Long before his days as a staple of FM radio, Bob Seger was a relative unknown plugging away in the same 1960s Detroit rock scene that gave birth to the Stooges, the MC5 and Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels. The garage-rock classic "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" is the first song that got him any national attention, landing at Number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100. A very young Glenn Frey sings background vocals on the song. He was in talks to join Seger's band, but when Frey's mom caught him with a joint, she pulled the plug on his musical dreams.
It would be seven long years before Seger scored another national hit, and during that time, it seemed like he'd only be remembered for "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man."