Bob Seger

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Performer

Inducted in: 2004

Inducted by: Kid Rock

Nominated in: 2001   2004

First Eligible: 1992 Ceremony

Snubbed Members: Drew Abbott, Don Brewer, Chris Campbell, Craig Frost, Charlie Allen Martin, Alto Reed, Robyn Robbins, David Teegarden

Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2008 (ranked #172) .

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Live Bullet (1976)
Night Moves (1976)
Stranger In Town (1978)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Ramblin' Gamblin' Man (1968)
Turn The Page (1973)
Night Moves (1976)
Old Time Rock And Roll (1978)
Hollywood Nights (1978)
Against The Wind (1980)

Bob Seger @ Wikipedia

Bob Seger Videos


15 comments so far (post your own)

OK - Bob Seger is in
Tom Petty is in
Billy Joel is in
Jackson Browne is in.
Eligible since 2001 - who has the vendetta against John Mellencamp.
Come on!

Posted by shawn on Saturday, 05.5.07 @ 15:29pm

Bob Seger is one of the best in rock music!!!

Posted by Evelyn on Monday, 05.28.07 @ 21:35pm

John Mellencamp wishes he was Seger... and they both wish they were the Boss!!

Posted by Chalkie on Sunday, 09.9.07 @ 13:06pm

shawn i hope you caught this year's (2008) ceremony mellencamp was inducted

Posted by baw "the lumberjack" on Tuesday, 12.9.08 @ 14:50pm

2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee!

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 02.21.12 @ 19:00pm

Actually never been too impressed with Seger's songs either. His best known are probably Turn the Page and Old Time Rock and Roll, which were a fixture of fossilized FM radio which is now dead and buried. But it seems that the songwriter's hall of fame may be too traditionalist.

Posted by astrodog on Wednesday, 02.22.12 @ 01:32am

Just to follow up by what I man by traditionalist, none of the following are inducted in the songwriters hall of fame: Lou Reed, David Byrne, Debbie Harry, Patti Smith, Chrissy Hynde, anyone of the Ramones, anyone of the Clash or Sex Pistols, Elvs Costello or even Tom Petty. It seems a bit fogeyish, but take what you can get.

Posted by astrodog on Wednesday, 02.22.12 @ 08:40am

In my opinion the ramones can stay well away from such an establishment. the rest you mentioned maybe apart from debbie (don't know about hynde and petty, haven't heard much from them) but the ramones always struck me as horribly overated especially on this site. (there is no way in hell they are among the top 20 bands to ever exist)

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 02.22.12 @ 11:40am

Have the Ramones been overrated? The music press did elevate them to mythic levels during the early 90s and I'm personally more impressed with other bands from that era. I have said more than once that I thought their music was a bit two-dimensional. But all that said they had some excellent songs, and Dee Dee Ramone has always impressed me as a lyricist, even later on with songs like Poison Heart or Baby Doll.
Debbie Harry was nominated this year, and she has a significant chance of induction when and if they ever reach the punk/post-punk era given her songwriting credits. That of course assumes that they ever get there, which is my main point. I just assumed they would have inducted one of the artists I mentioned, not really caring which, just some representation from that era.

Posted by astrodog on Wednesday, 02.22.12 @ 16:37pm

The 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame

Bob Seger

Detroit singer-songwriter Bob Seger is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee thanks to 1970s album rock-era favorites like “Night Moves” and “Old Time Rock & Roll” (a “Songs of the Century” designee). His 1986 hit “Like a Rock” became monumental when it was the centerpiece of a Chevy truck commercial for over a decade. The “heartlands rock” pioneer also co-wrote the Eagles’ chart-topping “Heartache Tonight. Key songs in the Seger catalog include “Like A Rock,” “Night Moves,” “Rock & Roll Never Forgets,” “Still The Same” and “We’ve Got Tonight.”

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 02.22.12 @ 19:45pm

The 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame

Bob Seger

Performing songwriter Bob Seger is universally acknowledged by fans and musicians as one of the defining voices of American music. Some of the classic songs he has penned include, “Against The Wind,“ “Turn The Page,” “Night Moves,” “Hollywood Nights,” “Rock And Roll Never Forgets,” “Katmandu,” “Mainstreet,” “Still The Same,” “We’ve Got Tonight,” “The Fire Down Below,” “Like A Rock,” and “Beautiful Loser,” to name a few. His songs have been recorded by artists such as Metallica, Kid Rock, Tina Turner, Bette Midler, Rod Stewart, Cher, Johnny Hallyday, Martina McBride, Waylon Jennings, Dottie West, The Pointer Sisters, Barry Manilow, Brooks & Dunn, Conway Twitty and Keb’ Mo’. Seger and his Silver Bullet Band have sold more than 51 million records worldwide, with twelve platinum and seven multi-platinum RIAA-certified album sales awards. Seger holds the distinction for the #1 Catalog Album of the Decade (2000-2010) for his Greatest Hits, which has sold more than nine million copies in the U.S. to date, posting an unbroken 17-year streak on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums and Catalog Albums charts. In 1981 Seger won a Grammy for his song “Against The Wind” in the Best Rock Performance by a Group or Duo category. In 2004 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 02.22.12 @ 19:46pm

Still not clear who gave the induction speech for Bob Seger at the 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame. Dave Grohl was a no-show.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 06.16.12 @ 08:20am

Valerie Simpson gave the induction speech for Bob Seger at the 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 06.16.12 @ 08:50am

Send Bob Seger a tweet. Tell him to tell the Rock Hall to induct the Silver Bullet Band.

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 09.27.15 @ 18:51pm

Why did it take so long for Bob Seger to be inducted?

Posted by Dan M. on Sunday, 01.8.17 @ 01:27am

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