The Seekers

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": folk 60s oldies pop australian Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Founded in Australia in 1963, the original Seekers comprised Athol Guy (5 January 1940, Victoria, Australia; vocals/double bass), Keith Potger (b. 2 March 1941, Columbo, Sri Lanka; vocals/guitar), Bruce Woodley (b. 25 July 1942, Melbourne, Australia; vocals, guitar) and Ken Ray (lead vocals/guitar). After a year with the above line-up, Athol Guy recruited Judith Durham (b. 3 July 1943, Melbourne, Australia) as the new lead singer and it was this formation that won international success. Following a visit to London in 1964, the group were signed to the Grade Agency and secured a prestigious guest spot on the televised Sunday Night At The London Palladium. Tom Springfield, of the recently defunct Springfields, soon realized that the Seekers could fill the gap left by his former group and offered his services as songwriter/producer. Although 1965 was one of the most competitive years in pop, the Seekers strongly challenged the Beatles and the Rolling Stones as the top...

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