Knowledge Identifier: +Bob_Seger
In 1956, when Seger was 10 years old, his father abandoned the family and moved to California
Meanwhile, Seger was listening to James Brown and said that, for him and his friends, "Live at the Apollo" was their favorite record following its release in 1963
Seger was widely influenced by the music of The Beatles, once they hit American shores in 1964
Del Shannon - In late 1964, Shannon produced a demo recording session for a young fellow Michigander named Bob Seger, who would go on to stardom much later
Jack Van Impe - Detroit-area rock singer and songwriter Bob Seger features an audio clip of Van Impe criticizing rock and roll music in the introductory portion of his song "Heavy Music Part 2," the B side of his 1967 regional hit single "Heavy Music"
Glenn Frey - His first professional recording experience, at age 19, was performing acoustic guitar and background vocals on Bob Seger's single, "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" in 1968
Venetta Fields - From about 1969, along with fellow vocalists Clydie King and Sherlie Matthews, Fields quickly became one of the most sought-after backing singers in the US, working with artists including Diana Ross, Elkie Brooks, Steely Dan, Joe Cocker, Quincy Jones, Bette Midler, Burt Bacharach, Bob Dylan, The Supremes, Neil Diamond, Bob Seger, Burton Cummings, Tim Buckley, Paul Butterfield, Leonard Cohen and with Aretha_Franklin; her mentor and inspiration
After spending the better part of 1972 touring with Teegarden & Van Winkle, Seger left the duo to put together a new backing band, referred to as both My Band and the Borneo Band, made up of musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma
In 1975, Seger returned to Capitol Records and released the album "Beautiful Loser", with help from The Silver Bullet Band on his cover of the Tina Turner penned "Nutbush City Limits"
Frankie Miller - In an article published in "Rolling Stone" magazine in 1978 Bob Seger remarked that Miller "was a huge influence" on him
Dave Marsh - In his 1980 review on Bob Seger's album "Against the Wind", Marsh stated, "I'd like to say that this is not only the worst record Bob Seger has ever made, but an absolutely cowardly one as well
Kenny Rogers - Shortly afterwards, he started working with producer David Foster in 1983 recording the smash Top 10 hit Bob Seger cover "We've Got Tonight," a duet with Sheena Easton
Daphne Zuniga - In 1994, Zuniga appeared in the release of a video for Bob Seger's previously released 1976 hit "Night Moves"
Don Robey - Under the pseudonym Deadric Malone, he was given songwriting credits for many of the songs recorded on his labels, including "Turn On Your Love Light", which became popular with Van Morrison & his band Them in live sets, Bob Seger on "Smokin' O.P.'s", The Grateful Dead in their live sets, and The Blues Brothers on the soundtrack for "Blues Brothers 2000"
As of 2006, both "Stranger in Town" and "Against the Wind" had sold over 5 million copies each in the United States
Steve Azar - The album was influenced by Azar's 2006-2007 tour with Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band
Steve Azar - After touring with Bob Seger in 2007, Azar started writing songs for the album
However, in between his "Greatest Hits" compilation was his biggest-ever record in sales, having sold nearly 10 million copies in the United States as of 2010
Kid Rock - The tour name is named after an impromptu song he wrote after performing with Bob Seger on his winter Rebel Soul Tour in early 2013
Don Brewer - He is playing drums during Bob Seger's 2014 "Ride Out" concert tour throughout the United Sates
On Dec 22, 2016 Seeger performed Heartache Tonight as the Kennedy Center honored The Eagles
On January 18th 2017 Seger gave away the single "Glenn Song" on his website as a tribute marking the one year death of Glenn Frey with whom Seger was close friends with