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39: Bob Seger - Live in San Diego 1978


I grew up in suburban Detroit in the 70s and early 80s. Detroit-area singer-songwriter Bob Seger was a big part of the soundtrack of my formative years. Bob Seger makes me think of my Michigan roots.


I absolutely LOVE this live recording of Bob Seger singing "Hollywood Nights" in San Diego in 1978. This is Bob at his best. In the moment. Joyful. Check it out:

Bob singing. And dancing. That long hair shakin'. Some good old Detroit rock and roll soul.


Hollywood Nights


She stood there bright as the sun on that California coast He was a Midwestern boy on his own She looked at him with those soft eyes so innocent and blue He knew right then he was too far from home Oh He was too far from home She took his hand and she led him along that golden beach They watched the waves tumble over the sand They drove for miles and miles up those twisting turning roads Higher and higher and higher they climbed

And those Hollywood nights In those Hollywood hills She was looking so right In her diamonds and frills Oh those big city nights In those high rolling hills Above all the lights She had all of her skills

He'd headed west cause he felt that a change would do him good See some old friends, good for the soul She had been born with a face that would let her get her way He saw that face and he lost all control He had lost all control

Night after night, day after day it went on and on Then came that morning he woke up alone He spent all night staring down at the lights on LA Wondering if he could ever go home

And those Hollywood nights In those Hollywood hills It was looking so right It was giving him chills In those big city nights In those high rolling hills Above all the lights With a passion that kills

In those Hollywood nights In those Hollywood hills She was looking so right In her diamonds and frills Oh, those big city nights In those high rolling hills Above all the lights She had all of her skills


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Songwriter: Bob Seger

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