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Bill Gilliland

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Bill Gilliland was a Canadian producer, record executive and TV & radio announcer. He was a founder and Vice President of Arc Records[1][2] in 1959, and founder of the Yorkville Records[3] label.[4]

Under the alias Johnny T. Angel[5] he recorded the song "Tell Laura I Love Her"[6] which peaked in the USA at No. 94 on June 22, 1974.

Some of the acts "discovered" and promoted by ARC and Gilliland include:

  • 1963: Richie Knight and the Mid-Knights[7]
  • 1963: Terry Black[8]
  • 1965: Anne Murray
  • 1966: The Untouchables, which he rechristened The Stitch In Tyme [9]

In 1992, Gilliland authored an unpublished memoir called Da Capo which is occasionally cited by music industry insiders.[10]


  1. "Arc Records". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2023-09-10.
  2. "RPM Weekly, Volume 11, No. 23" (PDF). World Radio History. July 28, 1969. Retrieved 10 September 2023.
  3. "The Capitol 6000 website - The Yorktown and Yorkville discography". Retrieved 2023-09-10.
  4. "Bill Gilliland". Discogs. Retrieved 2023-09-10.
  5. "Segarini: The Sunday Night Struggle, A Story, and a Song". Segarini: Don't Believe a Word I Say. 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2023-09-10.
  7. "Arc Records | Garage Hangover". Retrieved 2024-01-23.
  8. Boppinbob (2020-02-03). "FROM THE VAULTS: Terry Black born 3 February 1949". FROM THE VAULTS. Retrieved 2024-01-23.
  9. "The Stitch In Tyme hometown, biography". Retrieved 2024-01-23.
  10. "Differing views: Gilliland takes on David Clayton-Thomas". Retrieved 2024-01-23.

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