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Everything To Know About GH Star James Patrick Stuart’s Famous Dad, Chad Stuart

General Hospital (GH) spoilers not that while fans of the soap have a love/hate relationship with Valentin Cassadine at times, everyone can agree that the character’s portrayer, actor James Patrick Stuart, does an incredible job on the show. Still, where did he get his talent from? Looks like all arrows point to his famous father, Chad Stuart.

Who Is Chad Stuart?

James Patrick Stuart is a hit on GH, and many fans were surprised when he performed at the Nurse’s Ball a number of times, singing some of his original songs. Fun fact, Stuart has released two albums in the past, “Clean Slate” and “The Apple Tree”.

Interestingly enough, his father was part of a musical pop duo known as Chad & Jeremy, who were a huge hit in the 1960s.

General Hospital Spoilers – Chad Stuart’s Beginnings

Chad was born in December 1941, growing up in Windermere, England. He received a scholarship to London’s Central School of Speech and Drama, where he and Jeremy Clyde formed a friendship, and eventually a band, called Jerks.

By the time 1962 rolled around, Chad graduated from Central School, although Jeremy had a year ahead of him on this and took off to Scotland during that time to chase a career in theatre, thus, breaking the band up.

Still, after not being able to find acting work, due to a strike, Jeremy reconnected with Chad to form a singing duo. In the midst of all this, they got John Barry’s attention (best known as the composer who scored a number of James Bond movies), as he attended a club where the duo was, one night.

In addition to all his other accolades, Barry was also a record producer and signed them to a smaller label, Ember Records, by 1963.

GH Spoilers – Chad & Jeremy’s Rise To Fame

While the label was tiny, thus offering limited exposure, their song “Yesterday’s Gone” climbed the charts in Britain.

Still, Ember Records couldn’t keep up with major labels at the time, so Barry left. Shel Talmy, another record producer, stepped in for the duo and produced their first album, “Chad & Jeremy Sing For You.”

As the British Invasion grew momentum, Chad and Jeremy were signed to World Artists, a U.S. record company in 1964. It didn’t take long for “Yesterday’s Gone” to hit the top 20 in America, and “A Summer Song” was released.

General Hospital Spoilers – When Things Started To Fall Apart

Unfortunately, Jeremy was more interested in pursuing acting, but Chad was able to talk him into a Columbia Records deal, due to their fast-climbing star power.

They released a second album; however, as tensions rose between the duo, they decided to take a break from it all.

The two embarked on solo careers from 1965 and 1966 and later reunited once in a while, as Jeremy pursued his acting career. Their songs didn’t hit the same success as their past ones, and they eventually called it quits.

In 1982, Chad & Jeremy reunited, working with producer Rocky Davis. They made an LP called “Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde”, and while it wasn’t overly successful, they did tour together, after the fact.

Chad passed away in December 2020, at 79 years of age, due to pneumonia; however, the impact he left on both the world and his son James, will never be forgotten.

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