Australian singer Judith Durham of The Seekers dies aged 79 in Melbourne

Australian singer Judith Durham of The Seekers dies aged 79 in Melbourne

Legendary Australian folk singer Judith Durham, who enjoyed a string of global hits with her band The Seekers, has died aged 79 after a long health battle. She died in hospice care in Melbourne on Friday amid complications from chronic lung disease. The Seekers had hits in the 1960s, including “The Carnival Is Over”, “I’ll Never Find Another You”, “A World of Our Own”, and “Georgy Girl”. Durham formed The Seekers with Athol Guy, Bruce Woodley and Keith Potger in 1962. They paid tribute to “our treasured lifelong friend and shining star”. “His fight was intense and heroic, never complaining about his fate and fully accepting its conclusion. His wonderful musical legacy, Keith, Bruce and I are so lucky to share it,” they said. The Seekers hold the record for the largest concert crowd in the Southern Hemisphere, with 200,000 people attending a performance in March 1967.

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