, that was authorized platinum and produced the humble adult contemporary strike cover of Tom Waits’ “Downtown Teach.” A fresh album called Trip Out made an appearance in Oct of 2014, debuting at number 3 within the Billboard graphs.

Quick Facts


Full Name Bob Seger
Height 1.79 m
Profession Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Pianist, Keyboard Player
Education Pioneer High School, Tappan Middle School, Lincoln Park High School
Nationality American
Spouse Juanita Dorricott, Annette Sinclair, Renee Andrietti
Children Christopher Cole Seger, Samantha Char Seger
Parents Charlotte Seger, Stewart Seger
Siblings George Seger
Awards CMT Music Award for CMT Performance of the Year
Music Songs Against the Wind, Night Moves, Turn the Page, Old Time Rock and Roll, Like a Rock, Hollywood Nights, We've Got Tonight, Roll Me Away, Ramblin' Gamblin' Man, Mainstreet, Fire Lake, Shame On the Moon, Still the Same, Her Strut, You'll Accomp'ny Me, Shakedown, Tryin' to Live My Life Without You, Katmandu, Beautiful Loser, Heavy Music, Travelin' Man, Sunspot Baby, Nutbush City Limits, Horizontal Bop, Feel Like a Number, East Side Story, Rock and Roll Never Forgets, Lookin Back, Detroit Made, Come to Poppa, The Fire Down Below, Living Inside My Heart
Albums Stranger in Town, Live Bullet, Nine Tonight, Face the Promise, Brand New Morning, Smokin' O.P.'s, Beautiful Loser, Ride Out, Against the Wind, Back in '72, Seven, Night Moves, Greatest Hits 2, Early Seger Vol. 1, Greatest Hits, The Bob Seger Collection, Transmission Impossible (Live), Get Out of Denver! (Live), Radio Chicago 1976 (Live), The Beginnings Club, Illinois 23rd June 1976 (Live FM Radio Concert Remastered In Superb Fidelity), A Cold Night in Chicago, Live on Air: Bob Seger, Bob Seger: Live in Boston 1977, Vol. 2, Bob Seger: Live in Boston 1977, Vol. 1, Nine Tonight (2011 Remaster), Legendary FM Broadcasts - B'Ginnings, Schaumberg IL 27th June 1976, Hartford Civic Center, Ct. December 28th, 1983 (Doxy Collection, Remastered, Live on Fm Broadcasting)
Nominations Academy Award for Best Original Song, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance, Juno Award for International Album of the Year, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Single, MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film
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#Fact
1 Lives mainly at his home in Orchard Lake Village, Michigan.
2 Inducted into the American Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 15, 2012.
3 Has said that the line "hummin' a song from 1962" in his song "Night Moves" was about The Ronettes hit song "Be My Baby". Unfortunately, he got the year wrong--"Be My Baby" did not come out until 1963.
4 Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1750 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
5 His album "Face the Promise", released in September 2006, sold over 400,000 copies in its first 45 days of release.
6 Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 15, 2004. Fellow Detroiter Kid Rock gave the induction speech.
7 To preserve his voice for the stage, he does not talk in the hours immediately before and immediately after concerts.
8 Signed to Capitol Records in 1968, as the Bob Seger System.
9 Resumed recording and touring in 2006, after taking an 11-year hiatus to raise his children.
10 Lived in Dearborn, Michigan, until age six, when his family moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan.
11 Has worked with his manager, Punch Andrews, for over 40 years.
12 Has two children: Cole David Seger (born 1992) and Samantha Seger (born 1995).
13 Attended and graduated from Arbor High School (now called Pioneer High School) in Ann Arbor, Michigan (1963).
14 For a while, he was confused with singer Bruce Springsteen, because their singing voices are very similar, and both utilized saxophone players in their songs.
15 His song, "Old Time Rock and Roll", was used to great effect in a classic scene in the film Risky Business (1983).
16 A smooth-voiced vocalist from Detroit, Seger is also an accomplished songwriter. He is responsible for many hit rock songs including: "Night Moves", "Against the Wind", "Old Time Rock and Roll" and "Shakedown". He also co-wrote "Heartache Tonight" which was a #1 hit single for The Eagles. Bob did not actually write "Old Time Rock and Roll". The writing credits for it go to George Jackson and Tom Jones III. Bob did change several of the lyrics but decided against taking songwriting credit. Which later, he said he wish he had added his name so he could have gotten the royalties for the publishing rights.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The O.C. 2004 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
EastEnders 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols! 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Joe Dirt 2001 performer: "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" / writer: "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man"
Lucky Numbers 2000 performer: "Brave Strangers" / writer: "Brave Strangers"
Freaks and Geeks TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2000 writer - 1 episode, 2000
Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Volume 1 2000 Video performer: "Old Time Rock and Roll"
Mumford 1999 performer: "Till It Shines" / writer: "Till It Shines"
That '70s Show TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1999 writer - 1 episode, 1999
3rd Rock from the Sun 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Armageddon 1998 writer: "Roll Me Away"
Hope Floats 1998 performer: "Chances Are" / writer: "Chances Are"
Ed 1996 performer: "Real Love" / writer: "Real Love"
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead 1995 writer: "Get Out Of Denver"
Forrest Gump 1994 writer: "Against The Wind" 1980
Striking Distance 1993 writer: "FEEL LIKE A NUMBER"
Melrose Place 1993 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Aspen Extreme 1993 writer: "Feel Like a Number"
Northern Exposure TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1992 writer - 1 episode, 1992
Glenn Frey Strange Weather Live in Dublin 1992 Video documentary writer: "Heartache Tonight" - as B. Seger
Crossing the Bridge 1992 writer: "'Til It Shines"
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag 1992 writer: "Betty Lou's Gettin' Out Tonight"
Midnight Caller 1989-1991 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Wonder Years TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1991 writer - 1 episode, 1991
Cheers 1991 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Captain N: The Game Master 1989 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Road House 1989 performer: "Blue Monday" / producer: "Blue Monday"
The 60th Annual Academy Awards 1988 TV Special writer: "Shakedown"
Dolly 1988 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tommys Hollywood Report 1988 TV Movie performer: "Shakedown" - uncredited / writer: "Shakedown" - uncredited
Beverly Hills Cop II 1987 "Shakedown" / performer: "Shakedown"
Fame 1987 TV Series writer - 1 episode
ALF 1986-1987 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Last Fling 1987 TV Movie writer: "Kathmandu"
Outrageous Fortune 1987 performer: "Get Out of Denver" / writer: "Get Out of Denver"
Miami Vice TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1985 - 1987 writer - 1 episode, 1987
Blue de Ville 1986 TV Movie performer: "Till It Shines"
A Year in the Life TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 1986 writer - 1 episode, 1986
Dada en die Flower 1986 performer: "American Storm" / writer: "American Storm"
About Last Night... 1986 performer: "LIVING INSIDE MY HEART" / writer: "LIVING INSIDE MY HEART"
Riptide 1986 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live 1986 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mask 1985 performer: "Katmandu", "Roll Me Away", "Mainstreet", "Rock 'n' Roll Never Forgets" / writer: "Katmandu", "Roll Me Away", "Mainstreet", "Rock 'n' Roll Never Forgets"
The Sure Thing 1985 writer: "Heartache Tonight"
Street Hawk 1985 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Knight Rider TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1983 - 1985 performer - 1 episode, 1983
Teachers 1984 performer: "Understanding"
Streets of Fire 1984 writer: "GET OUT OF DENVER"
Reckless 1984 lyrics: "ROLL ME AWAY" / music: "ROLL ME AWAY"
Risky Business 1983 performer: "Old Time Rock and Roll"
Shoot the Moon 1982 performer: "Still The Same" / writer: "Still The Same"
Body Heat 1981 lyrics: "Feel Like a Number" 1978 / music: "Feel Like a Number" 1978 / performer: "Feel Like a Number" 1978
The Best Little Girl in the World 1981 TV Movie writer: "Heartache Tonight"
American Pop 1981 performer: "Night Moves" / writer: "Night Moves"
Divine Madness 1980 Documentary writer: "Fire Down Below"
Urban Cowboy 1980 writer: "Nine Tonight"
Olivia Newton-John: Hollywood Nights 1980 TV Special writer: "Hollywood Nights", "Heartache Tonight"
Foxes 1980 lyrics: "Ship of Fools" / music: "Ship of Fools" / performer: "Ship of Fools"
The Rose 1979 lyrics: "Fire Down Below" / music: "Fire Down Below"
WKRP in Cincinnati 1978-1979 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Top of the Pops 1976-1978 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
FM 1978 writer: "Night Moves"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1978 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mr. Robot 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mike & Mike 2014-2015 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Supernatural TV Series writer - 7 episodes, 2006 - 2015 performer - 5 episodes, 2006 - 2014
Meadowland 2015 writer: "Fire Lake"
Late Show with David Letterman TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2014 writer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2014
Strictly Come Dancing 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ray Donovan 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Family Guy 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Independent Lens 2014 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Video Game performer: "Hollywood Nights", "Night Moves" / writer: "Hollywood Nights", "Night Moves"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011-2013 TV Series lyrics - 6 episodes
Glee 2013 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Muscle Shoals 2013 Documentary writer: "Mainstreet"
History of the Eagles 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary writer: "Heartache Tonight"
American Idol 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Some Jerk with a Camera TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Helden von morgen 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Eastbound & Down 2010 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Todd's Pop Song Reviews TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Grown Ups 2010 writer: "Rock and Roll Never Forgets"
How I Met Your Mother 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cold Case 2004-2009 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
American Pie Presents: The Book of Love 2009 Video writer: "Katmandu"
Entourage TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard 2009 writer: "Turn the Page", "Old Time Rock & Roll"
Southland TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
20 to 1 2009 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero: Metallica 2009 Video Game performer: "Turn The Page" / writer: "Turn The Page"
Guitar Hero World Tour 2008 Video Game performer: "Hollywood Nights" / writer: "Hollywood Nights"
Vito Power 2008 Short writer: "Her Strut" - uncredited
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Video Game writer: "Her Strut"
Best of Country Live! 2006 Video writer: "We've Got Tonight"
Thin Lizzy: Outlawed - The Real Phil Lynott 2006 TV Movie documentary writer: "Rosalie" - as Segar
Canadian Idol 2005-2006 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Weather Man 2005 performer: "Like a Rock" 1986 / writer: "Like a Rock" 1986
Eagles: The Farewell 1 Tour - Live from Melbourne 2005 Video writer: "Heartache Tonight"
The Upside of Anger 2005 writer: "Betty Lou's Gettin' Out Tonight"
Christmas with the Kranks 2004 performer: "Sock It to Me Santa" 1966 / writer: "Sock It to Me Santa" 1966
The X Factor 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Threshold 2013/II Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Threshold 2013/II Short executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crossing the Bridge 1992 thanks
American Pop 1981 the producer would like to thank

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2016 TV Movie Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2006-2014 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself
CMT Crossroads 2014 TV Series
CBS This Morning 2014 TV Series Himself - Singer
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2014 TV Series Himself - Musical guest
History of the Eagles 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2012 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The View 2006 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2006 TV Series Himself
Motorworld 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
Victory & Valor: Special Olympics World Games 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself
Solid Gold 1987 TV Series Himself
The 26th Annual Grammy Awards 1984 TV Special Himself
The 23rd Annual Grammy Awards 1981 TV Special Himself
Ten for Two: The John Sinclair Freedom Rally 1971 Documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
20 to 1 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Rome Is Burning 2006 TV Series Himself
The Old Grey Whistle Test 1978 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1988 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) · Harold Faltermeyer
· Keith Forsey
1987 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording Awarded on March 13, 1987 at 1750 Vine Street

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1988 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) · Harold Faltermeyer (music/lyrics)
· Keith Forsey (music/lyrics)
1988 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) · Harold Faltermeyer (music/lyrics)
· Keith Forsey (music/lyrics)
1981 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special Urban Cowboy (1980) · JD Souther
· Boz Scaggs
· David Foster
· Jerry Foster
· Bill Rice
· Brian Collins
· Robby Campbell
· Joe Walsh
· Bob Morrison
· Johnny Wilson
· Dan Fogelberg
· Wayland Holyfield
· Bob House
· Wanda Mallette
· Patti Ryan


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#Quote
1 I think rock will last; it's proved its legs. But how the performers will be remembered, that's another thing.
2 I was a poor kid. It was a disappointment to grow up and realize there really weren't families like on The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952). That in middle-class families, the guy went off to the bar and got drunk and smashed up the car just like in poor families.

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