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The Seekers

The Seekers are an Australian folk-influenced pop quartet, originally formed in Melbourne in 1962. They were the first Australian pop music group to achieve major chart and sales success in the United Kingdom and the United States. They were popular during the 1960s with their best-known configuration as: Judith Durham on vocals, piano, and tambourine; Athol Guy on double bass and vocals; Keith Potger on twelve- string guitar, banjo, and vocals; and Bruce Woodley on guitar, mandolin, banjo, and vocals. The group had Top 10 hits in the 1960s with "I'll Never Find Another You", "A World ...read more

The Seekers are an Australian folk-influenced pop quartet, originally formed in Melbourne in 1962. They were the first Australian pop music group to achieve major chart and sales success in the United Kingdom and the United States. They were popular during the 1960s with their best-known configuration as: Judith Durham on vocals, piano, and tambourine; Athol Guy on double bass and vocals; Keith Potger on twelve- string guitar, banjo, and vocals; and Bruce Woodley on guitar, mandolin, banjo, and vocals. The group had Top 10 hits in the 1960s with "I'll Never Find Another You", "A World of Our Own", "Morningtown Ride", "Someday, One Day" (written by Paul Simon), "Georgy Girl" (the title song of the film of the same name), and "The Carnival Is Over" by Tom Springfield, the last being an adaptation of the Russian folk song "Stenka Razin". The Seekers have sung it at various closing ceremonies in Australia, including World Expo 88 and the Paralympics. It is still one of the top 50 best-selling singles in the UK. Australian music historian Ian McFarlane described their style as "concentrated on a bright, uptempo sound, although they were too pop to be considered strictly folk and too folk to be rock." In 1967, they were named as joint "Australians of the Year" – the only group thus honored. In July 1968, Durham left to pursue a solo career and the group disbanded. The band has reformed periodically, and in 1995 they were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. "I'll Never Find Another You" was added to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's Sounds of Australia registry in 2011. Woodley's and Dobe Newton's song "I Am Australian", which was recorded by The Seekers, and by Durham with Russell Hitchcock and Mandawuy Yunupingu, has become an unofficial Australian anthem. With "I'll Never Find Another You" and "Georgy Girl", the band also achieved success in the United States, but not nearly at the same level as in the rest of the world. The Seekers have sold over 50 million records worldwide. The Seekers were individually honoured as Officers of the Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday Honours of June 2014. Courtesy of Wikipedia « hide

Similar Bands: The New Seekers, Petula Clark, Peter, Paul and Mary, Neil Sedaka, Gerry and the Pacemakers

LPs
Morningtown Ride to Christmas
2001

Future Road
1997

Live On
1989

A Little Bit of Country
1980

Giving and Taking
1976

The Seekers (1975)
1975

Seekers Seen in Green
1967

Come the Day
1966

A World of Our Own
1965

Hide & Seekers
1964

The Seekers
1964

Introducing The Seekers
1963

Live Albums
Night of Nights ... Live!
2002

1968 BBC Farewell Spectacular
1999

25 Year Reunion Celebration
1993

Live at the Talk of the Town
1968

Compilations
50: The Golden Jubilee Album
01/01/2012

Greatest Hits (2009)
2009

All Bound for Morgantown
2009

Treasure Chest: The Essential Collection
1997

The Seekers Complete
1995

A Carnival of Hits
1994

The Silver Jubilee Album
1993

Capitol Collectors Series
1992

The Best of The Seekers
1968

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Greatest Hits
1968

Introducing The Seekers Big Hits
1967

The Seekers Sing Their Big Hits
1965

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