#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 Suzy! 🙂 That’s a great song, for sure. He didn’t perform it for many years, (probably because of the commercial connection), but we were fortunate to be treated to it in Toronto. Sounds just as good now as it did then. Thanks for visiting.

  1. Risky Business is such a huge favorite, secret pleasure movie of mine Debbie. As far as Bob give me some Night Moves and I’m a happy camper 🙂

    1. Hi Mike! Two great tunes, for sure. Bob Seger has built up such an impressive catalogue over the years and can still sing his heart out. Thanks for visiting, my friend. Hope you’re doing well. 🙂

  2. 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!

    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/

  3. Bob Seger was one of a kind for sure. Night Moves and Rock & Roll never forgets were just two of my favorites of his. You have quite a few here too. You have definitely rocked the house today girlfriend for sure…. for sure! ROCK OUT~!

  4. Nothing wrong with aging- it just means we’ve seen more bands when they were cool than those hideous young people- they’ll hold us in awe that it only cost a fiver back then, and the beer was over priced at £2!!!

    1. You are so right about that, Ben! 🙂 Let me re-phrase: I am thumbing my nose at what society expects from a 60 year old. 😉 Ageing on my own terms, so to speak, yes? Thanks for visiting and have a great week.

  5. All greats I must say, and you definitely got the house a rockin’ Thanks for joining us today. Today our theme was duets, but maybe you didn’t notice… it’s okay definitely rockin and boppin’ here. Thanks for the dance. 🙂

    1. Sorry, I had written this already and had it linked to the other blog hop, before seeing yours. I believe some others from Lady Java’s link up have done the same. Glad you liked the music, regardless. 🙂

    1. Bob Seger puts on a great show – enjoy! 😀 Are you getting the J. Geils Band as the opening act too, Carol? They were fun. Thanks for visiting and have a good week.

  6. Great tribute to Bob Seger. I’m not sure which is my favorite, but I think I can narrow it down to Risky Business or Shakedown. Thanks for shaking up the dance floor with these wonderful Seger hits!

  7. This is the first time I am listening to him. It must be exciting to hear him live. Loved your statement for the whole age thing 😀

    1. Attending concerts is one of my favourite activities. The mood is always electric! 😀 Yes, I am defiant about ageing and will do it on my own terms. LOL Thanks for visiting.

    1. Yup, Bob (Seger) is still singing and so is Rod (Stewart), both very well. 😉 Glad you enjoyed the post Francene. Thanks for visiting and have a good week.

  8. Oh I LOVE Bob Seger! And definitely Ramblin’ Man is my favorite. Damn, this is bringing back some memories!! I saw him in Niagara Falls back in the 70s. I would love to see him again! Didn’t realize he was on tour again. Thanks for a great Music Monday!

    1. Hi Michele! 🙂 He’s going to be in Houston and Dallas this month. Click on the tour link above for details. Hope you can go – his shows are always great. Glad you enjoyed the post and thanks for dropping by.

  9. 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!

    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.

  10. 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.

    1. He’s a great live act, Myke! Sorry you never got the chance to see him. Check out the tour link above – maybe he’s coming to your area. 🙂 Thanks for dropping in and have a good week.