ON THE ROAD WITH BILL and SUE-ON HILLMAN
A 50-Year Musical Journey
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HILLMAN PHOTO ARCHIVE:  POSTER MOSAICS

Intro | Early Years | 60s Decade | 70s Decade | Recordings | UK | 80s and 90s | 21st Century | Sue-On | Roots | Gigs
These hundreds of  photos were collated to illustrate the anecdotes in the
GIG NOTES Chapters of our 50-Year Musical Odyssey book.

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ENGLAND TOURS AND RECORDING 


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BILL AND SUE-ON HILLMAN
THE UK CONNECTION

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HILLMAN / UK CONNECTION I: ALBUM NO. 6
A montage of memorabilia from the Hillmans' first overseas tour
and Vol. 6 recording sessions in England.

REELIN' IN SOHO (Recording session description) | IN LOVE AGAIN
* An exciting tour of over 30 one-nighters in Northern England followed by recording sessions in London at Gooseberry Studios - an underground studio (literally) - that had put out a number of hits (even the Sex Pistols had done tracks there). 
* We toured as THE HILLMANS FROM CANADA with Sue-On on drums, Kevin Pahl on keys (Hohner bass, Clavinet, etc.) and myself on Tele guitar. Our blind English friend Al Jones joined us in clubs that had a stage Hammond. We all sang (in our unusual "American" accents). 
* We recorded enough songs to complete Album No. 6 that we had started back in Manitoba at Century 21 Studios. 
Many more photos and tall tales at www.hillmanweb.com/odyssey1 and http://www.hillmanweb.com/uk
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UK Music Tours - Favourite Clubs:
Social ~ Legion ~ Military ~ Working Men
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HILLMAN / UK CONNECTION: 
SECOND ENGLAND TOUR AND 
NEWCASTLE RECORDING SESSIONS

REELIN' IN SOHO  |  OUTLAW RAMBLIN' BAND

This montage recalls some of the events from the tour that produced 
Album No. 7
Photos: 
* Album covers and label, 
* Band break at Walls End, 
* Tour of Pinewood studios (James Bond / Superman), 
* London landmarks, 
* Tour promo photos
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Impulse Studio: Recording Album No. 7
Newcastle, England :: UK Tour No. 2

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UK Music Tour 2
Album 7: The Newcastle Sessions
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BILL AND SUE-ON HILLMAN
ON STAGE IN ENGLAND - 1979
Middlesbrough Rugby Union Football Club Bar-B-Q

LADY LUCK  |  THE JOKER

We had been in the studio all week recording album #9 
with Desperado and Alan Clark of Dire Straits 
so it felt good to let loose at this English version of a Bar-B-Q 
hosted by the Middlesbrough Rugby Union Football Club. 
The agricultural complex was close to a military base 
that we had played earlier - hence the camouflage netting.
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HILLMAN / UK CONNECTION: 
THIRD ENGLAND TOUR AND ALBUM 9 RECORDING SESSIONS
This montage recalls some of the events from the UK tour that produced Hillman Album No. 9.

LOUISIANA STOMP  |  SUMMERTIME
* Album covers
* Bill and Sue-On with 6-month-old son Ja-On outside GUARDIAN STUDIOS in the village of PITY ME near Durham
* On stage with UK show band, DESPERADO who added instruments and back-up vocals on all tracks
* GUARDIAN SESSIONS: Engineer: Terry Gavaghan (former CARPENTERS guitarist | Bill: vocals and guitars | Sue-On: vocals and drums (KEITH MOON's kit bought at London auction) | Alan Clark (of DIRE STRAITS): synths, electric piano, clavinet and ELTON JOHN's upright grand piano (from his Honky Chateau sessions - purchased by Gavaghan at Château D'Hierouville studio, France)
WEB REFS:
 Hillman / UK Connection
Terry Gavaghan - The Legend: Guardian "Ghost Studio" | Album No. 9
1979 Tour notesOn Stage with Desperado Photos
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Guardian Studio: Recording Album No. 9
On Stage in England with Desperado

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HILLMAN PHOTO ARCHIVE: POSTER MOSAICS

Intro | Early Years | 60s Decade | 70s Decade | Recordings | UK | 80s and 90s | 21st Century | Sue-On | Roots | Gigs
These hundreds of  photos were collated to illustrate the anecdotes in the
GIG NOTES Chapters of our 50-Year Musical Odyssey book.

www.hillmanweb.com/book

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