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Bob Seger “Turn The Page” 1973 Radio Version

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‘Turn The Page’ by Bob Seger never fails to send shivers down our spine, and this live performance from 2011 is no different!

Turn The Page by Bob Seger was written in 1971 and is a gritty ballad that describes how lonely it can be for touring artists.

Regardless of whether it is played live or only on record, Seger’s voice is ageless and has stood the test of time; this video is proof of that!

Seger is not the flamboyant kind, which is what makes his live performances like this one so fantastic. He like to let the songs speak for themselves, and ‘Turn The Page’ is one that most definitely does so without any showy flourishes.

Loneliness, according to Seger, “sounds like Alto Reed playing the saxophone.” During recording, Reed was told: “It’s 3 a.m. You’re under a streetlamp. There’s a light mist coming down. You’re all by yourself. Show me what that sounds like.”

Because of Bob Seger’s exceptional songwriting skills, “Turn the Page” is still mentioned as a favorite of many musicians and bands and has been recorded by everyone from Waylon Jennings to Metallica. There’s a reason why this song has endured the test of time.

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