Happy 65th Birthday…

May 6th, 2010

I could give a hundred reasons to offer happy birthday to Bob Seger: Night Moves; Rock and Roll Never Forgets; Katmandu; Beautiful Loser and so on ad naseum. I could even mention some newer material, Lock and Load perhaps, that holds up against what anyone is doing these days.

How about happy birthday for paying homage to Chuck Berry faithfully for 40 years, expanding the audience of Berry by untold amounts, while maintaining your own originality.

But really, it’s about this: in September 1975 Seger recorded 2 shows at Cobo Hall in Detroit, his hometown. He played a song from his previous album, Turn the Page. The song, about life on the road, meant something more on this night and Seger closed his eyes and nailed it like a carpenter at a barn raising. At the 3:35 mark in the recording the band is just about to drop out for the vocals, and Alto Reed’s saxophone comes in with the songs signature lick. It’s not a magic moment, nothing that average. It’s one of the top 5 three-seconds in all of rock and roll.

It is for that moment, and many others, that Bob Seger gets his At Home and Hespeler 65th birthday wishes.

Happy 65th Birthday Bob Seger, we look forward to seeing you in the fall.

Birthday Wishes, Bob Seger, Rockin' and Rollin' and Never Forgettin'

  1. littlequeenie
    May 6th, 2010 at 14:27 | #1

    don’t forget Wreck this Heart from Face the Promise. Real vintage Seger!
    Happy Birthday, Bob!
    (these are the memories that make me a wealthy soul)

  2. May 7th, 2010 at 00:21 | #2

    Great information! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks!

  3. real conservative
    May 8th, 2010 at 00:10 | #3

    Many songs have been written and recorded about life on the road but Bob Seger and Jackson Browne got it best.

  4. May 9th, 2010 at 05:54 | #4

    Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

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