Classic spotlight: John Ford Coley talks 70's breakup

JOHN FORD COLEY:  Opens up about what led the breakup with Dan Seals

What broke up the musical partnership of England Dan and John Ford Coley? Coley tells the Buffalo News it was "egos and outside influences."

Promoting Saturday's show just outside Buffalo, Coley reflects, "When you start playing together, there's a special unity. Then, other people get involved. They start telling you things like, 'You're the real star of this group.' And unfortunately, you end up falling prey to that kind of talk."

While the guys barely spoke after the duo ended in 1980, they finally chatted a few months before Seals died of cancer in 2009. "We... talked like old friends, just the way it used to be. We made our peace. I am really thankful that we were able to become friends again before he died. I've had friends in other bands who broke up and never spoke to each other again."

Having made his mark singing dreamy love songs, Coley promises fans, "Two things you won't hear about at my shows are religion and politics. We give you a break from that for a couple of hours."

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