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Tony Hiller
Born 30 July 1927 (1927-07-30) (age 82)
Origin London, England, United Kingdom
Occupations Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer, Music publisher
Years active 1950s – present
Website www.tonyhiller.com

Tony Hiller (born 30 July 1927) is a British songwriter. He began his musical career as a member of the song and dance duo The Hiller Brothers, sharing the stage with his brother Irving. The Hiller Brothers appeared with many known artists of the time including Alma Cogan, Tommy Cooper, Val Doonican, Matt Monro, The Shadows, Bernard Manning, Kathy Kirby, Roger Whittaker, Rip Taylor, Gene Vincent, Lance Percival, Tessie O'Shea, Frank Ifield, Deep River Boys, Dallas Boys, Clark Brothers, Paul Melba and Ray Burns, and many more.

Over 300 artists have recorded Tony Hiller's songs including Brotherhood of Man, Elton John, Olivia Newton-John, Andy Williams, Ray Stevens, The Miracles, The Hollies, Sonny and Cher, The Osmonds, Glen Campbell, Crystal Gayle, Anne Murray, Ed Bruce, and The Fortunes.

Born in London, England, he is best known for writing and/or producing numerous hits for Brotherhood of Man, including "United We Stand" (1970) [1], "Save Your Kisses for Me" (1976) [1], "Angelo" (1977), and "Figaro" (1978). The song "United We Stand" [1] is considered a worldwide standard and has been recorded by over 100 different artists. Thirty years after the original hit, the song was popularized again by becoming a patriotic and spiritual anthem, and was recorded by several more artists and used numerous times in the production of various network news broadcasts during coverage of the 9/11 events and the post 9/11 recovery.

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Chart Hits

Song Title Writer(s) Artist Country Year
“He Don't Want Your Love Anymore” (Hiller/Ford) Lulu UK 1965
United We Stand (Hiller/Simons) Brotherhood of Man UK/USA/EURO 1970
“Where are You Going to My Love” (Hiller/Goodison/Day/Leslie) Brotherhood of Man UK/USA 1970
“Reach Out Your Hand” (Hiller) Brotherhood of Man USA 1971
“Sunny Honey Girl” (Hiller/Greenaway/Cook/Goodison) Cliff Richard UK/EURO 1971
United We Stand (Hiller/Simons) Wess & Dhori Ghezzi ITALY 1973
“Lady” (Hiller/Lee/Sheriden) Brotherhood of Man EURO 1974
“Daddy Loves You Honey” (Hiller/Ramonde) Dorsey Burnette USA 1974
“Kiss Me Kiss Your Baby” (credited as producer only) Brotherhood of Man EURO 1975
Save Your Kisses for Me (Hiller/Lee/Sheriden) Brotherhood of Man UK/USA/EURO 1976
“My Sweet Rosalie” (Hiller/Lee/Sheriden) Brotherhood of Man UK/EURO 1976
Save Your Kisses for Me (Hiller/Lee/Sheriden) Bobby Vinton USA 1976
Save Your Kisses for Me (Hiller/Lee/Sheriden) Margo Smith USA 1976
Save Your Kisses for Me (Hiller/Lee/Sheriden) Rex Gildo GERMANY 1976
“Manchester United” (Hiller/Hiller) Manchester United Football Club UK 1976
Oh Boy (The Mood I'm In) (credited as producer only) Brotherhood of Man UK/EURO 1977
Angelo (Hiller/Lee/Sheriden) Brotherhood of Man UK/EURO 1977
“Highwayman” (Hiller/Lee/Sheriden) Brotherhood of Man EURO 1977
Angelo (Hiller/Lee/Sheriden) The Barron Knights UK 1977
Figaro (Hiller/Lee/Sheriden) Brotherhood of Man UK/EURO 1978
“Beautiful Lover” (Hiller/Lee/Sheriden) Brotherhood of Man UK/EURO 1978
“Middle of the Night” (Hiller/Lee/Sheriden) Brotherhood of Man UK/EURO 1978
You're the Greatest Lover (credited as producer only) Gina and the Champions IRELAND 1979
“Who Do You Wanna Be” (credited as producer only) Gina and the Champions IRELAND 1979
“Put a Light in Your Window” (Hiller/Curtis) Tony Christie GERMANY 1981
“Lighting Flash” (Hiller/Lee/Upton) Brotherhood of Man UK 1982
“Here We Go” (Hiller/Spiro) Everton Football Club UK 1985
Nights (Hiller/Hill) Ed Bruce USA 1986
“We’ve Got the Whole World at Our Feet” (Hiller/James/James) England World Cup Squad UK 1986
“Sitting on Top of the World” (Hiller/James/James) Liverpool Football Club UK 1986
“Glad all Over/Where Eagles Fly” (Hiller/Upton) Crystal Palace UK 1990
Only Fools (Never Fall in Love) (Hiller/Upton) Sonia UK 1991
“No One Can Stop Us Now” (Hiller/Upton) Chelsea Football Club UK 1994
“Spilled Perfume” (Hiller/Hill) Gil Grand CANADA 1998
“Over You” (Hiller/Hill) Anne Murray CANADA 1998
United We Stand (Hiller/Simons) Ray Stevens USA 2002
United We Stand (Hiller/Simons) Six IRELAND 2003

Awards and achievements

  • Six Ivor Novello Awards (UK)
  • Ivor Novello Nomination, International Hit Of The Year (UK)
  • British Academy of Composers and Songwriters, Councillor (UK)
  • British Academy of Composers and Songwriters, Gold Badge of Merit (UK)
  • Six ASCAP Awards (USA)
  • Two ASCAP Chart Buster Awards (USA)
  • Eurovision Song Contest winner
  • Top selling single of 1976 (UK)
  • Yamaha Song Contest, Outstanding Composition
  • Performing Right Society (PRS), Director
  • Recipient of over 40 Silver, Gold and Platinum Discs
  • Society Of Distinguished Songwriters

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References

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