This Friday’s song is I’ll Never Find Another You by The Seekers. This 1964 hit by a young group from Melbourne, Australia was written by Tom Springfield (Dusty’s brother). It features Judith Durham’s great voice and the harmonies the group became famous for. Most people probably know the band from the title track of the 1966 film Georgie Glrl.
The Seekers were a real favorite of mine. I guess the harmony really grabbed me. I probably started listening to them in fifth or sixth grade. When I was in junior high school, I was in the chorus. We formed a group of eight singers ( 4 girls, 4 boys) which we named 4 x 4. We modeled our harmonies on the style popularized by the Seekers and a few other mixed voice groups.
I chose this song because of those memories and to tell my wife Teresa how grateful and humbled I am that she chose to share her life with me. This verse from the song says it better than I ever could.
The version I chose to share is a video of the original recording session at Abbey Road studios in London in the autumn of 1964. It was originally recorded in mono, but has been enhanced to a stereo mix using DES (Digitally Extracted Stereo). Hope you enjoy!