Dan Milner started his music career at the age of 6 taking piano lessons. At the age of 13 he started his own group, "The Visions" in Minneapolis. By the time he was 17, "The Visions" were a band in the Twin Cities playing all venues available. After two years of college majoring in music and art, Dan moved to Los Angeles to pursue his music career without his fellow band members. Within six months, he once again formed a band; this one named "Pony". Gathering together 3 other members with the love for The Beatles, Dan created a group which started to gather a good following in the LA area. At the age of 21, Dan's group was signed to the famous William Morris Agency and one month later signed to 20th Century Records.
After 2 years on the label, he became disenchanted with the producers of their first two albums and left that label and signed with Warner / Chappel roster as a composer.
In 1978 Dan moved South to San Diego, and started managing the largest recording studio in the city, "Studio West". Within two years, he was head / first engineer, and manager. Two years later he bought Studio West, and started his own music company, Wintermoon Music. Even though at one time Wintermoon Music had offices in San Diego, Minneapolis, and Toronto.
In 1981 he collaborated with the band called "Stallion". Not to be confused with the pop/rock group Stallion from Denver which recorded two albums with Casablanca Records in the late 70s. Stallion released a single entitled "You / Ain't no way" on KG Records. Dan Milner wrote both of these songs. Also both of these songs were produced by Dan Milner.
Today I have the pleasure to present one of the rarest modern soul songs which probably it appears for the first time in the world.
Dan has been a first engineer, producer, and arranger for over 25 years. He has earned over 350 advertising awards. and has produced music for over 650 episodes of television. One of them was “The American Gladiators”.
Note: The above posted single is not played in full
# I would like to thank Buddy Stephens for all his info. Buddy Stephens is a member of the group Stallion which released two albums with Casablanca Records in the late 70s.