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John Ford Coley

John Ford Coley
John Ford Coley
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John Ford Coley (born October 13, 1948) is a singer, classically trained pianist, guitarist, actor, and author most known for his partnership in the musical duo England Dan & John Ford Coley.

Early life

John Ford Coley was born John Edward Colley in Dallas, Texas. He grew up listening to the Grand Ole Opry, early rock and roll, singing church hymns and was trained as a classical pianist. At 16, while at W.W. Samuell High School in Dallas, John along with fellow schoolmate Dan Seals joined the group "Theze Few" which later became "The Southwest FOB" (Freight On Board) and toured the Texas music scene where they had one hit "The Smell of Incense" that in 1969 rose to number 43 on the charts. This band played on the bill with such acts as Led Zeppelin and others.

While in the band, Seals and Coley began their own acoustic act: Colley and Wayland. The act was renamed England Dan & John Ford Coley, and the duo was signed by A&M Records. In 1971, the two moved to Los Angeles where they opened for numerous bands.[1] Their first break came in 1972 with the song "Simone". It became a number one hit in Japan and was quite popular in France. However, "Simone" did not fare as well in the United States, and the two were released from their contract with A&M after three albums.
Signing to Atlantic Records

Two years later, they acquired another record deal from Atlantic Records subsidiary Big Tree Records and released the song "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight". Overall they had four top tens and two top twenties. They were nominated for a Grammy award, received triple-platinum and gold records and released 8 albums; additionally, others were released abroad.

The duo disbanded in 1980.
After the 1980s

John Ford Coley went on to form another group that released an album on A&M Records, Leslie, Kelly and John Ford Coley (featuring sisters Leslie and Kelly Bulkin). Then, he went on to act in teen films in the 1980s, acquired a small ranch in the 1990s, and wrote songs for film and TV. He returned to touring in 1996 and has an active tour schedule where Coley plays the hits and other favorite songs. Coley plays with groups including Ambrosia, Terry Sylvester, formerly of The Hollies and rides the bill with numerous other acts including Three Dog Night, Lou Gramm (of Foreigner), Christopher Cross, Poco, Stephen Bishop, Al Stewart, Edgar Winter and others.

In 1996, Coley made a trip south for Tin Pan South and began making trips to Nashville to be part of the music community. He moved his family and horses across country to Tennessee in 1999. While in Tennessee, Coley, once a Baha'i, converted to Christianity. He lectures about Christianity, is writing a book about his faith, and continues to perform around the world.
Music accomplishments
Top charting singles (Billboard's 100 Hot Singles chart)

Title, Date Debuted and Weeks on Chart, Highest Position Song

"I'd Really Love To See You Tonight" / 7 Oct 1976, woc 17, #2
"Nights Are Forever Without You " / 30 Oct 1976, woc 12, #10
"Love Is The Answer" / 7 April 1979, woc 10, #10
"Westward Wind" , 11 Nov 1978 woc 11, #30
"Come Back To Me" / 1981
"What Can I Do With This Broken Heart"
"Sad To Belong"/ 7 May 1977, woc 16, # 21
"Part Of Me, Part Of You" / 1980
"We'll Never Have To Say Goodbye Again" / 11 March 1978, #9
"Gone Too Far" / 1 Oct 1977, #13
"Simone" (Japan) / 1972


"Smell of Incense" - Southwest F.O.B., 1969
"England Dan and John Ford Coley" - England Dan and John Ford Coley, 1971
"Fables" - England Dan and John Ford Coley, 1972
"I Hear The Music" - England Dan and John Ford Coley, 1976
"Nights are Forever" - England Dan and John Ford Coley, 1976
"Dowdy Ferry Road" - England Dan and John Ford Coley, 1977
"Some Things Don't Come Easy" - England Dan and John Ford Coley, 1978
"Dr. Heckle and Mr. Jive" - England Dan and John Ford Coley, 1979
"Just Tell Me You Love Me" - England Dan and John Ford Coley, 1980
"The Best of England Dan and John Ford Coley" - England Dan and John Ford Coley, 1980
"Live from the Philippines" - John Ford Coley, 2009
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