Label: Rounder Records - 2005 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Blues • Style: Chicago Blues
As a locally successful Detroit -area artist, he performed and recorded as Bob Seger and the Last Heard and Bob Seger System throughout the s, breaking through with his first album, Ramblin' Gamblin' Man which contained his first national hit of the same name in By the early s, he had dropped the 'System' Kyou Ha Futari - Nobue Kawana - Nobues Sea his recordings and continued to strive for broader success with various other bands.
Inhe put together the Silver Bullet Sergio Giorgini - Quality Timewith a group of Detroit-area musicians, with whom he became most successful on the national level with the album Live Bulletrecorded live with the Silver Bullet Band in at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan. Inhe 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 Sectionwhich 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 deal with lovewomenand blue-collar themes and is an example of a heartland rock artist.
Seger 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 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. He announced his farewell tour in September At age five, he moved with his family to Ann Arbor. He has an older brother, George. Seger's father, a medical technician for the Ford Motor Companyplayed several instruments and Seger was exposed to music from an early age.
He ran track and field in high school. Seger also went to Lincoln Park High School for a time. Regarding his early musical inspirations, Seger has stated, " Little Richard — he was the first one that really got to me.
Little Richard and, of course, Elvis Presley. Bob Seger arrived on the Detroit music scene in fronting a three-piece band called the Decibels. The band included Seger on guitar, piano, keyboards, and vocals, Pete Stanger on guitar, and H. Hunter on drums. All of the members attended Ann Arbor High. As well as being Seger's first original song, "The Lonely One" was Seger's first song to be played on the radio, airing only once on an Ann Arbor radio station.
The Town Criers, covering songs like " Louie Louie ", began gaining a steady following. Meanwhile, Seger was listening to James Brown and said that, for him and his friends, Live at the Apollo was their favorite record following its release in Seger was also widely influenced by the music of The Beatlesonce they hit American shores in In general, he and local musician friends such as future Eagle Glenn Frey bought into the premises of s pop and rock radio, with its hook-driven hits; he later recalled himself and Frey thinking at the time, "You're nobody if you can't get on the radio.
Soon after its release, Sadler and his record Flava - Best Friend threatened Brown and his band with a Saltarello - David Munrow - Medieval And Renaissance Sounds, Volume I and the recording was withdrawn from the market. While Bob was a member of The Omens, he met his longtime manager Edward "Punch" Andrewswho at the time was partnered with Dave Leone running the Hideout franchise, which consisted of four club locations from Clawson Walking By Myself - The Bob Riedy Chicago Blues Band - Lake Michigan Aint No River Rochester Hills, where local acts would play, and a small-scale record label.
Seger began writing and producing for other acts that Punch was managing, such as the Mama Cats and the Mushrooms with Frey. Seger and Doug Brown were then approached by Punch and Leone to write a song for the Underdogs, another local band who recently had a hit with a song called "Man in the Glass".
Seger contributed a song called " East Side Story ", which ultimately proved to be a failure for the Underdogs. Seger decided to record "East Side Story" himself, and officially left the Omens though he did retain Doug Brown as a producer. It was actually a top hit in Canada, where it topped out on the national RPM charts at 82; in the US, it just missed the Hotpeaking on the "bubbling under" chart at The song would stay in Seger's live act for many years to come.
After Cameo-Parkway folded, Seger and Punch began searching for a new label. Seger felt that Capitol was more appropriate for his genre than Motown.
Capitol changed the name of the band to The Bob Seger System. In the transition between labels, guitarist Carl Lagassa left the band and keyboard player Bob Schultz joined. The single was again a hit in Detroit and hit number 1 on radio stations in Buffalo, New York and Orlando, Florida but went unnoticed almost everywhere else, and failed to chart nationally in the US.
The single did, however, make the Canadian national charts, peaking at It was a major hit in Michiganand it also became Seger's first national hit, peaking at The song's success led to the release of an album of the same title in The Ramblin' Gamblin' Man album reached 62 on the Billboard pop albums chart. Glenn Frey later in the Eagles had his first studio gig singing back-up and playing guitar on "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man". Seger was unable to follow up this success.
For the next album, singer-songwriter Tom Neme joined The System, ultimately writing and singing the majority of the tunes featured, for which the group was heavily criticized. The album, called Noahfailed to chart at all, leading Seger to briefly quit the music industry and attend college.
He returned the following year and put out the System's final album, 's Mongrelthis time without Tom Neme. Bob Schultz left the band as well, being replaced by Dan Watson. Mongrelwith the powerful single " Lucifer ", was considered to be a strong album by many critics and Detroit fans, but failed to do well commercially. For a short period of time following the breakup, Seger had ambitions to be a one-man act.
The album was a commercial failure and led to Seger's departure Walking By Myself - The Bob Riedy Chicago Blues Band - Lake Michigan Aint No River Capitol Records. Together they recorded Smokin' O. The album reached on the Billboard InSeger put out Back in '72recorded partly with the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Sectiona renowned group of session musicians who had recorded with the likes of J.
Cale and Aretha Franklin. Over the tour, My Band would prove to be unreliable, which frustrated Seger. By the end ofSeger had left My Band in search of a new backing band.
ThroughoutSeger continued to perform in local venues One More Minute - Various - Le Sampler RockHard 129 his hometown while known as the Bob Seger Group including one renowned concert in Davisburg, MI called the 'Battle of the Bands'.
InSeger formed the Silver Bullet Band. Its original members were guitarist Drew Abbottdrummer and backing vocalist Charlie Allen Martin, keyboardist and backing vocalist Rick Manasa, bass guitarist Chris Campbell, and saxophonist and backing vocalist Alto Reed. With this new band sitting in occasionally, Seger released the album Sevenwhich contained the Detroit-area hard-rock hit "Get Out of Denver".
This track was a modest success and charted at 80 nationally. The album's single " Katmandu " which was featured in the movie Mask starring Cher in addition to being another substantial Detroit-area hit was Seger's first real national break-out track since 's "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man".
Although it just missed the US Pop Top 40 — peaking at 43 — the song received strong airplay in a number of markets nationwide including Detroit. Critic Dave Marsh later wrote that " Live Bullet is one of the best live albums ever made In Junehe was a featured performer at the Pontiac Silverdome outside Borra todo lo que pienses - Xenon (23) - El epitafio de Pandora in front of nearly 80, fans.
The next night, Seger played before fewer than a thousand people in Walking By Myself - The Bob Riedy Chicago Blues Band - Lake Michigan Aint No River. Seger finally achieved his commercial breakthrough with his October album Night Moves. The title track, " Night Moves " was critically  and commercially well-received, becoming a 4 hit on the Billboard Pop Singles chart and receiving airplay on AOR radio.
The album also featured the song "Mainstreet" written about Ann Arbor's Ann Street a 24 hit ballad that emphasized Seger's rock credibility as well as guitarist Pete Carr 's lead guitar line.
Night Moves was Seger's first Nebulous - Kat O1O - Natural Phenomena album in the Billboard album chart, and as of was certified at 6 million copies in the United States, making it the biggest-selling studio album of his entire career.
The success of Night Moves also bolstered sales of Seger's previous releases. Seger's release Beautiful Loser would eventually sell two million copies and the album Live Bullet would go on to sell six million copies in the United States. Live Bullet would eventually be cited as one of the greatest live albums of all time. In FebruarySilver Bullet Band drummer Charlie Allen Martin was hit by a car from behind while walking on a service road, and was left unable to walk. Despite the loss of Martin, Seger's album Stranger in Town was also a success.
The first single, " Still the Same ", reached 4 on the Billboard Hot Jones III that Seger substantially rewrote the lyrics for,   peaked at 28 on the Whip It On Me Baby - Z.Z. Hill - Love Is So Good When Youre Stealing Itbut achieved greater Walking By Myself - The Bob Riedy Chicago Blues Band - Lake Michigan Aint No River after being featured in the Tom Cruise film Risky Businessin which Tom Cruise's character dances in his underwear to the song.
It has since been ranked the second-most played Jukebox Single of all time, behind Patsy Cline 's " Crazy ". Seger has since remarked that not taking one-third writing credit on his recording was, financially, "the dumbest thing I Walking By Myself - The Bob Riedy Chicago Blues Band - Lake Michigan Aint No River did".
Seger also co-wrote the Eagles ' 1 hit song " Heartache Tonight " from their album The Long Run ;  their collaboration about Seger's and Glenn Frey 's shared early lives in Detroit.
Fire Lake reached 6 on the Hotwhile the title song " Against the Wind " reached 5 as a single and even crossed over to the Top 10 on Billboard ' s Adult Contemporary chart. Against the Wind would also win two Grammy Awards. The live album Nine Tonight encapsulated this three-album peak of Seger's commercial career.
Seger released the acclaimed The Distance in December During the recording of this album, Silver Bullet guitarist Drew Abbott left the band due to his frustration with Seger's frequent use of session musicians in the studio, and was replaced by Dawayne Bailey.
After the album's release, David Teegarden also left the band due to internal conflict, and was replaced by ex- Grand Funk drummer Don Brewer. Critically praised for representing a more versatile sound than that of his recent material, The Distance spawned numerous hits beginning with Rodney Crowell 's " Shame on the Moon ".
It also crossed over to 15 on Billboard' s Country Singles chart. Seger's multi-platinum sales dropped off at this point, with The Distance peaking at 5 and selling only 1. The Distance was belatedly released on 8-track tape ; Capitol reportedly had no plans to do so, but Seger, claiming that many of his fans still used 8-track players in their vehicles, requested that the label also release the album in the waning format. InSeger wrote and recorded the power rock ballad "Understanding" for the film soundtrack Teachers.
The song was another Top 20 hit for Seger in late Seger was no longer as prolific, and several years elapsed before his next studio album, Like a Rockemerged in the spring of The fast-paced "American Storm" was another Top single aided by a popular music video featuring actress Lesley Ann Warrenand " Like a Rock " followed, reaching 12 on Billboard's Hot 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.
Like a Rock reached 3 and eventually sold over three million copies, although it has never been certified above platinum. A synth-driven pop rock song, it was Seger's first and only 1 hit on the pop singles chart. The song had originally been intended for fellow Detroiter Glenn Freybut when Frey lost his voice just prior to the recording session, he asked Seger to take his place.
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