Bob Seger

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Robert Clark Seger
  • Birth Place: Dearborn, MI
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/06/1945, Taurus
  • Profession: Singer, songwriter
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Bob Seger Fast Facts:
  • 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.
  • Bob Seger Relationships:
  • Charlotte Seger - Mother
  • George Seger - Brother
  • Juanita Dorricott - Wife
  • Christopher Cole Seger - Son
  • Jan Dinsdale - Ex-significant Other
  • Stewart Seger - Father
  • Annette Sinclair - Ex-wife
  • Samantha Char Seger - Daughter
  • Bob Seger Awards:
  • 1988 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1987 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 1980 Grammy: Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - Winner

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