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Sat Aug 6, 2022, 03:37 PM

The Seekers

Mon Jul 2, 2018: Happy 84th birthday, Dionysius P. A. O'Brien, aka Dion O'Brien, aka Tom Springfield.

He wrote what I've long felt is one of the prettiest songs from the entire 1960s.

Tom Springfield

Tom Springfield (born Dionysius P. A. O'Brien, 2 July 1934, and known when young as Dion O'Brien), was an important figure in the 1960s folk and pop music scene. He is the brother of the late pop star Dusty Springfield, with whom he performed in The Springfields.

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Career

He formed a vocal trio, The Springfields in 1960, with his sister Dusty and a friend, Tim Feild. The group broke up in 1963 and he became a record producer and songwriter for The Seekers. He wrote many of their major hits, including "I'll Never Find Another You", "A World of Our Own", the million-selling "The Carnival is Over" (the melody was based on a Russian folk song, while Tom Springfield wrote only lyrics for the song) and "Walk with Me". Around this same time, he co-wrote (with Clive Westlake) Frank Ifield's 1964 hit "Summer Is Over" and his sister Dusty's 1964 hit "Losing You".

His other hit compositions include "Adios Amour (Goodbye My Love)", which was recorded by Josť Feliciano and The Casuals, and "Just Loving You", which became a 1967 top ten hit for Anita Harris. Additionally he composed the theme to the popular BBC TV series The Troubleshooters in the 1960s. He also co-wrote "Georgy Girl" with Jim Dale; this was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song of 1966.

Here's the song I'm talking about. It is being performed by the 1968 Australians of the Year, on the Beeb, July 8, 1968:



The Seekers - I'll never find another you (1968)
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From The Seekers farewell concert July 7 1968 at the BBC in London.
The last time they sang this song as a group in the sixties.
I hope these few videos give you good memories and can help to keep
their songs and music alive. We can not let them be forgotten.


I'll never find another you is composed by Tom Springfield and was recorded at Abbey Road studioes in London november 4 1964.
"I'll never find another you" was to become their first number one hit in the UK 1965.

And by the way, Judith overslept and got late to the studio that day


I'll Never Find Another You

There's a new world somewhere they call the promised land,
And I'll be there someday if you will hold my hand.
I still need you there beside me, no matter what I do,
For I know I'll never find another you.
There is always someone for each of us they say,
And you'll be my someone forever and a day.
I could search the whole world over until my life is through,
But I know I'll never find another you.

It's a long, long journey, so stay by my side.
When I walk through the storm, you'll be my guide, be my guide.

If they gave me a fortune, my pleasure would be small;
I could lose it all tomorrow and never mind at all.
But if I should lose your love dear, I don't know what I'd do,
For I know I'll never find another you.

(Instrumental bridge with wordless vocals)
But if I should lose your love dear, I don't know what I'd do,
For I know I'll never find another you.

Another you,
Another you.

Tom Springfield 1964?

At Abbey Road Studios. Warning: the sound is awful, artificially ginned-up wannabe stereo:



The Seekers - I'll Never Find Another You 1965 STEREO
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New HQ version available here -
Their first hit single, recorded at Abbey Road studios in London. Originally in mono, I've created a stereo mix using DCS (digitally constructed Stereo). The video, which re-created the recording session for a 1968 TV special, has been enhanced to play at the correct speed and in widescreen. More videos from Judith and The Seekers on the playlists below:
Best of the 60s in stereo:
Gospel & Inspirational favourites: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLY1JNdWcaLw7UV7bqB6ZcChiefxjItJ6q
Reunion Performances:
Best of - Live 1999-2014: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLY1JNdWcaLw5APRrPXNYnNao5y_6EzRLp
The Seekers concluded their Golden Jubilee tour in New Zealand in November 2014, and Judith Durham began her farewell tour there in April 2016. Visit http://www.TheSeekers.com.au and http://judithdurham.com for more info and news, or join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/99634296559/

Official Facebook pages:
https://www.facebook.com/TheSeekersOfficial/
https://www.facebook.com/judithdurhamofficial/

He wrote this too:



The Seekers - A World Of Our Own(1968)
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From The Seekers farewell concert July 7 1968 at the BBC in London.
This is another song Tom Springfield composed and was recorded for the first time at Abbey Road studios London in 1965.

He co-wrote this. Performed on March 12, 1967, before 200,0000 people:



The Seekers - Georgy Girl (1967 - Stereo)
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Back in 1967, when The Seekers returned home to Australia for a visit, little did they know that their free concert at the Myer Music Bowl in their home town of Melbourne would break attendance records for the Southern hemisphere and TV ratings records for Australia!
The concert formed part of the TV special 'The Seekers at Home and Down Under'. The group sang live on the day, but because no promo video existed for the original (1966) hit version of the song, it is this which I've used for the audio, extending the video to include the middle 8 bars. The DVD 'The Legendary TV Specials' with the live audio, (along with all The Seekers' hits and much more) is available to buy & spent several weeks at #1! Here's the version with live audio for comparison:
Written for the film 'Georgy Girl', with lyrics by Tom Springfield & music by Jim Dale.
More videos from Judith and The Seekers on the playlists below:

{snip; I've already listed them.}

The Seekers Official Website

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Sat Aug 6, 2022, 03:58 PM

1. We had so many great groups back then. My

XM radio is tuned to the 60s all the time except for 12- 3
for Thom Hartmann..

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Sat Aug 6, 2022, 04:11 PM

2. I think you live up in Ohio, right? Do you have any HD radio stations near you?

https://hdradio.com/

There might be an interesting subchannel nearby, but if you're listening to XM, you're probably already hearing everything you want to hear.

And good afternoon.

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Sat Aug 6, 2022, 04:15 PM

3. I will have to check that out later I live 7 miles

from Martin's Ferry. Don't know if my car can pick up HD.
Thanks.

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Sat Aug 6, 2022, 08:36 PM

4. She channels love!

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