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Thursday, September 12, 2024

Respect Your Elders: Bob Seger

#RespectYourElders: Bob Seger, age 73, is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist. With a career spanning six decades, Seger has sold more than 75 million records worldwide, making him one of the 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.

A roots rocker with a classic raspy, shouting voice, Seger has written and recorded songs that deal with love, women, and blue-collar themes. Seger has recorded many hits, including “Night Moves,” “Still the Same,” “Against the Wind,” and “Like a Rock.”

As a young Detroit-area artist, he performed and recorded as “Bob Seger and the Last Heard” and “Bob Seger System” throughout the 1960s, breaking through with his debut album, “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man,” in 1968.

Seger became one of the most popular heartland rockers over the course of the 1970s. In 1976, as a part of the “Silver Bullet Band,” a group of Detroit-area musicians, he reached national success with the back-to-back releases “Live Bullet” and “Night Moves.” “Live Bullet” became a hit, staying on the U.S charts for over three years and going gold. The album would eventually go quadruple platinum, meaning it has sold more than 4 million copies.

Seger retained his popularity for the next two decades, releasing seven Top Ten, platinum-selling albums in a row. After taking a hiatus during the late 1990s and early 2000s to spend time with his family, he returned to the spotlight with “Face the Promise” in 2006. Seger released his latest and 18th album, “I Knew You When” in 2017.

Bob Seger has performed everywhere from high school gyms to the biggest arenas in the country. Now, after 56 years of live performing, the iconic Detroit rock singer is taking his final bow.

Seger has been on his coast-to-coast farewell tour since November 2018. At 73, he’s celebrating the decades-long career that took him from a teenage musician performing in Detroit to a national star. Have you ever had the chance to see Seger perform?

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