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The New Seekers

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The New Seekers were a British / German / Australian pop group, formed in 1969 by Keith Potger after the break-up of his group, The Seekers. The idea was that the New Seekers would appeal to the same market as the original Seekers, but their music had rock as well as folk influences.

The most familiar line-up included Eve Graham, Lyn Paul, Marty Kristian, Peter Doyle and Paul Layton. In addition to having several big hits, the group represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest 1972, finishing in second place. Author & Historian John Kennedy O’Connor notes in The Eurovision Song Contest - The Official History, that they got the biggest cheer of the night from the live audience in Edinburgh. They were hot favourites to represent the UK again in 1980 (albeit with only Paul & Marty still in the line up) with the song “Tell Me” but it was disqualified shortly before the televised final of A Song for Europe. Had they appeared in the 1980 UK contest, the group would have been up against their former lead singer Danny Finn who had recently married Eve Graham and was now the lead singer of the winning group Prima Donna. In addition, Mick Flynn and Donna Jones, two members of the current (2007) line up of The New Seekers were also in the field, competing under the group name Pussyfoot.

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  • MushroomCap

    And you and me are free to be you and me.

    4 Jun 7:07pm Reply
  • jrs1991

    Very Good Band

    3 Apr 7:46pm Reply
  • DanandtheBups

    I wish they had released a version of Beg, Steal or Borrow that was more like their Eurovision performance; The studio version just seems so barren....Man I could go for a coke...

    28 Oct 2012 Reply
  • BeckyLovesDelta

    I heard on tv they are touring new zealand? Or was that the seekers not new seekers? Anyone know?

    11 Apr 2012 Reply
  • kazu_mist

    I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing!!

    14 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Haiku96708

    Beg, Steal Or Borrow lol Big Steel Or Morrow lol Backsteal A Borrow lol Back Steam Morron?

    26 May 2010 Reply
  • aineb

    Beg, Steal Or Borrow

    13 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Tr1xx

    . . . or, buy the world a coke . . .

    7 May 2009 Reply
  • Reina01

    i'd like to teach the world to sing... :)

    19 Jun 2008 Reply
  • spidrwegian

    Beg Steal or Barrow? WTF???

    31 Jan 2007 Reply

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