A selection of uplifting songs by the much loved and admired Australian music group” The Seekers”. Originally formed in 1962 they were the first Australian group to achieve major chart and sales success in the United Kingdom and the United States. The group features Judith Durham on vocals, piano and tambourine. Athol Guy, double bass and vocals; Keith Potger, twelve string guitar, banjo and vocals; and Bruce Woodley, guitar, mandolin, banjo and vocals.
In 1968, these fine young people were named as joint Australians of the Year. The only musical group to achieve that honour.
In March 1967, The Seekers returned to Australia for a homecoming tour, including a performance at the Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne, to an estimated audience of 200,000 . In 1968, the Guiness Book of Records listed it as the greatest attendance at a concert in the southern hemisphere.
In July 1968, Durham announced that she was leaving The Seekers to pursue a solo career and the group disbanded. The Seekers reunited in 1992, with the classic line-up of Durham, Guy, Potger and Woodley. The success of a 25-Year Silver Jubilee Reunion Celebration tour in 1993, saw the group remain together for a further 11 years. These days, much to the public’s delight, they occasionally come together for special occasions.
NB: Bruce Woodley in the interim, released several solo albums and focused on songwriting, including co-writing the patriotic song “I Am Australian” with Dobe Newton (of the Bushwackers) in 1987. (Bruce Woodley leads with, “I Am Australian” during the Seekers 25 year Reunion concert).
Hope you enjoy The Seekers,
Merry Xmas Everyone!
I Am Australian
I’ll Never Find Another You
The Carnival is Over
A World of our Own