Friday, June 24, 2011

Terry Jacks 'Seasons in the sun' as shown on Top of The Pops 27/12/1974

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Terrence Ross "Terry" Jacks (born March 29, 1944, Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer and environmentalist.
Terry's family relocated to Vancouver, in the early 60's from Winnipeg and Jacks took up guitar in his teens and at 18 formed a Vancouver, British Columbia, band called The Chessmen with guitarist Guy Sobell.. The group had 4 Top Ten local Vancouver hits between 1964 and 1966. Following The Chessmen, Terry, Susan Pesklevits (Susan Jacks), Craig McCaw and Satwant Singh formed The Poppy Family. Susan and Terry were married in 1967. The Poppy Family had several hits in Canada and internationally, their biggest being "Which Way You Goin' Billy?", which went to #1 in Canada and #2 on the Billboard charts in the U.S. The song was written and produced by Terry Jacks.
In the early 70s, Terry and Susan travelled to L.A. where Terry was to work with the Beach Boys to record the song "Seasons In The Sun" but the project was never finished and they returned to Vancouver.
Terry produced two more albums before Susan left the marriage in 1973, Susan's solo album "I Thought of You Again" and Terry's solo album "Seasons In The Sun". "Seasons in the sun", released in late 1973 on his own record label, Goldfish Records, became the largest-selling international single by a Canadian artist at that time and earned Jacks four Juno Awards. "Seasons in the Sun" is Rod McKuen's 1965 adaptation of "Le moribond", a 1962 original by Belgian singer Jacques Brel; for his version, Jacks made some modifications to the lyrics. In the United States[1], in Great Britain[2] and in Germany[3], in these countries it was released on Bell Records, the song went to No. 1 on the charts. The “B” side of "Seasons In The Sun" 45 record was a song about a woman asking her butcher to put in the bone with the rest of her meat order entitled "Put the Bone In". Terry released two more singles entitled "If You Go Away" (another McKuen adaptation of a Jacques Brel song entitled "Ne Me Quitte Pas"), it reached #8 in Great Britain and #24 in Germany, and "Rock & Roll (I Gave You The Best Years Of My Life)", both of which had more impact in Canada but some modest success on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the USA.
Terry Jacks wrote and recorded a number of other songs and went on to produce a single for VALDY, Buddy Knox (unreleased), Chilliwack (including "Crazy Talk") and a handful of other artists. He also earned Juno and Gold Leaf awards for his production work while with the Poppy Family. Terry also produced several songs for Nana Mouskouri[citation needed]who has sold over 300 million records worldwide.
In the late 1970s, Jacks re-married and gradually withdrew from the music world. The couple had a daughter, Holly Michelle Jacks in 1985. Jacks became involved in the environmental movement, focusing on pulp mill pollution issues in Canada. Jacks' environmental work has earned him several awards including one from the United Nations Association of Canada and the Western Canada Wilderness Committee. He has worked in documentary film and video, producing several shorts on environmental themes including The Tragedy of Clearcutting, The Southern Chilcotin Mountains and The Warmth of Love (The Four Seasons of Sophie Thomas). The video production The Faceless Ones earned an Environmental Gold Award from the New York International Film Festival.[citation needed]




 Studio albums

  • Seasons in the Sun (1974)
  • Y' Don't Fight The Sea (1975)
  • Pulse (1983)
  • Just Like That (1987)


1970"I'm Gonna Capture You"16---
1972"Concrete Sea"1616--
1973"I'm Gonna Love You Too"7-116-
1974"Seasons in the Sun"1111
"If You Go Away"4510688
1975"Rock and Roll (I Gave You the Best Years of My Life)"22597-
1976"Y' Don't Fight the Sea"31---
"In My Father's Footsteps"59---
1977"Hey Country Girl"7328--
1981"Greenback Dollar"-9--
1983"You Fool Me"-26--
1987"Just Like That"-17--

 See also


  1. ^ Joel Whitburn: Top Pop Singles 1955-1993. Menomonee Falls / Wisconsin: Record Research Ltd. 1994, p. 295
  2. ^ Stephen Nugent, Pete Fowler, Annie Fowler: The Log Of American / British Top 20 Hits, 1955-1974. In: Charlie Gillett, Simon Frith (eds.): Rock File 4. Frogmore, St Albans: Panther Books Ltd 1976, p. 203
  3. ^ Günter Ehnert (ed.): Hit Bilanz. Deutsche Chart Singles 1956-1980. Hamburg: Taurus Press 1990, p. 105
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 273. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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