From the big hits like ‘Georgy Girl?, ‘The Carnival is Over? and ‘Morningtown Ride? through to the more obscure recordings by Australia?s first supergroup, here is a book that offers an extraordinary analysis of every song The Seekers have ever recorded. Coupled with fascinating insights about those recordings, along with much rare, never-before-seen Seekers memorabilia from the four corners of the globe – and some priceless trivia. In tracing contemporary Australian music, history will recall the four young Melbourne musicians who started the ball rolling internationally for every big name Australian artist who would follow in their footsteps. Folk and gospel group The Seekers – featuring the golden voice of Judith Durham, Athol Guy, Keith Potger and Bruce Woodley – set sail for the UK in 1964 on a working holiday, totally unaware of the global fame and fortune that lay ahead. Chart-topping hits, gold and platinum record awards, sold-out tours and record-breaking crowds in the 60s, and again in the reunion years since 1993.
Journalist, author and music historian Graham Simpson spent seven years as editor of Australia?s longest-running weekly music publication, Juke, and several years as a radio commentator. He has worked as Australian correspondent for the Hong Kong Standard and for London?s World Entertainment News Network, was editor of both The Video Age and National Tattler, and has been a metropolitan daily newspaper columnist. Graham spent 19 years as a writer and interviewer with Australia?s leading radio syndication company MCM.