Bob Seger is a well-known singer-songwriter. Born during 1945 in Dearborn, Michigan, he became active in the music industry in 1961. He is a vocalist who plays piano and guitar. His music spans the genres of piano rock, country, roots rock, heartland-rock, and classic rock. This artist cites Elvis Presley, James Brown, Van Morrison, and Little Richard among his inspirations. Many of his songs center on blue-collar themes.
He joined his first band, the Decibels, during 1961. After leaving the group, he joined the Town Criers, and then Doug Brown and the Omens. After his departure from the Omens, he formed the Last Heard. In 1968, he secured a contract with Capitol Records, and the band's name was changed to the System. This project released three albums during 1969 and 1970.
During 1974, the musician formed his most successful project, the Silver Bullet Band. It achieved national recognition in 1976, with the release of "Night Moves." In addition to the title track, its notable songs include "Mainstreet, " and "Rock and Roll Never Forgets." This album became the artist's first platinum (sold more than one million copies) release, certified by the RIAA.
"Night Moves" was followed-up by seven studio albums, two live albums, and four compilations. They produced numerous top hits, including "Still the Same, " "Hollywood Nights, " "We've Got Tonight, " "Old Time Rock 'n Roll, " "Heartache Tonight, " and "Like a Rock."
This prolific artist has received numerous awards. Among them are inductions into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2004, Michigan's governor proclaimed March 15th to be Bob Seger Day.
To promote his 2011 release of "Ultimate Hits: Rock and Roll Never Forgets, " Bob Seger has planned an extensive tour. Performances have been scheduled for the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as numerous others around the country. In addition to Nevada, his schedule includes shows in South Carolina, California, Arizona, Texas, Tennessee, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Kentucky.