Happy Birthday Bob Seger
69 years ago Robert Clark Seger was born to Stewart and Charlotte Seger in Dearborn, Michigan.
Celebrate Bob’s birthday with some facts from tvguide.com.
• Has sold more than 50 million albums.
• Ran track in high school, and is a golfer who has played in a pro-am with Tiger Woods.
• Played his high school’s junior prom.
• Released his first singles in 1966: the jokey “Ballad of the Yellow Beret” (as a member of the Beach Bums) and the gritty, Them-like rocker “East Side Story.”
• Longtime favorite in Detroit, where some of his late-’60s singles outsold the Beatles, but virtually unknown elsewhere until his mid-’70s breakthrough with “Night Moves.”
• Enjoyed his first national hit in 1969 with “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man,” which peaked at No. 17; he didn’t reach the Top 40 again until 1977.
• Befriended Glenn Frey, later of the Eagles, during the 1960s when both played on Detroit’s rock circuit; Frey sings backup and plays guitar on “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man.”
• Performed before almost 80,000 people at the Pontiac Silverdome in 1976, three days after playing for 50 fans at a Chicago bar.
• Enjoyed his only No. 1 single in 1987 with “Shakedown,” the Beverly Hills Cop II theme song, which copped Oscar and Golden Globe nominations.
• Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.
Now enjoy some Bob music.