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Bob Seger

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  • Year:
    2004
  • Inducted by:
    Kid Rock
  • Category:
    Performers
Bob Seger Signature
Introduction

Dogged. Determined. Ambitious. Bob Seger paid his dues.

Detroit-native Bob Seger pursued rock and roll stardom for years before getting the recognition he deserved. The underrated star relentlessly delivered rock anthems and ballads with equal power, cementing his status as one of the best rock vocalists of all time.

Hall of Fame Essay

2004

Gary Graff

He sings that rock & roll never forgets - so, appropriately, Bob Seger- has a clear memory of his first inkling that music might be his life’s pursuit. “My dad made a big deal when I was, like, four years old about the fact that I sang ‘I’m Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover’ in the back of his ’49 Buick,” Seger recalls. “He just went nuts over that. I think that was maybe the very first inclination for me.”

Fifty-four years later, that’s proved to be a sage revelation. Seger has carved out a nearly four decade recording career in which he’s sold almost fifty million albums and launched enduring hits such as “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man,” “Night Moves,” “Turn the Page,” “Hollywood Nights,” “Against the Wind” and “Like a Rock.” 

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program Cover 2004
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He is the beautiful loser who has sold 50 million records.

Kid Rock

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