The Poppy Family - Songs


The Poppy Family was a Canadian pop/rock group based in Vancouver, British Columbia formed in 1968 by Susan and then-husband Terry Jacks. Other members included lead guitarist/sitarist Craig McCaw and percussionist Satwant Singh who both played with the group through early 1970. The Poppy Family's unique sound was due in large part to the haunting lead vocals of Susan Jacks combined with the group's use of exotic instruments such as the sitar and tabla. Terry Jacks, who played rhythm guitar and provided supporting vocals, served as The Poppy Family's producer and main songwriter.

The Poppy Family debuted on the U.S. Pop/Rock charts in 1970 with the smash hit, "Which Way You Goin' Billy?", which went gold and also charted worldwide. First released in 1969 on the album of the same name, this Juno Award-winning song topped the Canadian charts later that year. The group's hits also included "That's Where I Went Wrong" (1970), "I Was Wondering" (1971), "No Good To Cry" (1971), "Where Evil Grows" (1971), and "You Don't Know What Love Is" (1973).

In 1973, both The Poppy Family and the Jacks' marriage dissolved, and Susan and Terry Jacks went on to pursue solo careers.



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The Poppy Family

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