Jim Seals, one half of Seventies soft-rock duo Seals and Crofts, has died on the age of 80, in keeping with his household.
Seals, along with musical associate Darrell “Sprint” Crofts, was finest recognized for hits comparable to “Summer time Breeze,” “Diamond Woman” and “Get Nearer.”
Saying his dying on social media, Seals’ relative Brady Seals – himself a singer-songwriter – wrote: “I simply discovered that James ‘Jimmy’ Seals has handed. My coronary heart simply breaks for his spouse Ruby and their kids. Please hold them in your prayers. What an unbelievable legacy he leaves behind.”
The musical duo – who met of their native Texas of their teenagers – obtained collectively within the late 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 Corridor & Oates, America and Bread, in addition to England Dan & John Ford Coley.
The pair cut up in 1980 however reunited in 1991 after which once more in 2004, once they launched their remaining album, “Traces.”
Coley additionally took to social media to pay tribute to Seals, whose youthful brother Dan was his musical associate. In a prolonged piece posted to Facebook on Tuesday, he wrote: “Jimmy Seals handed away right this moment. I spent a big portion of my musical life with this man. We toured collectively, he and Sprint invited us to sing on Seals and Crofts data, and we performed with him for years.”
Describing Seals as a “dyed within the wool musical genius,” Coley added: “He belonged to a gaggle that was considered one of a form. I’m very unhappy over this however I’ve a number of the finest recollections of all of us collectively.”
Steve Miller of the Steve Miller Band tweeted: “RIP Jim Seals So lengthy pal, thanks for all the gorgeous music. – Steve.”