“We did two hundred sixty-five shows that year 1975,” says Bob Seger with a mixture of pride and amazement, as explanation on why it was so hard to find the solitary time necessary to write well-crafted songs prior to “Night Moves” forty-five years ago. The double disc “Live Bullet”, recorded in Fall 1975 and released six months later, provided that precious period…by October 1976 with Night Moves containing “Rock and Roll Never Forgets”,”Main Street”,”The Fire Down Below”,”Come to Poppa”, and the title song which Bob calls “…a little novelette.”
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August 26, 1991, I had the great honor and pleasure of co-hosting the world premiere radio broadcast with Bob Seger of “The Fire Inside”. His fourteenth (!) studio album, it came a long five years after Seger and the Silver Bullet Band’s “Like a Rock”, the Detroit rocker’s fifth multi-million seller in a row.
“It took me twelve years to make that album Live Bullet ,” Bob Seger solemnly emphasizes to me in this classic rock interview to mark the forty-fifth anniversary of that release from Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band in April 1976. This may be the only six million-seller in history which failed to make the Top Thirty in sales when initially released.
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band “Against the Wind” was one of their seven Top 10 multi-platinum albums in a row.
at nine tonight you can bet that at that appointed hour Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band will hit the stage in Jacksonville, Charlotte, Virginia Beach, Raleigh, Washington DC, Jones Beach, and Holmdel NJ on a series of six dates with destiny in Detroit beginning June 6!
The late Glenn Frey was Bob Seger’s buddy long before Frey headed west and took wing with the Eagles singing background vocals on Bob’s first hit, “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man” in 1968…
While not completely copping to the charge by the late music writer Timothy White that the previously unknown success of Bob Seger‘s 1976 album Night Moves was giving Bob “platinum paranoia”on the followup Stranger in Town, Seger did admit to me,”There were certain tracks that gave us fits. ‘Brave Strangers’ was one, actually. We […]
By the mid-1980s Hollywood awkwardly concluded three decades of getting it all wrong finally by releasing a series of popular mainstream blockbusters with subject matter and/ or cornerstone scenes built around rock and roll, including Purple Rain, La Bamba, The Buddy Holly Story, Rock and Roll High School, The Blues Brothers, and Almost Famous which easily come to […]
rock’n’soul playlist of the greatest rockers like the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Bob Seger, Creedence Clearwater Revival, ZZ Top, and twenty-five more all paying tribute to Detroit’s Motown and Memphis’ Stax African-American musical giants, presented to commemorate American Black History Month.
If only the world’s most acclaimed rock musicians voted for election into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Little Feat would have been inducted on the first ballot twenty-five years ago. The list of famous Little Feat fans included the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Bob Seger, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Palmer, and Robert Plant just for starters. But for most of the Seventies, they didn’t sell many albums…