Live: Bob Seger in Detroit
Venue: Detroit, The Palace Of Auburn Hills
Potentially one of his last shows, this gargantuan (yet “unpretentious, un-rock-star like”) night in Detroit sees Seger flying higher than ever.
Backstage after this show – a record 16th career sell-out at the 23,000 capacity Palace – Bob Seger and manager Punch Andrews are presented with Detroit Pistons basketball jerseys adorned with their names and the number 50.
The award is to recognise both men’s half-century in the business of rock, five long decades since Del Shannon funded the recording of Doug Brown And The Omens’ garage stomper TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Friday). Released on Andrews’s label and featuring a young Seger on organ, it signalled the start of a career that’s now finally beginning to wind up.