Harvey Brownstone Interviews...

Harvey Brownstone Interviews “The Seekers” Founding Member, Keith Potger

November 29, 2023 Harvey Brownstone Season 3 Episode 85
Harvey Brownstone Interviews...
Harvey Brownstone Interviews “The Seekers” Founding Member, Keith Potger
Show Notes

Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with “The Seekers” Founding Member, Keith Potger 

About Harvey's guest: 

Today’s special guest, Keith Potger, is part of pop music royalty.  He was a founding member of one of the most popular and beloved vocal groups in music history: The Seekers.   

With their signature fusion of folk and pop, their addictive instrumentations and perfect harmonies, and the amazing lead voice of Judith Durham, The Seekers were the first Australian music group to achieve global superstardom, selling well over 50 million records worldwide, and giving us such unforgettable songs as "I'll Never Find Another You", "A World of Our Own", "Morningtown Ride", “The Carnival is Over”, "Someday, One Day", "Georgy Girl", “When Will the Good Apples Fall”, and my personal favourite, “Walk With Me”, and so many more.    

After The Seekers disbanded in 1968, our guest founded The New Seekers, who achieved worldwide success in the early 70s with hits including “Never Ending Song of Love”, "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing", "You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me", “Look What They’ve Done to my Song, Ma”, and "Beg, Steal or Borrow".   In 1992, The Seekers reunited for their Silver Jubilee, and they toured internationally for many years, and recorded 2 platinum-selling albums: “Future Road” and “Morningtown Ride to Christmas”.   

And in 2019, our guest, along with original members Athol Guy and Bruce Woodley, and with the addition of longtime producer, guitarist and singer Michael Cristiano, released an album as “The Original Seekers”, entitled “Back to our Roots”.  There’s also a wonderful live concert DVD entitled, “The Seekers Golden Jubilee Farewell Tour”.  And most recently, a 3-CD compilation was released to mark the group’s 60th anniversary, featuring the group’s very last recording, “Carry Me”.   

 Our guest, as a member of The Seekers, has a prestigious, prominent and permanent place in music history.  The Seekers were honoured as Australians of The Year in 1967, the only group to have been given this acknowledgement.  They’ve been inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association Hall of Fame, and the Music Victoria Hall of Fame, and in 1995 they were awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia.   

In 2012, the Seekers were honoured by the Australian Post Office with their own postage stamp.  In 2013, The Seekers received the Ted Albert Award from the Australian Performing Rights Association for Outstanding Services to Australian Music.    

And in 2014, our guest, along with his fellow group members, was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia.  But quite apart from all of that, our guest has had a highly successful career as a songwriter, record producer and solo performer.   He’s released 3 solo albums: “Secrets of The Heart”, “Sunday” and “Smile Now”.  And he continues to perform in concert to sold out, wildly enthusiastic audiences. 

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