Mentioned on Mad Men...Music in Men In Black III...
Chad & Jeremy Are Just As 'In' As They Were Back Then
From 1964 to 1968, Chad & Jeremy had eleven hit US singles and released seven classic albums. Since then, the music of Chad & Jeremy has been re-released on countless albums and CDs worldwide.
Of all the British Invasion acts of 1964, Chad & Jeremy were unique in that not only were they long-haired purveyors of English-accented pop hits, but they were clever songwriters who had a softer side and a sensibility closer to many of their US folk-pop contemporaries. Combine this with a fantastic wit which they use to great effect on stage, television, and records and you are left with a memorable combination which still wins over audiences today.
Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde met at drama school in 1960, and were playing a small folk club in London when they were discovered by famed movie composer John Barry. They became a sensation in America by riding the wave of the British Invasion, chalking up seven Top 40 hits including "Summer Song", "Yesterday's Gone", "Willow Weep for Me", and "Distant Shores". The duo appeared in legendary TV shows including The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Patty Duke Show, Batman and Laredo. They hosted Hullabaloo, appeared on The Tonight Show and countless others.
Some of their most critically acclaimed work was initially some of their least known - later garnering them cult status. The progressive 1967 release Of Cabbages and Kings was followed a year later by The Ark, which gained rave reviews from Rolling Stone Magazine yet proved to be their last album of the 1960s, as Jeremy returned to acting and the duo disbanded. In the 1980's they reunited to release an album, star in a London West End musical, and tour the United States.
The most recent phase in their career began in 2003 - coincidentally the 40th anniversary of their first record release - when they reunited for a PBS TV music special. Since then they have performed their two-man show all over the United States, Canada, Hawaii and the Philippines - playing to sold out crowds who flock to hear the harmonies and the humor.
They continue to record and release material on their own record label, including 2008's ARK-eology, and their first ever live album - Reflection - released in 2012. That same year, Chad & Jeremy appeared in a second PBS TV show in six months, while Jeremy Clyde featured on the West End stage in the award-winning dramatic play Three Days In May. Jeremy has also appeared in the Emmy winning UK drama Downton Abbey and the Academy Award winning film The Iron Lady. Meanwhile, Chad has branched out on his own with a solo tour and released a children's CD entitled "Don't Argue With An Elephant".
With both popular live shows and music releases, Chad & Jeremy are proving in the 21st century that it isn't quite true when they said all those years ago that "Yesterday's Gone"...
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Chad & Jeremy perform "A Summer Song" live in concert