Bob Seger: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 1)

Bob Seger is one of the most iconic performers of the 1960s. He may be 70 years old now, but he’s anything but forgotten. Though Seger has lived much of his life in the spotlight, there are still some things that many people don’t know about him. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Bob Seger. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!

Number Fifteen: He Attended Lincoln Park High School. But only for a year! He ended up graduating from Pioneer High School in 1963. Both high schools are located in Seger’s home state of Michigan.

Number Fourteen: He Bought His First Record in 1957. Seger was 12 years old when he bought his first record in 1957. The record was called Come Go With Me by The Del-Vikings.

Number Thirteen: He Co-Wrote a Major Eagles Hit. Seger co-wrote “Heartache Tonight,” which was made famous by the Eagles. He has another interesting connection to the Eagles as well – the Eagles’ Glenn Frey sang backup on Seger’s “Ramblin’ Gamlin’ Man.”

Number Twelve: He Released a Live Album in 1976. Seger and The Silver Bullet Band recorded live performances over the course of two nights in Detroit’s Cobo Arena. The performances were recorded in September of 1975, and the live album was released in April of 1976.

Number Eleven: He Had Very Diverse Audiences. Especially in terms of size. In June of 1976, Seger performed in front of nearly 80,000 people at the Pontiac Silverdome outside of Detroit. The very next night, he performed in Chicago for less than 1,000 people.

Number Ten: His Only Number One Pop Hit Almost Wasn’t His. Seger’s “Shakedown” was his first and only number one hit on the pop charts. The song is featured on the soundtrack for 1987’s Beverly Hills Cop II, and in fact, the song was meant for Glenn Frey! However, Frey lost his voice right before he was supposed to record the song, so he called on Seger to take his place instead.

Number Nine: He Worked With Kid Rock. Seger contributed both vocals and piano to Kid Rock’s 2010 album titled Born Free.