Judith Durham

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Folk Singer
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Date of Birth July 3, 1943
Place of Birth Australia
Age 77 years old
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Judith Durham

Judith Durham is an Australian singer, songwriter and musician who became the lead singer of the Australian popular folk music group The Seekers in 1963. The group subsequently became the first Australian pop music group to achieve major chart and sales success in the United Kingdom and the United States, and have sold over 50 million records worldwide. Durham left the group in mid-1968 to pursue her solo career. In 1993, Durham began to make sporadic recordings and performances with The Seekers, though she remains primarily a solo performer. On 1 July 2015, she was named Victorian of the Year for her services to music and a range of charities.

Birth name: Judith Mavis Cock
Born: July 3, 1943, Essendon, Victoria, Australia
Genres: Folk, jazz
Occupation(s): Singer, musician, composer
Instruments: Vocals, piano, tambourine
Years active: 1961–present
Associated acts: The Seekers, The Hottest Band in Town, The Hot Jazz Duo
Website: Judith Durham's Official site
IMDb: Judith Durham's IMDb

About Judith Durham

Australian singer best known as the frontwoman for the folk band The Seekers. As a solo artist she has released albums like 1994's "Let Me Find Love", which cracked the Top Ten in Australia.

Before Fame

She was a classical piano student at the University of Melbourne Conservatorium.

Achievement

She suffered a broken leg and wrist in a car accident in 1990.

Family Life

Her father, William Alexander Cock, was a World War II pathfinder.

Associations

Her version of Carrie Jacobs Bond's "A Perfect Day" became a big hit on YouTube in 2009.

Information related to Judith Durham

  • Australian expatriates in Switzerland
  • Australian jazz singers
  • People educated at Ruyton Girls' School
  • Australian sopranos
  • Tambourine players
  • Singers from Melbourne
  • Australian female pop singers
  • 20th-century Australian singers
  • RMIT University alumni
  • Australian expatriates in the United Kingdom
  • Stroke survivors
  • Australian singer-songwriters
  • Recipients of the Centenary Medal
  • 20th-century pianists
  • 21st-century pianists
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Latest information about Judith Durham updated on September 18, 2020.

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