Bill & Sue-On Hillman Career TimeLine
Most of the events are covered in detail at:

2010. . . Bill celebrates his 50th year on stage with Sue-On and son Robin (bass and drums) as they play more packed arena dances for town Homecomings and Reunions including Newdale and McCreary.
Bill and Sue-On are featured in the Shakin' All Over exhibit in the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature - Winnipeg. They are invited to perform on the Shakin' All Over stage.
SOO'S is sold after Bill is recruited to teach as a Professor at Brandon University's Faculty of Education and Sue-On is offered a position with the BU English For Academic Purposes program. Performing continues with weekly jam sessions at Ken Daniel's Cantina, music projects with the Hillman kids, Sock Hop Reunion shows with Canadian rock 'n'n roll legend, Bobby Curtola, Blues Concerts, folk festivals, and a series arena dances. Bill plays many gigs with a Christian rock band and a Beatles tribute band.  The Hillmans band takes on new life playing Manitoba Reunion and Homecoming Shows. The Hillmans are invited by Phil Collins and Disney to attend opening night ceremonies for Tarzan the Musical on Broadway, and in Holland and Hamburg. Bill arrives a week early in Hamburg to allow time to research the early days of the Beatles (Tracking the Beatles in Hamburg
1990s A multitude of entertainment-related projects including weekly performances in SOO'S Showhall in downtown Brandon. The musical legacy continues as the three Hillman offspring play a host of instruments: synthesizers, classical piano, harp, bagpipes, drums, saxophone, clarinet, trombone, guitar ~ and are immersed in all musical styles. Bill keeps adding to his vintage guitar collection.
1997 Release of Album #12 - CD III - Canada Sessions - The Early Years
1997 Bill's retirement from Strathclair Collegiate (1965-1997) to devote more time to music, writing & recording projects and his website design company.
1996 Launch of the Bill & Sue-On Hillman Eclectic Studio Website on the Internet:
Later expanded to:
1996 Featured in a variety of local & network TV & radio shows- CBC's Coleman & Company, Star Billing, CBC Network Radio...
1995 Release of CD #11 - On Tour in England - 26 Great Songs
1994 Regular performers in their newly expanded SOO'S 265-seat Restaurant & Showhall - with featured guests Kerry Morris, Kevin Pahl, Barry Forman, and many more...
1993 Release of 10th Album - 24 Of Our Best Original Songs on CD.
1992 The already-full agenda of family, music, teaching and karate activities augmented with the opening of SOO'S Restaurant - 222 on 10th and Princess in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.
1992 Bill & Sue-On both earn Black Belts in Wado Kai Karate.
1991 Incorporation of many of the 50 published and recorded original songs into Bill's Masters Degree requirements.
1980-85 Featured performers and organizers for the Boggy Creek Call of the Wild Country Music & Bluegrass Festival.
1982 Command Performance for HRH Princess Anne.
1980s Offspring William Ja-On Campbell, William Robin Lee-Chan Monroe and China-Li Jade Ma-Ri Introduced to the world of music.
1980 Featured on Canada's First Video Album (12 Hillman Videos) - Opry North appearances and a multitude of other performances on stage and TV/radio, spread over 3 decades - Numerous songwriter awards - Many MACA Awards nominations - National CCMA Big Country Awards Ceremonies performances.
1980s Special Projects: TV and Radio commercials - Movie soundtracks -Barry Forman fiddle albums - Al Jones' Free Spirit album.
1980 Voted Manitoba Entertainers of the Year at the Annual MACA Awards Ceremony in Winnipeg
1979 Tour of England with top English show band DesperadoThe Hillman / UK Connection
1979 Recording session at Guardian Studios - Durham, England Album No. 9 On Stage in England with Alan Clark of Dire Straits on keyboards.
1978 Release of Album No. 8 - 16 Cajun-Fiddle-Country Songs with featured guest artist Barry Forman.
1977 Tour of Northern England - Workingman's Clubs - Social Clubs - Discos - Beach Resorts - Country & Western Clubs
1977 Recording sessions at Impulse Studios - Newcastle, England Album no. 7 - On Tour In England released.
1976 Tour of England - 30 one-nighters - featured act: The Hillmans from Canada with Kevin Pahl & Alan Jones.
1976 Recording sessions at Gooseberry Studios - London, England Album No. 6 The Hillman Express Track 15 released.
1975 Fly-in Tour of remote northern Manitoba centers.
1974 Tour of Northwestern USA State and Country Fairs - Grandstand Show Headliners: Sue-On & the Western Union from Canada.
1974 Recording Sessions at Century 21 Studios, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - Release of Album No. 5 - Fourteen Original Songs.
1967 -
Summer Tours of Western Canada exhibitions and grandstands as the Western Union - Grandstand & Stage Shows with Russ Gurr & the Federal Grain Train - Treflan Exhibitions.
1970 -
One album per year: Western Union I & II, Bill & Sue-On Hillman 3 & 4
1967 Featured on film footage shown every hour at Expo 67 -Montreal, Quebec, Canada ~ 10,950 showings
Aug. 29
Bill and Sue-On's Wedding Day - Start of the Odyssey.
1960 Bill's first onstage performance with the Campbell/Christie family orchestra in hometowns of Strathclair and Newdale.
Over the next few years he will play with a variety of bands: Country Gentlemen, Flamingo Combo, Shadows, Dovermen, etc.

Hillman CD11 at Kensington

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