A street named after Bob Seger has opened in Detroit

music news 26/10/2018

The legendary Bob Seger has been honoured in his hometown of Detroit by having a street named after him. 

A campaign led by Jim O'Brien, a local radio host, was what made the street a reality.

"It was our idea to do a Bob Seger Boulevard here in Detroit. A couple of years ago we put together Glenn Frey drive in his hometown of Royal Oak, Michigan, and it occurred to us: why do we wait till these folks are gone to say thank you?" O'Brien said.

"We’ve been working on this for the past six months. We did 24 hours of Bob Seger music and handed out yard signs for people to put up around Detroit. And it worked as the city of Allen Park Michigan stepped up. Even the rain on Friday didn’t keep people away, and Bob Seger donated $3000 to a local civic group in Allen Park that includes a 'Shop with a Cop' Christmas program." 

Seger thanked the organisers himself by posting to Facebook: "Thanks to 94.7 WCSX, The City of Allen Park and all the fans who made this happen... What a tremendous honour! Deeply grateful."

Seger, aged 73, announced last month that his upcoming tour would be his last, after having to cancel his previous dates due to a back injury.

Photo credits to Jim O'Brien