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Dan Hill

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Canadian pop singer who discovered international success within the 70’s and 80’s using the singles “Sometimes WHENEVER WE Touch” and “Can’t We Try.” His memoir, I Am My Father’s Boy: A Memoir of Appreciate and Forgiveness, was released in ’09 2009. He slipped out of senior high school to are a songwriter for RCA Information at age group 17. He shaped a folk music duo with Paul Quarrington known as Quarrington/Hill. The group’s last song, “ARE YOU SET,” was documented just ten times before Quarrington’s loss of life. He married attorney Beverly Chapin-Hill. His dad is certainly sociologist Daniel G. Hill and his sibling is certainly novelist Lawrence Hill. His 1987 one “Can’t We Try” was a duet with vocalist Vonda Shepard.

Quick Facts


Full Name Dan Hill
Date Of Birth June 3, 1954
Place Of Birth Toronto, Canada
Profession Pop Singer
Nationality Canadian, Canadian
Spouse Beverly Chapin-Hill, Beverly Chapin-Hill
Children David Hill, David Hill
Parents Daniel G. Hill, Donna Hill, Oshawa, ON, Canada, Never Thought, Sometimes When We Touch, I Fall All Over Again, Daniel G. Hill, Donna Hill
Siblings Lawrence Hill, Lawrence Hill
Awards Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Juno Award for Album of the Year, Juno Award for Songwriter of the Year, Juno Award for Best Male Artist, Juno Award for Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year, Oshawa, ON, Canada, Never Thought, Sometimes When We Touch, I Fall All Over Again, Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Juno Award for Album of the Year, Juno Award for Songwriter of the Year, Juno Award for Best Male Artist, Juno Award for Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year
Nominations Juno Award for Single of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Juno Award for Folk Artist of the Year, Oshawa, ON, Canada, Never Thought, Sometimes When We Touch, I Fall All Over Again, Juno Award for Single of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Juno Award for Folk Artist of the Year
Movies Shangani Patrol, Shangani Patrol
TV Shows Waiting for God, No Place Like Home, Popstars, Skorpion, Blood Money
Star Sign Gemini

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#Fact
1"Sometimes When We Touch" reached #3 and "Can't We Try" #6 peak; in the US Billboard Top 10 Chart.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Raffle1994performer: "In Your Eyes" / writer: "In Your Eyes"
South of Wawa1991performer: "Sometimes When We Touch" / writer: "Sometimes When We Touch"
Boulevard of Broken Dreams1988performer: "We Had It All"
The Allnighter1987lyrics: "NEVER THOUGHT" / music: "NEVER THOUGHT" / performer: "NEVER THOUGHT"
Solid Gold1985TV Series writer - 1 episode
First Blood1982performer: "It's a Long Road"
A Man, a Woman and a Bank1979lyrics: "When You Smile At Me" / performer: "When You Smile At Me"
Moment by Moment1978performer: "Sometimes When We Touch" / writer: "Sometimes When We Touch"
Top of the PopsTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 1978 lyrics - 2 episodes, 1978 writer - 1 episode, 1978
So You Think You Can Dance2009-2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The SimpsonsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
The Knockout2011/IShort writer: "Seduces Me"
Score: A Hockey Musical2010writer: "Sometimes When We Touch"
In Your Eyes2010writer: "In Your Eyes" - as Daniel Grafton Hill
This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s2009TV Movie documentary performer: "Sometimes When We Touch" / writer: "Sometimes When We Touch"
The X Factor2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tropic Thunder2008performer: "Sometimes When We Touch" 1977 / writer: "Sometimes When We Touch" 1977
Degrassi: The Next Generation2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Malcolm in the Middle2004TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Canadian Idol2003TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity2002writer: "Sometimes When We Touch"
Bubble Boy2001performer: "Sometimes When We Touch" / writer: "Sometimes When We Touch" - as Daniel Hill
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon2001Video short lyrics: "Sometimes When We Touch" - uncredited
Enkelin silmin - 10-vuotisjuhlakonsertti1999TV Movie writer: "Kun minuun kosketat" Sometimes When We Touch
Superstar1999performer: "Sometimes When We Touch" / writer: "Sometimes When We Touch"
Kesäillan valssi1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
Regine: R2K1999Video documentary writer: "In Your Eyes"
Tulisuudelma1997TV Series writer - 1 episode
Listen1996performer: "WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Being Frank Show2011TV Series

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Manny Pacquiao (Featuring Dan Hill): Sometimes When We Touch2011Video documentary short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Manny Pacquiao (Featuring Dan Hill): Sometimes When We Touch2011Video documentary short executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
South of Wawa1991thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Manny Pacquiao (Featuring Dan Hill): Sometimes When We Touch2011Video documentary shortHimself
Paul Quarrington: Life in Music2010DocumentaryHimself
The Hour2010TV Series
This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Four Strong Winds2003TV SeriesHimself
The 29th Annual Juno Awards2000TV SpecialHimself
Throb1988TV SeriesHimself
New American Bandstand 19651987TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song1985TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Alan Thicke Show1980TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1978TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Being Frank Show2012TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1978TV SeriesHimself

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#Quote
1Since the dawn of recorded music, every generation has felt shocked by the musical tastes of the next. Sinatra hated Elvis. Elvis hated the Beatles. During the 'Harlem renaissance' of the 1930s, even the emerging black middle class turned up its nose at jazz artists like Duke Ellington, opting instead for 'high brow' classical music. Admittedly, I've suffered from the same knee-jerk reactionism; I took my son to task not that long ago for plastering posters of Marilyn Manson on his bedroom wall. And yet, my father's musical tastes as a child in the 1930s were far juicier than my son's. Indeed, Dad sparked a family uproar during one Sunday dinner by plopping a Robert Johnson recording titled 'Traveling Riverside Blues' onto his parents' Victrola, causing his Methodist minister father to yank the 78 off the turntable and smash the 'obscenity' to pieces.
2Let's face it: pop music in its myriad permutations will always be sexually presumptuous, racially controversial and, frequently, politically charged. Still a few things have changed. The music business has become a reflection of the economy at large, only more extreme. Essentially,the top 0.01 percent of artists, groups and songwriters make 99.99 percent of the money. That was not the case in the mid-'70s: there was a lot more room for modestly successful artists to make a decent living.
3Much as my Boomer friends will hate me for saying this, Kanye West is the New Dylan. Not only do Kanye's best lyrics match Dylan's prescience, highly inventive word-play and genius for storytelling, his indefatigable cockiness eerily channels Muhammad Ali. His comment that 'George Bush doesn't care about black people' is the modern day equivalent of Ali's 'I ain't got no quarrel with the Viet Cong. No Viet Cong ever called me a nigger'.
4If we presently lack bands with the substance and consistency of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, what we do have is an exponentially greater range of styles, a far richer mosaic of voices, cultures and colours.
5Hit songs are mysterious and slippery beasts; few artists have a lock on them This means that many people, like me, have become fans of songs rather than fans of artists.. And because of the swing-for-the-rafters attempt at nailing that elusive hit, all of us - passive listeners, active consumers or earnest teenagers spinning beats or strumming guitars in their parents' basements - are the biggest winners.
6Some stresses are unavoidable - it's just part of life. One of the things I do to avoid stress is not work with people that I don't really like or drive me crazy. I don't care if they're the biggest artists in the world. If I get ask to fly to L.A. to write with someone I don't like and I know is a real pain in the ass, I won't do it.


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