Thursday, March 26, 2009

Dan Seals Passes March 25, 2009

Dan Seals, who enjoyed successful careers in both pop and country music for more than three decades, died Wednesday, March 25. 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.'

As a solo country artist, Dan Seals racked up eleven number 1 hit songs, including "Bop," "My Old Yellow Car," and "Everything That Glitters."