1945: Robert Clark Seger is born on May 5, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
1955-1956: Seger’s dad introduces his son to the Elvis hits "Hound Dog" and "Don’t Be Cruel." He also teaches him to play the four-string bass ukulele.
1961: After borrowing a guitar from a friend, Seger, a high school sophomore, forms the Decibels.
1963: Seger takes a job on the Ford assembly line, filling conveyors for automatic transmissions, nine hours a day, six days a week, $4.20 an hour. He leaves after three weeks.
1964: Seger records "TGIF" with Doug Brown and the Omens for Punch Records.
1967: Seger signs with Capitol Records.
1968: The Bob Seger debut release on Capitol is the protest song "2+2=?," about a boyhood friend killed in Vietnam.
1975: Seger forms the Silver Bullet Band with Alto Reed (saxophone), Drew Abbott (guitar), Robyn Robbins (keyboards), Chris Campbell (bass), and Charlie Allen Martin (drums).
1976: Seger vaults into the Top 10 with the album Night Moves. The single of the same name reaches #4.
1977: The singles "Mainstreet" and "Rock and Roll Never Forgets" from Night Moves are released.
1978: Seger’s new album, Stranger In Town, climbs to #4 and remains on the charts for 110 weeks. It features "Still the Same", "Hollywood Nights" and "We’ve Got Tonite".
1979: "Old Time Rock & Roll" is released.
1980: Seger scores his own #1 with the album Against The Wind. It remains at #1 for six weeks. Seger wins his first Grammy Award.
1983: Thanks to Tom Cruise’s air-guitar-and-jockey-shorts reprise of "Old Time Rock & Roll" in Risky Business, the single is revived.
1985: Seger's music is featured in the Academy Award-winning Mask.
1986: The album Like A Rock climbs to #3.
1987: Seger receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and notches another #1 record with "Shakedown" from Beverly Hills Cop II.
1991: His first album in five years, The Fire Inside is nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Performance.
1994: Seger enshrines his handprints and signature in cement on the Rockwalk on Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard.
1996: Seger and the Silver Bullet Band embark on a 64-date North American tour.
2004: Seger reaches another milestone when he is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by fellow Michigan native, Kid Rock.
2006: Face The Promise, Bob Seger's first studio album in 11 years, debuts at #4 on the charts and becomes his 11th platinum album.