Judith Durham

Judith Durham, the lead singer of The Seekers, died Friday at age 79. Durham joined The Seekers in 1963 when the band released its debut album, “Introducing The Seekers.” They shot to international fame as the first Australian group to achieve mainstream success in the U.S. and U.K. She will be honored at a state funeral. She is the true icon of Australian music.

 I know every word of The Seekers’ songs I’ve posted today, and I even sang along. I bought their albums after the first time I heard them. They and she deserved their own posting today.

Enjoy and remember!

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4 Comments on “Judith Durham”

  1. Bob Says:

    RIP Judith. I keep hoping for a comeback for both folk music and Jazz. Too bad our children will sell off our record collections for five bucks, as in that Seinfeld episode. 🙁

    • katry Says:

      I cherish the record albums I have and love to shop at the few shops left, a couple near me. Some artists are pressing vinyl, specially editions. I have a few including Sergeant Pepper, a new one which I cherish.

      • Hedley Says:

        In real terms the Seekers were facing a tidal wave of change, There were enough safe outlets alive, like the BBC Light Service, that fed in to gentle safe music and helped their numerous hits. But Dusty left the Springfields, RSG fed new music every Friday night and the kids looked to the Beatles and the Stones and The Who and, we’ll pick whoever you want
        Having said all that Judith will be remembered fondly and her music and voice are instantly recognizable

  2. katry Says:

    She is getting a state funeral, an indicator of how Australia has realized how important she and The Seekers are.

    I listened to rock also. I loved the sound of The Beatles and the rest to come, but I never forgot my folk music. When I went to Ghana, I brought CSN&Y, Simon and Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, PP&M and The Berates. That was in 1969. Notice a trend?

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