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Encyclopedia > Dash Crofts

Seals and Crofts are Jim Seals (17 October 1941) and Dash Crofts (14 August 1940), a popular soft rock duo in the early 1970s. Both born in Texas, they first met in a band called Dean Beard and the Crew Cuts, where Seals played guitar and Crofts played drums. With Beard, they moved to Los Angeles to join The Champs. October 17 is the 290th (in leap years the 291st) day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... August 14 is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (227th in leap years), with 139 days remaining. ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Champs were a one hit wonder, most famous for their instrumental Tequila. Formed by studio executives to record a B-Side for a single, the intended throwaway track became more famous than its A-Side. ...


In 1965 Crofts returned to Texas. When Seals jointed The Dawnbreakers, Crofts returned to California to join him. Crofts married. In 1969 both Seals and Crofts converted to the Baha'i faith. Known in India as the Lotus Temple, the Bahai House of Worship attracts an average of three and a half million visitors a year. ...


After the Dawnbreakers, the two played as a duo, with Seals on guitar, sax and violin, and Crofts on guitar and mandolin. Their second album, "Down Home", with Talent Associates, charted and they moved to Warner Brothers Records. Warner Music Group is one of the Big Five record labels. ...


After a long and successful run of recording in the seventies, the two lost their contract and set aside music for a while. They held a short reunion tour in 1991-2. Crofts moved around, Mexico, Australia and then Nashville, playing country and making occasional hit singles. Seals moved to Costa Rica.


In 2003 the pair united and recorded the first new material together in more than twenty years. They toured in 2004-5.


Discography

Albums

  • Summer Breeze, 1972, charted at 7
  • Diamond Girl, 1973
  • Unborn Child, 1974
  • I'll Play For You, 1975, charted at 18
  • Get Closer, 1976, charted at 37
  • Sudan Village, 1976 (live), charted at 73
  • One On One (soundtrack), 1977
  • Takin' It Easy, 1978, charted at 78
  • Traces, 2003.

Singles

  • Summer Breeze, 1972, charted at 7
  • Hummingbird, 1972, charted at 20
  • Diamond Girl, 1973, charted at 6
  • We May Never Pass This Way Again, 1973, charted at 21
  • Unborn Child, 1974, charted at 66
  • I'll Play For You, 1975, charted at 30
  • Get Closer, 1976, charted at 6
  • My Fair Share, 1977, charted at 28
  • You're in Love, 1978, charted at 18

See also

  • Dan Seals Jim Seals brother, also a successful recording artist.
  • Troy Seals, a cousin, a country music artist

Dan Wayland Seals (born February 8, 1950 in McCamey, Texas) is an American musician. ... Troy Seals (born November 16, 1938 in Big Hill, Kentucky) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist He is a member of the prominent Seals family of musicians that includes, Jim Seals (of Seals and Crofts) and Dan Seals (of England Dan and John Ford Coley) and Brady Seals. ...

External links

  • Seals and Crofts official website

 
 

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