For the first time, the complete live recorded set from the The iconic Australian group's show at Sidney Myer Music Bowl was attended by over 200,000 people (the venue only had a … The much anticipated cast announcement was made at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl, the scene of The Seekers’ record-breaking concert in 1967 which drew a mammoth crowd of more than 200,000 people! People had been there since the early morning in the hot sun. ), and Athol Guy on bass - produce an eclectic and popular mix of easy-listening pop and folk. After his death in 1951, his widow bought more land, expanding the property, and later sold it to the state of Florida, which later turned it into the Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park in 1967. Major Rock Music Events of 1967… The Seekers are an Australian group hailing from Melbourne, Victoria. We think you’ll agree that 1967 was rock ‘n’ roll heaven. Seeing this crowd, we’d never experienced that. It was The Seekers. An earlier version of this story stated The Seeker's 1967 concert in Melbourne still holds the title for the biggest concert in the southern hemisphere. RELEASED ON DECCA RECORDS ON 30 OCTOBER 2020 The Age reported the record-breaking number. When The Seekers came home and broke a record. The Seekers performing at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl as part of Music for The People concerts.Credit:Fairfax Photographic. April 3rd 1967. “It is indelibly etched in my brain and my system," Guy, now 80, says. “It’s a heck of a legacy in so many ways,” Guy says. 1967: 1967 Detroit riot (Detroit, Michigan) 1967: Buffalo riot (Buffalo, New York) 1967: Milwaukee Riot (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) 1967: Minneapolis North Side Riots (Minneapolis, Minnesota) 1967: 1967 Newark riots (Newark, New Jersey) 1967: Plainfield riots (Plainfield, New Jersey) 1967: Cincinnati riots (Cincinnati, Ohio) Protests of 1968 London (Palladium) - 3 weeks: The Seekers : April 19th 1967. On October 6, 1967, 50 years ago this week, the counterculture purists called the Diggers held a mock funeral, carrying a coffin labeled, hippie, son of … The memories never left – and now the music has returned. It was the Melbourne concert that changed music history – exhilarated fans as far as the eye could see, traffic brought to a standstill, helicopters hovering. Sunday March 12th 1967 saw the largest crowd ever to attend an outdoor concert in the Southern hemisphere. “I’ll Never Find Another You had become number one all over the world and that was a big turning point for us, but we hadn’t had the huge welcome from the Australian people yet, that was what was so mind blowing when we performed that show at the bowl.”. Other hidden gems also look set for future release. In March 1967, The Seekers played at the Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne for the Moomba concert, pulling a crowd of 200,000 people. The 1968 Guinness Book of Records confirmed that The Seekers’ show at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on March 12, 1967 was the largest concert crowd ever seen in the Southern Hemisphere. Hidden Treasures is the first full recording of the set, and includes the Seekers' hits Come The Day, Morningtown Ride, A World Of Our Own, The Leaving of Liverpool, Red Rubber Ball, The Carnival Is Over and Georgy Girl. Below is a timeline of the most significant events in the world of rock, pop and soul in 1967, including major album releases. The Seekers performing at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl as part of Music for The People concerts. The Seekers -- Georgy Girl (1967) + Bonus Video of 50th Anniversary Last edited Thu Oct 24, 2019, 11:02 AM - Edit history (1) "Georgy Girl" is a song by the Australian folk music group the Seekers . That is incorrect. Their emotions woke echoes for half a mile as they greeted the 10-minute burst of songs by the Seekers.". The New Seekers was a pop group formed in 1969 by Keith Potger after the break-up of his group, The Seekers. All of us were pretty stunned. Fresh from world-conquering success, The Seekers came home to Melbourne in 1967 - and made more music history. London (Saville Theatre) Ben E. King Bo Diddley. In July 1968, Durham announced that she was leaving the Seekers to pursue a solo career and the group disbanded. I was overwhelmed by it as much as anything. I had a dry mouth, you do get that sometimes with nerves, plus there was no airconditioning and it was a Melbourne summer, typical March weather," Durham says. Over the next three years they secu Durham, now 76, still remembers her nervous anticipation before walking on stage. The group had no idea of what awaited them until they were shown aerial footage taken earlier in the day. A must have album for any Seekers fans. The Seekers sitting on the steps of a building near a winery in South Australia in 1967. Stunned. THE SEEKERS LAUNCH VOLUME 2 OF THREE-ALBUM SERIES OF THEIR ‘HIDDEN TREASURES’ Lost Classics and Rarities from Australia’s Own Fab Four! Other girls squeezed under the lip of the bowl and bent at 90 degrees for long periods. The 1967 production "The Seekers Down Under" has the group performing 15 songs at various locations in Australia, once again strung together by a loose narration. This feature is in color, and the sound and video are passable, although the latter is still a bit grainy. Get the The Seekers Setlist of the concert at Expo Theatre, Montreal, QC, Canada on May 21, 1967 and other The Seekers Setlists for free on setlist.fm! This special features many of the group's popular hit songs. “From a singer’s point of view, [worrying] whether you’ve got a dryness in your throat because it was open air, to perform well was my obvious wish. Including concert audio of the seminal 1968 tour of New Zealand, when Judith made the monumental announcement that she was leaving the band. History remembers that crowd - and that dress, the green number Durham wore that day becoming instantly iconic. The Age reported the record-breaking number.Credit:Fairfax Photographic, The following day, The Age reported: “Agile youths and bare-footed girls straddled the 12-inch cables above the stage afternoon-long. After spending 3 years in the UK, in March 1967, The Seekers returned to Australia for a homecoming tour, which included a record-breaking concert at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl attended by more than 200,000 people. “Everybody wanted more. It is now part of the Australian Music Vault collection at the Arts Centre Melbourne. This release differs to The Seekers - Introducing The Seekers Big Hits because it has a blue W&G label and the title is centred on the spine of the sleeve. Judith Durham recalls the momentous day: “It was pretty awe-inspiring. The Seekers are an Australian folk-influenced pop quartet, originally formed in Melbourne in 1962. The Seekers recall record-breaking 1967 show as first full recording released It was the Melbourne concert that changed music history – exhilarated fans as far as the eye could see, traffic brought to a standstill, helicopters hovering. For the first time, the complete live recorded set from the Seekers' legendary concert on March 12, 1967, will be released. Made in Australia. More than 50 years later, the Seekers' double bass player Athol Guy can't quite shake the feeling of that Sidney Myer Music Bowl gig, which at the time set the record for the biggest concert ever in the southern hemisphere. We got to the end of our repertoire and we’d only rehearsed five songs or something and it wasn’t enough. Unfortunately there are no concert dates for The Seekers scheduled in 2020. A record breaking crowd of over 200,000 gathered to watch The Seekers perform at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in March, 1967. Unsurpassable! Images of The Monkees along with other footage, like civil rights marches in Montgomery, Alabama, were projected on … The 1967 summer concerts, which generally lasted around 65 minutes, included a psychedelic light show, one of the first concert tours to feature such techniques. With Benny Hill, Judith Durham, The Seekers, Athol Guy. Even better now than 50 years ago !!!! “(The Sidney Myer Music Bowl) was only to contain an audience of around 15-20,000 people. By the time the Seekers took to the stage, there were 200,000 people or 10 per cent of Melbourne's population, crammed into the bowl. A one-off special from Benny Hill, produced for ATV in 1967, featuring musical numbers from The Seekers (who sing "When Will the Good Apples Fall" and "Music of the World A'Turning") and Vince Hill (who performs a Cole Porter medley), and such compositions from "the lad himself" as "Colleen" and "Andalusian Gipsy." The Seekers concert tickets are on sale. 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