James Eugene "Jim" Seals Co-Founder of “Summer Breeze” Duo Seals and Crofts has reportedly died at 80 years of age.
Despite their breakup in 1980, Seals and Crofts reunited, but only produced one album after the millennium and their initial claim to fame in the ’70s: “Traces” in 2004. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7Oh8sYfe0Q
Prior to their success as a duo, both Seals and Crofts were part of the group the Champs, most known for their hit “Tequila,” in which Seals played the saxophone. The Champs * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uyl7GP_VMJY
When I met the duo and their manager Marcia Day, they were devout followers of the Bahai Faith.
Jim Seals and Dash Crofts moved to Los Angeles in the late 1960s. Their manager, Marcia Day https://www.playbill.com/person/marcia-day-vault-0000029017 introduced them to the Baha'i faith, founded by Bahá'u'lláh in 1863 in Iran; grew from Bábísm, itself an outgrowth of Shia Islam; sees religions as fundamentally unified, founded by different Manifestations of God; affirms the unity of all people The Monotheistic religion to love humanity and try to serve it; to work for universal peace and universal brotherhood. Bahai went on to become central to their lives. When we met, they offered me a road manager position, but I turned it down to complete my studies.
Jim Seals, Seals & Crofts Singer Behind ‘Summer Breeze,’ Dead at 80 In the early-Seventies, nobody embodied the soft-rock boom in pop music more than Seals and musical partner Darrell “Dash” Crofts https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/jim-seals-seals-crofts-si…
Seals and Crofts recorded many popular songs. James Eugene "Jim" Seals (1941-2022) and Darrell George "Dash" Crofts (1938) are best known for their hits "Summer Breeze" (1972), "Diamond Girl" (1973), and "Get Closer" (1976)
My favorites were King of Nothing, and Unborn Child, which they stopped playing because of the controversial nature of the lyrics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPR4twFNuGw this one strikes close to the current news cycle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm7JACG-CTk