Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
Bob Seger comes from Detroit, Michigan and is an American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist. In the 60s he began performing and recording locally in his area. When he decided to try for stardom he formed The Silver Bullet Band with a group of Detroit-area musicians in 1973.
He gained national recognition when he came out with the album Live Bullet recorded live in 1975. One of the songs on this album “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man” counts as one of his Top Ten songs.
His second album brought even more fame Night Moves was recorded in 1976. Seger started his rise up on the charts in 1978 with his single “Still the Same” followed by “Hollywood Nights”.
During the time of his rise to fame Bob Seger’s competition came from The Eagles and Bruce Springsteen. What kept him on top was a string of multi-platinum albums among them Stranger in Town, Against the Wind, The Distance and Like a Rock.
Stranger in Town was Seger’s tenth album and included a string of popular songs such as “Still the Same”, “Old Time Rock and Roll” and “Famous Final Scene”.
The eleventh album Against the Wind brought such hits as the title song and “Fire Lake’’.
The Distance, his twelfth album included such songs as “Even Now” and “Roll Me Away”.
The thirteenth Like a Rock included the title song and “American Storm”.
Among his many other hits are songs like “Night Moves”, “Turn the Page”, “We’ve Got Tonight”, and “Shakedown” which was written for the Eddy Murphy movie “Beverly Hills Cop II”. Seger’s recording of “Old Time Rock and Roll” got named one of the Songs of the Century in 2001. His career spans over five decades and he still performs and records today at the age of 71. Bob Seger was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012.
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