Seasons in the Sun: TERRY JACKS

Australian singles chart:
Seasons in the Sun entered the Kent Music Report on 4 March 1974 and was a #1 hit. The song was #5 on the Top 100 of 1974.

The song is on Seasons in the Sun which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 1 July 1974 and peaked at #58.

Jacques Brel, Rod McKuen

Terry Jacks

Record label of Australian release:

Seasons in the Sun is an English-language adaptation of the 1961 song Le Moribond by Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel.
The American poet Rod McKuen translated the lyrics to English. In 1964, the Kingston Trio first recorded an English version of Seasons in the Sun, which was later heard by Canadian singer Terry Jacks and became the basis for his rendition.
Jacks rewrote the lyrics, although he is uncredited for it. The inspiration for the rewritten lyrics was a friend of Jacks who was suffering from acute leukemia and died four months later. The Terry Jacks rendition was later dedicated to the friend.
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