Chart Performance: Pop (#6) and Adult Contemporary (#4); 1973
Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne
By 1972 and their breakthrough hit, Summer Breeze, Jim Seals and Dash Crofts were music business veterans. They joined the Champs, Jim on sax and Dash behind the drums, not long after that band hit #1 in 1958 with Tequila. They stayed on until 1965, then left. Seals next joined the Dawnbreakers, then Crofts, before they struck out on their own as a duo. After two fine indie albums, S&C moved on to Warner Brothers where they released Summer Breeze. The album reached #7 and the single hit #6 in 1972. On the title single from their second Warners album – Diamond Girl – Dash’s brother “England” Dan and John Ford Coley – who’d begin their own chart career in 1976 with I’d Really Love To See You Tonight – contributed background vocals. Diamond Girl, like Summer Breeze, also peaked at #6, as did the duo’s only other Top 10 record, Get Closer.
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- Louis Shelton
Lyrics Written by:
- Jim Seals
- Dash Crofts