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May 3rd, 2013 at 03:57pm

Today is a very exciting day for me because tonight, at 7 o’clock, I will be attending The Seekers’ concert here in Canberra.

When I was a child there were a few bands which I particularly liked and wanted to see in-person one day, although I didn’t really understand that many of the songs I was hearing were a good thirty or forty years old. There are a few bands and singers who are still on that list, but The Seekers have always been right up there at or near the top. I could barely contain my excitement when I found out last year that they were coming to Canberra, and I snapped up tickets as quickly as I could. Months have passed and the entry on my calendar has drawn nearer, and finally it is here.

I’m looking forward to a wonderful evening, and there are many songs which I am looking forward to hearing. These are but two of them.

And although I’m not expecting it, at the 1994 AFL Grand Final they performed a few songs which they wouldn’t normally perform (and Georgy Girl which they do normally perform) and it would be lovely to hear one or two of them. It would be particularly lovely to hear them sing the national anthem as they sing it with a level of dignity and respect which is wonderful and rare, but I don’t imagine that it will happen.

Samuel

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  • 1. nbrettoner  |  May 4th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Hi Samuel,
    To me it’s always refreshingly encoraging when I read the thoughts/comments of younger people; on the music I enjoyed so much all those years ago.
    I feel privileged to have lived through the music of the late 1950’s into the 1970’s. And I’m certain my parents would have felt the same about the music they grew up with too.
    For me, I think that there was such a great two-way impact of the world into the music of the day, as also an impact on the world of it’s music.
    Often the music being an account of what the world faced & refused to face.
    For me, those 1950’s -1970’s times were tumultuous in so many realms. And it was the music that cries out forever of those times.
    The Seekers so epitomised the collective humanity’s involvement of their times.


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