Born in McCamey, Texas in 1948, it was clear from the beginning that Danny Wayland Seals was meant for music. After all, his older brother Jim Seals was in the rock group Seals & Crofts, so he had music in his blood.
It was Jim who gave Dan the nickname “England Dan” as a child. Dan was an avid fan of the Beatles and would even use a British accent. It was also Jim’s idea to use the childhood nickname as part of his first musical collaboration with John Ford Coley.