The Seekers Fact File
The Seekers staggering achievements are …
- Judith Durham, Athol Guy, Keith Potger and Bruce Woodley are joint ‘Australians Of The Year 1967’
- The Seekers celebrate their 50th birthday on 4 December, 2012 (1962-2012)
- The only surviving chart-topping band from the 60s, anywhere in the world, with all the original founding members ...
… and still performing and recording after half a century!
- The first group ever to reach No. 1 on the UK charts with their first three singles
… not even Michael Jackson or Madonna achieved that
- The first Australian group to reach No. 1 in USA (Georgy Girl)
… not even Little River Band or AC/DC can claim that!
- The first Australian group to reach No. 1 in UK (I’ll Never Find Another You)
… not even The Easybeats or INXS can claim that!
- The first Australian group ever to reach No. 1 in UK with a debut record (I’ll Never Find Another You)
… not even The Rolling Stones or The Beatles achieved that!
- “The Carnival Is Over” (No. 1 hit):
- outsold everyone including The Beatles and The Rolling Stones
- No. 7 in Top Ten UK Hits Of The 60s
- No. 30 in ‘UK Top 100 Best Selling Singles Of All Time’
- No. 34 in UK million selling singles of all time
- “I’ll Never Find Another You” (No. 1 hit):
- currently 6 million+ hits on youtube
- “Georgy Girl” (No. 1 hit):
- nominated for an Academy Award ‘Best Original Song’
- Quadruple platinum for their ’25 Year Reunion Celebration’ live in concert video 1994
… it knocked Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ 10th Anniversary video off the Number One spot
- The only concert artists to ever draw a crowd of more than 200,000 people to a concert in the southern hemisphere!
… it’s in the history books!
- Record holders for Australian television ratings
… a 67 rating for their 1967 TV spectacular ‘The Seekers Down Under’
- ARIA Hall Of Fame inductees 1995
- ‘Key To The City’ of Melbourne presented to The Seekers 2006
The Seekers honoured with their own postage stamp
… They’re part of Australia Post’s 2012 ‘Legends’ series