Chad Stuart, who found fame in the 1960s as one half of the English musical duo Chad & Jeremy, has passed away at 79.
On December 20, a post to the group’s Facebook page confirmed that Stuart passed away from pneumonia. His death was not coronavirus-related.
“We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Chad Stuart, a father, a husband, a brother, a grandfather, a friend, a mentor, a teacher and an inspiration to many,” the post read.
“The world has lost a legend today, but his voice will continue to touch our lives through his music”.
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Chad Stuart, a father, a husband, a brother, a grandfather, a friend,…
Born David Stuart Chadwick, Chad Stuart first began recording music with Jeremy Clyde in the early 1960s. Known for their folk-pop sound and tight harmonies, the pair enjoyed considerable chart success in the UK and abroad.
Their debut single, ‘Yesterday’s Gone’, a boppy tale of lost love, peaked at Number 37 in Britain, before hitting Number 21 in the US.
Riding the British Invasion wave, Chad & Jeremy went on to score a string of US chart hits. ‘A Summer Song’, ‘If I Loved You’ and ‘Willow Weep For Me’ were among their Top 40 singles in the US.
The duo separated in 1968, but not before appearing on a handful of television programs together, including The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Patty Duke Show and Batman. Chad & Jeremy subsequently reunited for tours in the 1980s and in the 21st century.
During a 2018 interview, Clyde described his former bandmate as “a wonderful musician”.
“He was a nice man. I liked him very, very much. Not only that, he was very generous,” he said.