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Judith Durham, Lead Singer of Australian Folk Group The Seekers, Dies at 79

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Facebook page.Born Judith Mavis Cock in Essendon, Victoria, on July 3, 1943, Durham began her professional career as a piano player.

In 1963, at age 19, Durham recorded her first record with The Seekers, then a folk trio consisting of Bruce Woodley, Keith Potger and Athol Guy.

That same year, she released a jazz and blues EP with the group Frank Traynor’s Jazz Preachers. The Seekers took off in 1964 and became an international sensation with songs like “I’ll Never Find Another You,” “A World of Our Own”, “The Carnival Is Over” and “MorningtownRide.”Their 1967 song “Georgy Girl,” the title song of the movie starring Lynn Redgrave and James Mason, was nominated for an Oscar.

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