The lead vocalist for The Seekers has died at the age of 79. This Australian group were massively popular in my youth and one of the reasons was the beautiful voice of Durham backed by the smooth harmonizing of Athol Guy on the double bass, Bruce Woodley on rhythm guitar, and Keith Potger on lead guitar.
It is hard to pick a favorite song from their oeuvre. But here is a video of them recording their first hit song I’ll Never Find Another You at the Abbey Road studios in London in 1964.
Potger played a 12-string guitar and that was another reason for their distinctive sound. The song Georgy Girl, the title track from the 1967 film, features the bouncy, upbeat sound of many of their hits.
Potger’s playing inspired me, just out of college, to buy a 12-string guitar in an effort to become even a half-way decent musician though, like all my other efforts, it failed.
Matt G says
Lovely harmonizing behind her beautiful voice.
Damn, her voice was a huge part of how the Seekers became Australia’s first global musical success.
chigau (違う) says
Such a wonderful voice.
John Morales says
A video from around a month ago (my watching is eclectic) analysing her voice:
Just WHAT is happening with Judith Durham’s voice? Let’s take a look.
Seekers were one of my favourite groups as their songs had nice lyrics with catchy tunes. Judith was a beauty with a lovely voice. Sad to hear the news of her death.