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The Carnival Is Over
by The Seekers
More Australian 'folk-pop' from Judith Durham and the boys. A very dramatic and atmospheric arrangement, full of pomp and ceremony in its orchestration, and exceedingly successful in many locations except the US.

Adapted from a 19th century Russian 'folk' song (translated into English) by Tom Springfield, it became not only 'The Seekers' signature recording, but also their concert closer since its success in late 1965. (At its 1965 sales peak, their version of the song was selling 93,000 copies per day in the UK.)

'The Seekers'
:: Today's hit, "The Carnival Is Over", outsold everyone else in 1965, including 'The Beatles' and 'The Rolling Stones'. ...
:: Another of their No. 1 hits, "Georgy Girl", was nominated for an Academy Award in 1967, in the category 'Best Music, Original Song'. ...
:: The original members - Judith Durham, Athol Guy, Keith Potger and Bruce Woodley - were announced joint "Australians of the Year" in that same year, were inducted into the "ARIA Hall of Fame" in 1995, and were awarded the Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) accolade in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours list.

In #1965 :
:: The first non-stop helicopter crossing of North America (aircraft carrier-to-aircraft carrier) was achieved on March 6th this year. A US Navy/Sikorsky SH-3A Sea King helicopter (named 'Dawdling Dromedary') was piloted by Commander James R Williford and co-piloted by Lieutenant David A Beil. ...
:: Pakistan International Airlines Flight 705 (PK705), a Boeing 720 airliner, crashed while descending to land at Cairo International Airport on May 20th 1965. 115 people died - only 6 survived. ...
:: On October 1st, France performed one of five "Ekker" underground nuclear tests (all code-named 'Pollen') in Tikertine, Algeria.

US: Not released - UK: No. 1 (also a chart-topper in Australia and Ireland)
1965 - Columbia - Australia - Not blocked anywhere
Posted: 30th November 2019
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