Australian singer, songwriter, and musician, Judith Durham, has passed away at the age of 79.
Judith became the lead singer of the Australian popular folk music group the Seekers in 1963.
The group has sold over 50 million records worldwide after it subsequently became the first Australian pop music group to achieve major chart and sales success in the United Kingdom and the United States.
Durham left the group in mid-1968 to pursue her solo career.
Though she remained primarily a solo performer, Judith began to make sporadic recordings and performances with The Seekers in 1993.
She was named Victorian of the Year on July 1, 2015, for her services to music and a range of charities.
A collection of 14 previously unreleased songs was released on the album “So Much More” to celebrate Durham’s 75th birthday in June 2018.
Judith Durham passed away on August 5, 2022, at the age of 79.
Judith Durham Husband
Judith was married to her husband who was her musical director, British pianist Ron Edgeworth, at Scots’ Church in Melbourne on November 21, 1969, until his death on December 10, 1994.
Judith Durham Children
Durham did not have children in her life.
Judith Durham Siblings
Beverley Sheehan is the only sister and sibling of the late Judith Durham.
Sheehan is an 81-year-old Australian vocalist.
Judith Durham Parents
Durham was born Judith Mavis Cock on July 3, 1943, in Essendon, Victoria, to her father William Alexander Cock DFC, a navigator and World War II pathfinder, and her mother, Hazel Cock.
Her father accepted work in Hobart, Tasmania, in 1949. From early 1950, the family lived in Taroona, a suburb of Hobart, where Durham attended the Fahan School before moving back to Melbourne, residing in Georgian Court, Balwyn, in 1956.