Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Seekers: Georgy Girl

A film trivia question: Who is the only Carry On regular to have been nominated for an Oscar?

While you are considering that, enjoy this performance from the Seekers' farewell concert in July 1968. I remember seeing the show on television at the time.

Because the Seekers were huge in those days, having two number ones in 1965. I suppose they sound pretty tame now but, especially when you consider that she is singing live here, Judith Durham has a great voice.

And the answer to the question? It is Jim Dale, who wrote the lyrics to this. It was the theme from the 1966 Lynn Redgrave film and was nominated for the Oscar for the best song from a film that year. The music was by Tom Springfield, the brother of Dusty.

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