Judith Durham Obituary

Judith Durham’s talent shone brightly across the Australian music landscape, her powerful bell-like voice and talent securing her countless loyal fans.

Durham, died in Melbourne aged 79, was the distinctive voice of the Seekers, the folk-singing quartet who became an international sensation from 1964 until 1968.

Multiple hits, including I’ll Never Find Another You and The Carnival Is Over, put them at the top of the Australian and UK charts.

The theme song for the film Georgy Girl, which was nominated for an Academy Award, was the biggest hit.

 In 1967, Durham gave the band notice that she planned to pursue a solo career. She had no idea how much her decision had affected her bandmates or their fans.

She married to composer Ron Edgeworth. Together the couple formed a musical partnership, with Durham touring and recording around the world.

In 1995, Durham and her bandmates each awarded the medal of the Order of Australia. In 2014 they were made Members of the Order. And she died on 5 August 2022.