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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Bob Seger

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Everyone knows Bob Seger’s hit songs like “Old Time Rock and Roll,” “Night Moves,” and “Turn The Page.” However, there are a few interesting details you may not know about the Detroit rocker.

  • Bob attended Lincoln Park High School for a year.
  • “Come Go With Me” by The Del-Vikings, a hit in 1957, was the first record he bought.
  • Seger co-wrote the Eagles’ number-one hit “Heartache Tonight”
  • Glenn Frey (Eagles) had his first studio gig singing back-up on “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man”.
  • In April 1976, Seger and The Silver Bullet Band released the album Live Bullet, recorded over two nights in Detroit’s Cobo Arena in September 1975.
  • In June 1976, he was a featured performer at the Pontiac Silverdome outside Detroit in front of nearly 80,000 fans. The next night, Seger played before fewer than a thousand people in Chicago.
  • “Shakedown”, a somewhat uncharacteristic song off the 1987 film Beverly Hills Cop II’s soundtrack, became his first and only #1 hit on the pop singles chart. The song had originally been intended for Seger’s fellow Detroiter Glenn Frey, but when he lost his voice just prior to the recording session, he called in Seger to take his place.
  • In 2001 and 2002, Seger won the prestigious Port Huron to Mackinac Boat Race aboard his 52-foot (16 m) sailboat Lightning.
  • Seger was featured singing with 3 Doors Down on the song “Landing in London” from their Seventeen Days album.
  • Seger contributed piano and vocals on Kid Rock’s 2010 album Born Free.

 

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