Judith Durham is an Australian singer, songwriter, and lyricist. She was a member of the well-known folk music group ‘The Seekers.’
Wiki, Bio, Family, Siblings, Childhood & Education
Judith was born in Victoria, Australia, in the suburb of Essendon. Her father’s name is William Alexander Cock. He was a professional navigator. Her mother’s name is Hazel Durham. Judith received her education at Essendon Primary School. Her family moved to Taroona after her father accepted a job in Hobart.
She attended the Fahan School and received her high school diploma from the Ruyton Girls’ School in Melbourne. She became interested in music at a young age. Judith aspired to be a pianist and was accepted as a classical piano major at the University of Melbourne.
She began singing with the University band at the age of 18 and used her mother’s maiden name while performing. In the same year, she recorded her first album and was signed to W&G Records, a well-known music studio. Her parents were very supportive of her music career, she revealed.
Judith Durham’s Age, Height, Weight, and Body Dimensions
Judith Durham, who was born on July 3, 1943, is 79 years old as of today, September 22, 2022. Her height is 1.60 m, and she weighs 50 kg.
Judith Durham’s Profession & Career
Durham formed the band ‘The Seekers with Athol, Bruce, and Keith. In 1963, they signed a deal with W&G Records. In the same year, they recorded two songs, ‘Muddy Water’ and ‘Trombone Frankie.’ The following year, they traveled to the United Kingdom and began to receive consistent bookings through Grade Agency. They released the song ‘I’ll Never Find Another You the same year.
In 1967, they performed in front of 200k people in Melbourne to celebrate their international success. She left the group in 1968 to pursue a solo career.
She reformed her band for the Silver Jubilee Show in 1994. During the Golden Jubilee Tour in 2015, she suffered a stroke and lost her ability to read and write.
Achievements and Awards
Judith was awarded the prestigious ‘Medal of the Order of Australia’ in 1995, along with her band members. The Governor-General also awarded her the ‘Centenary Medal’ for her contributions to society through music. She received the prestigious Victoria Award in 2015. She has performed on numerous prestigious TV shows with her band.
Judith Durham’s Salary and Net Worth
With her band ‘The Seekers,’ Judith has sold millions of copies of their music albums. She has also had a very successful solo career. Judith hasn’t been able to save much money because of her constant charity and social work. She has a net worth of more than $4 million as of September 2022. She does, however, continue to receive royalties from her music albums on a regular basis.
Judith Durham’s Husband, Marriage & Relationship
Judith married Ron Edgeworth, a music director, and pianist by trade, in 1969. The couple mutually agreed not to have any children. Ron died in 1994 after being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. Judith was never remarried. She had a stroke in 2013 and lost her visual language. Her singing ability, however, was unaffected.
|Celebrated Name||Judith Durham|
|Real Name||Judith Mavis Cock|
|Age||79 years old|
|Birth Date||3 July 1943|
|Birth Place||Essendon, Victoria, Australia|
|Husband||Ron Edgeworth (m. 1969–1994)|
|Profession||Singer, songwriter, musician, activist|
|Net Worth||$4 million|