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- Judith Durham is inducted into the Singers Hall of Famehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01jkp79.jpg2013-10-13T20:01:00ZHuw Chapman from Suffolk nominates Judith Durham of The Seekers for a place in Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Famehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/2c07a0d6-b71f-4530-8059-065137ee2a10?clipfocus=p01jkp7cSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 1 min
Judith Durham is inducted into the Singers Hall of Fame
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The Seekers are an Australian folk-influenced pop quartet, originally formed in Melbourne in 1962. They were the first Australian pop music group to achieve major chart and sales success in the United Kingdom and the United States. 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.
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". The Seekers have sung it at various closing ceremonies in Australia, including World Expo 88 and the Paralympics. It is still one of the top 50 best-selling singles in the UK. Australian music historian Ian McFarlane described their style as "concentrated on a bright, uptempo sound, although they were too pop to be considered strictly folk and too folk to be rock."