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Dan Hill (born Daniel Hill Jr, in Toronto, Ontario, on 3 June 1954 to American émigrés) is a biracial Canadian singer and songwriter. He had a major hit in 1977 when he sang the song "Sometimes When We Touch", which continues to be the song for which Hill is most remembered. Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total... June 3 is the 154th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (155th in leap years), with 211 days remaining. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Émigré is a French term that shows how Martin B. loves stephanie. ... The terms multiracial, biracial and mixed-race describe people whose ancestors are not of a single race. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Sometimes When We Touch is a 1977 English language song written by Dan Hill. ...


Apart from a few further minor hits on the Billboard charts, his subsequent albums failed to replicate his smash success in the American market, so he turned to songwriting for other artists. In the early 1980s, he continued to have popular hits in Canada such as "Helpless" in 1983 and "Love in the Shadows" the same year. Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... An album (from Latin albus white, blank, relating to a blank book in which something can be inserted) is a packaged collection of related things. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1987, he returned to the Billboard charts with the Top 40 hit "Can't We Try", a duet with the then-unknown Vonda Shepard, as well as the near Top 40 hit "Never Thought (That I Could Love)", which would be his final American hit. He continued to record well into the 1990s scoring more cross Canada hits such as "I Fall All Over Again" in 1991. 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... External link http://www. ... See also 1990s, the band The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, sometimes informally including popular culture from the late 1980s and shortly after the year 2000. ...

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He is the son of social scientist and public servant Daniel G. Hill, and brother of author Lawrence Hill. Daniel Hill (ca. ... Lawrence Hill is a Canadian writer, whose memoir Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On Being Black and White in Canada, was a Canadian bestseller in 2001. ...


A road trip to a Dan Hill concert was the subject of the Canadian comedy film South of Wawa. South of Wawa is a Canadian comedy film, which was released in 1991. ...


He sang the song "It's A Long Road" for the action movie First Blood. For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... First Blood is the first film featuring the character of troubled Vietnam War veteran John Rambo. ...


In 1985, he was one of the many Canadian performers to appear on the benefit single "Tears Are Not Enough" by Northern Lights. Tears Are Not Enough was a 1985 charity single recorded by a supergroup of Canadian artists, under the name Northern Lights, to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia. ... Northern Lights was the name used by the supergroup of Canadian musicians who gathered in 1985 to record the single Tears Are Not Enough. Like Band Aid (who recorded Do They Know Its Christmas? in 1984) and USA For Africa (who recorded We Are The World a few weeks...


Discography

Albums

  • 1975 - Dan Hill
  • 1976 - Hold On
  • 1977 - Longer Fuse
  • 1978 - Frozen in the Night
  • 1980 - If Dreams Had Wings
  • 1981 - Partial Surrender
  • 1983 - Love in the Shadows
  • 1987 - Dan Hill
  • 1989 - Real Love
  • 1991 - Dance of Love
  • 1993 - Let Me Show You (Greatest Hits and More)
  • 1996 - I'm Doing Fine
  • 1999 - Love of My Life (The Best of Dan Hill)

Singles

  • 1975 - You Make Me Want to Be [CAN #31]
  • 1975 - Growing Up [CAN #41] [US ??]
  • 1976 - You Say You're Free [CAN #61]
  • 1976 - Hold On [CAN #46]
  • 1977 - Phone Call [CAN #53]
  • 1977 - Sometimes When We Touch [CAN #1] [US #3]
  • 1978 - All I See is Your Face [CAN #35] [US ??]
  • 1978 - On the Dark Side of Atlanta [CAN #44] [US ??]
  • 1979 - (Why Did You Have to Go And) Pick on Me [CAN #57]
  • 1979 - Hold on to the Night
  • 1980 - I Still Reach For You [CAN #83]
  • 1981 - Don't Give Up on Love
  • 1982 - I'm Just A Man
  • 1983 - Love in the Shadows [CAN #45]
  • 1984 - Helpless
  • 1987 - Can't We Try (w/ Vonda Shepard) [CAN #14] [US #6]
  • 1987 - Never Thought (That I Could Love) [CAN #22] [CAN #43]
  • 1988 - Carmelia [CAN #39]
  • 1989 - Unborn Heart [CAN #25]
  • 1991 - I Fall All Over Again [CAN #34]
  • 1992 - Is it Really Love? [CAN #32]
  • 1992 - Hold Me Now [CAN #58]
  • 1993 - Flirting With A Headache [CAN #61]
  • 1993 - Healing Power of Love [CAN #41]
  • 1993 - Let Me Show You [CAN #36]
  • 1994 - In Your Eyes (w/ Rique Franks) [CAN #32]
  • 1994 - Love Theme From Napoleon (w/ Rique Franks) [CAN #64]
  • 1994 - Sometimes When We Touch (w/ Rique Franks) [CAN #38]
  • 1996 - Wrapped Around Your Finger [CAN #34]
  • 1999 - Love of My Life

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Dan Hill (1650 words)
Born in Toronto, Hill is an unabashedly sentimental singer/songwriter.
Dan Hill was born in Toronto in 1954 to American Parents who, as an interracial couple, moved to Canada to escape the twin scourges of Racism and McCarthyism.
Dan began writing songs at age 14 and was playing professionally in small gatherings and coffee houses by the time he reached 17.
Dan Hill at AllExperts (309 words)
Dan Hill (born Daniel Hill Jr, in Toronto, Ontario, on 3 June, 1954 to American émigrés) is a biracial Canadian singer and songwriter.
He is the son of social scientist and public servant Daniel G. Hill, and brother of author Lawrence Hill.
A road trip to a Dan Hill concert was the subject of the Canadian comedy film South of Wawa.
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