Seals, along with musical companion Darrell “Dash” Crofts, was finest identified for hits reminiscent of “Summer Breeze,” “Diamond Girl” and “Get Closer.”
The musical duo — who met in their native Texas as their teenagers — obtained collectively within the late Nineteen 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 Hall & Oates, America and Bread, in addition to England Dan & John Ford Coley.
The pair cut up in 1980 however reunited in 1991 and then once more in 2004, once they launched their closing album, “Traces.”
Describing Seals as a “dyed within the wool musical genius,” Coley added: “He belonged to a bunch that was one of a form. I’m very unhappy over this however I’ve some of the very best recollections of all of us collectively.”
Steve Miller of the Steve Miller Band tweeted: “RIP Jim Seals So lengthy pal, thanks for all the attractive music. – Steve.”