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Did You Know...

  • Bob Seger graduated from high school in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1963.

  • Seger began his musical career in 1961 in Detroit as a member of the Decibels, where he met his future manager and record producer Punch Andrews.

  • He formed the Silver Bullet Band in 1974, and released their first album, Seven that same year.

  • His song "Old Time Rock and Roll" is used to great effect in a classic scene in the film Risky Business, and was named one of the songs of the century in 2001.

  • Bob’s song “Shakedown” was featured in the 1987 comedy Beverly Hills Cop II.

  • Bob's song "Like A Rock" was used for several years as the theme music for Chevrolet truck commercials.

  • On March 15, 2004, Bob was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Fellow Detroiter Kid Rock made the induction speech.

  • Bob Seger writes about 80 percent of his stuff in the winter.

  • Bob's trademark is his beard.

  • Bob has two children with wife Juanita Dorricott: daughter Samantha (born 1995) and a son Cole (born 1992).

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At a Glance

Birthname: Robert Clark Seger
Nationality: American
Born: May 06 1945

The Bob Seger Story

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.

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