Canada's Music Box Dancer turns 70!
The composer who brought the world the multi-million selling and award winning composition "Music Box Dancer", will celebrate his 70th birthday tomorrow, June 27th.
Frank Mills began his music career as the piano player for "The Bells", before embarking on the solo career that brought him acclaim. Over the course of his career he released 28 albums, but none could eclipse the success of "Music Box Dancer". The unmistakable tune went to #1 in 26 countries and appeared on no less than 24 different Gold certified albums.
In 2000, Mills decided to retire, dividing his time between Montreal, Stowe Vermont and the Caribbean. In 2010, at the request of Rita MacNeil, Mills stepped back on the stage to join Rita for her Christmas tour. The concerts and the collaborative CD proved to be a hit with both their fans and Frank will once again join Rita for a Christmas tour this year - currently slated for the Maritimes and west to Ontario.
Mill's catalogue of CD's, DVD's and printed music continue to sell worldwide through his website along with a humorous book, "My Travels with Morley" - a real life account of the boating adventures, of Frank, a small group of friends and a very special character named Morley.
Frank Mills was born in Toronto, raised in Verdun Quebec and began playing the piano at the age of three.