Happy Birthday to Bob Seger who turns 69 today (May 6th)!!! Seger remains hard at work on his long awaited new album -- and is hinting that the still-untitled collection may be his last. Seger has already collaborated with both Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow on the new set, which is his followup to 2006's Face The Promise, and last fall reveled to Classic Rock magazine that ensuring the quality of the album is the most important part of the ongoing sessions, explaining, "All I'm concerned about is trying to make that (album) as good as it can be. I wouldn't say I'm in the planning stages of retiring, but I'm wide open to it now, and I don't know how much more there is to prove." There are already rumors about possible Silver Bullet Band dates later this year. Seger and the band wrapped their last dates last spring.
Bob Seger released his first single, "The Lonely One," in 1961, with the help of Max Crook, who was a member of Del Shannon's backing band. Seger spent much of the '60s writing songs for other people, and playing with a number of different bands, including the Bob Seger & The Last Heard and the Bob Seger System. But he will always be best remembered for his '70s and '80s Silver Bullet Band classics "Against The Wind," "Night Moves," "Mainstreet," "Turn The Page," "Katmandu," "Old Time Rock & Roll," "Rock And Roll Never Forgets," "We've Got Tonight," "Still The Same," and "Shakedown," among others.
Bob Seger admits that he's amazed at the lifespan of not just his career -- but of all of rock n' roll: "The career arc for most people in entertainment was three good years, five tops, and you were gone. I mean, who'd ever thought that we'd be seeing McCartney at 60 onstage, Jagger -- nobody, y'know? It's just interesting -- you think how old I thought I was (35) when (laughs) I was writing 'Rock 'N' Roll Never Forgets.'"
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