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3.26.2009

Musical Flashbacks

Growing up, I remember Seals & Croft, and I'm 100% sure Dan Seals was the, uh, Seals part of the duet. I also remember a couple of his country hits. (Edit: Someone just posted that I might want to back off on the the 100% statement.) But in a different post, someone wrote that they remembered him as "England Dan." Holy cow, I checked out the Google and learned Dan Seals was England Dan of "England Dan and John Ford Coley." I had no idea. And you've got to be old to remember this hit of theirs. And 61 is too young to die. Edit: I'm going to admit I liked him with Marie Osmond in "Meet Me In Montana".

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Actually....the Seals of Seals and Croft was Dan's younger brother Jim. Dan Seals was born in McCamey.

Anonymous said...

oh man...hadn't heard "and I really want to see you tonight" in forever...reminds me of my prom and my boyfriend in a baby blue tux with a blue ruffled shirt. Good memories. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Way too young to go. And yet, Keith Richards still walks amongst us. Makes you scratch your head.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

isn't he from Cisco...or was that his partner Dash Crofts?

Anonymous said...

id like to have a musical flashback...its called CODY CANADA.

Anonymous said...

My favorite is ONE FRIEND!

Anonymous said...

All you had to do was read the graphic you posted. It says right on there that he was half of ED&JFC. (and I could see that without benefit of enlargement)
Good thing you weren't signing a contract, counselor!

Anonymous said...

TRUE STORY: Today, just a little bit ago, while exploring the old Saint Jo School bus out on the back forty, (after reading of that guy's death on the internet), low and behold, my son pulls out a 33 lp of "Seals & Crofts - The Collection of their Original Hits". I am totally not kidding.

I'm glad we went out there yesterday with a fresh can of Wasp killer stuff......you know, the kind that works from 20 feet away or something.

Anonymous said...

That video reminded me of Friday nights in high school, bringing my dates over to my house to 'watch' The Midnight Special (with Wolfman Jack).

The Wiki entry doesn't show England Dan & JFC on its [partial] performer list, but I'm pretty sure I remember them being on the show at some time.

Anonymous said...

Found a reference to ED & JFC for the 1976 (remember the Bicentennial?) season of The Midnight Special, on Amazon.

I feel old.

Anonymous said...

That is too bad about his death. His song "One Friend" was a favorite of mine.

Anonymous said...

Did he play a banjo ?

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure I was wearing high waisted jeans back then, when those people were popular......I'm also pretty sure it was about 1973, but since I'm older now, I really can't remember.

Anonymous said...

He was the type of artist who was consistent and excellent over a long time, but never flashy; as a result we compile all the songs in our head but kind of forget the artist until this happens.

Andria said...

Remembering super sad, sappy, drama-filled song about All That Glitter Is Not Gold. Something about a mama leavin' her rodeo-in' family and ridin' off into the sunset??

Denney Crane said...

"And 61 is too young to die."

Was he a patient at Decatur hospital when he died?

Anonymous said...

Man, that is one terrible song you linked to.
AND. IT'S. STUCK. IN. MY. HEAD.

Anonymous said...

I think Jim Seals was actually Dan's older brother who was half the duo, Seals & Croft. I met Dan several years ago when he played a show in Nocona, TX in the school gymnasium. He was really a nice, down to earth type of guy. Born in Macamey, he eventually ended up in Dallas as a teenager where he met John Coley with whom he formed a duo. One of the things I remember about him when he played the show I attended was that he is left handed and, like another musician I follow, Shake Russell, played a right handed guitar upside down with the big strings on the bottom. Besides the hits he had as part as England Dan, his biggest solo hit was "Bop" which was one of three or four # 1 songs he had if I remember correctly.

Anonymous said...

Fellow from around decatut played his guitar the same way.Said he learned to play in jail in mexico.Only played Mex music but it wasn't bad after a 6-pak,His name was Burns.I know (Shotgun F)remembers him.Not but three of that bunch left.DAGO

Anonymous said...

For a country music fan between 40 and 50, Earl Thomas Conley, Eddie Rabbitt, Bellamy Brothers, Keith Whitley, Don Williams...and more...to go to their greatest hits samplers and click through is basically "oh i love that song", "oh i love that song", "oh i love that song" over and over again. Songs we forget. Same with Dan Seals.

Anonymous said...

R.I.P OL DAN

Anonymous said...

We should all be thinking positive for the folks who live in Cooke County and then, as the storm goes, those in other places, especially those along Hwy 82.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget "Dowdy Ferry Road", which is really a road in rural southern Dallas County.

M-M said...

I loved the music of england dan and john ford coley. They were awesome and had some fantastic songs. His song 'Bop' was really a fun song to dance to. I remember the dance floor would just fill up real fast when that song began.

Anonymous said...

I saw Englad Dan at the dinner theater in Addison on Belt Line Rd. And I'm not telling how many years ago that was.

Dowdy Ferry Rd is on the Dallas/Ellis county line. It used to be the cut-through from I-45 to Pleasent Grove before I635 & I20 existed. Spooky place late at night. Good place to dump bodies over the years.

Anonymous said...

8:43 LMAO I thought I posted some crazy off the wall stuff but that is worthy of my attention.

Good work Carry on.

You may call me Your Majesty. In fact, I insist. said...

Yep, I'm old.