Wednesday, 10 August 2022

The Seekers - Georgy Girl (1967 - Stereo)

RIP Judith 

35 comments:

  1. She sort of had a dignity about her

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  2. Love this song and the Seekers.

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  3. Judith Durham had an incredible voice and the harmonies were spot on. No auto-tune in those days.

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    1. Yes it's the harmonies that make it superb

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  4. Barbara Anne9:38 pm

    I've always loved that song and still know the words! Ta, John.

    RIP, Judith.

    Hugs!

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  5. I was 10 when this song was a smash hit! It's so bubbly and bouncy.

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  6. Such a distinctive voice. My personal favourite was "A World of Our Own". Farewell Judith and thanks for being here.

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  7. A favourite group from my childhood. We had a new Teacher start at the Junior school I attended and he taught us all the words (at the time) to all their songs. Particularly Morning Town Ride. Happy days. I was only about five. Sad news about Judith, another fantastic artist passed over

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  8. Oh, I hadn't heard about her death. So sad. Such a lovely clear, crisp singing voice. xx

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  9. Olivia Newton John has also passed recently. Both singers are fondly remembered.

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  10. Quite a shock for me as she was part of my childhood -Always on the radio with my mum in the kitchen - I used to think she was my mum's friend Mary who had returned from Australia xx

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  11. Huge hit here as well. Gotta love the roar of the crowd as they assembled on stage. x

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  12. The whole band were the 'clean-cut kids from next door'. No airs and graces, just good songs and good voices.

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  13. Anonymous3:32 am

    It was a cleaner, kinder, safer time, wasn’t it? Or am I looking through Rose tinted spectacles?

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  14. Anonymous3:33 am

    Sorry, that was Virginia, but Blogger is being tetchy today!

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  15. Such a uniquely lovely voice. I recall my disappointment when, post 'Seekers', she attempted to forge a solo career (with her single 'The Olive Tree') but failed to get the recognition she'd so richly deserved, though it was the dissolving of the Seekers as a group which had hurt most acutely.
    However, I personally have always found 'Georgy Girl ' a problematic song to get to grips with as a listener, it being so atypical in comparison with their prior releases - and despite it having been penned by none other than Tom Springfield (Dusty's brother) and Jim Dale.

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    1. Raymondo you have come into your own .a mine of info as always xx

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    2. Not really, JayGee. Only 'cos I wuz 22 years old in 1968 when they finished (and surely rather older than most bloggers, assuming they were even alive then!) - and it had made a deep impression on me, still now recalling clearly the circumstances around that event.

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  16. my sister has just given me the book. I saw the film with Lynn Redgrave when it was on the pictures. A catchy tune. She had a crisp voice, lovely to listen too and sing along with.

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    1. Lynn Redgrave...she was a true comic

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  17. Tobim6:04 am

    My grandpa was a huge fan of the Seekers and Judith in particular. Their records were always playing and were the backdrop to our visits there. I still know many of their songs by heart and just hearing them instantly takes me back to the many happy hours staying there.

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    1. I think it's the harmonies you remember same with the mama's and the papas

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  18. Sounds of my youth! At school in the sixties we had an Australian boy in our sixth form who was familiar with Judith Durham as a club singer from back home.
    Along with Olivia N-J two more icons from my past (I was also a big Dusty fan, it's been a while since she left us.)

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  19. I remember watching The Seekers last show on tv before they broke up and before the final song Judith said, 'this time the carnival really is over' (you can guess what the song was) - and now it really is.

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  20. Yes, I remember that song too! But I didn't know the singers. I like how they are all dressed up in suits and Judith is in a lovely long dress!

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  21. RIP Judith. They say deaths come in threes -- Nichelle, Olivia and now Judith. Of course that's balderdash but I like to see a connection. I always liked the Seekers' song "I'll Never Find Another You." There's a great vintage video of them singing it on YouTube.

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