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Post  Oldenginerod Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:20 pm

Bob.  The carnival is over! Telemm10
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-06/seekers-lead-singer-judith-durham-dead-at-79/101308234

Bob, I know you were a fan.  Australian music has lost a legend. Sad
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Post  GallopingGhostler Sun Aug 07, 2022 1:20 am

@Oldenginerod, sorry to hear of the passing of Judith Durham, she was truly an angel. For one element that truly embodied the soul and spirit of Australia, I would have to say that it was The Seekers, and she is what made the group come alive with her silky, smooth, next door girl voice.
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Post  Oldenginerod Sun Aug 07, 2022 2:59 am

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Post  GallopingGhostler Sun Aug 07, 2022 6:24 am

http://www.rebeatmag.com/it-was-50-years-ago-today-the-carnival-is-over-by-the-seekers/
Rebeat Magazine wrote:One of the first Australian acts to gain international stardom was a quartet of folk singers from Melbourne calling themselves the Seekers. Even then, they had to leave their homeland for Great Britain to find success, riding a cruise ship (for which they supplied entertainment) to London. There, they met Tom Springfield, a young musician who had previously starred in the folk trio the Springfields, alongside his sister Dusty. Springfield wrote and produced the Seekers’ debut single, “I’ll Never Find Another You,” which hurtled to the top of the UK singles charts and to #4 in America. While the Seekers weren’t the very first act from Down Under to achieve this kind of success — English-born, Australian-raised crooner Frank Ifield had netted similar numbers a few years earlier — they fit the musical zeitgeist in a way that made them genuine youth stars: not quite folk-rock, but with enough freshness and bounce that they didn’t seem hopelessly square.
When I mentioned embodiment and soul of Australia, I was referring to the common person, not the politicians and elites who could care less. The fact the song was less appreciated in US also does not surprise me.
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Post  rsv1cox Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:23 am

It was Kim that turned me on to the Seekers, now I'm a huge fan running their youtube videos weekly and I am devastated to hear of Judith's passing.  I had no clue, seems the press worldwide should be all over this. Sometimes life just isn't fair, hanging my head a bit.

They just don't come any better.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDr1lI_4Co0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOlPCmFG2pc
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Post  Kim Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:56 am

A Sad Day, But a Wonderful Talent.
RIP Judith
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Post  GallopingGhostler Mon Aug 08, 2022 7:24 am


The Seekers - I Am Australian: Special Farewell Performance (2014, all 5 verses)


Judith Durham Intense Last Interview Before Death | She Knew What Was Going To Happen

YouTube's Digital Media's Eulogy - Click to open:
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Post  GallopingGhostler Mon Aug 08, 2022 6:36 pm


Victorian Premier confirms state funeral for Judith Durham | 9 News Australia
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Post  rsv1cox Mon Aug 08, 2022 7:36 pm

GallopingGhostler wrote:
Victorian Premier confirms state funeral for Judith Durham | 9 News Australia

I'm so glad that "The Boys" as she called them spent some time with her just before her passing.

I remember when Kim first posted the "There will never be another you" video, I commented "Hands on hips cute". She is missed.
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Post  GallopingGhostler Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:15 am

rsv1cox wrote:I remember when Kim first posted the "There will never be another you" video, I commented "Hands on hips cute".  She is missed.
She was the girl next door type, not super elegant like a movie star but portrayed the wholesome, down to earth type of girl, very personable. Yes, glad to see that her Seeker band members were able to say their goodbyes.
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Post  Cribbs74 Tue Aug 09, 2022 7:37 pm

I played Georgie Girl for a millennial co-worker of mine. He liked the song, but had a fun time of mimicking 30’s gangster talk when bringing it up.

She had a good long life!
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Post  pman1111 Tue Aug 09, 2022 7:49 pm

She did have a beautiful pure voice! (That's how I describe it anyway) Smile
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