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Saturday, 23 February 2019

The Seekers - 1966 - The Seekers @320 RE-POST


Don't Think Twice, It's All Right/This Land Is Your Land/Two Summers/The Times They Are A Changin'


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 honoured. 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

5 comments:

  1. Gidday Deutros, nal from Midoz2 days. Was incredibly sad when all the work you and Aussie and the rest of the shed was abruptly ended by the thoughtless. hope everyone is still hanging in there. Was a refuge for the 'don't fit ins' like me. This request is from left field. Dug out the hard drive from an old box that was being utilised around Midoz2 times. Have come across two Seekers downloads that are password protected. Is there any chance that you or Aussie or any of the other moderators may have access to the passwords for these two? Just asking. Hope the universe is rewarding your good deeds with the equivalent joy you spread. Thanks for even contemplating this request. Nal

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  2. Hi nal could you tell me what the downloads were/

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  3. The Seekers - Live On (839 296-4 Cassette Rip)'S33keLivOn' & The Seekers - This Is The Seekers Feat Judith Durham (8144404 Cassette Rip)'ThS33kham'. I have no other clue Deutros other than Midoz2. They are large files so I assume they are FLAC/WAV rips.

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  4. Sorry Nal can't help you as I have no idea more to the point I don't have either which makes me think you may not have downloaded them from Modoz 2. Could you post your email here in the comments I won't publish it.


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