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The World of the Seekers (1968)

While flying to the first stop on their latest tour, the four members of the Australian music group The Seekers recall in flashback the origins of the group and their rise to success.

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Alan Hopgood
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Complete credited cast:
Judith Durham Judith Durham ... Herself
Athol Guy Athol Guy ... Himself
Bruce Woodley Bruce Woodley ... Himself
Keith Potger Keith Potger ... Himself
Edward Hepple Edward Hepple ... Eddie Jarrett
Helen Shoults Helen Shoults ... Angeline
John Ashby John Ashby ... Tom Springfield, Record Producer
Graham Kennedy ... Himself
Tony Charlton Tony Charlton ... Narrator
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While flying to the first stop on their latest tour, the four members of the Australian music group The Seekers recall in flashback the origins of the group and their rise to success.

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Australia

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English

Release Date:

29 April 1968 (Australia) See more »

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Ajax Films See more »
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The Seekers were the first internationally successful popular music group from Australia. Such was their popularity at the time this special was broadcast, it was also released to theaters, where it showed up to six times daily. See more »

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Simple, beautifully done time capsule, starring one of the greatest voices of the sixties
11 September 2011 | by King_Of_FuhSee all my reviews

The World of the Seekers, originally aired for Australian TV very shortly before the group disbanded in 1968, is the story of the Australian folk group The Seekers. It tells in flashback how three childhood schoolmates - each talented musicians and singers in their own right - had the good fortune as young adults to cross paths with a young woman with angelic looks and a soaring, pure, equally angelic voice. She is the great, most definitely underrated Judith Durham, whom the story reveals had wanted to be an opera singer but had been swayed by her overwhelming interest in gospel and jazz, and both influences appear in the music of the mostly folk-oriented group. Although an amazing solo vocalist, there was something about the blend of her high lead vocals with the traditional trio of male folk harmonies underneath that proved to be the key to the fame and fortune that followed, culminating in them being named the 1967 Australians of the Year. Shortly after filming this special, Durham left the band for a solo career. I would recommend this special for fans of great vocal harmony and sixties nostalgia. It is done in a very understated way and contains many full performances by the group. This is one of the best popular music specials of the sixties.


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