Daniel Earl Hartman (December 8, 1950 – March 22, 1994) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Among songs he wrote and recorded were “Free Ride” with The Edgar Winter Group, and the solo hits “Relight My Fire”, “Instant Replay”, “I Can Dream About You”, “We Are the Young” and “Second Nature”. “I Can Dream About You”, his most successful song, reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1984. The James Brown song “Living in America”, which Hartman co-wrote and produced, was even more successful, reaching #4 in 1985. One of the most successful songs he co-wrote was “Ride on Time”, recorded by Black Box, which reached #1 in several countries including the UK.
Hartman was never married and had no children. At the time of his death, both parents, a brother, and a sister were all still alive. A closeted gay man, he was diagnosed with HIV in the late 1980s. He kept his HIV status a secret, even after friend and intermittent collaborator Holly Johnson (formerly of the band Frankie Goes to Hollywood) announced his own HIV status in 1991.
Hartman died on March 22, 1994, at his Westport, Connecticut, home from an AIDS-related brain tumor. His remains were cremated. At the time of his death, his music was enjoying a revival of sorts: a cover version of “Relight My Fire” became a British number-one hit for Take That and Lulu. Sales of Hartman’s solo recordings, group efforts, production, songwriting and compilation inclusions had exceeded 50 million records worldwide.
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Daniel Earl “Dan” Hartman (December 8, 1950—March 22, 1994) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer, best known for such songs as: “Free Ride“, “I Can Dream About You“, “Instant Replay”, “Love Sensation”, and “Relight My Fire“, all of which had world-wide success.
Dan never married and had no children. At the time of his death both parents, a brother and a sister were all still alive. He kept his HIV status a secret, even after Holly Johnson announced his own HIV status in 1991. Although it is unclear if Dan was ever publicly out about his sexuality during his lifetime, his website features tributes from many friends and colleagues who were aware that he was gay. Several of them mention how Hartman never seemed completely comfortable with his homosexuality, although he was much more open about it with those who shared his orientation.
Hartman died at his Westport, Connecticut home of an AIDS-related brain tumor. His remains were cremated. At the time of his death, his music was enjoying a revival of sorts: A cover version of “Relight My Fire” became a British number-one hit for Take That and Lulu. Sales of Hartman’s solo recordings, group efforts, production, songwriting and compilation inclusions exceed 50 million records worldwide.
Hartman’s solo cover of the Edgar Winter Group‘s “Free Ride” was featured in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie the year after his death. In 2006, 12 years after his death, “I Can Dream About You” was featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories and “Relight My Fire” was also featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony. (Dource: Wikipedia)
||I Can Dream About You
||We Are the Young
||Vertigo / Relight My Fire
||This Is It
||It Hurts to Be in Love
||All I Need
||Keep the Fire Burnin’ (with Loleatta Holloway)
||Heaven in Your Arms
||Time and Space
||Boogie All Summer
||Name of the Game
||Waiting to See You
||The Love in Your Eyes
||Rescue In My Arms
||I’m Not A Rolling Stone