Did You Know: “Hollywood Nights” By Bob Seger

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Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images

This afternoon on ‘Tickets @ 2′ it’s a Bob Seger hit “Hollywood Nights.”

Bob says: “The chorus to the song came into his head one night in 1977 as I was driving through the Hollywood Hills.”

Bob was born in Detroit. His father was a bandleader and musician who worked in an auto plant by day. In the 11th grade, he had a band and was playing bars three nights a week. The applause at the Junior Prom changed his life.

Seger liked James Brown more than the Beatles. His favorite album was James Brown Live at the Apollo, Volume 1.

In March 2004 the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees included Bob Seger, George Harrison, The Dells, ZZ Top, Jackson Browne, Prince, and Traffic.

When we play “Hollywood Nights” between two and three we’ll take caller # 16 at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784) to win a pair of tickets to see Dukes of September featuring Donald Fegan from Steely Dan, Micahel McDonald, and Boz Scaggs at the Gibson Amphitheatre.

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