This duo became a famous American soft rock duo and the members were James “Jim” Seals and Darrell “Dash” Crofts. Their most popular hits which as still heard on the radio today were “Summer Breeze”, “Diamond Girl” and “Get Closer”. They disbanded in 1980 but reunited for a short time once again in 1991-1992 and once more in 2004 at this time releasing their final album Traces.
Seals and Crofts became nationally famous after they decided to play as a duo and recorded their second album Summer Breeze with the hit song of the same name. The record went on to sell more than a million copies and was awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in December of 1972. They had a string of hits during the 1970s.
When they disbanded in 1980 Crofts took off and lived in Australia, Mexico, and Nashville, Tennessee. Upon returning to the states he played some country music and had an occasional hit. Meanwhile, Seals move to Costa Rica before also moving to Nashville. Seals and Crofts became members of the Baha’i faith. There are some songs which they sang that contain Baha’i references.
Among their top ten songs was “We May Never Pass This Way (Again)”, “Sweet Green Fields’, “You’re the Love” and “Stars”.
Their daughters Juliet Seals and Amelia Crofts along with Genevieve Dozier who was the daughter of Seals and Crofts engineer came together in 2011 to form a trio called The Hummingbirds.