A MUSICAL ODYSSEY
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What follows is our online showbusiness biography - work in progress.
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SUE-ON: 
EARLY YEARS AND PHOTO MOSAIC
Introduction

Alternate ERBzin-e Intro
My Princess by Bill Hillman
The Early Years: China and Beyond
The Teen Years
The CourtshipYears
Photo Mosaic
The Performing Years Pt. 1
The Performing Years Pt. 2
Studio Photos
At Work and Play: 1966-Present

BILL HILLMAN: EARLY YEARS
Music Influences: 1943-1961 ~ Part I

Music Influences: 1943-1961 ~ Part II
The College Years: 1961-1965
The Early Rockin' Years I
The Early Rockin' Years II: Bobby Curtola Tour
Country Gentlemen Years Pt. I
Country Gentlemen Years Pt. II

THE EARLY YEARS: BILL & SUE-ON
Bar Wars Pt. 1 ~ 1966-1968

Bar Wars Pt. 2 ~ 1968-1971
Early TV & Radio Shows: Western Union
Many more Hillman Early Years chapters 
are featured in 
The Russ Gurr Connection
and
The Guess Who Connection: The Chad Allan Years
See Below
USA TOURS: 
SUE-ON & THE WESTERN UNION
with Barry Forman

Grandstand Tours of NW USA
The Great Grandstand Days
BILL & SUE-ON and the HILLMAN EXPRESS

with Kevin Pahl
Scrapbook Clippings & Memorabilia from the '70s

The '70s Decade Scrapbook I
The '70s Decade Scrapbook II

THE HILLMANS FROM CANADA
RECORDING SESSIONS: London ~ Newcastle ~ Durham
THREE TOURS OF ENGLAND: 1976 ~ 1977 ~ 1979
In the summer of 1976, 

THE HILLMANS OF CANADA
with Kevin Pahl and Alan Jones
embarked on an exciting tour of England. 
When they returned to Canada at summer's end 
they had performed in 30 British clubs, driven all over the Isles,
and had recorded five tracks for their 6th album.
Included here are journal entries, photos and anecdotes from that tour.
Hillman 1976 Tour of England: Journal I
Hillman 1976 Tour of England: Journal II
Hillman 1976 Tour of England: The London Recording Sessions

HILLMAN 1977 TOUR OF ENGLAND: JOURNAL I
England Sessions 1977: Impulse Studios, Newcastle

HILLMAN 1979 TOUR OF ENGLAND: JOURNAL I
England Sessions 1979: Guardian Studios, Durham
England 1979 Tour: Scrapbook

THE '80s DECADE
Boggy Creek ~ Call of the Wild Festival Years

1980-1985
with Kevin Pahl and Kerry Morris

I. Boggy Creek ~ Call of the Wild Festival 1980-1985
II. Festival Memories ~ Behind the Scenes
III. Early Beginnings
IV. Don Ross Scrapbook
V. Performer Profiles I
VI. Performer Profiles II
VII. Photo Gallery

Scrapbook Clippings & Memorabilia from the '80s
Bill & Sue-On Hillman
with Kerry Morris and Kevin Pahl

The '80s Decade Scrapbook I
(Entertainers of the Year Award)
The '80s Decade Scrapbook II
The '80s Decade Scrapbook III
THE '90s DECADE

On Stage Photo Gallery
Bill and Sue-On Hillman Bio on CBC-TV
INTO THE 21st CENTURY

Blues Jams and Concerts
The Hillman Blues Connection
Brandon Blues Montage
Blues Hall of Fame I
Blues Hall of Fame II
2000.06.10
2000.07.08
October 2000
Jammin' with CBC's Ron and Jan
Blues at SOO'S
Blues Overtook Me Concert
First Annual Brandon Blues Festival
Lonnie Donegan ~ 1931-2002
The Johnny Cash Connection
The Pukatawagan Blues ~ Illustrated Version
Pukatawagan Blues ~ Faster-Loading, All-Text Version
THE BOBBY CURTOLA CONNECTION
Official Bobby Curtola Library of Rock 'n' Roll History
Bobby Curtola Tribute Sites in the Hillman Odyssey
The Bobby Curtola Brandon Sock Hop Reunion
Band Song Lists & Pics from the Bobby Curtola Sock Hop
Dovermen Reunion at the Bobby Curtola Sock Hop
Sock Hop Reunion Photo Gallery I
The Early Rockin' Years II: Bobby Curtola Tour
Dovermen: The Rockin' Years I
Jammin' with Bobby Curtola at the Cantina
Bobby Curtola Bio ~ Gold Records ~ Cover Art ~ Awards

 
THE RECORDING YEARS
Album Photos ~ Notes ~ Anecdotes ~ Lyrics
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Volume 1: Western Union I
Volume 2: Western Union II
Volume 3: Bill and Sue-On Hillman
Volume 4: On Stage
Volume 5: 14 Original Hillman Songs
Volume 6: Hillman Express ~ Track 15 (Prairie Saga ~ Prairie to Soho)
Volume 7: On Tour In England
Volume 8: 16 Cajun ~ Fiddle ~ Country Songs
Volume 9: On Stage In England
CD Album Volume 10: 24 of Our Best
CD Album Volume 11: 26 Great Songs from the England Sessions
CD Album Volume 12: 33 Songs from the Canada Sessions
SPECIAL RECORDING PROJECTS
Free Spirit Album
Barry Forman Fiddle Albums
GUITAR STORIES
FAVOURITE GUITARS I HAVE KNOWN 
. . . AND OWN
CONTENTS

Harmony Monterey Archtop
Silvertone from Sears and Harmony
Gretsch Chet Atkins Nashville
Gretsch 6192 Country Club
Fender Telecaster (Pre-CBS)
Fender Malibu Flat Top Acoustic
Vox Tempest XII Electric 12-String
Fender Telecaster Thinline
Link II Pedal Steel Guitar
Ovation Legend Flat Top Electric Acoustic
Hofner Fretless Beatle Bass
Mosrite Electric 12-String
Yamaha Acoustic 12-String
Fender Stratocaster Plus
Gibson CF 100 Acoustic
Roland G707 Synthesizer Guitar
Yamaha Jumbo Acoustic
Roland G303 Synth History
Yamaha APX6 Electric/Acoustic

THE GUESS WHO CONNECTION:
THE CHAD ALLAN YEARS
Part I: Hillman Anecdotes ~ Photos

Part II: Chad Allan Speaks Out
Part III: Discography ~ Bio ~ Let's Go Songs
Part IV: Reflections ~ A Photo Mosaic

THE GUESS WHO CONNECTION II
 The Boom Years
Scrapbook I: Bios ~ Clippings ~ Sheet Music
Scrapbook II: Honourary Degrees from Brandon University
THE RUSS GURR CONNECTION
THE RUSS GURR WELCOME PAGE

Throughout the '60s and '70s, although we were very busy with our own showbusiness careers, we always looked forward to working on projects with Russ. This involved summer tours across Western Canada for the Federal Grain and Treflan companies, summer exhibitions and rodeos, television and radio shows, concerts, dances, parades, company demonstrations, etc. 
-- as well as the great camaraderie of life on the road living in a tour bus.
The first six parts of this section of our Musical Odyssey showcases these joint projects while parts 7-13 pay tribute to the solo career of a remarkable Canadian showman: Russ Gurr.

I. From the Hillman Scrapbooks

1. OVERVIEW: CKX-TV ~ Austin Threshermen's Reunion ~ EXPO '67  ~ Federal Grain & Treflan Tours
2. SCRAPBOOK I: Newspaper and Magazine Clippings featuring Russ and the Western Union
3. PHOTO GALLERY I: Hillmans on the road with Russ Gurr & Western Union
4. PHOTO GALLERY II: Western Canada Tours ~ Commentary still to come
5. PHOTO GALLERY III: Western Canada Tours ~ Commentary still to come
6. PHOTO GALLERY IV: Western Canada Tours ~ Commentary still to come
II. From the Russ Gurr Scrapbooks
7. SCRAPBOOK II: Newspaper clippings featuring Russ
8. SCRAPBOOK III: More newspaper clippings featuring Russ
9. RUSS GURR CAREER SCRAPBOOK: A lifetime of photos from the Russ Gurr Collection
10. THE FEDERAL GRAIN TRAIN: Covers and lyrics from Russ's first album
11. ON THE ROAD with RUSS GURR: Covers and lyrics from Russ's second album
12. HOGS ARE BEAUTIFUL: Covers and lyrics from Russ's third album
13. NOTES FROM THE RUSS GURR ORIGINAL 1967 DEMO TAPE
HILLMAN CAREER OVERVIEW SITES
Career Time Line

Hillman CD Song List
On-Line CD Catalogue
New CD Release - Vol. 12
CD 10 Lyrics & Vignettes
Online Business Career Resume: Sue-On Hillman B.A., B.Ed.
Online Business Career Resume: William Hillman B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Ed.
Other Influences: Part I & Part II
Reference Room I: Favourite Country Music Links
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Hear all the songs from our CDs: Volumes 10 ~ 11 ~ 12:

Vol. 10: 24 ORIGINAL SONGS
Written, Arranged and Produced by Bill Hillman (SOCAN)
(with Desperado* & Alan Jones**)
Copyright Bill & Sue-On Hillman and  published by Maple Grove Music PRO
Copyright and Performing Rights on all other songs are property of their respective songwriters and publishing companies.
Unauthorized Download and distribution is prohibited.

1. Sail On 747©
2. One Night Stand©
3. Bye Bye Ja Ja©
4. Hold Me Darlin'©
5. Montana©
6. Shelter©
7. Cajun Stomp©
8. Freedom Trilogy©
9. Lady Luck*
10. Farther Away©
11. China Lady©
12. China Song©
13. John Campbell - Pioneer©
14. Harvest©
15. Massacre©
16. In Sadness©
17. Goodtime Jamboree©
18. Stranger Please©
19. Blue Shallow River©
20. Two Loving Arms©
21. Reelin' in Soho©
22. While You're Away**
23. Listen to Me Cry©
24. Bring Back the Good Times*
Vol. 11: THE ENGLAND SESSIONS
Recorded On Tour In England
26 Songs Performed, Arranged and Produced by the Hillmans
Original Songs Written by Bill Hillman© ~ Desperado* & Alan Jones**
Copyright Bill & Sue-On Hillman and  published by Maple Grove Music PRO
Copyright and Performing Rights on all other songs are property of their respective songwriters and publishing companies.
Unauthorized Download and distribution is prohibited.
1. You Light Up My Life
2. Promised Land
3. Blue Eyes 
Crying in the Rain
4. Needles and Pins
5. Summertime
6. Take It Easy
7. How Many Arms -
Really Don't Want To Know
8. Johnny B. Goode
9. I Can't Stop 
Loving You
10. The Joker*
11. Paper Roses
  Rambling Rose
12. Silver Threads
& Golden Needles
13. Tammy
14. Please Release Me
15. Song Sung Blue
16. Boogie Woogie Band**
17. Tiny Bubbles
  -  Pearly Shells
18. Outlaw Ramblin' Band©
19. Why Me, Lord?
20. Swamp Romp©
21. In Love Again**
22. Down, Down, Down©
23. Walkin' Wreck©
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Vol. 12: THE CANADA SESSIONS
 From The Early Years
33 Songs Performed, Arranged and Produced by the Hillmans
Original Songs © Copyright Bill & Sue-On Hillman and  published by Maple Grove Music PRO
Copyright and Performing Rights on all other songs are property of their respective songwriters and publishing companies.
Unauthorized Download and distribution is prohibited.
1. Muddy Mississippi Line
2. Let It Be Me
3. Mama Tried
4. The French Song
5. 24 Hours from Tulsa
6. Sweet Dreams &
Born To Lose
7. Apache
8. Somewhere My Love
9. (You Were)
On My Mind
10. Kentuckian Song
11. Whole Lotta Shakin'
I'm Walkin' ~ O Boy
12. Help Me Make It 
Through The Night
13. Down in the Boondocks
14. Green Grass of Home
15. Put Your Hand In the Hand
16. Catfish Bones©
17. Chattanooga Prison Train©
18. Workin' For the Man©
19. Blues 'round My Door©
20. Alligator Mama©
21. Cajun Child©
22. Fool On A Stool©
23. Sad Country Love Song©
24. Mississippi Tripper©
25. Glory Land©
26. Old Jed Clark©
27. Satisfied©
28. Memory Take 
Me Back©
29. Highway 354©
30. Hillman Express©

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