Captain Hollywood Project: was an American living in Germany-and actually pioneered the EURODANCE movement in the 90,s, founded by former Twenty 4 Seven rapper Tony Dawson-Harrison,he was called CAPTAIN HOLLYWOOD since back in 1982 the name was givin to him from his military friends (because he danced even when in uniform) Captain Hollywood was the very begining of BREAK DANCE IN EUROPE he performed on a national TV show in 1983 by the name of FORMEL EINS and the whole nation watched the 1st channel ARD as the Captain Hollywood begain his musical career. he became the choreoghaph of formel eins and afterwards for many others like (LATOYA JACKSON / KIMWILD / NATALIE COLE / O-TOWN /CC CATCH and many more. he was featured in german cult movies with famous boxers and represented germany in cannes for the break dance movie premier of BEAT STREET. From 1985 to 1987 Tony released 3 singles and a album as captain hollywood this gave him respect in the clubs and support from the DJs, he charted indepently without help from a major ,the DJs pushed captain hollywoods records not the record company. He added the project to his name in 1992 until 1996 because in that time he begain releasing records with different singers singing the chorus, And that gave his albums more of a project feeling,captain hollywood had the pleasure of working with many great singers and producers in germany He also worked together with a producer from holland (Rude von Reihe) and a rapper from holland (Recardo-MC Fixx IT). Together Tony /Recardo /and Rude Created the Holland Based Project TWENTY FOUR SEVEN, Tony alias Captain Hollywood was the head and leader of the band 24/7 Featuring his close friends and partners Hanks Goivanni Falco /Jacks Wolgang Reis and the Dutch singer Nancy Coolen together they tour with MTV EUROPE for 3 months being supported by MTV London and sponsored by the watch company SWATCH Nancy was only 16 years old with a voice of a 25 year old singer, Hanks and Jacks were with Tony for many years in Germany before twenty four seven, they both helped him to learn the German language and he therefore trained them to become professional artists in the music industry. and today after knowing each other for so many years they are like brothers from different nationalities Tony American /Hanks Italian /and Jacks German

Origins

Tony Dawson Harrison: The original artist: Captain Hollywood and his many different projects: After taking the group Twenty 4 Seven to top 5 chart positions all over Europe including Great Britain, with the hits I CANT STAND IT and ARE YOU DREAMING. Tony then left the Dutch group Twenty 4 Seven to return back to his own solo project, just after the release of their debut album Street Moves in late 1989 to 1990. He released a solo album titled Love Is Not Sex soon after. The album, went top 10 all over the world including the United States. It was followed by two singles, the title track 'More and More' and 'All I Want'. In 1992 he hired German producers Adler, Eisele and Keil, to produce some of tracks for the up coming album Captain Hollywood Project. Tony wanted to work with many different vocalists. Petra Speigal was his main singer in the studio and on stage. Petra has been a great live vocalist for all of Tonys live shows. And she was also part of his original project. Another vocalist he worked with was Nina Gerhard, Nina has a very emotional voice, so Tony perfered ninas voice to be use for his first release. And she was chosen to be the singer of the chorus of the first released single 'More and More. Tony then gave the name PROJECT to his dancers , they were truely dedicated to the captain and his new style of dance which he created. This new style was givin the name THE CREW LOCK a mix out of military movement and locking. Cihat was one of Tonys best dancers as well as one of his closest friends Cihat was givin the name Jelly Jell and jelly jell continued to keep the crew lock alive with a new generation of dancers that remember and respect the true art of the dance and where it came from

Albums

Tony Harrison's Captain Hollywood Project released four Eurodance singles, 'More and More', 'Only With You', 'All I Want' and 'IMPOSSIBLE' from the end of 1992 to 1994. All four singles were huge hits all over the world.

The first single charted at number 1 for 8 weeks on the Germany national media control charts. The debut album, Love Is Not Sex, sold 400,000 copies in Germany alone, and over 7 Million copies world wide. It included More and More and Only With You, plus the later singles All I Want and Impossible — both released in early 1994.

In the USA in late May 1994, the song Rhythm Of Life was requested from many radio DJ's, but it was never officially released. In 1995, after almost a year of silence, the Captain released his second album, Animals Or Human. it sold over 300,000 copies in Germany alone and another 350,000 copies in France. After many years of touring and living on the road, Tony Dawson-Harrison decided then to establish his own production studio and called it Hollywood Productions. He began producing American artists and preparing them for the European market, so they could also get experience on the European market.

Three singles followed the release of the album: Flying High, Find Another Way and The Way Love Is. Those singles were again huge hits but The Way Love Is did not chart as high as some of the other singles in comparison. In mid-1996, Tony decided to team up with , P Force, Alex belcher for the production of his third album. Over and Over, the first single for their forthcoming album, was a very popular hit during the summer. The album included two more singles, Love and Pain and The Afterparty, both in their original form. Both singles were also huge hits in the European territories, however Tony Harrison decided in early 1997 to relocate and return back to his own country, which was the United States, just to come back in 2001 to produce the Band "O-Town" for the very first Making The Band for MTV. In 2002 he brought the band 3rd Wish to Germany and developed them for the European market. They had several Hits in England, France and Germany and tour successfully through out Europe. After the work with 3rd Wish Tony Harrison was promoted to vice president of Skreem Records USA in 2004 and in 2007 promoted once again to President/CEO of Skreem Records Corporation in Orlando, Florida.

Tony has had a long and successful career with many ups and downs, but at the end he says it has been beautiful.

Tony now works in the background of the music scene and not in the spot light any more.

Now Tony is settled and living directly on a beautiful beach in sunny Florida, Tony now enjoys life without the fame.

External links

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CAPTAIN HOLLYWOOD CHART POSITIONS AND TERRITORIES

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Below is listed different Projects /territories in which Captain Hollywood charted :

THE BEGINNING OF CAPTAIN HOLLYWOOD’s CAREER: 1983
Live appearence on national television as solo dancer- FORMEL EINS

SINGLE- Debra: 1984
Nr 72 German media control charts

SINGLE- Shirley: 1984
Nr 63 German media control charts

SINGLE- Soul Sister: 1984
Nr 91 German media control charts

ALBUM - Do That Thang: 1985
No chart entry

SINGLE – A Tribute to JAY B (James Brown) 1986
No chart entry

PROJECT- MIXMASTER 1988:

1-) SINGLE- Grand Piano:

Nr 12 Position Germany Media Control Single Charts.
Nr 2 Position France Single Charts
Nr 23 Position U.K Single Charts

PROJECT- TWENTY FOUR SEVEN 1989:

1-) SINGLE- I Cant Stand It: 1989

Nr 2 Position Germany Media Control Single Charts.
Nr 3 Position Holland Single Charts
Nr 5 Position U.k Single Charts
Nr 1 Position Italy Single Charts
Nr 48 Position U.S Billboard Single Charts

2-) SINGLE-Are You Dreaming: 1990

Nr 3 Position U.K Single Charts
Nr 8 Position Germany Media Control Single Charts
Nr 5 Italy Single Charts

1-) ALBUM- STREET MOVES 1990:

Nr 8 Position Germany Media Control Album Charts
Nr12 Postion U.K Album Charts
Nr 2 Italy Album Charts

PROJECT- CAPTAIN HOLLYWOOD 1992:

1-) SINGLE- More & More 1992:

Nr 1 Position U.S Billboard Single charts (territory america)
Nr 1 Position Canada Single Charts (terrtory canada)
Nr 1 Position Germany Media Control Single Charts (territoy germany)
Nr 3 Position U.K Single Charts (territory great britain)
Nr 2 Position France Single Charts (territory france)
Nr 6 Position Spain Single Charts (territory spain)
Nr 2 Position Italy Single Charts (territory italy)
Nr 8 Position Chinese/Taiwan Single Charts (territory china/ taipai)
Nr 2 Position Austrian Single Charts (territory austria)
Nr 1 Position Switzerland Single Charts
Nr 3 Position Holland Single Charts
Top 5 Position in Sweden / Denmark / Norway / and the complete scandinavian territories

2-) SINGLE- Only with you 1992:

Nr 4 Position U.S Billboard Single Charts
Nr 7 Position Canada Single Charts
Nr 4 Position Germany Media Control Single Charts
Nr 12 Position U.K Single Charts
Nr 9 Position France Single Charts
Nr 14 Position Spain Single Charts (territory spain)
Nr 10Position Italy Single Charts (territory italy)
Nr 17 Position Chinese/Taiwan Single Charts (territory china/ taipai)
Nr 1 Position Austrian Single Charts (territory austria)
Nr 1 Position Switzerland Single Charts
Nr 8 Position Holland Single Charts
Top 10 Position in Sweden/Denmark/Norway/and the complete scandinavian territories

3-) SINGLE- All I Want 1992:

Nr 13 Position Canada Single Charts
Nr 8 Position Germany Media Control Single Charts
Nr 12 Position U.K Single Charts
Nr 2 Position France Single ChartsNr 10Position Italy Single Charts (territory italy)
Nr 7 Position Austrian Single Charts (territory austria)
Nr 16 Position Switzerland Single Charts
Nr 11 Position Holland Single Charts
Top 20 Position in Sweden/Denmark/Norway/and the complete scandinavian territories

4-) SINGLE- IMPOSSIBLE 1993:

Nr 12 Position Germany Media Control Single Charts
Nr 19 Position U.K Single Charts
Top 20 Position Austria /Switzerland Single Charts
Nr 15 Position France Single Charts
Nr 23 Position Holland Single Charts
Top 20 in many other countries like Sweden/Denmark/Norway

1-) ALBUM- LOVE IS NOT SEX 1993:

Nr 7 Position U.S Billboard Album Charts
Nr 5 Position Canada Album Charts
Nr 8 Position France Album Charts
Nr 10 Position U.K Album Charts
Nr 4 Position Germany Media Control Album Charts
Top 10 World Wide

1-) SINGLE- FLYING HIGH 1994:

Nr 8 Position Germany Media Control Single Charts
Nr 10 Position France Single Charts
Nr 19 U.K Single Charts
Nr 13 Position Austria Single Charts
Nr 6 Switzerland Single Charts
Nr 27 Canada Single Charts
Top 20 in many other countries like Holland,Belgium,Switzerland,Russia
China,Israel, Sweden/Denmark/Norway

2-) SINGLE- FIND ANOTHER WAY 1994:

Nr 15 Position Germany Media Control Single charts
Nr 12 Position Austria Single Charts
Nr 21 Position Switzerland single Charts
Top 20 in many other countries like
Holland,Belgium,Russia China , Israel, Sweden / Denmark / Norway

2-) ALBUM- ANIMALS OR HUMAN 1994:

Nr 7 Position Austria Album Charts
Nr 17 Position Canada Album Charts
Nr 8 Position France Album Charts
Nr 29 Position U.K Album Charts
Nr 14 Position Germany Media Control Album Charts
Top 20 in many other countries like Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Russia, Sweden / Denmark / Norway

1-) SINGLE- OVER AND OVER 1996

Nr 23 Position Germany Media Control Single Charts
Nr 27 Position France Single Charts
Nr 17 Position Austria Single Charts
Nr 21 Switzerland Single Charts
Top 30 in many other countries like Holland, Belgium, Russia, China, Israel, Sweden / Denmark / Norway

2-) SINGLE- AFTER PARTY 1996:

Nr 32 Position Germany Media Control Single Charts
Nr 28 Position France Single Charts
Nr 25 Position Austria Single Charts
Top 40 in many other countries like Holland,Belgium,Switzerland,Russia,
China,Israel, Sweden/Denmark/Norway

SINGLE- LOVE AND PAIN 1996:

Nr 17 Canada Single Charts
Nr 36 U.S Billboard Charts
Nr 29 Germany Media Control Single Charts
Top 40 in many other countries like Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, RussiaSweden / Denmark / Norway

3-) ALBUM- THE AFTER PARTY 1996

Nr 30 Position Germany Media Control Single Charts
Nr 37 Position France Single Charts
Nr 34 Position Austria Single Charts
Top 40 in many other countries like Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Russia
China,Israel, Sweden/Denmark/Norway

SINGLE - DANGER SIGN 2000

Nr 43 German Media Control charts

2001 PROJECT / The band O-TOWN – MTV’s First Making The Band

O Town the Album:

Top 5 Album U.S Billboard Charts
Top 10 German Media Control Charts
Top 10 U.K Charts top 100
Top 10 France
Top 10 Canada

2003 PROJECT / The Band 3RD WISH

SINGLE: Obsession (Sie es amor)
Top 5 German Media Contro charts
Top 10 UK Chart top 100
Nr 12 France
2003 SINGLE: Ninia
Top 20 German Media Control Charts
Top 20 U.K Charts Top 100
Top 20 France Top 100 Charts

2004 PROJECT CAPTAIN HOLLYWOOD

SINGLE: AXEL F Feat DJ Murphy Brown
Nr 17 German Media Control Charts

CAPTAIN HOLLYWOOD’s PAST ARTISTIC SCHEDULE

1983 Career Launch : National Televison performance on Formel Eins

1983 Choreoghapf: Laytoya Jackson/ Natalie Cole /T.V Formel Ein

1984 First Single Release with first professional video (Titled Debra)

1985 First Sponser deal with Puma / support of the movie Beat Street /

1985 First Break Dance Tour Together with :Rock steady crew /

New York City breakers and the Dynamic Rockers

1986 First Captain Hollywood Tour in France

1987 Recording the new album for the new Project in studio Belgium

1988 Twenty Four Seven feat Captain Hollywood MTV European Tour 3 Month

1989 Twenty Four Seven feat captain Hollywood Club Tour U.K/ Italy /Spain

1990 Creative Break

1991 Creative Break

1992 Captain Hollywood Toured 90 days Great Britain with MTV

1993 Captain Hollywood Club Toured 35 major cities in the U.S

1994 Captain Hollywood Club Toured 12 cities in Canada

1995 Captain Hollywood Club Toured 90 days China and Taiwan

1996 Captain Hollywood Reduced Club Touring to Germany/Austria/Switzerland


1997 Captain Hollywood takes a Creative break to enjoy a private life

1998 Creative Break

1999 Creative Break

2000 Producer of MTV America’s First Making The Band: O TOWN

2001 Now as a U.S Producer Tony Harrison on a 60 day Tour with O TOWN

2002 Producer of MTV’s Making the Band: O Town- the Album

2003 PROJECT: Murphy Brown vs Captain Hollywood ( Axel F) Germany Nr 17

2003 Production / Developement of U.S Band- Primary Colors For SONY U.S

2004 Production U.S Band 3rd Wish: Tiltle OBSESSION- Top 5 European Wide

2005 Tour U.S Band 3rd Wish: Great Britain /France /Germany

2006 Creative break

2007 Creative Break

2008 Captain Hollywood back on Stage : Recall of the 90s

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