The Seekers were formed in 1962, when Judith Durham, a young jazz singer, with a love for gospel songs met Athol Guy, who sang and played bass in a folk trio called The Seekers with Bruce Woodley and Keith Potger. Judith, invited to join the boys that night. added harmonies, jazz and gospel influences, creating the distinctive sound which would bring them so much success over the next few years.
By early 1969 after a string of hits and numerous albums, the Seekers went their own ways to pursue their own personal goals. The Seekers re-formed in 1993 for a 25th anniversary reunion tour, in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
The Seekers - Gospel Gold Collection
Singer Judith Durham believes that the Seekers' story began before she was ever born. Her expectant mother put in a request to God on behalf of her forthcoming daughter; that she not be tone deaf. To her mothers delight, Judith took to music early on. "From the age of six," she recalls, "I remember taking a joy in singing a complete song. My mother told me that when I was two years old I was singing nursery rhymes in perfect tune."
Throughout their years of recording together, the Seekers recorded a number of gospel songs and American spirituals that were originally sung by black slaves and expressed their faith in a God. Their recordings of these Gospel songs could be said to have popularized and given these songs not only a new life but a whole new widespread audience.