Judith Durham

More than Melba and cuter than Kylie, her song is as Aussie as a maggie’s in the morning. Vale.

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30 Responses to Judith Durham

  1. Hugh says:

    RIP, Judith. A rosary for you tomorrow.

  2. Old School Conservative says:

    What a voice. Judith ranks up there with the best female singers ever.

  3. Petros says:

    Judith and the Seekers did us proud. A class act and what a voice indeed. Thank you and vale.

  4. Petros says:

    Twelve minute extended version of I’ll never find another you.

  5. Shy Ted says:

    Greatest hits on my Ipod thing and in the car. And she did it all without tattoos! The whole band did!

  6. NoFixedAddress says:

    https://youtu.be/xjYEskzWt6I

    I can’t post links from freedomaustralia but this is what I posted.

  7. Not Trampis says:

    Durham was never cute although to be fair one would never know. She was a 50s girl in the 60s. Thus unlike Kylie she did not advertise indeed she hid whatever looks she had. Her hairstyle and dowdy wardrobe exacerbated her plain face. The good news is that did not matter for people who thought the beatles were radical and had never heard of Jeff Beck or John Mayall

    Both her and Kylie sang boring songs however there was a market to them and in later years she put that money to good use when faced with personal tragedy.
    Durham started out as a jazz singer which is a million miles away from what the Seekers achieved.

  8. NoFixedAddress says:

    NT

    Uranus must get sore from your shit.

  9. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Homer – That’s a reasonable comment. Although I think Kylie from time to time does do not-boring songs. She seems reasonably bright, likewise her sister.

    Sadly I am a creature of the seventies: we had to sing endless Seekers songs in Music at school, and now I can’t stand them. Nor Nana Mouskouri. Escape from childhood tortures is impossible.

    Vale Ms Durham but.

  10. NoFixedAddress says:

    lol BoN

    whats wrong with Nana Mouskouri?

  11. Lee says:

    I was never a Seekers fan, but sorry to hear of her passing.

  12. Boambee John says:

    Non Mentis

    Durham was never cute although to be fair one would never know. She was a 50s girl in the 60s. Thus unlike Kylie she did not advertise indeed she hid whatever looks she had. Her hairstyle and dowdy wardrobe exacerbated her plain face. The good news is that did not matter for people who thought the beatles were radical and had never heard of Jeff Beck or John Mayall

    Both her and Kylie sang boring songs however there was a market to them and in later years she put that money to good use when faced with personal tragedy.
    Durham started out as a jazz singer which is a million miles away from what the Seekers achieved.

    Meeoooww! Saucer of milk?

  13. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    NFA – Endless Nana shows on ABC TV during evenings.
    Argh, my ears! I never heard a Rolling Stones track until I got to uni.
    Truth. Don’t choose to grow up in country NSW if you can help it.

  14. NoFixedAddress says:

    Bruce of Newcastle says:
    7 August, 2022 at 3:10 pm

    LOL

    No wonder your different!

    When every person loved The Beatles I used to listen to The Rolling Stones.

    ROFL

  15. NoFixedAddress says:

    And I did grow up in outback country NSW but we didn’t have electricity nor teevee.

    But I could make directional aerials.

  16. Morsie says:

    Thank goodness she changed her surname for stage reasons.

  17. Jannie says:

    NFA 2:14 pm

    kyeah

  18. C.L. says:

    One for the annals…

    Wherein Trampo compares Judith Durham to Jeff Beck.

  19. jupes says:

    I’ll Never Find Another You

    The Seekers first international number one. Written by Dusty’s brother, Tom Springfield.

    Vale Judith.

  20. Petros says:

    The Carnival is Over was based on a Russian song, Stenka Razin. Tom Springfield learnt it when he was learning Russian.

  21. jupes says:

    Here’s why the Seekers were so good.

    British guitarist analyses The Seekers live in 1965

  22. Old Lefty says:

    By the way, Non Trampis, that should be ‘she and Kylie’, not ‘her and Kylie’ as the subject of the sentence. As I said in a comment in another post, the Sisters of St Joseph taught us well in primary school. So tomorrow I shall give thanks for Mother Mary of the Cross.

    And for Judith Durham, farewell and test in peace. You were a force for good.

  23. C.L. says:

    Here’s why the Seekers were so good.

    British guitarist analyses The Seekers live in 1965

    Fil’s key point was that in 1965, you had to be able to play an instrument and actually sing to be on tele and become something.

  24. Petros says:

    Love how Fil starts smiling when Judith is shown closer up. I was doing the same thing. Definitely a cutie.

  25. C.L. says:

    Definitely.
    Lovely figure, lovely hair and those dimples. Such a sweetie-pie.

    Get in here Trampo and apologise.

  26. Boambee John says:

    CL

    Get in here Trampo and apologise.

    What? And ruin a record for wrongology that makes m0nty-fa over at the Cat look like a genius?

  27. Not Trampis says:

    go to specsavers.
    Her replacement in the jazz band was margaret roadnight who had a better voice and was also average looking.

    In the 60s a lot of people wanted music reflecting the safe but very boring 50s. The seekers personified that brilliantly.

  28. Boambee John says:

    Non Mentis

    De gustibus non disputandum. You seem very upset that many have fond memories of Judith Durham. Try to accept that you are not the authority on all things, and are often incorrect on those things on which you claim authority.

  29. C.L. says:

    Worth mentioning is that when John Mayall’s best alumnus, Mick Taylor, left the Stones, Jeff Beck’s name was in the mix to replace him.

    Richards blocked the idea on the grounds that Beck would bore everyone to death.

    The Ram Chandra of rock ‘n roll.

  30. Not Trampis says:

    Hey boofhead. Beauty is a highly subjective thing. As is music.

    Beck was a way better guitarist than Taylor and probably been bored playing Stones songs.

    On Durham her vocal range was limited in the Seekers but must have been impressive singing jazz songs. such a pity we will never know

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