Judith Durham died yesterday at the age of 79. She was born in Melbourne, Australia and passed away from bronchiectasis, a long-standing chronic lung disease, at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.
To me, her diminutive figure always seemed incongruous with her ability to broadcast her voice in a myriad of dynamic and emotive ways. In my mind’s eye, I always picture her with her hands on her hips in a bright red dress belting out powerful vocals that often bring a tear to my eye. she was a founding member of the Seekers from 1963-1968 and then went on to a long and successful solo career.
There are probably tens of thousands of baby boomers who have used the Seekers song: I’ll never find another you- at their funerals.
I will forever have a sense of mahalo for her wonderful music and contribution to society — Judith, I’ll never find another you. Aloha