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Thrilled Seekers

June 10, 2014

Australian Associated Press

As one of the few bands from the 1960s still with their original line-up, the Seekers have proved their staying power. Now they're being recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Judith Durham, Athol Guy, Keith Potger and Bruce Woodley have been appointed officers in the Order Of Australia (AO) for their services to the performing arts.

Celebrating 50 years since they began their distinguished career, the Seekers, whose hits include Georgy Girl, I'll Never Find Another You and A World of Our Own, have been on the road performing sold-out shows across Australia, the UK and Ireland.

Speaking in London after a show at the Royal Albert Hall, double bass player Athol Guy said the honour was particularly special because each individual member was being recognised for their career.

"It's a lovely moment for the four of us, to each individually be named in that way," he said.

"We've had so many honours as a group, it's hard to imagine there would be any more to come. And this one came right out of the blue for all of us."

Photograph: Dezo Hoffmann/Rex

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Source: Guardian (UK)

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