Dan Seals, who was England Dan in the pop duo England Dan and
John Ford Coley and later had a successful country career, died of
complications from cancer on March 25th, 2009. He was 61. Longtime manager Tony Gottlieb said
Seals died at his daughter's home in
Dan Seals began his musical career as one-half of the popular '70's duo, England Dan & John Ford Coley. The two became one of pop's most consistent acts, churning out such hits as "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight" and "Nights Are Forever Without You."
However, Dan had barely tapped the depths of his musical talents. When the pair decided to part company, he chose to dedicate himself to making country records. Country music, with its personal and passionate lyrical stance, was the perfect medium for Seals.
His country music roots run deep. His father was a musician and lifetime friend of Ernest Tubb. Chuck Seals, Dan's uncle, wrote Ray Price's 1956 benchmark chart topper, "Crazy
Dan's venture into country music only brought him more acclaim. He topped the charts with the heart-breaking "Everything That Glitters" and "You Still Move Me." At the other end of the scale, he was able to shake things up with "Bop" and
"Let The Good Times Roll."
Awards include --
- Grammy Nominee 1989 -- "Addicted"
- BMI Songwriters/Publishers of the Year 1988
- CMA Single of the Year 1986 -- "Bop"
- CMA Vocal Duet of the Year 1986 -- "Meet Me In Montana" (with Marie Osmond)
Hit songs include --
- Big Wheels in the Moonlight
- Everything That Glitters (Is Not Gold)
- Good Times
- I Will Be There
- Love On Arrival
- One Friend
- Three Time Loser
- You Still Move Me
- My Baby's Got Good Timing
- They Rage On
- (You Bring Out) The Wild Side of Me
- My Old Yellow Car
- God Must Be a Cowboy
- Everybody's Dream Girl
will be missed. Remember him through his music.
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Born: in Texas
Feb 8, 1948
Mar 25, 2009