The Poppy Family performs their Juno Award-winning single, "Which Way You Goin' Billy." From YouTube.
Terry Jacks performs his greatest hit, "Seasons in the Sun." From YouTube.
Jacks was only intermittently active in music in later years. He produced, starred in and composed music for the TV film Seasons in the Sun (1982), released the single "You Fooled Me" and the album Pulse in 1983, and the album Just Like That in 1987. He also produced albums for Susan Jacks and Chilliwack, as well as a new version of his own 'Where Evil Grows' for D.O.A. in 1989, with Jacks reportedly making a cameo appearance in the video of the song. Jacks has been credited as the first Canadian to produce two songs to reach No. 1 on the US charts. The first of these ("Which Way You Goin' Billy?") was successful before the era of Canadian content regulations, while the second ("Seasons in the Sun") was successful shortly after the ruling came into effect.
In the late 1980s Jacks left the music industry to become an environmentalist and anti-pollution activist. Through founding the organization Environmental Watch of BC, Jacks spoke out against the pollution caused by pulp and paper mills to the province's coastal waters. He released a second film, The Warmth of Love: The Four Seasons of Sophie Thomas (2000), an environmental documentary that Jacks produced, directed, wrote, scored, and narrated.
That's Where I Went Wrong. (1970). London PS-568
Which Way You Goin' Billy. (1970). London PS-574
Poppy Seeds. (1971). London PS-599
Terry Jacks & The Poppy Family. (1976). K-tel TC-230-8
The Poppy Family's Greatest Hits: Featuring Susan Jacks. (1989). A&M Records CD 69998
A Good Thing Lost: 1968-1973. (1996). March Records 60017-2
Seasons in the Sun. (1974). Goldfish GFLP-1001
Y'Don't Fight the Sea. (1976). Goldfish GOLP-1
Into the Past. (1982). A&M SP-69881
Pulse. (1983). A&M SP-9096
Just Like That. (1987). Attic LAT-1229
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Links to Other Sites
Seasons in the Sun
Watch Terry Jacks perform his legendary hit song "Seasons in the Sun." From YouTube.
The website for popular Canadian singer/songwriter Susan Jacks. Check out her biography, discography, videos, and more. Also includes a history of "The Poppy Family."
Today I Started Loving You Again
View a video of Susan Jacks and Terry Jacks performing the Merle Haggard song "Today I Started Loving You Again." From YouTube.
The Poppy Family
A profile and discography for the pop band "The Poppy Family." From the Museum of Canadian Music.
Seasons in the Sun CD
See a track listing and selected lyrics from the "Seasons in the Sun" recording featuring Terry Jacks. From cduniverse.com.
A biography of singer/songwriter Terry Jacks. From the Yahoo! website.
A profile and discography for award-winning Canadian pop star Terry Jacks. From jam.canoe.ca.
The Poppy Family ‘A Good Thing Lost’ Album Review
A rave review of The Poppy Family‘s 1996 remastered compilation "A Good Thing Lost." Scroll down the page to view one of their vintage videos. From vivoscene.com.
Scoll down to page 47 to view a "Billboard" article about winners of the 1994 SOCAN awards. From the Google Books website.
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