Bob Seger

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": classic rock rock singer-songwriter 80s soft rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

6 May 1945, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Seger began his long career in the early 60s as a member of the Decibels. He subsequently joined Doug Brown And The Omens as organist, but was installed as their vocalist and songwriter when such talents surfaced. The group made its recording debut as the Beach Bums, with ‘The Ballad Of The Yellow Beret’, but this pastiche of the contemporaneous Barry Sadler hit, ‘The Ballad Of The Green Beret’, was withdrawn in the face of a threatened lawsuit. The act then became known as Bob Seger And The Last Heard and as such completed several powerful singles, notably ‘East Side Story’ (1966) and ‘Heavy Music’ (1967).

Seger was signed by Capitol Records in 1968 and the singer’s new group, the Bob Seger System, enjoyed a US Top 20 hit that year with ‘Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man’. Numerous excellent hard rock releases followed, including the impressive Mongrel...

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