Bob Seger

Bob Seger is a rock and roll singer-songwriter who has sold more than 50 million records. His hit song, "Old Time Rock & Roll" is the second most played jukebox song of all time. All questions about Seger's music and personal life can be found here.

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Who is Joe Ancis?

I first met Joe Ancis in 1988 or 89 through Rodney Dangerfield. Rodney and Joe had been friends for over 50 years and at the time Joe was living in Rodney's condo in NYC. Rodney would say that Joe was the funniest man he ever met. Joe never went on the road with Rodney because he had a fear of flying but this one time Rodney had convinced him to come to LA where he camped out at the Beverly Hilton penthouse. Joe was a regular Joe with a sharp Jewish wit..tall and he and Rodney drank at the same pace. We got onto a discussion of God. I tried to explain my thoughts on faith likening it to turning on the lightswitch without any thought of where the electricity came from. Joe quipped. "Yea, cause I pad the light bill"!

Later I learned Joe was a real mensch to many comics and most notably Lenny Bruce.

who are you? i need to talk to you asap...i have something in the works and i lived with Joe for 3 months in NY.

Did Bob Seger die?

Nope, not yet! Even his dad, famous folk singer and songwriter, Pete Seeger (perhaps best known for the song This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land), is still alive, having turned 90 in May of this year.

Pete Seeger is not his Dad, Bob Seger's dad died in a house fire.

Is bob seger related to pete seger?

No. Here is the family history. No relation.

Seeger family

  • Charles Seeger (1886 - 1979), American musicologist, composer, and teacher;
(i) Constance Edson Seeger, violinist; first wife of Charles; 3 children ::* Charles Seeger III, (1912-2002) astronomer
  • John Seeger, (b. 1914), high school principal and co-founder of Camp Killooleet, a summer camp in Vermont
  • Pete Seeger (b. 1919), one of the pre-eminent American folk and protest singers of the 20th century
:::* Mika Seeger American ceramic artist; daughter of Pete ::::* Tao Rodríguez-Seeger (b. 1972), a contemporary American folk musician; son of Mika (ii) Ruth Crawford Seeger (1901 - 1953), a modernist composer and an American folk music specialist; second wife of Charles; 4 children ::* Mike Seeger (b. 1933), American folk musician and folklorist
  • Peggy Seeger (b. 1935), American folk singer; wife of English folk singer Ewan MacColl and stepmother of singer Kirsty MacColl
  • Barbara Seeger, appeared on Animal Songs for Children (1992) with Mike Seeger and others
  • Penny Seeger, married John Cohen
  • Alan Seeger (1888 - 1916), American poet; brother of Charles
  • Elizabeth Seeger (1889 - 1973), teacher at Dalton School and author; sister of Charles and Alan

What is the meaning of the name Joe?

The Name Joseph means: Jehova add's/increases. It's origin is Hebrew.

How old is Bob Seger?

US musician Robert "Bob" Seger is 72 years old (birthdate: May 6, 1945).

What Bob Seger album contains Drift Away?


"Drift Away" (also known erroneously as "Give Me The Beat, Boys") is a song written by Mentor Williams and originally recorded by John Henry Kurtz in 1972. However, Dobie Gray's cover is by far the most popular version. It became Gray's biggest hit in 1973, peaking at number five on the BillboardHot 100, though it did not enter the charts in the UK. Bob Segar, along with an overwhelming number of musicians have covered this song. Bob Segar's version was never released on any album of his own.

Who is Joe Hanley?

Could be Dublin born actor, Joseph Hanley, who had a part in TV series, Ballykissangel

Did bob seger ever play in nova scotia?

Yes in the late 1970's. he played Halifax and Sydney for sure

Who sang with Bob Seger on 'We've Got Tonight'?

Bob Seger recorded this song (originally titled "We've Got Tonite") in 1978 along with his band, the "Silver Bullet Band". The Silver Bullet band at the time included guitarist Drew Abbott, drummer David Teegarden, keyboardist Robyn Robbins, bass guitarist Chris Campbell, and saxophone player Alto Reed.

In 1983, the song was re-released as the title track on Kenny Roger's "We've Got Tonight" album, and the song was recorded as a duet with Rogers and Sheena Easton.

How many number one hits did Bob Seger have?

According to, Bob's had one Number 1 single and one Number 1 album.

What is Bob Seger doing now musically?

Bob Seger as of right now spends most of his time playing in the meadow, earning money on the street corner, and cooking spaghetti

Who is Bob Seger?

Bob Seger was born at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and lived in the area until age 6 when his family moved to the college town of Ann Arbor, Michigan. When Seger was 10 years old, his father left the family and moved to California. Seger attended Tappan Middle School and Ann Arbor High School (now Pioneer High School) in Ann Arbor and graduated in 1963. Growing up, Seger listened to James Brown and has said that among him and his friends, Live at the Apollo was their favorite record. "Come Go With Me" by The Del Vikings was the first record he bought. Seger has named Van Morrison as being one of his influences. Mentioning Frankie Miller, Graham Parker and Bruce Springsteen, Seger re Seger began his musical career in 1961 in Detroit as a member of The Decibels, where he first met his future manager and record producer, Punch Andrews. Seger returned to Ann Arbor where he played with The Town Cryers and then Doug Brown and the Omens. With them, he released his first single in 1965 for the local Hideout Records label. In 1966 Seger sang on Doug Brown and the Omens' parody of Barry Sadler's song "Ballad of the Green Berets" which was re-titled "Ballad of the Yellow Beret" and mocked draft dodgers. Soon after its release Sadler and his record label threatened Brown and his band with a lawsuit and the recording was withdrawn from the market. In 1966 Seger left Brown's group but retained him as a producer. As Bob Seger and the Last Heard, Seger had his first big Detroit hit with "East Side Story", which sold 50,000 copies, mostly in the Detroit area and led to a contract with Cameo-Parkway Records. Another of Seger's biggest early hit singles locally was "Heavy Music" in 1967, which sold even more copies and had potential to break out nationally when Cameo-Parkway went out of business . Nevertheless, "Heavy Music" would stay in his live act for many years to come. During these early Detroit years, Seger also acted as producer for the local band The Mushrooms. He became (and remained) friendly with the band's leader Glenn Frey, who would later become one of the founding members of the Eagles. In 1968, Bob Seger signed with major label Capitol Records and formed The Bob Seger System. This group was essentially a Michigan proto-punk band not unlike the SRC or The Frost. Their first single was the anti-war message song "2+2=?", which reflected a marked change in Seger's political attitudes from "The Ballad of the Yellow Beret". The single was again a hit in Detroit but went unnoticed almost everywhere else. The second single from The Bob Seger System was "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man". Predictably it was a smash hit in Detroit, but it also became Seger's first nationally charted hit, peaking at #17. The song's success led to the release of an album in 1969, and the Ramblin' Gamblin' Man album reached #62 on the Billboard pop albums chart. Seger was unable to follow up this early moderate success; The Bob Seger System's follow-up album Noah failed to chart at all, leading Seger to briefly quit the music industry and attend college. Seger then returned the following year with the System's final album, 1970's Mongrel. In 1971, Seger released his first solo album, the all-acoustic Brand New Morning which he recorded to fullfill his Capitol Records contract. Seger's next few albums, released on Punch Andrews' Palladium label and distributed by Reprise Records, were stylistically erratic and appeared in the low 100s on the Billboard albums chart, if at all. These albums included Smokin' O.P.'s (1972), which featured a minor hit (#76 US) with a cover of Tim Hardin's "If I Were A Carpenter", and Back in '72(1973) which featured a long list of known session musicians and work from J. J. Cale. It also has the studio version of Seger's live classic "Turn the Page" (later covered by Metallica and Waylon Jennings). Seger maintained his regional appeal in Detroit, and had built a modest following in Florida (necessitating many drives back and forth), but to the general music world was regarded as a one-hit wonder. In 1974 Seger formed the Silver Bullet Band and released the album Seven, which contained the Detroit-area hard-rock hit "Get Out of Denver". This track that was a modest success and charted at #80 nationally. In 1975, Seger's returned to Capitol Records and released the album Beautiful Loser. The album's single "Katmandu" (in addition to being another substantial Detroit-area hit) was Seger's first real national break-out track since "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man". Although it just missed the US top 40, peaking at #43, the song received strong airplay in a number of markets nationwide. In April 1976 Seger and the Silver Bullet Band had an even bigger commercial breakthrough with the album Live Bullet, recorded over two nights in Detroit's Cobo Arena in September 1975. The album stayed on the Billboard charts for 168 weeks, peaking at #34 which was Seger's highest charting album at the time. It also contained Seger's hit rendition of Tina Turner's "Nutbush City Limits" (#69 US) as well as Seger's own classic take on life on the road, "Turn the Page", from Back in '72. It also included his late 1960's successful releases - "Heavy Music" and "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man". Critic Dave Marsh later wrote that "Live Bullet is one of the best live albums ever made ... In spots, particularly during the medley of 'Travelin' Man'/'Beautiful Loser', Seger sounds like a man with one last shot at the top." An instant best-seller in Detroit, Live Bullet quickly began to get attention in other parts of the country. In June 1976 he was a featured performer at the Pontiac Silverdome outside Detroit in front of nearly 80,000 fans. Only three nights before in Chicago, Seger had played before 50 people in a bar. Seger finally achieved his indisputable commercial breakthrough with his October 1976 album Night Moves. The title song "Night Moves" was a highly evocative, nostalgic, time-spanning tale that was not only critically praised, but became a #4 hit single on the Billboard pop singles chart as well as a heavy album-oriented rock airplay mainstay. The album also contained "Mainstreet", a #24 hit ballad that emphasized Seger's heartland rock credentials, as well as the AOR anthem "Rock and Roll Never Forgets". Night Moves was Seger's first Top 10 album in the Billboard 200, and through late 2006 had sold over 6 million copies in the U.S. Furthermore it activated sales of Seger's recent back catalog, so that Beautiful Loser would eventually sell 2 million and Live Bullet would sell 5 million copies in the U.S.. Seger followed this up strongly with 1978's Stranger in Town. The first single, "Still the Same", emphasized Seger's talent for mid-tempo numbers that revealed a sense of purpose, and made the Top 5 on the pop singles chart. "Hollywood Nights" was an up-tempo rocker Top 15 hit, while "We've Got Tonight" was a slow ballad that not only was a Top 15 hit on its own, but would become an adult contemporary mainstay in years to come for both Seger and other artists. The final single, 1979's "Old Time Rock & Roll", was the least successful single from the album, reaching only the Top 30, but achieved substantial AOR airplay. Moreover, it would later became one of Seger's most recognizable songs following its memorable Tom Cruise-dancing-in-his-underwear use in the 1983 film Risky Business. Album tracks from Stranger in Town were equally strong, with "Feel Like a Number" being especially memorable for its raging powerless fury. Around this time Seger also co-wrote the Eagles' #1 hit song "Heartache Tonight" from their 1979 album The Long Run, their collaboration resulted from Seger and Glenn Frey's early days together in Detroit. In 1980 Seger released Against the Wind and it became his first and only #1 album on the Billboard 200. The first single "Fire Lake" featured Eagles Don Henley, Timothy B. Schmit, and Frey on backing vocals and reached #6 on the singles chart, while the title song "Against the Wind" reached #5 as a single. "You'll Accomp'ny Me" became the third hit single from the record. Against the Wind would also win two Grammy Awards. Through late 2006 both Stranger in Town and Against the Wind had sold over 5 million copies in the U.S., and were followed by the 1981 live album Nine Tonight which encapsulated this three-album peak of Seger's commercial career. Seger's take on Eugene Williams' "Tryin' to Live My Life Without You" became a Top 5 hit from Nine Tonight and would go on to sell 4 million copies. Seger released The Distance in 1982. Critically praised for representing a tougher sound than some of his recent material, the album spawned hits with Rodney Crowell's "Shame on the Moon" (which also did moderately well as a country music song), "Even Now", and "Roll Me Away". But perhaps because Seger and his band were ill-equipped to exploit the new MTV era, Seger's album sales dropped noticeably, with The Distance only selling approximately 1 million copies. The following year country music superstar Kenny Rogers would team up with pop singer Sheena Easton to cover "We've Got Tonight". This version was a world wide hit and was so successful Rogers used it as the title cut to one of his own albums. In 1984 he wrote and recorded the power rock ballad "Understanding" for the "Teachers" movie soundtrack. The song was a mild Top 40 hit in 1985. Seger was no longer as prolific and four years elapsed before his next studio album,1986's Like a Rock emerged. The fast-paced "American Storm" garnered both pop and rock airplay, and "Like a Rock" became yet another successful Seger ballad. Later it would become familiar to many Americans through its association with a long-running Chevrolet ad campaign (something Seger explicitly chose to do to support struggling American automobile workers in Detroit). Seger's 1986-1987 American Storm Tour was his self-stated last major tour, playing 105 shows over 9 months and selling almost 1.5 million tickets. Like a Rock sold over a million copies and went platinum. The following year Seger's "Shakedown", a somewhat uncharacteristic song off the 1987 film Beverly Hills Cop II's soundtrack, became his first and only #1 hit on the pop singles chart. Bob Seger's next record was 1991's The Fire Inside, at a time when glam metal, grunge and alternative rock were all taking the forefront. His new music found little visibility on radio or elsewhere. The same was true of 1995's It's a Mystery, however the album was certified Gold (500,000 copies sold). In between, however, his Greatest Hits compilation was a major success, achieving sales of over 8 million units through late 2006. Seger did go back on the road again for a 1996 tour, which was successful and sold the fourth-largest number of tickets of any North American tour that year. In June 1997 Seger drove his automobile off the Trans-Canada Highway in Nipigon, Ontario and was charged by Ontario provincial police with drunk driving after crashing his car. [1] Seger took a sabbatical from the music business for about ten years to spend time with his wife and two young children. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 15, 2004. Fellow Detroiter Kid Rock gave the induction speech and Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm proclaimed that date Bob Seger Day in his honor. Seger's first new album in 11 years, titled Face the Promise, was released on September 12, 2006. In its first 45 days, the album sold more than 400,000 copies, according to Soundscan. The album has sold over 1 million copies to date and stayed on the Billboard chart for months. His supporting tour has also been eagerly anticipated, with many shows selling out within minutes. Showing that Seger's legendary appeal in Michigan had not diminished, all 15,000 tickets available for his first show at Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena sold out in under five minutes; three additional shows were subsequently added, each of which also sold out.[2] In 2005 Seger was featured singing with 3 Doors Down on the song "Landing in London" from their Seventeen Days Album. On October 21, 2006 Seger performed "America the Beautiful" at the first game of the 2006 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Detroit Tigers. Events in late March of 2007 suggested that Seger may move on from Capitol Records because those who had worked with him to this point are now gone from the label. The same press release also confirmed Seger's intention to release a live CD/DVD package chronicling his Face the Promise tour at some point in the fall. Seger presently lives approximately a mile north of Good Hart, Michigan, on the famed route M-119. - (Note: This is not his primary residence). The Silver Bullet Band was formed in 1974. Its original members were: * Drew Abbott, guitar * Charlie Allen Martin, drums * Rick Mannassa, keyboards * Chris Campbell, bass guitar * Alto Reed (real name: Thomas Neal Cartmell[3][4]), saxophones and flute Seger himself did all lead vocals and plays guitar and piano. In 1982 Abbott was replaced by Dawayne Bailey on guitar. Around 1977 Martin was replaced by Dave Teegarden on drums, who in 1983 was replaced by Don Brewer. In 1975 Mannassa was replaced by Robyn Robbins on keyboards, who in 1980 was replaced by Craig Frost. Seger has almost always used session musicians, most notably The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, on his albums as well.

Lyrics to Night Moves by Bob Seger?

There is a section of Wiki, WikiAnswers, or whatever, that is called WikiMusic. I just discovered it myself, so I'm not exactly sure how it works. It's looks to me like you need to create a separate account. I'm not sure if that is for editing purposes? You can view the lyrics to Bob Seger's Night Moves there without an account there though. I will include a link to the lyrics on the bottom of the page.

How many albums did nirvana make?

Bleach (First release through SubPop records... independant)

Nevermind (First commercial album)

Incesticide (B-sides)

In Utero (Last studio album)

Unplugged in New York (MTV)

From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah (Live Material)

Nirvana (Greatest Hits)

With the Lights Out (3-CDs)

Total: 10

Where did bob seger grow up?

Born in Dearborn

Raised in Detroit