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The Seekers to be honoured in Australia

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May 30, 2013 | 4:57am EDT

Australian folk stars The Seekers have landed a major music honour in their native country just weeks after singer Judith Durham suffered a brain haemorrhage while on tour. The band will receive the Australasian Performing Right Association's (APRA) Ted Albert Award for outstanding services to Australian music during the annual APRA Music Awards ceremony in Melbourne on 17 June (13). APRA CEO Brett Cottle says in a statement, "Surely no other Australian act has had such enormous international appeal while retaining its unadorned sense of 'Australianness'. The Seekers really put Australian music on the map... And 50 years later the music sounds every bit as great as it did then." The musicians axed their 50th anniversary tour Down Under earlier this month (May13) after Durham, 69, was hospitalised following a concert in Melbourne. Doctors subsequently diagnosed her with a cerebral haemorrhage.

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