Bill Dillon Documentary

Coming Soon - A Documentary on the Life of Bill Dillon.
“Bill Dillon: A Life of Synchronicity”

Bill Dillon Hamilton Ontario

May 18th 2022: Burlington, Ontario: From busking on the streets of Yorkville in Toronto in the 1960’s to performing in front of 350,000 people in Rome with Robbie Robertson….

From making eye contact with George Harrison on stage at Maple Leaf Gardens with the Beatles in 1966 to partying with him in Sanremo, Italy 22 years later in 1988….

Bill Dillon’s remarkable life is one of synchronicity and serendipity, a life built by a series of small events and coincidences that lead to much larger experiences and opportunities, opening doors for Bill that he never thought possible.

With over 150 million albums sold worldwide with his name on them, Bill is often referred to as one of the greatest guitar players in Canada, the name Bill Dillon is one you may not know – but you have most definitely heard his guitar playing.

Featured on such critical albums as Robbie Robertson’s self-titled debut solo album, as well as “August and Everything” After by Counting Crows, plus guitar work on several albums for Joni Mitchell, Sarah McLachlan, Daniel Lanois, Peter Gabriel, The Barenaked Ladies, Gordon Lightfoot and so…….many…….more.

Born in Toronto Ontario, raised in Grimsby and established in Hamilton – Bill Dillon is a Canadian music legend and one of the most sought after session musicians of the last 40 years.

Together with documentary filmmaker and photographer Dave Conlon of Freaktography.com (Bob Lanois: Snake Road Documentary), Bill Dillon tells the story of his life from the highest highs, the lowest lows, his greatest achievements, greatest hits and more.

Featuring interviews and insights from Bill Dillon’s close friends and collaborators such as Daniel Lanois, Robbie Robertson, Gordon Lightfoot, Tom Wilson, Peter Gabriel, Ian Thomas, Tom Cochrane, Jerry Morotta, Greg Godovitz and more, “Bill Dillon: A Life of Synchronicity” will introduce you to a remarkable man with an extraordinary story!


Bill Dillon and Dave Conlon of Freaktography, Hamilton Ontario

March 2023 Project Update


It was many many months in the making but finally I was able to secure a time to interview Robbie Robertson about his time and experiences working, touring and playing with his friend Bill Dillon!

It was a fantastic conversation as I knew it would be!

The project is moving slower that I would like (100% my own fault) but now as the weather is getting nicer, we’ll be kicking things into gear soon!

July 2022 Project Update

Here are some behind the scenes photos and videos from my day  with two Canadian music legends, Bill Dillon and Daniel Lanois at the legendary Grant Avenue Studio filming for my Bill Dillon Documentary.
In the early 1980’s, Bill was a well established local musician and Lanois was well on his path to greatness as a highly sought after music producer.
Daniel Lanois was producing the debut solo album by fellow Canadian and founding member of THE BAND, Robbie Robertson and he knew that Bill had just the right guitar sound that was needed for this ground breaking album.
Daniel went to bat for Bill, insisting that they fly him to LA for the sessions.
When Robbie heard Bill’s playing he was instantly sold and thus started Bill Dillons career as a long time member of Robbie Robertsons recording and touring band and so much more!
Listen to the self-titled debut solo album by Robbie Robertson to familiarize yourself with Bill Dillon and his unique style.
You’re about to learn a whole lot about this wonderful man, Bill Dillon who I am getting to know quite well!

Behind the Scenes Video with Daniel Lanois and Bill Dillon

Behind the Scenes Photos with Daniel Lanois and Bill Dillon

2 thoughts on “Bill Dillon Documentary”

  1. I got to meet the man is 2022. He deserves a great deal of respect. Glad I got to know him

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