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Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Rock Philips Arena

Sixty-five year old Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band performed Tuesday night at Philips Arena in a hit-filled two hour show. Robert Clarke Seger was born on May 6, 1945 in Dearborn, Michigan. He is one of rock music’s most successful singer-songwriters, mostly writing and recording songs that dealt with blue-collar themes. Seger is best known for such rock and roll hits as “Night Moves”, “Turn the Page”, and “Like a Rock”, and also co-wrote the Eagles number one hit “Heartache Tonight”. His iconic signature song “Old Time Rock and Roll” was named one of the Songs of the Century in 2001. “Old Time Rock & Roll” charted #2 as the most played Jukebox Singles of all Time, second only to Patsy Cline’s “Crazy”.
His songs have been covered by many artists including Thin Lizzy and Metallica. Bob Seger was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

AJC photographer Robb Cohen covered the show with his camera. Check out the online gallery. What did you think  of the show? How many times have you seen  Seger? What is your favorite Bob Seger song?

(Photo Credit: Robb D. Cohen/ www.robbsphotos.com)  For other concert photography linked to Access Atlanta, please visit  Atlanta Concert  Photography Galleries.)

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11 comments Add your comment

Marv Peck

April 20th, 2011
9:24 am

A great show! I first saw Bob back in Detroit in 67 before he became a national act. Being from Michigan myself I’ve loved Bob for a long time. It’s hard to believe over 40 years later he’s still getting it done. The back up band was great, especially drummer Don Brewer and the sax solo player not to mention the horn section. It was a 2 plus hour show and he was called back for 2 encores with a total of 4 more hits! The night ended with my personal favorte Rock N Roll Never Forgets. It was great to see a real rock n roll show, without a lot of frills, just basic great rock and a big nod to old classic soul ala the horn section. Let’s not forget the great ballads. It was fun too that Bob didn’t feel the need to be super loud and encouraged folks to sing along. It was moving to hear folks singing along to the ballads too. Bob clearly has a lot of heart felt fans here in Atlanta. Let’s do this again someday!

Bradley Ward

April 20th, 2011
9:49 am

I agree with Marv, it WAS a great show and I had a great time. I was very glad to be there last night because I did not even know of Bob Seger in April of 1976 when the Live Bullet album was released. Last night gave me a second chance, as many of the songs he did were also on the Live Bullet album.

The saxophone player (Alto Reed) was simply awesome. I have long thought that the intro to turn the page is one of the best saxophone pieces in any rock song, but I had never noticed how much he plays all through most of the songs. In my opinion, Alto Reed was the “right hand man” of the entire show, second only to Seger himself.

My favorite songs? Hard to say since as there were so many. I’m tempted to say “Against The Wind” because it has my favorite line in all of rock n’ roll (”wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then”). But I think I would have to say my favorite piece was not even a piece…. it was the 10-12 measure transition from the end of Travelin Man into Beautiful Loser. If you are not familiar with that transition, go get the Live Bullet album as they did it there also.

Lots of fun!

russell abernathy

April 20th, 2011
10:45 am

Have seen Segar at least 12-13 times and tuesday night may have been the best. With a 13 piece band with 3 pretty original silver bullets,Don Brewer on drums,Alto Reed tearing up the sax it had you dancing in the aisles and if you were not your wood was wet.Bob and I have aged since 1968 but we still love the bottom line …music and entertainment. Thank you for a GREAT evening. Rock and Rock never forgets.

Terry

April 20th, 2011
3:00 pm

That show was one of the best in atl. histoy! There are lots of hot 50ish and 60ish ladies left in hot lanta thats forsure! I FELT LIKE THAT CROWD COULD FIX THE COUNTRYS PROBLEMS ! it was great to be around my own kind ! i remember I remember i remember ah those night moves.

Ole Timer

April 20th, 2011
4:29 pm

Fantastic show! I kinda slumbered through the steel magolia hour, but when Bob cranked up his bunch, the roof almost came off the building. Best show I’ve seen in many, many years and it was good to see that we’ve all aged together, but do our part in keeping the music alive. I enjoyed each and every song he and the band did, but would have loved to have heard Fire Lake. Not enough disappointment though not to call it the best show still touring.

Michel & Lisa Adamson

April 20th, 2011
6:39 pm

We loved the show last night. Bob is still the greatest. At his age, He still Rocked the Phillips Arena !! The songs brought back so many memories for us. Hope to see him back soon. And rocking the house again !! We enjoyed him, from our suite. Which was nice. So glad to see the there is many people did not forget his legend..

Sandy

April 20th, 2011
7:29 pm

It was a rocking show! It was like I went back in time. Old time rock and roll is one of my favorites. Great pics!

Bren

April 21st, 2011
2:06 am

I first saw Bob Seger at Grant Field at the Dog Day concert…..I think that was 76…I have seen him every time he went on tour except 84. I missed that one. I even traved to South Carolina and caught him twice in 76 and and 2008. Last nights concert was awesome. He was fit and his voice was on the mark. If you have never seen him live …you have missed a great show. The Silver Bullit Band is one of the best live bands you will ever see ……and Alto Reed is something to behold, you will never see a better sax performance. Catch this show while you can, it is said to be his last live tour.
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band Thank you for over 40+ years of the best rock and roll and the memories that go with it.

Cindy

April 21st, 2011
12:20 pm

This was an AWESOME show! Actually words can’t express how great this show was- you had to there! The first time I saw Segar was at the Fulton County Stadium (late 70’s)- have been a fan ever since. My husband and I had a great time. Segar was absolutely wonderful. I can’t remember when there was 3 encores. If he ever decides to come back to Alanta- I am totally there!

Tess

April 22nd, 2011
9:59 am

What a night in Atlanta! Bob rocked Phillips arena like no one else! I have been a fan since middle school-we won’t say the year, lol but Tuesday night Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band made us all feel young again. They played for 2 plus hours and brought out some of the older songs we haven’t heard live in a long time. I am from Michigan too (Go Blue!) and have been going to Bobs shows for years- he never disappoints! I love just about any Seger song, but my absolute favorites are Main Street and Hollywood Nights- I was treated to both and I was thrilled! Bob said he was glad to be in Atlanta- as it was snowing up north! I agree, that’s why I live here now, lol The crowd down here loves Bob and the boys, and the entire arena sang back up on every song- it was wonderful, and proves Rock and Roll NEVER Forgets! Atlanta loves you Bob!!

HM

April 22nd, 2011
1:28 pm

Have to agree with the rest of the folks; a GREAT show! Bob & the Silver Bullet Band are one shows every rock and roll fan must see. I’ve been going to his shows for+/- 30 years and have never been disappointed. Tuesday’s show was what a concert should be – MUSIC! Nothing else needed. Highlights of the show, at least for me were Katmandu, Turn the Page, and Hollywood Nights.