Posts Tagged ‘The Seekers’

Stranded podcast #241

March 28, 2015

* Featuring the music of The Seekers *

In keeping with the regular format of this show, we begin with featuring some older Australian music, this week in the form of three classics from easy-listening folk act The Seekers, who celebrated their 50 year anniversary in 2012.  It shouldn’t be forgotten that this five-piece, fronted by Judith Durham, have sold millions and albums and in the mid-60s were even competing with heavy-weights like The Rolling Stones on the UK albums charts. The band broke up only 6 years after the initial whirl-wind of international acclaim that began shortly after the band’s inception.

Featured video: The Seekers – ‘Georgy Girl’ [1967]

Stranded podcast #240

March 20, 2015

* Interview with record collector Ed Lasko Pt 2 *

We’re very honoured this week to welcome back record-collector extraordinaire Ed Lasko!  Ed gifted listeners last December with a selection of super-rare Australian 7″ singles and he has returned to continue his history lesson.  This week he re-visits the native British-Columbian Luke Simmons who transplanted himself to New Zealand where he became a country music pioneer.  Ed also introduces us to Australia’s first pop music star Frank Ifield, as well as the legendary folk/pop outfit The Seekers and more obscure finds like The Midnighter’s and The Southerners.   And of course there is the original version of ‘My Boomerang Won’t Come Back’ which was actually written by British man Charlie Drake!

Featured video: The Bee Gees – ‘Road To Alaska’ (live) [1975]