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Saturday Is 'bob Seger Day' In Michigan


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Bless you Bob...Most of your songs are the sound track of my life.




Saturday is officially “Bob Seger Day” in Michigan.

Gov. Rick Snyder today issued a proclamation honoring the Michigan rocker for five decades of musical contributions, after a longtime Hudsonville fan requested the designation.


Seger, 66, and his Silver Bullet Band wrap up their two-month tour Saturday at Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena. The proclamation was designed to coincide with the final Michigan show.


The proclamation calls Seger, a Michigan native who was born in Dearborn and grew up in Ann Arbor, a “true and positive representation of Michigan” who's sold more than 50 million albums. Seger also has 19 Top 40 singles to his credit.


Longtime Seger fan Randy Tasker of Hudsonville sent the proclamation request to the governor's office in April, hailing the singer as “a Michigan legend” who has always represented himself and the state “in a very positive light.”


“He's always been so humble and such a great ambassador to the state of Michigan,” said Tasker, who works for Steelcase Inc. and who first saw Seger perform in the early 1970s at the WLAV raft race in Grand Rapids. “He's one of us, a true Michigander.”


Tasker plans to attend Saturday night's concert at Van Andel Arena, Seger's second show there in less than two months. A few tickets, $72.50 plus fees through Ticketmaster, are still available for that concert, with Detroit's The Rockets opening the show at 7:50 p.m. Read more about Seger's tour here.





WHEREAS, for more than 50 years, rock and roll musician, singer, songwriter and Michigan native Bob Seger has shared his celebrated musical talents with fans all over the world; and,


WHEREAS, born in Dearborn, but later moving to Ann Arbor, Michigan, Seger found a love for soulful music at an early age as he was drawn to the sounds of Elvis Presley, Little Richard and James Brown, some of the legendary musicians Seger attributes his musical style to; and,


WHEREAS, Seger began his musical career in the Motor City in 1961-five decades and a few bands later, Seger has sold more than 50 million albums and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004; and,


WHEREAS, a true and positive representation of Michigan, we honor and recognize Bob Seger on this day for his dedication and commitment to music in our state and nation;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim Saturday, May 28, 2011 as Bob Seger Day in Michigan.


E-mail John Sinkevics: jsinkevics@grpress.com

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Guest Happy Guy

That is awesome! I saw him in Saginaw in March. He's still the same, if you have those old time rock and roll memories to back it up with. Thanks again Bob!

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