Jim Seals, who helped formed Nineteen Seventies gentle rock as half of the duo Seals and Crofts, has died. He was 80, Selection stories. He shaped the outfit with Sprint Crofts within the late Nineteen Sixties, and the 2 toured and made breezy pop-rock information collectively by 1980.
Seals and Crofts had their heyday within the Nineteen Seventies, throughout which era they grew to become recognized for easygoing pop-rock songs. That they had their greatest hit with 1972’s “Summer time Breeze,” which has endured for instance of the period’s soft-rock kinds.
Seals and Crofts met of their dwelling state of Texas, orbiting one another in native bands. By the mid-Nineteen Sixties, each had relocated to California, and so they started working collectively in a bunch referred to as the Dawnbreakers. In 1961, Seals additionally had a minor success when Brenda Lee recorded his track “It’s By no means Too Late.”
Seals and Crofts finally settled on performing as a duo, issuing their first album Seals and Crofts in 1969. Their third album, 1972’s Summer time Breeze, had a No. 7 hit with its title observe. “Diamond Woman,” from the 1973 album of the identical title, was one other hit single for the band, reaching No. 4. Seals and Croft continued to make information by the Nineteen Seventies, however dissolved after the tip of the last decade after their eleventh album, 1980’s The Longest Street.
Jim Seals’ Bahá’í religion had a major affect on his work all through his life. In later many years, Seals nonetheless toured often, becoming a member of Crofts for a short reunion within the early Nineties. They reunited for one last album, Traces, in 2004. The Guardian reported that Seals had suffered a stroke in 2017.