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View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1964 Reel-To-Reel release of Hide And Seekers on Discogs. It consists of a 1966 television documentary on the Seekers and a 1967 special. In December 1966 they issued "Georgy Girl", which became their highest charting American hit when it reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Cashbox Top 100 in February 1967. The film was adapted for the screen by Edith Sommer, based on the novel Coins in the Fountain by John H. Secondari, and was directed by Jean Negulesco, who also directed the 1954 film Three Coins in the Fountain. The album see Athol, Keith and Bruce join with Michael Cristiano to record songs they had sung pre Judith, and a few they wish they had recorded. Filling out the program are five songs from their first album for the World Record Club label; the rest of the tracks from that LP are on the first volume of this series, 1963-1964. (Those are on the volume titled Hits, B-Sides & the 90's). In January 1968, on Australia Day, in recognition of its achievements, the group was named joint Australians of the Year – the only group to have this honour bestowed upon it. In May, they travelled to the U.K. and had intended to return to Australia after staying ten weeks, but upon arrival they were offered work by a London booking agency, the Grade Organisation. [3][6] In 1978, Guy was replaced by Peter Robinson (ex-Strangers) and Cheryl Webb replaced Wisseling as lead vocalist, leaving only Keith Potger from the original Seekers line-up. The reformed group issued several albums, including new studio albums Future Road in October 1997 (which peaked at No. Kinds Of Music My Music The Ink Spots Americana Music All Songs Best Vibrators Folk Music Thank God Music Albums. In some countries, the album was titled Roving with the Seekers. [5] However, although "The Carnival Is Over" became a signature song for the group, it was a flop in North America, peaking at #105 in the US and missing the Canadian charts completely. Edit Release All Versions of this Release Data Correct . 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. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for ♫ super rare THE SEEKERS 1964 World Record Club LP ♫ at the best online prices at eBay! For other uses, see, Recording Industry Association of America, Academy Award for Best Original Song of 1966, Australian Recording Industry Association, SBS Television screens the Decca DVD Farewell Album, The Seekers – Australian of the Year – 1967 Award, "Artist: Judith Durham – Band: The Seekers", Australasian Performing Right Association, "Seekers – Top 75 Releases Official UK Singles Archive", "The 100 Best-Selling Singles of 1965 in the U.K.", "Spring Concert Tour of Britain for The Seekers", https://worldradiohistory.com/hd2/IDX-UK/Music/Archive-Melody-Maker-IDX/IDX/60s/65/Melody-Maker-1965-0821-OCR-Page-0005.pdf, "American certifications – Seekers, The – Georgy Girl", Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, "Australian of the Year Awards – The Seekers", "Australia's most-watched TV shows this century", "ARIA Awards – History: Winners by Year 1995: 9th Annual ARIA Awards", "How to Fit Four Giants on to a Postage Stamp Sheet…", "The Seekers – Celebration of Music Tour 2010", "How Andre Rieu sought out the Seekers for his latest tour", "2011 Additions – I'll Never Find Another You", "The Seekers Launch Volume 1 of three-album series of their Hidden Treasure", "Australian Albums: The 1975 'Notes on a Conditional Form' Debuts At No 1", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Seekers&oldid=993645260, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Rick Turk – guitars, piano, backing and lead vocals (1981–1986), Cheryl Webb – lead and backing vocals (1977–1986), Louisa Wisseling – lead and backing vocals (1975–1977). No damage to the jewellery case or item cover, no scuffs, scratches, cracks, or holes. The performance closed with a performance of "I Am Australian", which Guy introduced as a song that was pertinent given "what was happening around the world" at the time. In November 2015, during a tour of Guy's new band 'Athol Guy and Friends' featuring Jenny Blake on vocals, Guy's band was joined by his two Melbourne Boys High School colleagues Potger and Woodley for a one-performance fundraiser hosted by the school. [29] The Seekers were accompanied during their 20-minute set by the Australian Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hector Crawford. [5][6] In the late 1950s, Potger led The Trinamics, a rock 'n' roll group, Guy led the Ramblers and, with Woodley, they decided to form a doo-wop music group, the Escorts. The band has reformed periodically, and in 1995 they were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. Whiskey In The Jar. They staged several sell-out tours of Australia, New Zealand and the UK. 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. On 16 November, they appeared at a Royal Command Performance at the London Palladium, before Queen Elizabeth - the Queen Mother (spouse of the late King George VI). 1964-1965 was included as one of the discs in Australian EMI's Complete Seekers box set, which contains all five volumes of the series. The Seekers were Australia’s first international supergroup, who dominated charts here and overseas in the period 1964-68, took three songs to the top of the charts in the UK and Australia, and were the first Australian group to make #2 in the USA with Georgy Girl in 1966. [19] They appeared at the annual celebratory Wembley Empire Pool concert, on a bill which included the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield and the Animals. Label: World Record Club - TP. Five Hundred Miles. The song had been recorded earlier as an Australian single from the 1964 album "Hide and Seekers" and appeared on the 1965 American debut, "The New Seekers". This page was last edited on 11 December 2020, at 18:36. It was covered by Jon Boden, Jack Dauvil, son orgue et son accordéon, Billy Strange, Nick Taylor and other artists. [3][11], After filling in on a bill headlined by folk singer Dusty Springfield, they met her brother, songwriter and producer Tom Springfield, who had experience with writing folk-pop material and lyrics/tunes with the siblings' earlier group The Springfields. [13][14] Its writers, Jim Dale and Tom Springfield, were nominated for the 1967 Academy Award for Best Original Song of 1966, but lost out that year for the "Oscar" to the title song from the film, "Born Free". [3][6] However the unique timbre of Durham's voice was missing from their sound and the group split again.[6]. 2 on the UK charts. [3] They signed there with World Record Club and issued a single, "Myra", co-written by the group. The re-formed group's new recording of "Sparrow Song" topped the Australian charts. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1964 Vinyl release of The Seekers on Discogs. Long Way to the Top was a 2001 Australian Broadcasting Corporation six-part documentary on the history of Australian rock and roll from 1956 to the modern era. Guy hosted his own TV show in Australia, A Guy Called Athol, before entering politics in 1973. Their final performance, on Tuesday 9 July, was screened by the BBC as a special called Farewell the Seekers, with an audience of more than 10 million viewers. [6][35] Woodley left the group in June 1977 and was replaced by Buddy England, a former 1960s pop singer and member of the Mixtures. The Seekers is the second studio album by the Australian group The Seekers. 1965 – The Seekers won the Best New Group in the New Musical Express Poll Winners Awards and performed on 11 April at the Wembley Empire Pool, in a bill that included The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Cliff Richard and Dusty Springfield. Q - The Seekers could probably still get work in Australia or any place else, couldn't they? [48], In April 2019, The Seekers released Farewell - a live recording from their 50th Anniversary tour of 2013. [8][9], The Seekers were offered a twelve-month position as on-board entertainment on the Sitmar Line passenger cruise ship Fairsky in March 1964. [4][6] The Escorts had Ken Ray as the lead singer and in 1962 they became "The Seekers". They followed "I'll Never Find Another You" with "What Have They Done to the Rain?" Track listing; Personnel; References; External links "Waltzing Matilda" was released in November 1963 and peaked at number 74 on the Australian music report. In May, they travelled to the U.K. and had intended to return to Australia after staying ten weeks, but upon arrival they were offered work by a London booking agency, the Grade Organisation. By 1975 they had recruited Louisa Wisseling, a semi-professional folk singer formerly with Melbourne group the Settlers. I have "The Seekers" with the same front cover, and identical track listing, but "Processed, Pressed And Issued Through the Australasia-Wide Facilities of W&G Records". [2], The Seekers were formed in 1962 in Melbourne by Athol Guy on double bass, Keith Potger on twelve-string guitar and Bruce Woodley on guitar. Mar 18, 2017 - The Seekers 50th Birthday Vist our website "www.theseekers50th.com.au" or have a chat with us on our facebook "http://www.facebook.com/TheSeekersOfficial" Aside from all of this, also included are some of Judith's solo material, alternate takes, Stereo & Mono mixes of the groups biggest songs that charted! [37] That month they supported Rieu on the rescheduled Australian tour. The performance featured many of the Seekers' hits as well as other songs that had influenced them over the years. In 2004 a DVD, The Seekers at Home and Down Under, was released. The Seekers were a group of Australian folk-influenced pop musicians which was formed in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in 1962. Isa Lei. When Judith Durham and The Seekers came to the UK in early 1964, they did not have plans to become superstars. [3][12], The Seekers were the first Australian pop group to have a "Top 5" hit in all three countries – Australia, U.K. and U.S.A.[6] Australian music historian, Ian McFarlane described their style as "concentrated on a bright, uptempo sound, although they were too pop oriented to be considered strictly folk and too folk to be rock. Durham quickly returned to the group, and their next single "The Carnival Is Over" appeared in November. Too, on a few of the Hide & Seekers cuts they experimented with string arrangements and solo vocals by Judith Durham, though it would be a modified version of their original acoustic-driven sound that would bring them success. Albums include Georgy Girl / Chilly Winds, I'll Never Find Another You / Open Up Them Pearly Gates, and The Carnival Is Over / We Shall Not Be Moved. [3][4] Guy, Potger and Woodley had all attended Melbourne Boys High School in Victoria. (WG.B2341 ⓒ Peter Gammond, 1964) (WG.B2341 ⓒ Peter Gammond, 1964) Reply Notify me Helpful [r4080880] Release. 2009 collection from the Australian Folk/Rock quartet, one of the most popular bands in the UK in the mid-'60s. The Seekers themselves had a partial reunion in Australia in 1975 with Louisa Wisseling substituting for Judith Durham, who had embarked on a fairly successful solo career, with one hit single, "Olive Tree," and a 1973 album entitled Here I Am to her credit. [3] Ray left the group to get married. As the first part of a five-volume series presenting most of the Seekers' recordings, the 26 tracks on 1963-1964 document their roots as a more or less pure folk-pop combo, predating their heavier crossover into pop in 1965. unless other way specified. at the best online prices at eBay! [27][28] Melburnians were celebrating the annual Moomba Festival, a free community festival, and many thousands were enjoying other attractions but are included in the crowd estimate. [47] "The Seekers' Golden Jubilee Tour" kicked off 2013 in May, celebrating fifty years since the group had formed in December 1962. The group regularly appeared on a British TV show series, "Call in on Carroll", hosted by Ron… In some countries, the album was titled Roving with the Seekers. Plaisir D'amour. [37] and both albums were certified platinum. [6][30][31] It was also screened in the UK on BBC1 on 24 June 1968, and repeated on 27 December 1968. [3][37] In June 1990, Anthony left and was replaced by Karen Knowles, a former teen pop singer on Young Talent Time. Note that the version of "Morningtown Ride" included here is not the one from their 1966 hit single, but an earlier recording of the song from Hide & Seekers. The Seekers' Greatest Hits includes an astonishing eight Top 20 singles, four of which debuted at #1, and reminds US why they were one of the most successful groups of the sixties. 'The Judith Durham Story – Colours of My Life' by Graham Simpson (Random House, 1994, 1998, 2000), (Virgin Books, 2004). Nonetheless, the CD does contain much of their less-celebrated work from the time they ascended to international fame, including everything from their 1965 albums Hide & Seekers and A World of Our Own (except, ironically, "A World of Our Own" itself). They were the first Australian popular music group to achieve significant chart and sales success in the United Kingdom and the United States. They were the first Australian pop music group to achieve major chart and sales success in the United Kingdom and the United States. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Judith Durham AO (Judith Mavis Cock; born 3 July 1943) is an Australian singer, songwriter and musician who became the lead singer of the Australian popular folk music group The Seekers in 1963. The Seekers have sold over 50 million records worldwide. Cottonfields. in February 1965 which did not chart in the Top 40. Durham had suffered a broken hip and sang "The Carnival Is Over" in a wheelchair at the closing ceremony of the related Paralympic Games on 29 October. [3][6] The band was awarded a gold record certificate by the Recording Industry Association of America. In some countries, the album was titled Roving with the Seekers. The Pleasure Seekers (1964) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. The Seekers 1964. The Very Best of the Seekers [Parlophone] The Seekers: Primary Artist : 2019 : Hard to Find Jukebox Classics 1963-64: 29 Amazing Stereo Hits: Primary Artist : 2019 : Farewell [Video] The Seekers: Primary Artist : 2019 : Farewell 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". Apr 1, 2013 - This Pin was discovered by beth. Comments Folk-influenced pop quartet from Melbourne originally formed in Melbourne in 1962. The Seekers are an Australian folk-influenced pop quartet, originally formed in Melbourne in 1962. Free shipping for many products! The Seekers - Vinyl LP Record - 1964 - World Record Club - T422 - VG+. The cover includes a photo from the 1966 documentary. [13], The band were named "Best New Group of 1964" at the April 1965 New Musical Express Poll Winners Awards. The Seekers released it on the album The Seekers in 1964. However, Judith Durham suffered a brain hemorrhage after their first concert in Melbourne. I have "The Seekers" with the same front cover, and identical track listing, but "Processed, Pressed And Issued Through the Australasia-Wide Facilities of W&G Records". [33] During this visit, the group filmed another TV special, The World of the Seekers, which was screened in cinemas before being screened nationally on Channel 9 to high ratings and is in the Top 10 most watched TV shows of the 20th century in Australia. 28 tracks. Saved by Joseph N. Pisano 27 tracks (72:55). The Seekers played to an estimated 200,000 people in a televised concert celebrating their overseas success. Artist: The Seekers. In October 2010, The Best of the Seekers (1968) was listed in the book 100 Best Australian Albums. A - They could. When being photographed for the album's cover, Potger was replaced by Ray – his day job with the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) as a radio producer barred him from involvement in a commercial enterprise. The Seekers - Gypsy Rover. Connect your Spotify account to your Last.fm account and scrobble everything you listen to, from any Spotify app on any device or platform. With Ann-Margret, Anthony Franciosa, Carol Lynley, Gardner McKay. Discover (and save!) [18] The Seekers featured on the second episode, "Ten Pound Rocker 1963–1968", broadcast on 22 August, in which Durham and Woodley discussed their early work on a cruise ship, meeting Tom Springfield and their success in Britain. The Seekers discography and songs: Music profile for The Seekers, formed 1962. As they sailed over on the SS … The album was released as under the title of The Original Seekers. Frivolous, silly, unrealistic, take your pick, any of those adjectives could fit The Pleasure Seekers (20th Century Fox, 1964). The Seekers 1964. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.fm. [26], In February 1967, "Morningtown Ride" reached the Top 50 in the U.S.[15][16]. The melody is based on a Russian folk song, while the lyrics were written by Tom Springfield; it reached #1 on both the Australian and the U.K. charts[13][14], and at its peak, the single was selling 93,000 copies a day in Great Britain alone. [3] Durham's connections with W&G Records led to the group's later signing a recording contract with the label. She released a Christmas album called For Christmas with Love (recorded in Hollywood, California) and later signed with A&M Records, releasing more albums including Gift of Song and Climb Ev'ry Mountain. Danny Boy. However, the tour was postponed when Rieu was taken ill.[45] They released another Greatest Hits compilation in May 2011 which peaked in the top 40. [50][51] Hidden Treasures - Volume 1 was released on 22 May 2020 and peaked at number 21 on the ARIA Charts. 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. The Seekers: 1964: Leadbelly: Danny Boy: The Seekers: 1964, Ernestine Schumann-Heink: Dese Bones Gonna Rise Again: The Seekers: 1963: Don't Think Twice, It's All Right: The Seekers: June 1965, Bob Dylan: Emerald City: The Seekers: November 1967, Neues Symphonie-Orchester Covered by Mirusia: Four Strong Winds: The Seekers: June 1965: Ian and Sylvia Directed by Jean Negulesco. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.fm. Lemon Tree. … Three American lovelies room together in Madrid and all manage to get themselves into seemingly unhappy relationships with fellows. 1967 - Melbourne, 12 March, Sidney Myer Music Bowl. [3][6], Durham and Guy had met when they both worked in an advertising agency – initially Durham only sang periodically with the Seekers, when not performing at local jazz clubs. [53] The Seekers have sold over 50 million records worldwide. Track listing 1 in Australia. [31][32] They personally accepted their awards from John Gorton, the Prime Minister of Australia, during their tour. [22] The Seekers' version was provided on their 1966 LP, "Come the Day" (released on the album "Georgy Girl" in the U.S.A.).[5]. [3][6] In March 1992, all four had met together, for the first time in 20 years, at a restaurant in Toorak, an inner suburb of Melbourne. This item is a vinyl record and has been visually graded. Performing in Sydney, Brisbane, Newcastle and Melbourne, they received rave reviews to sold-out audiences. [15][23] It was the title song and theme for the British film of the same name starring Lynn Redgrave and James Mason and sold 3.5 million copies worldwide. The Very Best of the Seekers [Parlophone] The Seekers: Primary Artist : 2019 : Hard to Find Jukebox Classics 1963-64: 29 Amazing Stereo Hits: Primary Artist : 2019 : Farewell [Video] The Seekers: Primary Artist : 2019 : Farewell The rest of the Australian tour and later-to-be-staged UK tour were postponed; the former continued in November, while the UK tour took place in May and June 2014, ending with two performances at the Royal Albert Hall, London. [3][6] Guinness Book of World Records (1968) listed it as the greatest attendance at a concert in the Southern Hemisphere. 1964 – – – The Seekers: The Seekers (a.k.a. Directed by Jean Negulesco. [3][6] They had a top 10 Australian hit with the Woodley-penned "The Sparrow Song". Genres: Folk Pop, Sunshine Pop, Contemporary Folk. An item that is used but still in very good condition. The Seekers (1964) Hide & Seekers (1964) A World of Our Own (1965) Come the Day (1966) Seekers Seen in Green (1967) The Seekers (1975) Giving and Taking (1976) A Little Bit of Country (1980) Live On (1989) Future Road (1997) Morningtown Ride to Christmas (2001) Back To Our Roots (2019) Livealbumit. That's true. As the second part of a five-volume series presenting most of the Seekers ' recordings, the … 4 on the ARIA Albums Chart) and Morningtown Ride to Christmas (which reached the top 20 in 2001). Listen free to The Seekers – The Seekers: 1963-1964 (With My Swag on My Shoulder (Audition), Children Go Where I Send You (Audition) and more). [36] In March 1989, the group released the album Live On, which peaked in the top 30 on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Albums Chart. [3][6] In May, the group sang "The Carnival Is Over" at the World Expo 88 in Brisbane. 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