Bob Seger









Bob Seger

was born on May 6, 1945 in Detroit. He was raised in a Detroit suburb of Dearborn until he was six years old, He then moved with his family to Ann Arbor, Michigan. When Bob was ten years old his father left the family and moved to California. Bob attended the Ann Arbor High School and graduated in 1963. He is a rock and roll musician who comes from Michigan. In the mid sixties he began singing in the Detroit area. He gained his success nationwide in the mid seventies and continued through the eighties. His band was called Silver Bullet Band. Bob had great hits such as, Night Moves, We’ve got Tonight, Like a Rock, and Old Time Rock and Roll. The later was named one of the ‘songs of the century’ in 2001. Bob’s last top 40 hit was released in 1991 but he continues to sing and record today. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

Bob began his musical career in 1961 in Detroit and was a member of the group, The Decibels, and it was there that he met his future manager and record producer, Punch Andrews. When Bob returned to Ann Arbor, he played with the group, The Town Cryers and later Doug Brown and the Omens. He released his first single with them in 1965 on the Hideout Records label. In 1966 Bob sang the song Ballad of the Yellow Beret, which was a parody of the Barry Sadler song, Ballad of the Green Berets. The song mocked the draft dodgers but not long after it was released, Barry Sadler and his record label threatened Bob and his band with a lawsuit so the record was withdrawn from the market. In 1966 Bob left Doug Brown and the Omens group but hired Brown as his producer. Bob and the Last Heard, had their first big hit, East Side Story, and sold over 50,000 copies. This led to a deal with the Cameo-Parkway records. Bob also had another big hit single, called Heavy Music, in 1967. The hit stayed in his live act for many years to come. In 1968 Bob signed on with Capitol records and formed the Bob Seger System. The group was a punk band. Some of these early hits of Bob’s and his groups were hits in the Chicago area but did not go hit across the country. Finally his hit song, Ramblin’, Gamblin’ Man, was a hit not only in Detroit but it went national and was at number 17 on the charts. This one was his second single. This brought about the release of an album which reached number 62 on the Billboard pop albums chart. Bob finally had national success between 1976 and 1987. His was a slow go but he has achieved fame and will be remembered in the music industry.