My next artist was one of those artists that just loved the whole concept of making music. Dan Hartman started making music in a band called The Legends, where he played an instrument and wrote most of their music. He was only 13 at the time.
After leaving The Legends he played with both Edgar and Johnny Winters’ bands. In fact, he wrote and sang on the Edgar Winter’s groups biggest hit “Free Ride.”
As a solo artist, he would write and record several R&B and Dance hit, his biggest being “I Can Dream About You.” In 1978, he would reach Number One on Billboard’s Dance Chart with “Instant Replay.”
Most people may not know but Dan co-wrote and co-produced James Brown’s hit “Living In America.”
Dan Hartman died in 1994, at the age of 43. He had contracted the HIV virus, which he kept secret.
Here is Dan Hartman, singing “Relight My Fire.”