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Did You Know: “Old Time Rock And Roll” By Bob Seger

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The K-EARTH-101 ‘Tickets @ 2′ song of the day is “Old Time Rock And Roll” by Detroit native Bob Seger.

This was one of the few songs Seger recorded that he didn’t write. It was written by songwriters George Jackson and Thomas Jones, who worked at Muscle Shoals Studios, where the song was recorded. Although Seger worked on the lyrics, he didn’t take any songwriting credit. This means that Seger doesn’t own the publishing rights, and Jackson and Jones control when it’s used in movies and commercials.

According to Seger, he was feeling generous that day, and says not seeking composer credit was “the dumbest thing I ever did.

When we play it between two and three we’ll take caller #10 to win a pair of tickets to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the music of Kenny G Thursday, February 14th at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. From Seger to Kenny G at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784).

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