Bob Seger and The Last Heard – East Side Story

My son surprised me with a Bob Seger video on my Facebook wall that I have never seen or heard before today. The song is called, “East Side Story” and it was released in January 1966 on Hideout Records. Seger made his television début performing this song on the show Swingin’ Time, hosted by Robin Seymour.

Seger recalls: “They liked what I wrote, which was ‘East Side Story.’ But they didn’t like the way the Underdogs did it. So we recorded it ourselves, and then Doug and I went our own ways. I started my own band.”[2]

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The Last Heard (1966 – Late 1967?) was:

*Bob Seger (V, K, G)
*Carl Lagassa (G)
*Dan Honaker (B) – (Bob Seger System)
*Pep Perrine (D) – (Bob Seger System)

I’m convinced that Bob Seger (and bandmate) were influenced fashion wise (and more) by Donovan.

The Last Heard was one step before I discovered The Bob Seger System in 1969 on Capitol Records with my favorite hit by Bob Seger, “Ramblin Gamblin Man”.

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