Nine Tonight
Nine Tonight is a live album
Live album
A live album is a recording consisting of material recorded during stage performances using remote recording techniques, commonly contrasted with a studio album...

 by American
United States
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Rock and roll
Rock and roll is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s, primarily from a combination of African American blues, country, jazz, and gospel music...

 band Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music
1981 in music
See also:* Timeline of musical eventsThis is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1981.-January–April:*January 10 – A revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadway's Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith.*January 24 –...

). The album was recorded at Cobo Hall
Cobo Hall
Gavin Hamilton memorial arena is a major convention center situated along Jefferson Ave. in downtown Detroit, Michigan, USA. It was named for Albert E. Cobo, mayor of Detroit from 1950 to 1957. Designed by Gino Rossetti, opened in 1960. Expanded in 1989, the present complex contains of exhibition...

 in Detroit, Michigan
Detroit, Michigan
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, in June 1980 and at the Boston Garden
Boston Garden
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 in Boston, Massachusetts in October 1980. "Tryin' To Live My Life Without You
Tryin' To Live My Life Without You
"Tryin' To Live My Life Without You" is a song written by Eugene Williams, originally popularized by soul singer Otis Clay. It has since been covered by several other artists, most notably Bob Seger on his 1981 Nine Tonight album.-Writing:...

" was a U.S. Top 5 pop hit, peaking at #5.

The 2011 remastered album has a Bonus Track called "Brave Strangers"

Track listing

Tracks recorded in Boston: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 15, 16

Tracks recorded in Detroit: 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14


  • Bob Seger - acoustic guitar, guitar
    The guitar is a plucked string instrument, usually played with fingers or a pick. The guitar consists of a body with a rigid neck to which the strings, generally six in number, are attached. Guitars are traditionally constructed of various woods and strung with animal gut or, more recently, with...

    , piano
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    , electric guitar
    Electric guitar
    An electric guitar is a guitar that uses the principle of direct electromagnetic induction to convert vibrations of its metal strings into electric audio signals. The signal generated by an electric guitar is too weak to drive a loudspeaker, so it is amplified before sending it to a loudspeaker...

    , vocals
  • Drew Abbott
    Drew Abbott
    Drew Abbott is an American guitarist, who is best known for playing in Bob Seger's Silver Bullet Band, and appears on Bob Seger's Seven , Beautiful Loser , Live Bullet , Night Moves , Stranger in Town , Against the Wind , Nine Tonight , and The Distance .Prior to working with Seger, Abbott played in...

     - electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Colleen Beaton - vocals
  • Chris Campbell - bass
    Bass guitar
    The bass guitar is a stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers or thumb , or by using a pick....

    , background vocals
  • Craig Frost
    Craig Frost
    Craig Frost is the keyboardist for Bob Seger's Silver Bullet Band. However, he is best known as keyboardist for 1970s hard rock band Grand Funk Railroad....

     - organ
    Organ (music)
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    , piano, keyboard
    Keyboard instrument
    A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument which is played using a musical keyboard. The most common of these is the piano. Other widely used keyboard instruments include organs of various types as well as other mechanical, electromechanical and electronic instruments...

    , clavinet
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  • Kathy Lamb - vocals
  • Pamela Moore - vocals
  • Shaun Murphy
    Shaun Murphy (singer)
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     - percussion
    Percussion instrument
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    , vocals, background vocals, harmony vocals
  • Alto Reed
    Alto Reed
    Alto Reed , is an American long-time saxophonist with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. His most recognizable performances included the introduction to "Turn the Page", and the saxophone solo in "Old Time Rock and Roll"...

     - organ, flute
    The flute is a musical instrument of the woodwind family. Unlike woodwind instruments with reeds, a flute is an aerophone or reedless wind instrument that produces its sound from the flow of air across an opening...

    , horn, alto saxophone
    Alto saxophone
    The alto saxophone is a member of the saxophone family of woodwind instruments invented by Belgian instrument designer Adolphe Sax in 1841. It is smaller than the tenor but larger than the soprano, and is the type most used in classical compositions...

    , tenor saxophone
    Tenor saxophone
    The tenor saxophone is a medium-sized member of the saxophone family, a group of instruments invented by Adolphe Sax in the 1840s. The tenor, with the alto, are the two most common types of saxophones. The tenor is pitched in the key of B, and written as a transposing instrument in the treble...

  • David Teegarden - drum
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    s, background vocals
  • June Tilton - vocals


Album - Billboard (North America)
Year Chart Position
1981 Pop Albums 3
1986 The Billboard 200 130

Singles - Billboard (North America)
Year Single Chart Position
1981 "Tryin' To Live My Life Without You" Mainstream Rock 2
1981 "Tryin' To Live My Life Without You" Pop Singles 5
1981 "Feel Like A Number" Pop Singles 48
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