The Seekers have received the prestigious Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music as determined by the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) Board of Writer and Publisher Directors.
Currently celebrating their 50th year in the music business, the award was presented to them by legendary entertainer and Seekers fan, Bert Newton.
The award is a positive note for The Seekers, who were set to embark on their Golden Jubilee Australian Tour when lead singer Judith Durham suffered bleeding on the brain immediately following their opening night performance. The remainder of the tour has been postponed while Judith continues her intensive rehabilitation program at Melbourne’s Epworth Hospital.
On The Seekers official website, the Epworth rehabilitation team has confirmed that Judith suffered an injury to her brain but it has not affected her ability to move or the way she looks. The Epworth team reports that Judith’s insight into her current difficulties is very good, that she is already planning for the future, and that she is motivated to get better and use strategies.