Midweek Music Moment: A World of our Own

‘The Seekers’ are one of Australia’s great folk groups – and a lifelong favourite for my Mum.

The first Australian pop music group to achieve major chart and sales success in the United Kingdom and the United States, they were known for singer Judith Durham’s soaring, distinctive vocals.

 

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The group disbanded in 1968 when Durham pursued a solo career. However the split was amicable, and they have since come back together throughout the years for one-off concerts.

 

They had a number of smash hits in the 1960s, including ‘Georgy Girl’, ‘Morningtown Ride’, ‘The Carnival is over’ and ‘I’ll never find another you’.

Today’s Midweek Music Moment is their 1965 hit, ‘A World of our Own’ – it’s a catchy tune but also gives you a great sense of their upbeat sound.

 

 

And if you can forgive my little patriotic heart, here’s a more recent song from them ‘I am Australian’.

It gives a better representation of Australia than the current national anthem – with some even suggesting it is our unofficial national anthem.

 

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