DIE AUSTRALISCHE SÄNGERIN, SINGER-SONGWRITERIN UND MUSIKERIN JUDITH DURHAM (THE SEEKERS) IST GESTORBEN
07.08.2022 Die am 3. Juli 1943 als Judith Mavis Cock in Essendon (Melbourne) geborene australische Sängerin, Singer-Songwriterin, Musikerin und Komponistin Judith Durham (Bild) ist am 5. August 2022 in Melbourne gestorben. Sie war Gründungsmitglied und Leadsängerin der 1963 in Melbourne gegründeten und international, vor allem aber in Grossbritannien äusserst erfolgreichen Pop-Folk-Gruppe The Seekers. Bis in die 1980er-Jahre lebte Durham zeitweilig auch in der Schweiz. Ihre letzte Konzerttournee mit den Seekers führte Durham im Frühsommer 2014 durch England und im November desselben Jahres nach Neuseeland. Zu den auch hierzulande bekanntesten und einflussreichsten Hits der Seekers gehörten u.a. "Georgy Girl", "The Carnival is Over", "Morningtown Ride", "A World of Our Own" oder "I'll Never Find Another You".
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Judith Durham: A Seeker who found international fame
Every Australian of a certain age knows all the words to the Seekers’ songs. Any gathering overseas will lead to The Carnival is Over, Morningtown Ride and probably Georgy Girl.
Judith Durham, lead singer of The Seekers, dies aged 79
Durham’s biographer and The Seekers management team member Graham Simpson said: “This is a sad day for Judith’s family, her fellow Seekers, the staff of Musicoast, the music industry and fans worldwide, and all of us who have been part of Judith’s life for so long.”
The Seekers singer Judith Durham will receive a state funeral in Victoria
She has been remembered as an Australian treasure with the voice of an angel. Her band mates, Athol Guy, Bruce Woodley and Keith Potger, said their lives had been changed forever by losing "our treasured lifelong friend and shining star". Premier Daniel Andrews announced on Twitter that after speaking with Ms Durham's family, they accepted the offer of a state funeral to honour her life and contribution to music. Mr Andrews described Ms Durham as a "true icon of Australian music".
Australian folk star Judith Durham of The Seekers dies at 79
Durham helped open the door for Australian artists to achieve international fame. The Seekers, formed in 1962, were considered the first Australian pop band to achieve mainstream success in the United Kingdom and the United States. The group's hits included "Georgy Girl" and "A World of Our Own.“
Judith Durham, Australian Folk Icon Who Sang With the Seekers, Dead at 79
Durham sang on Sixties singles “Georgy Girl” and “I’ll Never Find Another You,” the first-ever U.S. hits for an Australian band
Judith Durham, Australian singer and vocalist of The Seekers, dies at 79
Durham released a number of solo albums but was best known as the voice of folk music group The Seekers (…) The band quickly rocketed to worldwide success and sold more than 50m records, with a number of international hits including I’ll Never Find Another You, The Carnival is Over, A World of Our Own and Georgy Girl.
The Seekers - I'll Never Find Another You - 1964
The Seekers - A World Of Our Own - 1966 - New Digital Remastered Soundtrack
The Seekers - The Carnival is Over - 1967
The Seekers - Georgy Girl (1967 - Stereo)
The Seekers - The Water Is Wide (Live)
The Seekers - Morningtown Ride (Live)
The Seekers - I'll Never Find Another You (Australian Farewell Tour 2013 / Live)
Judith Durham (The Seekers) on 'This Is Your Life' - 1997
The Seekers - '60 Minutes' appearance, 2012
The Story Of 'I'll Never Find Another You' by The Seekers, 1964-2019
'THE SEEKERS: LIVE IN THE UK' – Interview with Keith Potger
Judith Durham Looks Back On 'The Seekers' & 60 Years Of Music | Studio 10, 2018
Judith Durham | Long Play Series
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