Jim Seals of Seals and Crofts dies at 80

Seals and Crofts had three high 10 hits: “Summer Breeze,” “Diamond Girl” and “Get Closer.”

NEW YORK — Jim Seals, who teamed with fellow musician “Dash” Crofts on such 1970s soft-rock hits as “Summer Breeze,” “Diamond Girl” and “We May Never Pass This Way Again,” has died at age 80.

His dying was introduced Tuesday by a number of folks together with John Ford Coley, who had fashioned the ‘70s duo England Dan and John Ford Coley with Seals’ older brother Dan. Further particulars weren’t instantly out there.

“This is a tough one on so many ranges as it is a musical period passing for me,” Coley wrote. “And it will never pass this way again as his song said. He belonged to a group that was one of a kind.”

Seals and Darrell George “Dash” Crofts were Texas natives who had known each other since they were teenagers and had previously been in the Champs, which before they joined had a hit single with “Tequila,” and a bunch together with Glen Campbell. They began Seals and Crofts within the late Nineteen Sixties and over the following a number of years have been amongst a wave of soft-rock teams that included America, Bread and England Dan and John Ford Coley.

Seals and Crofts had three high 10 hits: “”Summer Breeze,” “Diamond Girl” and “Get Closer.” Their other popular songs included “Hummingbird,” “You’re the Love” and “We May Never Pass This Way Again.” Seals and Crofts additionally launched the controversial “Unborn Child,” an anti-abortion tune that got here out the year after the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court resolution and was banned by some radio stations.

They broke up in 1980, however reunited briefly within the early Nineties and once more in 2004, after they launched the album “Traces.” Seals additionally carried out occasionally together with his brother Dan, who died in 2009.

He is survived by his spouse, (*80*), and their three youngsters.

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