The duo began while they were friends and classmates at W. W. Samuell High School in Dallas, Texas. Seals was the younger brother of Jim Seals of the 1970s soft rock duo Seals and Crofts. Dan's childhood nickname was "England Dan" because he was a fan of English rock band The Beatles, and he occasionally adopted an affected English accent.

They played on the bill with such acts as Led Zeppelin. While in the band, Dan Seals and John Coley began their own acoustic act, Coley and Wayland. The act was renamed England Dan & John Ford Coley, and the duo was signed by A&M Records.

"We'll Never Have to Say Goodbye Again" is a 1978 single by England Dan & John Ford Coley. The single was written by Jeffrey Comanor and was included in the 1978 album, Some Things Don't Come Easy. The single went to number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent six weeks at number one on the Easy Listening chart. How about today?