JIM Seals created premium music content as a member of Seals and Crofts.
His death came as a surprise to fans who adored his first class work.
Who was Jim Seals?
Jim Seals was born October 17, 1941 in Sydney, Texas.
He was a veteran musician and was well known as a member of the Seals and Crofts, writing songs such as Summer Breeze and Diamond Girl.
The group included Jim Seals and Darrell George Crofts.
They began their collaboration as a group in 1969; however, the duo disbanded later in 1980.
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They got back together a few years later, which led to a Traces reunion in 2004.
Jim was married to Ruby Jean Seals.
In the sixties, he converted to the Baha’i religion and met fellow believer Ruby at a party.
What happened to him?
Jim Seals died on Monday, June 6, 2022.
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At the time of writing, the cause of his death has not yet been revealed.
Jim suffered a stroke in 2017 which ended his music career.
His cousin Brady Seals, a former member of the country band Little Texas, said in a statement: “I just found out that James ‘Jimmy’ Seals has passed away.
“My heart just breaks for his wife Ruby and their children. Please keep them in your prayers.”
He added: “What an incredible legacy he leaves behind.”
John Ford Coley, who was in the duo England Dan & John Ford Coley with Jim’s brother Dan Seals, also released a statement: “It’s challenging on so many levels as a musical era is passing for me. And he’ll never walk that path again, as his song says.”
He continued, “You and Dan are finally reunited again. Say hello to him and your sweet mommy for me.
What were his biggest hits?
Jim was the main vocalist for the soft rock duo Seals and Crofts.
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None of his songs reached number one, but did chart on the Hot 100.
Besides some of his biggest hits like Summer Breeze and Diamond Girl, some of his biggest hits include Get Closer with Caroline Willis, Goodbye Old Buddies, You’re the Love and I’ll Play For You.