“Judith Durham, one of Australia’s most recognisable voices, has passed away at 79.
“An icon of the Australian music industry as lead singer for The Seekers and a solo artist, hers was an enduring female voice in an industry still dominated by men.
“Georgie Girl, A World of Our Own and The Carnival Is Over are just a few of the songs that will always ring best with her vocals.
Her artistry and approach was an alternative to the swinging 60s in popular music. There were no gimmicks to her art – just a soaring voice delivered with precision.
“Born Judith Mavis Cock in the Melbourne suburb of Essendon in 1943, she studied classical piano at the University of Melbourne Conservatorium.
“Through connections at the university and in the local scene, she continued as a gifted musician and developed a following in the jazz community.”
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