Seals and Crofts are Jim Seals (17 October 1941) and Dash Crofts (14 August 1940), a popular soft rock duo in the early 1970s, best-known for their hit "Summer Breeze". Jim Seals and Dash Crofts were both born in Texas. They first met when Crofts was a drummer for a local band. Later, Seals joined a band called Dean Beard and the Crew Cuts where he played guitar; later on Crofts joined the band. With Beard, they moved to Los Angeles to join The Champs.