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29 March 1944, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. A former member of the hit group Poppy Family, and a well-known session player, Jacks enjoyed his brief moment in the spotlight in 1974 with the transatlantic hit single Seasons In The Sun. While working in the studio with the Beach Boys, he attempted to persuade them to record Le Moribund, a song about a dying man by French composer Jacques Brel. When the group declined, Jacks himself recorded the English translation by Rod McKuen, retitled Seasons In The Sun. A smash hit in Canada, it subsequently reached number 1 in both the US and UK charts. Although Jacks enjoyed one further hit with a cover version of Brels If You Go Away, no other successes followed. He continued recording but became better known in subsequent decades for his production work. He also moved into environmental work, notably forming the Environmental Watch organization.