Dan Hill Biography
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.
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.
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.
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.
He sang the song "It's A Long Road" for the action movie First Blood.
In 1985, he was one of the many Canadian performers to appear on the benefit single "Tears Are Not Enough" by Northern Lights.