♫ Music Monday ♫
First one in several months and yes, I’m on a concert high once again, having recently attended the Bob Seger Ride Out Tour, in celebration of my 60th (GASP!) birthday. (Giving the finger to that whole ageing thing!)
Detroit rocker Bob Seger has been a favourite of mine,
since “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man” first hit the airwaves in 1969:
He continued to make music as a solo artist and toured with various bands over the next few years,
during which time he released the autobiographical “Turn the Page” . Gives me chills, every time! ♥
In 1974, he formed The Silver Bullet Band and the rest, as they say, is music history!
Hit after hit after hit…
1975’s “Katmandu” was later featured in the movie, “Mask”
Who doesn’t remember this one, from 1979?
It made Tom Cruise famous, in the 1983 movie, “Risky Business”
In 1986, the album “Like A Rock” was released. The title song would later become familiar to many North 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). This is the version we just saw ; his first time performing it live in many years:
In 1987, Bob Seger received an Oscar nomination (but didn’t win),for co-writing the song, “Shakedown”, from the movie “Beverly Hills Cop II” Surprisingly, it was his only #1 Billboard hit.
After releasing his hugely successful “Greatest Hits” album in 1994 and going on tour in 1996,
Seger took a ten year sabbatical, to spend time with his wife and two young children.
The 2006 album “Face the Promise” heralded his return to the music scene and
sold over 1.2 million copies. The subsequent tour (we were there too! ) was a sell-out.
His latest release, “Ride Out” (October 14, 2014), has received favourable reviews.
Bob Seger – “Detroit Made”, indeed!
Do you like Bob Seger?
What’s your favourite song of his?
Looking forward to your comments!
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