|Tony Hiller (born 30 July 1927) is a British songwriter. He began his
musical career as a member of the song and dance duo The Hiller
Brothers, sharing the stage with his brother Irving. The Hiller
Brothers appeared with many known artists of the time including
Alma Cogan, Tommy Cooper, Val Doonican, Matt Monro, The
Shadows, Bernard Manning, Kathy Kirby, Roger Whittaker, Rip
Taylor, Gene Vincent, Lance Percival, Tessie Oshea, Frank Ifield,
Deep River Boys, Dallas Boys, Clark Brothers, Paul Melba and Ray
Burns, and many more.
Over 300 artists have recorded Tony Hiller's songs including Elton
John, Olivia Newton-John, Andy Williams, Ray Stevens, The
Miracles, The Hollies, Sonny and Cher, The Osmonds, Glen
Campbell, Crystal Gayle, Anne Murray, Ed Bruce, The Fortunes,
and the Brotherhood of Man.
Born in London, England, he is best known for writing and/or
producing numerous hits for Brotherhood of Man, including "United
We Stand" (1970), "Save Your Kisses for Me" (1976), "Angelo"
(1978), and "Figaro" (1978). The song "United We Stand" is
considered a worldwide standard and has been recorded by over
100 different artists. Thirty years after the original hit, the song was
popularized again by becoming a patriotic and spiritual anthem, and
was recorded by several more artists and used numerous times in
the production of various