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Jim Seals, of soft-rock duo Seals and Crofts, lifeless at 80


Jim Seals, of soft-rock duo Seals and Crofts, lifeless at 80

Seals, along with musical accomplice Darrell “Dash” Crofts, was finest identified for hits corresponding to “Summer Breeze,” “Diamond Girl” and “Get Closer.”

Announcing his demise on social media, Seals’ relative Brady Seals — himself a singer-songwriter — wrote: “I just learned that James ‘Jimmy’ Seals has passed. My heart just breaks for his wife Ruby and their children. Please keep them in your prayers. What an incredible legacy he leaves behind.”

The musical duo — who met of their native Texas of their teenagers — acquired collectively within the late Nineteen Sixties, in keeping with the UK’s PA Media information company. They ranked amongst a wave of soft-rock teams of the period, together with Hall & Oates, America and Bread, in addition to England Dan & John Ford Coley.

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The pair cut up in 1980 however reunited in 1991 after which once more in 2004, after they launched their last album, “Traces.”

Coley additionally took to social media to pay tribute to Seals, whose youthful brother Dan was his musical accomplice. In a prolonged piece posted to Facebook on Tuesday, he wrote: “Jimmy Seals passed away today. I spent a large portion of my musical life with this man. We toured together, he and Dash invited us to sing on Seals and Crofts records, and we played with him for years.”

Describing Seals as a “dyed in the wool musical genius,” Coley added: “He belonged to a group that was one of a kind. I am very sad over this but I have some of the best memories of all of us together.”

Steve Miller of the Steve Miller Band tweeted: “RIP Jim Seals So long pal, thanks for all the beautiful music. – Steve.”

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