Three TV Specials by The Seekers Coming to Home Video

by Paul Cashmere, Noise11

Three of The Seekers television specials from the 60s have been compiled for The Seekers – The Legendary Television Specials collectors edition DVD.

The Seekers – The Legendary Television Specials features The Seekers At Home (1965), The Seekers Down Under (1967) and The World of The Seekers (1968). It is incredible that the footage still exists.

“It is not just a minor miracle, it is a major miracle,” Athol Guys tells Noise11.com. “We achieved rights to all of the films many, many years ago. In fact at one stage we even managed to latch onto the original 35mm film The World of the Seekers. I have it in large containers. Thank God we’ve got them all”.

The Seekers still hold the record for the biggest music audience ever in Australia, 200,000 fans came to see the band in Melbourne in 1966 at a time when Melbourne only had a population of 2 million. “What happened was they stopped counting heads at 11 in the morning because the joint was full,” Athol said. “The cars were banked back to St Kilda Junction. They stopped the traffic. In those days there was no bank across the ridge of the Music Bowl. It was a plain that went from the Music Bowl to the Gardens”.


In the 60s The Seekers were Australia’s first true international band achieving hit songs in the USA and UK ahead of The Bee Gees, Olivia Newton-John, Helen Reddy, AC/DC, INXS, Men At Work, Little River Band and Icehouse. “We have always said you can never manufacture anything that happened with this band. Right from day one when Judith poked her head around my office and introduced herself and came to sing with us that very night, December 1962, the series of events that happened after that, we keep saying to ourselves “how the hell did we do that”’.

Two of The Seekers television specials ranked in the Top 20 Most Watched TV Shows of the 20th Century. “It was a smaller field but we had a 75% share, 65 ratings, they were staggering. Village showed The World of The Seekers in theatres and the queues went for blocks. There was a lot of ground-breaking stuff”.

The Seekers – The Legendary Television Specials’ is a document of Australian music history, coming 50 years after the four members of the group were named Australian’s of the Year.

The Seekers will never perform together again. “We are all involved in other musical projects and get together now and then and pull out some of the old mixes when The Seekers were four boys. We have some old tracks we recorded when Keith was at the ABC. Ken is still around. He’d be welcome to come and hum and a few bars at some stage. Jude is settled into a new apartment, putting her feet up after that terrible haemorrhage. She gets a bit tired but she is in good shape. Her birthday is coming up in July so we’ll all get together for that. You couldn’t top what we did in out 50th. We had a fantastic time. When we came back home we all said ‘it doesn’t get any better than this’.


The Seekers At Home
  • A World Of Our Own
  • You Can Tell The World
  • Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen
  • Morningtown Ride
  • Sinner Man
  • Open Up Them Pearly Gates
  • Just A Closer Walk With Thee
  • We Shall Not Be Moved
  • I Was Born About 10,000 Years Ago
  • Yesterday
  • Maple Leaf Rag
  • The Eriskay Love Lilt
  • Someday, One Day
  • I’ll Never Find Another You
  • A World Of Our Own
  • The Carnival Is Over
The Seekers Down Under
  • We Shall Not Be Moved
  • Isa Lei
  • Myra
  • The Olive Tree
  • With My Swag All On My Shoulder
  • A World Of Our Own
  • The Times They Are A Changin’
  • The Water Is Wide
  • Someday, One Day
  • Turn Turn Turn
  • Red Rubber Ball
  • Come The Day
  • Morningtown Ride
  • The Carnival Is Over
  • Georgy Girl
The World of The Seekers
  • This Train
  • Study War No More (Down By The Riverside)
  • Just A Closer Walk With Thee
  • Walk Don’t Run
  • When The Stars Begin To Fall
  • With My Swag All On My Shoulder
  • I’ll Never Find Another You
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Morningtown Ride
  • Music Of The World A’turnin’
  • Angeline Is Always Friday
  • Lemon Tree
  • A World Of Our Own
  • Colours Of My Life
  • When Will The Good Apples Fall
  • The Carnival Is Over
  • Georgy Girl
Note that this is a Region 0 release so it will play in machines around the world. 

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