Underrated pop groups of the 60s: Chad and Jeremy

Often dismissed as a Peter and Gordon knock-off (which they were), the duo of Chad Stuart and Jermy Clyde recorded a number of nice singles and a few very worth-having albums.

Plus, they appeared on "Batman" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show" as, essentially, near-Beatles-type figures.

You've probably heard the big songs from 1964 : "A Summer Song" which hit #7 and Yesterday's Gone," which hit #21. "Willow Weep for Me," which hit #15 in 1965 also gets some oldies airplay.

Anyone who enjoys those--and gentler, folkish British Invasion sounds--will likely enjoy the duo's Before and After album. And you can even hear them getting a little psychedelic and far out--complete with sitar solos--on their 1967 LP Of Cabbages and Kings. The follow up to that was the pair's "concept album" The Ark.

The great Sundazed label has released those LPS and a few others in nicely remastered and expanded editions.

Chad and Jeremy CDs

Before & After

I Don't Want to Lose You Baby

Distant Shores

Of Cabbages & Kings

The Ark

Chad and Jeremy on YouTube:

Chad & Jeremy - Willow Weep For Me

Chad and Jeremy "Distant Shores"

Chad and Jeremy "The Truth Often Hurts The Heart"

Chad and Jeremy "Willow Weep For Me"


  1. Somewhere on tape, I have a Good Morning America episode from the eighties featuring a reunited Chad and Jeremy complete with the same style of humor and marvelous harmonies of their heyday. Jeremy also became a good actor, often playing truly evil villain roles.


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