At the age of 80, Jim Seals, who was one half of the American soft rock combo Seals and Crofts, passed away.
On Monday, the guitarist who collaborated with bandmate Darrell “Dash” Crofts on such chart-topping hits as “Summer Breeze,” “Diamond Girl,” and “Get Closer” passed away.
His ‘severe continuous illness,’ as his wife Ruby Jean Seals described it, was the reason for his passing away.
His death was revealed by his cousin Brady Seals, who led tributes to the late singer. In a tweet, Brady Seals wrote, “I just learned that James “Jimmy” Seals has died away.”
My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Ruby, and all of their children. They ask that you remember them in your prayers.
“What an amazing legacy he leaves behind,” someone exclaimed.
John Ford Coley, whose career began at the same time as that of Seals and Crofts, too paid a touching homage to his late friend and included warm recollections of the times the two of them had spent together in their remarks.
‘Wow. Can’t even begin to guess where to start… According to him, “I spent a significant chunk of my musical life with this man.”
“We didn’t always see eye to eye, especially as musicians, but we always got along, and I felt he was a bona fide, dyed-in-the-wool musical genius and a very deep and contemplative man.” “We didn’t always see eye to eye, especially as musicians,”
He was a member of an exclusive club that no one else in the world had.
In conclusion, Coley said, “I have some of the fondest memories of all of us together, despite the fact that I am so upset about this.” Jimmy, may you finally rest in peace.
Seals and Crofts were a part of a wave of soft rock groups in the late 1960s that also included Hall and Oates, America, Bread, and England Dan and Coley. The two men who made up Seals and Crofts had known each other since they were teenagers. The band formed in the late 1960s.