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Terry Jacks

Biography

It’s been quite a while since “Months in sunlight” became a monster hit for Canadian Terry Jacks, however the syrupy 1974 solitary is still best puppy among all best-sellers issued by Canadian functions. The discharge spent a lot more than three months within the U.S. graphs and a lot more than four weeks on the graphs in Jacks’ indigenous country. Its gathered sales topped a lot more than 11 million copies. Jacks, who shifted to making for artists like the Seaside Guys, Nana Mouskouri, DOA, and Chilliwack, reaped the nice life in the monster hit’s royalties, which he recognized by naming his power fishing boat Seasons in sunlight. Royalties also spill in from “Which Method You Goin’ Billy?” He and previous wife Susan Pesklevits documented the song beneath the name the Poppy Family members in 1969. The discharge hit number 2 within the U.S. and topped the Canadian graphs, raking in four Juno Honours and selling a lot more than two million copies. Power ships and strike singles aside, lifestyle hasn’t all been hanging around for Jacks. His relationship to Pesklevits dissolved in 1973. Another marriage created a little girl, Holly, and afterwards fees of spousal mistreatment. Based on Canada’s CNEWS, when officials in Sechelt, United kingdom Columbia, attained Jacks’ house in 2001, they leveled a charge of incorrectly storing a firearm against him as well as the mistreatment charge, even though rifle had not been linked to the alleged assault. Being a youngsters, Jacks resisted family members stresses to carefully turn him into an architect. Favoring music rather, he became a member of the Vancouver-based Chessmen, playing acoustic guitar and offering vocals on a set of singles released by London Information and on two even more released by Mercury Information during the middle-’60s. Jacks fulfilled his 1st wife with the Chessmen’s appearance on Music Hop, a Canadian tv program. Ultimately the pair created the Poppy Family members after recruiting guitarist Craig McCaw and Satwant Singh, who performed the tabla. Before “Which Method You Goin’ Billy” got the group in the limelight, Jacks as well as the Poppy Family members released two singles that didn’t proceed anywhere, “SO WHAT CAN the Matter Become” and “Beyond the Clouds.” Later on they obtained two lesser strikes, “Where Evil Develops” and “THAT IS WHERE I Went Incorrect.” But Jacks didn’t consider well to carrying out live. That aversion, in conjunction with the stresses of stardom, resulted in his decision to split up the music group. In 1973, he created his wife’s eponymous debut recording and wrote among the tunes, “I Considered You Once again,” which garnered a Juno Honor nomination. Despite their operating relationship, or simply due to it, Jacks and his wife break up that year. A significant concern for the musician is definitely environmental pollution, and he offers changed himself into something of a significant obstacle for large-scale pulp and logging businesses which are suspected of non-compliance with Canadian pollution laws and regulations. Compared to that end, he founded an organization known as Environmental Watch.

Quick Facts


Full Name Terry Jacks
Profession Film producer, Music Producer, Guitarist, Singer-songwriter
Nationality Canadian
Awards Juno Award for Single of the Year, Juno Award for Best Male Artist
Music Groups The Poppy Family
Music Songs Seasons in the Sun, If You Go Away, Concrete Sea, Rock 'N' Roll, Put the Bone In, Where Evil Grows, In den Gärten der Zeit, I'm So Lonely Here Today, I'm Gonna Love You Too, Sail Away, In My Father's Footsteps, Pumpkin Eater, The Feelings That We Lost, Hey Country Girl, Again and Again, It's Been There From the Start, Laura Dreams, Someone Must Have Jumped, Y' Don't Fight The Sea, Of Cities and Escapes, I'm Gonna Capture You, Fire on the Skyline, You Fool Me, Ghosts in Your Mind, Until You're Down, A Good Thing Lost, Television, Marina, Christina, Me And You, Tough Guys Don't Dance, Just Like That
Albums Which Way You Goin' Billy?, Starfish On the Beach, Seasons in the Sun, 40 Seasons in the Sun, Y' Don't Fight The Sea, Pulse, Just Like That, Into the Past
Nominations Juno Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Award, Juno Award for Songwriter of the Year
Movies Seasons in the Sun


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#Fact
1 Named his power boat Seasons in the Sun after his hugely successful 1974 international smash hit song of the same name.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Hit Wonderland 2012 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town 2010 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s 2009 TV Movie documentary performer: "Seasons in the Sun"
Cherish 2002 performer: "Seasons in the Sun"
Things Behind the Sun 2001 performer: "Where Evil Grows" - as Terrence Ross Jacks / writer: "Where Evil Grows" - as Terrence Ross Jacks
Hard Core Logo 1996 writer: "Which Way You Goin' Billy?"
The Darin Invasion 1970 TV Movie performer: "Which Way You Goin', Billy?" - as The Poppy Family

Actor

Actor

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Seasons in the Sun 1986 TV Movie Terry Brandon

Composer

Composer

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Seasons in the Sun 1986 TV Movie

Producer

Producer

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Seasons in the Sun 1986 TV Movie producer

Self

Self

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Les années bonheur 2014 TV Series Himself
This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Die ultimative Chartshow 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Bobby Darin: The Darin Invasion 2003 Video Himself
Das ZDF-Sommerhitfestival 2001 TV Series Himself
Wann wird's mal wieder richtig Sommer? 1999 TV Movie Himself - Singer
Musikladen 1979 TV Series
The Alan Hamel Show 1977 TV Series Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1974 TV Series Himself
Rollin' on the River 1971 TV Series Himself
The Darin Invasion 1970 TV Movie Himself (as The Poppy Family)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

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Top of the Pops 1974 TV Series Himself

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