A MUSICAL ODYSSEY
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Bill and Sue-On Today: CD album #12

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Classic Stage Songs

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Bill and Sue-On Hillman Record Wall: Display of the duo's CDs, LPs, singles, covers, discs,
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Hillman Vintage Guitars

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HILLMAN ODYSSEY 
CONTENTS

SUE-ON: A PHOTO MOSAIC


Sue-On's Website
Introduction
Alternate ERBzine 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
Guitar hermit in his room
The College Years: 1961-1965
Country Gentlemen ~ Blue Angels ~ 
Flamingo Combo ~ Shadows ~ Dovermen
The Early Rockin' Years I
Shadows ~ Dovermen ~ Fugitives
Everly Brothers ~ Bobby Curtola ~ Newbeats
Opening for Everly Brothers, Roger Miller, Newbeats: CKY Festival of Stars - Winnipeg Auditorium
Early Rockin' Years II
On Tour with 
Bobby Curtola and the Dovermen
2002 Dovermen Reunion Photo
Country Gentlemen Years Pt. I
CKX-TV Noon Show ~ Neighbour Nights ~ 
Prov. Exhibition ~ Austin Threshermen Reunion
Country Gentlemen Years Pt. II
Expo '67 Appearances ~ Federal Grain Train
~ Sue-On ~ Western Union ~


THE EARLY YEARS: BILL and SUE-ON
Bar Wars Pt. 1 ~ 1966-1968
Bar Wars Pt. 2 ~ 1968-1971
Early TV and Radio Shows
Bill ? Sue-On Hillman ~ The 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

THE '70S DECADE

USA TOURS: 
SUE-ON and THE WESTERN UNION
with Barry Forman
Grandstand Tours
of NW USA
The Great Grandstand Days
by Fred McGuinness


BILL and SUE-ON and the HILLMAN EXPRESS
with Kevin Pahl
Scrapbook Clippings and 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 ~ JOURNALS I - III

First 15 Days: Clubs I
Bill ~ Sue-On ~ Kevin: From the Wilds of Canada
Second 15 Days: Clubs II
Alan Jones ~ Sue-On and Bill Hillman in an English Country Garden
London Recording Sessions
Gooseberry Studios Logo: London, England
HILLMAN 1977 TOUR OF ENGLAND: JOURNAL I
England Sessions 1977: Impulse Studios, Newcastle
England Sessions 1977: 
Impulse Studios, Newcastle
HILLMAN 1979 TOUR OF ENGLAND: JOURNAL I and SCRAPBOOK
Entertainers of the Year Award: Hillmans 1980
England Sessions 1979: 
Guardian Studios, Durham
Journal I
Bill & Sue-On On StageBill & Sue-On On Stage
Bill and Sue-On On Stage
England Tour 1979
Scrapbook

THE RECORDING YEARS
ALBUM GALLERY
Album Photos ~ Notes ~ Anecdotes ~ Lyrics ~ MP3 Samples

For Online Purchase Information Go To:
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Click on each cover for photos, contents, behind the scenes anecdotes, credits, etc.
Hillman CD Album Volume 10Hillman CD Album Volume 11Hillman CD Album Volume 12
Hillman Album No. 9: On Stage In EnglandHillman Album No. 9: On Stage In England - with DesperadoHillman Album No. 8: 16 Cajun ~ Fiddle ~ Country Songs
Hillman Album No. 7b: On Tour in EnglandHillman Album No. 7a: Sue-On: The Newcastle SessionsHillman Album No. 8: 16 Cajun ~ Fiddle ~ Country Songs
Hillman Album No. 6: Hillman Express Track 15 - Prairie Saga - Prairie To SohoVolume 5: 14 Original SongsVolume 4: Bill and Sue-On Hillman ~ On Stage
Volume 3: Bill and Sue-On HillmanVolume 2: Western Union IIVolume 1: Western Union I
SPECIAL RECORDING PROJECTS
Free Spirit AlbumBarry Forman Albums: Barry and Kent Forman

GUITAR STORIES

Favourite Guitars I Have Known ...and Own
CONTENTS
Harmony Monterey ArchtopSilvertone by Harmony and SearsGretsch Chet Atkins Nashville ModelGretsch Country ClubFender TelecasterVox Tempest XII Electric 12-string
Fender Malibu Flat-Top AcousticFender Thinline TelecasterLink II Pedal Steel GuitarOvation Legend Acoustic / ElectricHofner Fretless Beatle BassMosrite Electric 12-String
Yamaha Acoustic 12-StringRoland G-303Roland G 707 Guitar SynthesizerFender StratocasterGibson CF 100 AcousticYamaha Jumbo Acoustic / Electric
Roland Synth G-202Yamaha Acoustic/Electric

More at
www.hillmanweb.com/guitars

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

1980-1985
with Kevin Pahl and Kerry Morris
Bill ~ Sue-On ~ Kevin
Call of the Wild Festival
Part I: The Boggy Creek Story
Bill and Sue-On On Stage with Kerry Morris at Boggy Creek
Call of the Wild Memories '80-'85
Links to all 7 chapters


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

The '80s Decade
Scrapbook I
Hillmans at home in Maple Grove: MACA Entertainers of the Year Trophy
Entertainers of the Year Award
The '80s Decade
Scrapbook II

Big Country Awards
Opry North Shows
The '80s Decade
Scrapbook III

Country 'n' Eastern Feature
Trade Papers ~ PRO BMI

THE '90s DECADE


On Stage Photo Gallery

Hillman Bio on CBC-TV
INTO THE 21st CENTURY

Blues Jams ~ Concerts ~ Tributes
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
The Pukatawagan Blues ~ Illustrated Version
Pukatawagan Blues ~ Faster-Loading, All-Text Version
Jammin' with Bobby Curtola at the Cantina
Lonnie Donegan Tribute ~ 1931-2002
The Johnny Cash Connection
2005 Jam at the Cantina
Music Photo Album 2005/2006

Weekly Jams at Ken Daniels' Cantina Club

Hillmans On Stage

At the Brandon Folk Music and Art Festival 2004 | Part II

Ma Henning Tribute - June 2009

THE BOBBY CURTOLA CONNECTION
Warren ~ Sue-On ~ Bobby ~ Bill ~ John
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 and 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 GUESS WHO CONNECTION:
THE CHAD ALLAN YEARS
CHAD ALLAN TRIBUTE SITE

Chad Allan and the Reflections - The Guess Who
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
V: Guess Who's Singing: Chad Allan

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

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

  Welcome Page: Intro and Navigation Chart
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

50 0RIGINAL RECORDED SONGS: Lyrics and MP3s
Career Time Line
Hillman CD Song List
On-Line CD Catalogue
CD 10 Lyrics and Vignettes
New CD Release - Vol. 12
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 and Part II
Reference Room I: Favourite Country Music Links
Stage Songs Through the Years: Lyrics, MP3s, Videos



TOPICS IN PREPARATION
Radio and Television: CKX CBC BBC CKLQ Syndication
Songwriting: Lyrics ~ Anecdotes ~ Awards
North America Tours: Western Union ~ Montana ~ The North ~ Prairies
Road Tales
Passing the Torch

OLDIES FROM THE PAST
During the '70s decade we were Canada's most prolific "Indie" recording act.
We recorded 12 albums and charted singles on our Maple Grove label
and worked on many other recording and video projects --
over half of this material was recorded in three English studios during our tours of the UK.
Many advances have been made in recording techniques over the last 30 years
and we hope to resume our recording careers making use of 21st Century technology. . .
Meanwhile, however . . .
Listen to 100 Songs from our '70s Albums


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.
 
Satisfied©
 
 

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* and Alan Jones**
Copyright Bill and 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.



  

Vol. 12: THE CANADA SESSIONS
 From The Early Years
33 Songs Performed, Arranged and Produced by the Hillmans
Original Songs © Copyright Bill and 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.



  

FREE SPIRIT RECORDING PROJECT
Album Description
Produced by Al Jones and Bill Hillman 
Alan Jones ~Terry Fleetwood ~ Bill and Sue-On Hillman ~ Ian Hunter ~ Ken Blair
All Selections Copyright 1975 with MAPLE GROVE MUSIC, BMIC (PRO)



  

1. You Must Remember (Jones) 
Vocal: Terry Fleetwood
2. Back To My Home Again (Blair) 
Vocal: Terry Fleetwood
3. Boogie Band (Jones)
Vocal: Bill Hillman
4. Hey Valerie (Jones/Blair) 
Vocal: Terry Fleetwood
5. Estevan Coal Train (Jones)
Vocal: Terry Fleetwood
6. Hey Gizella (Jones) 
Vocal: Terry Fleetwood
7. Listen To Me Cry (Bill Hillman) 
Vocal: Bill ? Sue-On
8. Who's To Say (Blair/Jones) 
Vocal: Terry Fleetwood
9. The Truckin' Song (Blair)
Vocal: Terry Fleetwood
10. My Love Song To You (Jones) 
Vocal: Terry Fleetwood
11. In Love Again (Jones) 
Vocal: Sue-On Hillman
12. Go Play Your Ever-Lovin' Game (Jones) 
Vocal: Terry Fleetwood
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