Junie's Place: Dan Seals ~ (England Dan John Ford Coley)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Dan Seals ~ (England Dan John Ford Coley)

Today in an Email I was told that Dan Seals of the 'England Dan & John Ford Coley' singing duo of the 70s has died.

Date of Birth:02/08/1948
Date of Death:03/25/2009
Age at Death:61

Cause of Death:



The duo had six Top 40 singles between 1976 and 1979. Among their hits was "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" (written by Parker McGee) (1976), a cover of Utopia's "Love Is the Answer", as well as "Nights Are Forever Without You", (another McGee composition), and "We'll Never Have to Say Goodbye Again". Dan Seals, the brother of Jim Seals of the equally successful 1970s soft-rock duo Seals & Crofts, became a successful country performer in the 1980s, scoring hits such as "Meet Me in Montana" (with Marie Osmond) and "Bop".

**Seals' childhood nickname was "England Dan" because he was a fan of The Beatles, and occasionally affected an English accent.**

John Colley's last name was shortened to "Coley" for ease of pronunciation; "Ford" was added as his middle name for flow purposes, thus England Dan and John Ford Coley.

Seals died on March 25, 2009 following treatment for mantle cell lymphoma.

I found this video of one of their best songs ! I loved this soft , mellow sound!

England Dan & John Ford Coley - I'd Really Love to See You - The most popular videos are here

I found that interesting and something I hadn't known before! I guess it's like most Beatles fans always say..."Everything is Beatles connected in some way!"


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At 10:49 PM , Anonymous dutch said...

THIS IS THE SONG, JUNIE ROSE -- i love this song -- thanks for posting it -- England Dan is the only person i have ever known to have my birthday (well i'm younger).

Bonnie in Reno :)

At 10:57 PM , Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

Dear Bonnie in Reno,

:) happy I found it-and I remembered it too. I loved it way back then but hadn't listened to it in such a long time!

;0 I was just thinking that you have the same birthday too! :)

Thanks for coming over,


Junie Rose

At 6:08 AM , Blogger Patrick said...

The Lasting Tribute website has updated its memorial pages to include Dan Seals.


It's a respectful memorial to Dan and somewhere to pay tribute to the family's fortitude at this difficult time.

EVERY comment is monitored so that nothing offensive or inappropriate is published.

At 9:09 AM , Blogger Sally said...

I heard this news last night also, Junie. So sad.

A lovely tribute, thank you!! (hugs)

At 12:46 PM , Blogger PEA said...

Oh dear, I hadn't heard the news so what a shock to read it on your post! I didn't have the radio or tv on yesterday or this morning at all so I guess that's why I missed the news. Dan Seals was a wonderful performer and it's just so sad that cancer has taken another life. xoxo

At 2:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about this Junie ... I only know of Dan's brother, Jim, of "Seals and Crofts" fame .. their song "Summer Breeze" being an especially favorite of mine, really nice song :)

Prayers for the Seals family, friends, and fans


At 2:27 PM , Blogger Rachel said...

I hated to hear this Junie. Great tribute! I do love the song!

At 8:28 AM , Blogger Donna said...

I remember this song WELL!! It's one of those "roll down the car window and let the wind blow while you howl along with the tune"...Hahaa...I did Plenty of That!!
Ahhhh...time "in a bottle"...where is it going?!!
Happy weekend sweetie!hughugs

At 10:15 AM , Anonymous momma said...

It was a sad announcement but that is part of life. I was a fan Seals and Crofts but only a passing knowledge of England Dan works. Thank you for the heads up Junie. I missed reading anything on it.

At 11:41 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thanks for your visit and comments.

Yes, I guess 'Seals & Croft' were a little better known than 'England Dan and John Ford Coley.' I loved the soft rock/pop sound of them both!

Dan Seals went on to become successful with a solo career in the country music field.

BTW~ I added 'Summer Breeze, to my song list ! I agree- it's a very good song.

( You'll need to scroll down a few to find it!)

Junie Rose

At 11:49 AM , Blogger JunieRose2005 said...


Thanks very much for the link.


At 11:50 AM , Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

Thanks to all for your visits.


At 6:20 PM , Blogger Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

So sad to hear a good artist death.

I like the song and ur right. So mellow. I need this kind of song.

Take care June!

At 7:33 PM , Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

Thanks for coming by, Richie. Happy you liked the song.



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