Rock and Roll I gave You All the Best Years of My Life / The Love Game (Goldfish Records GS 111)
Terry Jacks was born on March 29, 1944 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Jacks first foray into the recording studio was in 1963 as rhythm guitarist for the Vancouver B.C. rock group Chessmen, when they recorded the instrumental sizzlers Meadowlands b/w Mustang on Canadian London Records M17334. During one of the Chessmen's many appearances on CBC TV's Music Hop, Jacks would meet his future wife, Saskatoon native Susan Pesklevits. -In 1968, as the flower power band, Poppy Family they released Beyond The Clouds and What Can The Matter Be, both of which went unoticed except in Vancouver where Beyond The Clouds reached # 2 on Vancouver radio station CKLG. In 1969 the Poppy Family hit the big time with their release of Which Way You Goin' Billy which reached # 1 in Canada and Billboard # 2 during March of 1970.
-While all of the above was going on, Terry Jacks managed to release three solo singles for the Canadian London label, including his first ever solo release I'm Gonna Capture You (1970) followed by Concrete Sea (1972) and finally I'm Gonna Love You Too (1973) before moving over to Bell Records where he released three Top 100 singles and scored an enormous hit in 1974 with his version of the Kingston Trio's 1963 release of Seasons In The Sun (1974) followed by If You Go Away (1974) and Rock And Roll (I Gave You The Best Years Of My Life) (1974).