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Bob Seger

1945

Bob Seger is born in Dearborn, Michigan.

1966

Bob Seger’s first single, “East Side Story,” is released on the Hideout label.

1967

Bob Seger’s “Heavy Music,” an ode to high-energy rock and roll, tops the Detroit charts.

1968

Bob Seger’s “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man” debuts on the national charts. It will rise to #17, but Seger won’t see the Top Forty again for another eight years.

1969

Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man, Bob Seger’s debut album - credited to the Bob Seger System - is released.

1975

Bob Seger’s Beautiful Loser hits the charts. It will be the first of ten consecutive platinum albums for Seger.

1975

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band’s two-night stand at Detroit’s Cobo Hall is recorded. In May 1976 it will be released as Live Bullet.

1976

Night Moves, by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, is released. The title track will peak at #4, while the album becomes Seger’s first to go Top Ten.

1978

Stranger in Town, Bob Seger’s followup to Night Moves, is released. The album and its lead single, “Still the Same,” both peak at #4.

1980

Against the Wind, by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, is released. It will top the albums chart for six weeks and sell over 6 million copies.

1981

Against the Wind earns Bob Seger his first Grammy (for Best Album by a Duo or Group with Vocal) and two more Grammy nominations.

1981

Bob Seger releases Nine Tonight, a live album cut in Detroit and Boston.

1983

The Distance, by Bob Seger, is released. Seger’s cover of Rodney Crowell’s “Shame on the Moon” will become a #2 single.

1987

“Shakedown,” by Bob Seger, reaches #1 - his first (and only) chart-topper.

1991

Bob Seger releases The Fire Inside, his first album in five years.

1994

Greatest Hits, the first best-of in Bob Seger’s career, is released. It will sell 6 million copies and remain a Top Ten catalog seller for seven years.

1995

It’s a Mystery, Bob Seger’s first album of new material in four years, is released.

2003

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band’s Greatest Hits 2, is released.

2004

Bob Seger is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the nineteenth annual induction dinner. Kid Rock is his presenter.