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The weirdest video in history? The Seekers in Canberra

By johnboy - 14 May 2009 37

[First filed: May 13, 2009 @ 10:29]

The mayhem of YouTube has thrown up this unforgettable gem posted by “vbvbvb088”.

It’s 1966 and Australia’s 50 million record selling Seekers are touring Canberra perched on the back seat of a big convertible car while “A world of our own” plays in the background.

I’m still bug-eyed.

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The weirdest video in history? The Seekers in Canberra
Anna Key 2:08 pm 13 May 09

Awesome. A canberra version of the “It’s a Long Way to the Top” film clip – well almost. Can anyone confirm the street/suburb at the end?

DC 1:20 pm 13 May 09

Cameraman owned the Volks?

BerraBoy68 12:53 pm 13 May 09

This thread has brought on a weird flashback…

1973, I’m five years old and travelling to Australia from England on the Fairstar. The kids all had to go to school on the ship and at one point we had to put on a show for teh other passengers. The music was all The Seekers. Wow! I though I’d supressed all that. Back to counselling (or alcohol)….

Thumper 12:45 pm 13 May 09

Come to think of it, I actually hate them more after seeing that…

BerraBoy68 12:43 pm 13 May 09

Thumper said :

That is absolutely hilarious.

And yet, I still hate the Seekers with an undying and undiminished passion.

LOL.

rosebud 12:41 pm 13 May 09

How cute were the guys? Opening the car door for Judith, letting her get in first, helping her out at the end. Very sweet. (and well dressed!)

Thumper 12:40 pm 13 May 09

That is absolutely hilarious.

And yet, I still hate the Seekers with an undying and undiminished passion.

p1 12:37 pm 13 May 09

Loved the fact that there was a VW out the front of the German embassy, then realised that there was one in almost every other scene as well….

johnboy 12:22 pm 13 May 09

George said :

I agree an absolute “gem”. I watched the Seekers at the Royal Theatre in Canberra on their reunion tour. They symbolise what is special about Australia.

Saccharine and reliant on foreign writers for hits?

George 12:19 pm 13 May 09

I agree an absolute “gem”. I watched the Seekers at the Royal Theatre in Canberra on their reunion tour. They symbolise what is special about Australia.

BerraBoy68 12:14 pm 13 May 09

LOL. Great find JB!

Ah, 1966, the year my wife was born. A simpler time when riding in a car meant you cold sit on the top the back seat of a moving car without fear of falling out.

I particularly love the last shot where the cop is standing in the middle of the road (just on the lef of the screen). It does raise the question though that with all four seekers seen exiting the car alone and after all are seen sitting on top of the back seat, who was actually driving? I offer the theory that young Ms Judy (AKA Judith Cock) was driving using her feet. This could also explain her later car accident that killed a person.

Warning: Never drive with your feet!

Bells 11:27 am 13 May 09

oh that’s hilarious isn’t it? I stumbled across that somewhere years ago and there’s really nothing you can do but laugh and marvel at a different world.

Hercsie 11:26 am 13 May 09

johnboy,

fantastic mate!

I remember driving past the old parkroyal at night as a little tacker in the back of dads xp falcon and marvelling at the mutilple fountains in front of the hotel – they were all lit by different colour lights.

Thanks – that brought back a lot of memories.

The suburb they are driving through just before the end looks like red hill?

cheers

Hercsie

johnboy 10:40 am 13 May 09

mirage3 said :

Perhaps the weirdest thing is being able to drive up to the door of the US embassy and no one seems to care. It was a different world back then.

Yes, that was but one of the many marvels which struck me watching it.

mirage3 10:39 am 13 May 09

Perhaps the weirdest thing is being able to drive up to the door of the US embassy and no one seems to care. It was a different world back then.

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