Today’s Blimp Time-Hop: 40th Anniversary of Bob Seger’s 1st Civic Center Show
40 years ago today, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band made their first trip to the Civic Center in Portland. His new album Stranger in Town had only been out for just over a week, so stuff like Hollywood Nights and Old Time Rock N’ Roll were brand-spankin' new songs on the set-list.
This was his second studio album with the Silver Bullet Band and it went platinum within a month of it being released. That’s ONE MILLION copies sold inside 30 days…unbelievable! So, it’s no surprise that Blimpsters sold-out the CCCC for his first appearance there on May 17, 1978. It was surely a night of rock-n-roll ecstasy that Portland, Maine will never forget.
Here’s a killah example of the incredible energy that was undoubtedly happening in at that first Portland show with Hollywood Nights live in ’78. Bob blew 'em away every time!
Get your sweet thang up high on your shoulders and let’s rock!