Taking my sis to see the Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man


By Steve Newton

It’s nice when you can pay somebody back for turning you on to great music when you were a kid.

Back in the ’70s, my older sister got me into everybody from Steely Dan to Robin Trower to Lynyrd Skynyrd.

But I’ll always be especially thankful for her getting me into Bob Seger via the Seven album, which featured the rockingest tune I’d ever heard, “Get Out of Denver.”

Is there a better 38-second guitar solo in recorded history? I don’t think so.

I’ve been a fan of Seger ever since.

So when he came to Vancouver in 1995 I took Marnie to the show.

As you can see from the photo, Seger had no problem at all with the Newt infestation that plagued his backstage area after the gig.

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