b. Daniel Earl Hartman, 8th December 1950, Harrisburg, Pennysylania, U.S.A.
d. 22nd March, 1994 in Westport, Conneticut, U.S.A.
Dan Hartman was based in New York.
He rose to prominence on the late 70's disco scene with his anthem 'Instant Replay' (UK Top 10) for the Blue Sky label (via CBS).
Previously, during the '70's, Dan Hartman was a member of the Edgar Winter Group, as well as being in Johnny Winter's band for a time.
Dan was also a session musician that supported artists as diverse as Ian Hunter, Stevie Wonder, Todd Rundgren, and Ronnie Montrose.
After releasing one solo pop / rock album in 1976, he achieved his greatest moment with the disco album, 'Instant Replay'.
Only a 7" single, of the title track, was made available at the time in the U.K., the 12" being available as an American import.
His follow-up record was 'This Is It' (UK Top 20, 1979), although in America the title song of his album 'Relight My Fire', featuring Loleatta Holloway, became another anthem, enjoying greater popularity in the U K on the late '80's 'house' music scene.
The track was later utilised by the boy band Take That.
In 1985, he signed to MCA where he scored again with 'Second Nature' (UK Top 75) and 'I Can Dream About You' (UK Top 20).
However, his follow-up records weren't as successful and he returned to producing.
Dan has written and / or produced for many artists including Diana Ross ('It's Never Too Late'), Average White Band ('Cupid's In Fashion', including 'You're My Number One'), Loleatta Holloway ('Love Sensation'), James Brown ('Living in America') and Chaka Khan ('Can't Stop The Street').
He was preparing a new album at the time of his death, from a brain tumor, in April of 1994.
Who Is Dan Hartman? (Blue Sky Records 1976)
Images (Blue Sky Records 1976)
Instant Replay (Blue Sky Records 1978)
Relight My Fire (Blue Sky Records 1979)
It Hurts to Be in Love (Blue Sky Records 1981)
I Can Dream About You (MCA Records 1984)
We Are Young (MCA Records 1987)
New Green Clear Blue (Private Music Records 1989)
Keep the Fire Burnin' (Chaos/Columbia Records 1994)