Using my blog to try and make the world a better place. If I can help someone forget their troubles for a few minutes a day, it's all worth it.

1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like the first-season Bobby Brady in this pic?????):

1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like the first-season Bobby Brady in this pic?????):
I watch the ripples change their size, but never leave the stream of warm impermanent sand. So the days flow through my eyes but still the days seem the same. And these children that you spit on as they try to change their world are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through.

Friday, March 27, 2009

I'm going to miss him:

"Dan Seals, who enjoyed successful careers in both pop and country music for more than three decades, died Wednesday. He was 61 years old.

Seals battled mantle cell lymphoma, and according to sources had recently undergone an experimental stem cell transplant at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. He died at his home in Nashville, while under hospice care.

Born in McCamey, Texas, Dan Seals was the brother of Jim Seals, of the hit pop duo Seals and Crofts. The younger Seals soon followed in his brother's footsteps, forming a singing partnership with John Ford Coley. The duo scored a number of hit singles on the pop chart throughout the '70s as England Dan and John Ford Coley, including the No. 2 hit, 'I'd Really Love to See You Tonight,' and a Top 10 cover of Todd Rundgren's 'Love Is the Answer.'

In 1980, Seals signed as a solo country-pop artist with Atlantic Records, and in 1983, turned his attention solely to country music, signing with Nashville's Liberty/Capitol label. In 1984, he began an impressive streak of 16 Top 10 country hits, starting with 'God Must Be a Cowboy.' In 1985, he scored the first of 11 No. 1 country songs, with 'Meet Me in Montana,' a duet with Marie Osmond. Other chart-topping hits included 'Addicted,' 'You Still Move Me' and the pop crossover hit, 'Bop,' which was the CMA's Single of the Year in 1986."

Story copied from AOL news.


Gilligan said...

Sad to hear this. The Seals brothers are soft rock gods.

"I'd Really Love to See You Tonight", "Nights are Forever" and "Sad to Belong" are pure mellow gold.

joe said...

Yeah, those were classics for sure.

FilmFather said...

This is indeed sad. Ditto on "Nights are Forever," Gilligan -- classic underrated '70s tune.

I still love how, to this day, people have their own interpretation of the line "I'm not talkin' about movin' in" from "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight." There was even a joke about it in that movie The Long Kiss Goodnight.

Marissa said...

Wow, 61 is way too early to go. Great mellow songs. Who knew "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" was actually about a booty call. Those mellow songwriters are very a good way.

joe said...

I never thought I'd agree that 61 was "too young"...

teri said...

this news made me sad. I loved him back in the day.

Still have some of their songs on my ipod.

grannyann said...

For some reason I can't remember him.

joe said...

Teri: The decade wouldn't be the same without him...

Ann: That's okay. I have a hard time remembering what I had for lunch yesterday. Don't feel bad. Dan understands, I just know it.


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