Saturday, August 6, 2022

Judith Durham of The Seekers Passes Away at 79

We generally do not write about music on Silver Scenes ( unless, of course, it is film music ), but a legend in the music industry passed away yesterday - Judith Durham. This lovely woman was one of the founding members of The Seekers, a group that had hits in the 1960s with "Georgy Girl", "I'll Never Find Another You" and "A World of Our Own". 

The Seekers were comprised of Keith Potger, Bruce Woodley, Athol Guy, and Durham. They formed as a group in 1962 and catapulted to stardom in 1964, becoming the first pop band from Australia to achieve international success. In 1968, Judith Durham launched a career as a solo performer while Keith Potger went on to form and manage The New Seekers. The group reunited in 1992 and continued to perform in concerts throughout the world. 2022 marks the 60th anniversary of the group. 

Judith Durham had such a beautiful voice that truly captured the spirit of Australia, especially in all of the traditional folk songs she performed. Judith passed away at age 79 from complications from a chronic lung disease. 


  1. Loved her voice, especially ‘The Carnival is Over”. Saw her once in concert about ten years ago - still in great voice and with the original Seekers.

  2. She was something special. Lovely singer, lovely woman.