#MusicMonday: BOB SEGER

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♫ Music Monday ♫

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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”

There was a break between albums, from 1982-1986, during which time Bob Seger wrote hit songs for the movies “Teachers” and “About Last Night”

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,
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!

Bob Seger in Toronto, Jan, 24, 2015

Do you like Bob Seger?

What’s your favourite song of his?

Looking forward to your comments!


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Canine Innkeeper in suburban Toronto, Canada, known as “The Doglady”. Writer/website owner, photographer, animal lover, music fanatic, inveterate traveller. History, literature and cinema buff. Eternal “hippie/rockchick”. Binational, German/Canadian and multilingual. Looking for the next adventure!

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44 thoughts on “#MusicMonday: BOB SEGER

  1. Hi Debbie,

    Now I look forward to Mondays because I know you’ll be sharing some great music! I love Bob Seger! I love Ramlin’ Gamblin’ Man but my favorites are Mainstreet and Katmandu.

    I think it’s so cool that you still go to concerts. We’re in our 40s and we still go and hang out with musicians. I love it. We’re going to see Joan Jett and The Who this Spring and I can’t wait. I also found out Billy Joel is coming and I have to see him.

    Great selection Debbie! Happy Monday to ya hun!
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    1. Hi Corina; I’m making up for lost time. 🙂 In our younger days, social activities revolved around the men’s soccer team we were running. Bob Seger has so many great songs, doesn’t he? Joan Jett is one of my favourite female rockers and The Who is legendary. Enjoy!! We saw them in 2013, with Zak Starkey on drums (Ringo’s son). It was great and Roger still looks fabulous. I like some of Billy Joel’s stuff too. Glad you enjoyed this and thanks for visiting. ROCK ON \m/
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  2. So now you have me tripping on Bob Seger! Loved the Beverly Hills Cop song – used to be part of our aerobics “shakedown” literally! Just this morning I read in my news stream that he’s rocking Atlanta with the Silver Bullet Band and the J.Geils Band (Oh!!! My angel is the centerfold – loved that!)

    The 70s and 80s were just great. Although I am a little more partial to the 80s!
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    1. Oh yes, the J. Geils Band was very entertaining, Vidya! 🙂 I didn’t know that much about them, going in. My favourite era is the 60s and 70s, but there’s some great music (and much that isn’t LOL) from other decades too. Bob Seger is a rock legend and he’s still going strong! ♥ Glad you enjoyed this musical interlude. Thanks for visiting.
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  3. I have never seen Bob Seger live, and I hate that. I have many of his records, tapes and discs… I remember seeing him on American Bandstand, with Dick Clark. He lip synced to “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man.” It was fantastic. I went right out and bought the 45.
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