Frequently Asked Questions
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What are The Seekers real names?
The Seekers are Judith Mavis Edgeworth (nee Cock; pka Judith Durham), Athol George Guy, Keith Leon Potger and Bruce William Woodley.
When are The Seekers’ birthdays
Judith: 3 July 1943
Athol: 5 January 1940
Keith: 21 March 1941
Bruce: 25 July 1942
Do The Seekers members have children?
Judith and her late husband Ron Edgeworth chose not to have children. Athol is father to Alissa, Keith and Pam Potger had two children - Cassi and Matthew – and Bruce is Dad to Claire and Dan. ‘The Boys’ are all grandfathers.
When did The Seekers first perform together?
Judith met Athol on the first day she started work as a secretary at the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency, where Athol was working as an account executive. Athol knew of Judith as a jazz singer, and invited her to sit in with he and his mates Keith Potger and Bruce Woodley, who performed together as The Seekers. The venue was the Treble Clef, in Toorak Road, South Yarra. The date was Monday, December 3, 1962.
Before The Seekers started recording for EMI in the UK, what recordings did they make in Australia?
In 1963 The Seekers recorded two singles (four sides) and one LP (Introducing The Seekers) for W&G Records in Melbourne. Once they were signed by EMI in the UK in 1964, a deal was struck with W&G to release their World Record Club and early EMI recordings through W&G in Australia and New Zealand. Here is a list of all The Seekers releases on W&G Records between 1963 and 1965:
|WG-B-1655||LP||Introducing The Seekers|
|WG-S-1775||Single||Waltzing Matilda/Wild Rover|
|WG-S-1867||Single||Myra/With My Swag All On My Shoulder|
|WG-S-2323||Single||What Have They Done To The Rain/Chilly Winds|
|WG-S-2334||Single||I’ll Never Find Another You/Open Up Them Pearly Gates|
|WG-B-2341||LP||The Seekers Selections|
|WG-E-2354||EP||I’ll Never Find Another You|
|WG-B-2362||LP||Hide & Seekers|
|WG-S-2381||Single||A World Of Our Own/Sinner Man|
|WG-S-2392||Single||Chilly Winds/The Light From The Lighthouse|
|WG-E-2413||EP||A World Of Our Own|
|WG-S-2500||Single||Lady Mary/Well Well Well|
|WG-B-2512||LP||The Seekers Sing Their Big Hits|
|WG-S-8079||Single||Just A Closer Walk With Thee (Judith Durham solo)/Shake Up The Party Myra|
|WG-S-8149||Single||Open Up Them Pearly Gates/Danny Boy|
Did The Seekers ever tour America?
The Seekers undertook one college tour of the U.S., interspersed with television performances, in 1967. Their concert dates were:
|September 28||‘Joey Bishop Show’||Hollywood, California|
|September 30||Pacific Lutheran University||Tacoma, Washington|
|October 1||Washington State University||Pullman, Washington|
|October 2||Western Washington State College||Bellingham, Washington|
|October 3||Central Washington State College||Ellensberg, Washington|
|October 5||New Convention Centre||Fresno, California|
|October 6||California State Polytechnic College||San Luis Obispo, California|
|October 7||Santa Monica Civic Centre||Santa Monica, California|
|October 9||Theatre-In-The-Round||San Carlos, California|
|October 10||Eastern Washington State College||Cheney, Washington|
|October 12||Western Montana College||Billings, Montana|
|October 13||University of North Dakota||Grand Forks, North Dakota|
|October 15||Fargo Civic Memorial Auditorium||Fargo, North Dakota|
|October 18||‘Tonight Show’||NYC, New York|
|October 19||Rollins College||Orlando, Florida|
|October 20||Vanderbilt University||Nashville, Tennessee|
|October 21||University of North Carolina||Chapel Hill, North Carolina|
|October 25||Appalachian State Teachers College||Boone, North Carolina|
|October 26||McMaster University||Hamilton, Ontario, Canada|
|October 27||Albany State College||Albany, New York|
|October 28||University of Connecticut||Storrs, Connecticut|
|October 29||University of Buffalo||Buffalo, New York|
|October 30||‘Mike Douglas Show’||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|November 3||Dickinson College||Carlisle, Pennsylvania|
|November 4||Alfred State College||Alfred, New York|