8 February 1948, McCamey, Texas, USA. Leaving successful pop duo England Dan And John Ford Coley was, at first, a disastrous career move for Dan Seals. His management left him with unpaid tax bills and mounting debts and he lost his house, his van, and his money. He says, I was bankrupt, separated and living at friends places. My kids were with friends. It was a real bad time. Furthermore, the two albums that he made for Atlantic Records as a solo artist, Stones and Harbinger, had little impact. However, Kyle Lehning, who produced his hits with England Dan And John Ford Coley, never lost faith and helped to establish him on the US country charts with Everybodys Dream Girl in 1983. Further country hits followed and he had a US number 1 hit with Meet Me In Montana, a duet with Marie Osmond, in 1985. Seals then had an extraordinary run of nine consecutive US number 1 country singles: the dancing Bop, the...
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