Australian Singer Judith Durham Dies At The Age of 79


Australian Singer Judith Durham Dies At The Age of 79


Durham passed on in Alfred Hospital in Melbourne on Friday night subsequent to experiencing difficulties with a well-established lung sickness, Universal Music Australia and Musicoast said in an explanation on Saturday.

She made her most memorable recording at 19 and rose to notoriety subsequent to joining The Seekers in 1963. 

The gathering of four turned into the primary Australian band to accomplish significant diagram and deals progress in the U.K. furthermore, the United States, in the long run, sold 50 million records.

Durham left on a performance vocation in 1968 however recorded with The Seekers during the 1990s.

"This is a miserable day for Judith's family, her kindred Seekers, the staff of Musicoast, the music business and fans around the world, and we all who have been essential for Judith's life for such a long time," said The Seekers' supervisory crew part Graham Simpson.


Her bandmates in The Seekers — Keith Potger, Bruce Woodley, and Athol Guy — said their lives had been changed everlastingly by losing "our prized long-lasting companion and sparkling star".

"Her battle was serious and courageous, never grumbling of her fate and completely tolerating its decision. Her sublime melodic heritage Keith, Bruce, and I are so honored to share," they said.

Recognitions streamed for the darling vocalist, with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese depicting Durham as "an irreplaceable asset and an Australian symbol."

"Judith Durham gave voice to another strand of our character and aided pioneer a path for another age of Aussie craftsmen," Albanese composed on Twitter. "Her graciousness will be remembered fondly by many people, the hymns she provided for our country won't ever be neglected."

In her home state Victoria, Premier Dan Andrews said Durham had vanquished the music world in Australia and abroad.

"With her one-of-a-kind voice and stage presence driving The Seekers, the band became one of Australia's greatest diagram clinchers," he said.

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