Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band 17th October 1977

Bob Seeger and the Silver Bullet Band 17th October 1977
seegertixBob Seeger was the business; pure class. He did a short tour of the UK in 1977, calling at Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow and London. This was before he had big success, and as I recall the Newcastle concert, which I attended, was far from full. The guy was awesome. I would love to see him again.
I don’t recall what they played but I found a listing from a bootleg, which was recorded in the Boston in the same year. I would imagine the set would have been something like this: Rock And Roll Never Forgets; Travelin’ Man; Beautiful Loser; Turn The Page; Sunspot Baby; Ship Of Fools; Main Street; Come To Poppa; Mary Lou; Sunburst; Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man; Heavy Music; Katmandu; Night Moves; Let It Rock Medley.
Seger is performing again in the US; hope he comes back to the UK one day.

9 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks. Seeger a blue collar hero! Regards thom


  2. Posted by geoffvhall on June 28, 2014 at 9:33 am

    I too would love to seehim again – but just have a nagging doubt it might be a disappointment & I’d wish I’d stuck with the memory of him in his prime – a bit like Johnny Winter when he toured last year!
    On the other hand, he could be like Neil Young, just better & better every time he tours!


  3. Posted by flipflop on February 4, 2018 at 11:06 am

    Yeah I was there that night, it was far from full, but they put on a great show. Don’t think he is ever going to tour the UK again. It was family at first then ill health, just not going to happen. Would like to see a pro shot DVD/Bluray.


  4. Posted by PhilPeters on April 5, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    Pretty sure the support was Southside Johnny


  5. A mate of mine had the Night Moves album, we were both really into Springsteen at the time and it was in that neighbourhood, so we both loved the record, particularly the awesome title track. We were a little behind the mixing desk downstairs at NCH and my memory is while I’m sure it wasn’t anything like a sell out my feeling was there was a decent crowd for him; then again its difficult to tell when you can’t see upstairs! Anyway, I totally agree, he was pure class, I remember him and the SBB opening with Ike & Tina’s Nutbush City Limits! My mate went to see him in London a few years later and I didn’t bother which I regret but then I wasn’t to know he was never going to come to these shores again!


    • Posted by vintagerock on July 11, 2020 at 2:32 pm

      Yes my memories are hazy of this one now; but I remember him being pure class happy days Craig Best wishes Peter


  6. I saw Bob Seger at Wembley Arena in 1980, one of the best gigs I’ve ever been too, as you say pure class! I think some of the gig was used on his subsequent live album from the tour. He never ever returned to these shores sadly. Night Moves is one hell of a song. But as I say, one of the best I ever saw, and like you I’ve been lucky enough to see them all. I think I’m a few years older than yourself but generally speaking I think we’re the same era, I grew up in the North East and saw many shows at the City Hall in my youth, still enjoy coming home. Fish n chips for one thing are just not the same anywhere else! So nostalgic reading your posts mate, all the best to you.


    • Posted by vintagerock on January 27, 2022 at 12:50 pm

      Hi Patrick thanks for your comment and memories. Yes I’m pleased I saw Bob Seger when he came over because he has never returned. He was great! I’m 65 and still reliving my youth. Happy days Peter


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