Bob Seger

Origin: Detroit, Michigan

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Genres: American Rock, Blues-Rock, heartland rock, Rock

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Inspired by Little Richard, Bob Seger started as a locally successful Detroit-area artist working in four different bands before his commercial breakthrough. In these early days he was performing and recording as Bob Seger and the Last Heard and Bob Seger System throughout the 1960s. 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, and is one of the ten best-selling live albums of all time. In 1976, he achieved a national breakout with the studio album Night Moves. After the platinum success of those albums, Seger retained his popularity for the next two decades, releasing seven Top Ten, platinum-selling albums in a row.

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.

Seger is a roots rocker with a classic raspy, shouting voice. He writes and recorded songs that deal with love, women and blue-collar themes and is an example of heartland rock. Seger also co-wrote the Eagles’ number-one hit “Heartache Tonight,” and his iconic recording of “Old Time Rock and Roll” was named one of the Songs of the Century in 2001. Seger was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012.

With a career spanning six decades, Seger continues to perform and has a new record on the way in November. The album is titled I Knew You When, and the track now on the air at K-ZAP 93.3 FM is a cover of the Lou Reed song, “A Busload of Faith.” You can also hear it spinning on our stream from K-ZAP.ORG/LISTEN/.

Discography

Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man (1969)
Noah (1969)
Mongrel (1970)
Brand New Morning (1971)
Smokin’ O.P.’s (1972)
Back in ’72 (1973)
Seven (1974)
Beautiful Loser (1975)
Night Moves (1976)
Live Bullet (Live)(1976)
Stranger in Town (1978)
Against the Wind (1980)
Nine Tonight (Live)(1981)
The Distance (1982)
Like a Rock (1986)
The Fire Inside (1991)
It’s a Mystery (1995)
Face the Promise (2006)
Ride Out (2014)
I Knew You When (2017)

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