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Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band

Updated on September 17, 2017
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I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I live in the suburbs of Riga, Latvia. I have a wonderful cat named Sid.

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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      Gypsy Rose Lee 21 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you enjoyed this Shauna. I find his music very inspirational. You can hear plenty of his music on YouTube.

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      Shauna L Bowling 21 months ago from Central Florida

      Now you're talking my language, Rasma! Or should I say, you're singing my song? I'm a huge Seger fan. There's not a song of his I don't like. He's great to sing along with and dance to. My favorite Seger song is Turn the Page.

      Bob Seger is one artist I never get tired of hearing. I'm glad to know he's still touring. Maybe he'll come to my neck of the woods. I'd love to see him live.

      Sadly, four of the videos in this post don't play here in the U.S. Bummer.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 22 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Jodah.

      Glad this brought you great memories Bill.

      Amazing isn't it Ruby. How time flies but he still rocks.

      You welcome MizBejabbers

      You welcome Genna. I have some poems his songs have inspired. I love all of them.

      Glad to have you along for the ride Shanmarie

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      shanmarie 22 months ago

      You are on a musical journey here lately, it seems. :) Nice to ride along.

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      Genna East 22 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Rasma, I am such a Seger fan. Just give me that old time rock 'n roll! :-) Listening to his music and the SBB in this great hub is such a treat. He's like an old friend. Thank you.

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 22 months ago

      I always liked gravely voice of Bob Segar, and "Night Moves" was one of my favorites. Thanks for the reminder.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 22 months ago from Southern Illinois

      I can't believe he's 71!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love every song, I can't pick a favorite.

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      Bill Holland 22 months ago from Olympia, WA

      One of the truly great rock performers...Against the Wind is one of my all-time favorites...thanks for the memories, Rasma!

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      John Hansen 22 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Love Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band and have a couple of albums. My favourite song is The Fire Inside, but Old Time Rock n Roll is good too. Nice hub, Rasma.