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Jim Seals of Seals and Crofts dies at 80

Jim Seals of Seals and Crofts dies at 80

Seals and Crofts had three prime 10 hits: “Summer time Breeze,” “Diamond Woman” and “Get Nearer.”

NEW YORK — Jim Seals, who teamed with fellow musician “Sprint” Crofts on such Seventies soft-rock hits as “Summer time Breeze,” “Diamond Woman” and “We Might By no means Go This Means Once more,” has died at age 80.

His loss of life 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. Additional particulars weren’t instantly accessible.

“It is a arduous one on so many ranges as this can be a musical period passing for me,” Coley wrote. “And it’ll by no means go this fashion once more as his music mentioned. He belonged to a gaggle that was considered one of a sort.”

Seals and Darrell George “Sprint” Crofts have been Texas natives who had identified one another since they have been youngsters and had beforehand been within the Champs, which earlier than they joined had successful single with “Tequila,” and a gaggle together with Glen Campbell. They began Seals and Crofts within the late 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 prime 10 hits: “”Summer time Breeze,” “Diamond Woman” and “Get Nearer.” Their different fashionable songs included “Hummingbird,” “You are the Love” and “We Might By no means Go This Means Once more.” Seals and Crofts additionally launched the controversial “Unborn Baby,” an anti-abortion music that got here out the 12 months after the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Courtroom choice and was banned by some radio stations.

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

He’s survived by his spouse, Ruby, and their three kids.

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