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Millennium Music Profile: Goodbye Charlie - Terry Jacks

This page is an introduction to Terry Jacks whose music was used during the Millennium episode Goodbye Charlie. A complete list of all music by Terry Jacks that was used throughout Millennium is also listed below. Our Millennium Music Guide is based on detailed profiles for each artist, band or composer and their music which was used in a specific episode (sometimes more than one). Here you can learn more about the music and the people that created the music, including where available a description of the scenes in which their music can be heard.

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Artist Details

Artist:

Terry Jacks.



Music Labels:

Bell Records


Millennium Episode Details

Episode Title:

 Goodbye Charlie



MLM Code:

#MLM-210


Production Code:

5C10


Season:

2


Original Airdate:

1998-01-09

Episode Summary:

Frank Black and Lara Means, teamed as partners, are pulled into the case of an emotional man who assists unhappy folks carry out well-planned suicides. The two investigators, wondering whether the evidence speaks more of murder than of compassion, become entangled within the ethics of the case while pressured with the job of preventing further death.

Main Crew:

Written by Richard Whitley
Directed by Ken Fink
Edited by Chris Willingham, A.C.E.

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Music by Terry Jacks used in the Millennium episode Goodbye Charlie

 
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Terry Jacks (born March 29, 1944 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer and environmentalist.


 

Where Terry Jacks can be heard in Goodbye Charlie

The Millennium episode Goodbye Charlie contains the following music by Terry Jacks:

  • Seasons in the Sun (sung karaoke style by Tucker Smallwood)

    Heard when it is sung by Steven Kiley as he administers to his 'victims'.


Terry Jacks - additional music heard in Millennium

Millennium's producers would occasionally use additional music from the same artist, band or composer. Sometimes a track or song could be heard in more than one episode of the series.

Music from Terry Jacks was used in a total of 1 episode/s of Millennium. Below is a complete list of all music by Terry Jacks heard throughout the series and the episodes in which it was used, including links to the relevant music and episode profiles:



About Terry Jacks

Growing up as part of the hippie generation, a teenage Terry Jacks migrated to the west coast where, as a guitarist and singer, he joined a Vancouver, British Columbia, band called The Chessmen. The group had a few minor local hits before disbanding, after which Jacks teamed up with soloist Susan Pesklevits (born 1948, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan). Jacks composed, arranged, and produced their material while Pesklevits sang lead vocals. The duo performed at small Vancouver clubs before adding another guitarist and drummer to restyle themselves as The Poppy Family.

While Jacks' and Pesklevits' personal relationship led to marriage, they eked out a living until the band burst onto the national charts in 1969 with their Terry Jacks-produced debut album, Which Way You Goin' Billy? that saw the 45rpm single go to No. 1 in Canada and reach No. 2 on the Billboard charts in the United States, selling upwards of three million copies. The single won a Juno Award while Jacks earned two Junos for best producer of a single and of an album. The Poppy Family won a Juno for best group and immediately followed up with Poppy Seeds but it never achieved anything close to that initial success, causing some to view them as one-hit wonders). The Poppy Family did place two other singles in the U.S. Top 50, "That's Where I Went Wrong" (No. 29, 1970) and "Where Evil Grows" (No. 45, 1971), the latter of which was a duet between Jacks and Pesklevits (unusual since she was lead singer on most of the group's singles). Eventually The Poppy Family split up.

Jacks' marriage also dissolved, but he and Pesklevits remained friends, and he produced her first solo album in 1973. Working on his own, Jacks helped on a Beach Boys album that initially included the recording of an English language version of the 1961 Jacques Brel song, "Seasons in the Sun". When the group chose not to go with it on their album, Jacks decided to do it himself, rewriting the final verse and rearranging parts of the chorus. Released in 1973 on his own record label, the song became the largest-selling single in Canadian history and earned Jacks three Juno Awards. In the United States, where it was released on Bell Records, the song went to No. 1 on the charts. He released two more singles entitled "If You Go Away" (another English-language version of a Jaques Brel song entitled "Ne Me Quitte Pas") and "Rock & Roll (I Gave You The Best Years Of My Life)", but unlike "Seasons In The Sun" they failed to make the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Jacks wrote and recorded a number of other songs and went on to become a successful record producer for other Canadian singers, earning a Juno nomination as "Producer of the Year". Jacks claimed on a VH1 special to have written "Seasons In The Sun" after a friend of his just died. The song was actually penned by Jacques Brel with the English translation by Rod McKuen.

He opened up a store on Granville Island, Vancouver, called "The Lobster Man". He later sold the business.

Jacks became involved in the environmental movement, focusing on pollution issues in Canada and the United States and lending his name to United Kingdom organizations such as The Woodland Trust.

He married a second time and has a daughter, Holly. That marriage also ended. In 1996, Jacks produced the CD, A Good Thing Lost 1968-1973, a collection of The Poppy Family songs. He lives in Pender Harbour, British Columbia, where he is still active in the music industry and the environmental movement.


Song 1: Seasons in the Sun (sung karaoke style by Tucker Smallwood)


Seasons in the Sun (sung karaoke style by Tucker Smallwood) by Terry Jacks.

Album Title:
Available on 70's Greatest Rock Hits: #1 Hits Vol.9 (CD 1991)


Scene:
Seasons in the Sun (sung karaoke style by Tucker Smallwood) can be heard during the following scenes in the Millennium episode Goodbye Charlie:

Heard when it is sung by Steven Kiley as he administers to his 'victims'.


Details:

Seasons in the Sun was a worldwide hit song for Terry Jacks in 1974. It was first released in the United States and Canada early in the year, and rose to number one in America by March 2. The song had been done by English band The Fortunes in 1968.

The song was based on a song called "Le Moribond" ("The Dying Man") by Jacques Brel. Brel's song was translated into English by poet Rod McKuen, and McKuen's English version was recorded by Bob Shane of the Kingston Trio, which did not sell. The Beach Boys also recorded the song as well. Jacks rewrote part of the lyrics to "lighten them up." Jacks' revisions tended to add a bit of ambiguity as to the nature of the storyteller's demise, allowing listeners the option to choose whether the death is from suicide over a failed life - quite possibly to escape drug addiction - or someone accepting death from natural causes, such as cancer. References to a cheating wife were also removed. A comparison is given below. Jacks' recording included a recurring, reverb-drenched guitar riff that many sources attribute to Link Wray.

The resulting version became an international hit and made Jacks a star, albeit considered today as a "one-hit wonder". According to a posting on McKuen's website the royalties from "Seasons in the Sun" "helped pay for a new roof on my house."

In 1973, the master tape of "Seasons in the Sun" sat on a shelf in his basement for more than a year. A newspaper delivery boy heard Jacks playing it and asked if he could bring some friends by to listen to it. Their enthusiasm convinced Jacks to release it on his own label and it soon topped the record charts in the U.S.(where it was released on Bell Records), Canada and the UK and sold over six million copies worldwide.

It has been cited as an example of something called the "gear-shift", the overuse of key changes in an attempt to prolong listener interest.



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Lyrics for Seasons in the Sun (sung karaoke style by Tucker Smallwood):

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Goodbye to you my trusted friend
We've known each other since we were nine or ten
Together we've climbed hills and trees
Learned of love and ABC's
Skinned our hearts and skinned our knees

Goodbye my friend it's hard to die
When all the bird's are singing in the sky
Now that the spring is in the air
Pretty girls are everywhere
Think of me and I'll be there

We had joy, we had fun
We had seasons in the sun
But the hills that we climbed
Were just seasons out of time

Goodbye Papa, please pray for me
I was the black sheep of the family
You tried to teach me right from wrong
Too much wine and too much song
Wonder how I got along

Goodbye Papa, it's hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that the spring is in the air
Little children everywhere
When you see them I'll be there

We had joy, we had fun
We had seasons in the sun
But the wine and the song
Like the seasons have all gone

We had joy, we had fun
We had seasons in the sun
But the wine and the song
Like the seasons have all gone

Goodbye Michelle, my little one
You gave me love and helped me find the sun
And every time when I was down
You would always come around
And get my feet back on the ground

Goodbye Michelle, it's hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that the spring is in the air
With the flowers everywhere
I wish that we could both be there

We had joy, we had fun
We had seasons in the sun
But the stars we could reach
Were just starfish on the beach

We had joy, we had fun
We had seasons in the sun
But the stars we could reach
Were just starfish on the beach

We had joy, we had fun
We had seasons in the sun
But the wine and the song
Like the seasons have all gone

All our lives we had fun
We had seasons in the sun
But the hills that we climbed
Were just seasons out of time





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With grateful thanks to the following sources:

Wikipedia contributors, "Terry Jacks," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry Jacks

Wikipedia contributors, "Seasons in the Sun," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seasons in the Sun