A Breath of Fresh Air Feb 21

Written by on 02/21/2023

A Breath of Fresh Air With Sandy Kaye
Tuesdays 1pm EST
and Fridays 8pm EST


John Ford Coley is a Grammy-nominated, multiplatinum-selling singer-songwriter, best known for being half of the 70s duo England Dan and John Ford Coley.  John forged a natural connection with Dan Seals and the two covered many styles of music from rock and roll to country. Eventually, they found the success they sought with the release of the chart topping hit, “Love to See You Tonight.” In total the duo generated six top 20 hits.


John paints a vivid picture of what it was like to be a musician in California in the 70s. He says it was an exciting but tough and fickle business, although he, unlike some of his contemporaries, managed to keep it in perspective. Above all, it was a time of discovery and exploration, where many unexpected opportunities arose. Some of which provided England Dan and John Ford Coley with the chance to share the stage with artists like Carol King, Seals and Crofts and Three Dog Night.


John chats about the ephemeral nature of the music business, and how quickly trends and styles can change.

As the decade wore on, punk music started to rear its ugly head and disco fever exploded. The duo’s world was turned upside down and split in 1980.




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