Judith Durham Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, The Seekers and Net Worth

By | May 6, 2021

Judith Durham Biography

Judith Durham an Australian singer, songwriter, and musician known for being the lead singer of the Australian popular folk music group The Seekers in 1963. The group 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. Judith left the group in mid-1968 to pursue her solo career.

Judith Durham Age

Judith was born as Judith Mavis Cock on 3 July 1943, in the United States.

Judith Durham The Seekers

Judith a member of The Seekers. The Seekers consisted of Durham, Athol Guy, Bruce Woodley, and Keith Potger, an ABC radio producer; through Potger’s position the three were able to make a demo tape in their spare time.

This was given to W&G Records, which wanted another sample of Durham’s voice before agreeing to record a Jazz Preachers’ album. W&G instead signed The Seekers for an album, Introducing The Seekers, in 1963. Judith, however, recorded two other songs with the Jazz Preachers, “Muddy Water” (which appeared on their album Jazz From the Pulpit) and “Trombone Frankie”.

Judith Durham Net Worth

Judith’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 million.

Judith Durham Songs

  • 1968: For Christmas with Love
  • 1970: Gift of Song
  • 1971: Climb Ev’ry Mountain
  • 1974: Judith Durham and The Hottest Band in Town
  • 1974: Judith Durham and The Hottest Band in Town Volume 2
  • 1994: Let Me Find Love
  • 2000: Hold On to Your Dream
  • 1996: Mona Lisas
  • 1977: Always There
  • 1997: Future Road (with The Seekers)
  • 2008: The Australian Cities Suite
  • 2009: Up Close and Personal
  • 2016: An Acappella Experience
  • 2011: Epiphany
  • 2013: It’s Christmas Time
  • 1972: Here Am I
  • 1993: The Silver Jubilee Album
  • 1994: A Carnival of Hits
  • 2011: Colours of My Life
  • 2013: The Platinum Album
  • 2018: So Much More

Judith Durham Awards

  • 1994: Carl Alan Award for Best New Group
  • 1967: Australians of the Year
  • 1995: Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame.
  • 1995: Australia Day Honours-Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
  • Honors and awards
  • 2001: Centenary Medal by the Governor-General
  • 2001: Durham was awarded the Centenary Medal by the Governor-General for valued service to Australian society through music.
  • 2003: Rotary International invested Durham as a Paul Harris Fellow, in recognition of her extensive work on behalf of charities.
  • 2006: Durham and the other members of The Seekers were presented with the Key to the City by Melbourne’s Lord Mayor, John So.
  • 2012: Durham and the other members of the Seekers were honored by Australia Post with a special Legends Of Australian Music postage stamp.

Judith Durham Height and Weight

Judith stands tall at an average height, she also has an aaverage body weight.

Judith Durham Education

Judith joined Essendon Primary School. Her family lived in Taroona, a suburb of Hobart, from early 1950 where Judith attended the Fahan School before moving back to Melbourne, residing in Georgian Court, Balwyn in 1956. She got educated at Ruyton Girls’ School Kew and then enrolled at RMIT.

Judith Durham Family

Judith was born to Judith Mavis Cock a navigator and World War II pathfinder Hazel (née Durham). She spent summer holidays at her family’s weatherboard house on the west side of Durham Place in Rosebud. Her father accepted work in Hobart, Tasmania, in 1949.

Judith Durham Husband

Judith is married to her lovely husband Edgeworth who tied the knot on 21 November 1969 at Scots’ Church in Melbourne. Her husband was a pianist. They lived in the UK and Switzerland until the mid-1980s when they bought the property in Nambour, Queensland. During this reunion, Edgeworth was diagnosed with motor neuron disease. He died on 10 December 1994 with Durham by his side.

Judith Durham Accident

Back in the year 1990, Judith, Edgeworth, and their tour manager, Peter Summers, were involved in a car accident on the Calder Freeway. The driver of the other car as well perished at the scene and Judith sustained a fractured wrist and leg. The response from her fans made Judith consider getting back together with the other members of the Seekers for a Silver Jubilee show.

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