Robert Clark "Bob" Seger hailed from Michigan.
Initially, Seger was a member of several early 60's bands, including The
Decibels, The Town Criers, and Doug Brown and the Omens. In the
mid 1960's, Seger's first solo band was known as Bob Seger and the Last
Heard, then later as the Bob Seger System. It was not until 1973
that the he put together the Silver Bullet Band. Fans of Bob Seger
probably already know that the song "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" was Seger's
first attributable hit prior to his solo effort.
The first release as Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
was an album called Seven (1974). Some of you may remember
the song "Get Out of Denver" from this album. Beautiful Loser
was released in 1975 and featured the hit songs "Katmandu" and "Nutbush
City Limits". Some of you may also be aware of the critical
acclaim that the band's 1976 live album release, Live Bullet,
received. However, it was the Bob Seger's1976 release,
Night Moves, that began to gain them greater notoriety, in
thanks to the title track hit song. Other hits from this album
included "Mainstreet" and "Rock and Roll Never Forgets". Night
Moves was Seger's first album to break the Billboard Top 10.
In 1978, Seger released
Stranger in Town, which featured the hit songs "Still the Same",
Hollywood Nights, and "We've Got Tonight", and "Old Time Rock and Roll"
(the song Tom Cruise danced to in Risky Business). In 1980,
Against the Wind was released, which ultimately became his first and
only album to chart at number 1 (Billboard Charts). Other hits
from the album other than the title track included "Fire Lake" and
"You'll Accomp'ny Me". This album earned Bob Seger two Grammy
As the 80's rolled on, Seger's continued to produce.
Although later releases did match early success, there are still a
number of hit songs you may still remember from this decade: "Tryin'
to Live My Life Without You", "Like a Rock", "Shame on the Moon", "Even
Now", "Roll Me Away", "Making Thunderbirds", "Living Inside My Heart",
"Understanding", "Shakedown", and "American Storm". Not too
By 1991, Bob Seger decided to go on hiatus. He
spent the next 10 years raising a family. It wasn't until 2006
that Seger released any new material (Face the Promise), which
stayed on the Billboard Charts for several months. At the time of
this writing in late 2012, Seger was still active in the music industry.
The Bob Seger Discography is as follows:1969: Noah
1971: Brand New Morning
1972: Smokin' O.P.'s
1973: Back in '72
1975: Beautiful Loser
1976: Night Moves
1976: Live Bullet
1978: Stranger in Town
1980: Against the Wind
1981: Nine Tonight Live
1982: The Distance
1986: Like a Rock
1991: The Fire Inside
1994: Bob Seger Greatest Hits
1995: It's a Mystery
2003: Bob Seger Greatest Hits 2
2006: Face the Promise
2009: Early Seger Vol 1
2011: Ultimate Hits: Rock and Roll Never Forgets