has now passed on the news that all of the current New Seekers:
Paul Layton, Donna Jones, Mick Flynn, Mark Hankins, Francine
Rees and her husband Roger who is the group's bassist have confirmed
they will attend along with Cathy Logan and Chris aka Jill Webster
who used to run the fan club. The venue will be in Watford and
the event is set to to take place between 1 and 5pm on 12th
September, 2004. It will be a good opportunity to meet
New Seekers and to meet up with other New Seeker and Peter Doyle
fans. For more information contact Nic (see below).
discography listing pages have now been updated and new pages
covering recent New Seeker
releases and New Seeker
compilations have been included. All the pages covering
Peter's work outside the New Seekers have been overhauled, with
some additions and the more complicated task of updating the
New Seekers section of the discography is underway.
CD will be launched on 29th May, 2004 at a special event at
the Kingston City Hall (formerly Moorabbin Town Hall) in Victoria,
Australia. More news on this as it becomes available.
Culverwell is planning another New Seekers get-together for
next September, in the south of England. Paul Layton,
Mick Flynn, Donna Jones and Cathy Logan have already said they
would like to join us. Nic would like to hear from anyone
who would be interested in attending and you can contact him.
it or not, the website has moved again. It is now back on a
Linux host where the links, pictures etc. all seem to be working
without problems, however if you do find any broken links or
missing pictures please contact
me or the webmaster.
The only exceptions for now are the mailing list - if
you want to have your name added to or removed from the list,
please e-mail us directly for the time being. The individual
details of tracks listed in the discography will remain unavailable
for now, but the Guest Book
is up and running again and amended to match other recently
another day when the website has been down for reasons beyond
our control, we have moved it to another service provider. Hopefully
this will prove to be more stable, but following the haste of
the move, there are one or two teething problems, some of the
links have been temporarily removed from the Main Menu though
all pages should be accessible from other links. The Guest
Book is temporarily unavailable as is the mailing list and the
individual track details in the discographies and Works main
page. We will rectify these problems as soon as possible,
but in the meantime our apologies once again for any inconveniences
whilst we are sorting things out.
on updating the site continues and includes the whole of the
Gallery with a few new
pictures and information on the fans section which now extends
to two pages and the new links page
has extra links. Meanwhile work is in progress on the Groups
and Works pages.
is hard to appreciate that it is now two years since we lost
Peter, yet in that time many of his fans have been able to draw
closer to his music than they have for years. It is very
clear from various websites and the correspondence I have received
that there is a strong, continuing intererst in Peter; his memory
and his music will always be with us.
sincere apologies to anyone who has had difficulty accessing
the site in recent weeks. This has been due to a couple of unexpected
changes to the IP Address. The situation seems to have stabilised
itself again and hopefully all will be well from now on, but
we are looking at alternatives to prevent this happening again
in the future.
NEW SEEKERS CD!
US version of the We'd
Like to Teach the World to Sing album has now been
released on CD. This is the first time any of the original albums
have received this treatment - all New Seeker CDs so far have
been compilations, so this a new break through! Please
note the tracks on the US edition are much closer to the New
Colours LP than other editions of the We'd Like to
Teach the World to Sing LP. The tracks are: Tonight,
Too Many Trips to Nowhere, Wanderer's Song, Boom Town, Evergreen,
I'd Like to Teach the World To Sing, Nickel Song, Lay me Down,
No Man's Land, Sweet Louise, Good Old Fashioned Music and Child
of Mine. The CD may be purchased on line from and further
details can be found at : www.blindrecords.com
on overhauling the site is now under way. The update
to the Biography Page includes 3 new pictures; this Newspage
includes a link for information on the Race for Life Event
and the news for 2002 is now in an
archive which can also be reached via a new link on this page.
Other pages also updated
include the Welcome Page, About the Site, Main Menu and the
New Seekers CD has been released, very appropriately on 28th
Singles is a complete collection of New Seeker singles
from 1969 to 1974. This is a European release and includes
tracks which were not releases as singles in the UK.
28th July marks the anniversary of the birthdays of both Peter
Doyle and his father, Jack.
This is the first birthday anniversary since they have both
passed and our thoughts are once again with all their family
July is also the first anniversary of the launch of the website.
This seems a good time for an update on the site and a
new photo has enabled a change to the Welcome
Page and the introduction of a Main
Menu Page. The photo was taken in 1993
when Peter visited Des Darvell's studios with John
Cartwright and Clayton Saunders to have publicity
shots taken for their group. This solo shot hadn't been
previously planned and when Des's studio suffered a fire sometime
later, the negative for this photo was the only one which survived
the fire. The colourful backdrop which had been painted by Des
was also lost in the fire. Many thanks to Des for this photo.
Sunday, 13th July, Jan
Kelsey took part in a Race for Life
at Blackheath, London. This is one in a series of events which
take place around the UK annually in aid of Cancer Research
UK. Jan dedicated her walk to her Mum, her Aunt and Peter
Doyle (see picture) and completed the 3.5 miles (5km) in 40
minutes - no mean feat in the heatwave conditions shared by
most of Britain at the time! Congratulations to Jan and
all who took part.
website has now been moved to a new Linux Server. If you
have any trouble with links etc. to start with, it may be necessary
for you to clear your temporary internet files to allow the
changes to download properly. To do this, you will need
to click on Tools from the options
at the top of your browser then select Internet
Options and under the heading Temporary
Internet Files select the Delete
Files option and then Okay
(this may take a few minutes!). If you still experience problems,
please contact the webmaster.
is the first stage of updating the website. The site has
far out-grown the methods we have been using to maintain it
and it is now necessary to re-work the website to make it easier
to navigate, manage and to tidy up areas where the fonts are
inconsistent etc. Hopefully, this work will not cause
any problems to anyone visiting the site, but if you do have
any difficulties or find any broken links, please contact
me or the webmaster.
the excitement of the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest finally dies
down, there is a new page on the site about Eurovision,
which includes an explanation of the contest and information
about the part played in it by the New Seekers in 1972.
The page about the New Seekers DVD has been expanded to cover
information on all the recordings made from the New Seekers'
1972 appearance at the Royal
Albert Hall. Links sections have been added to both
the Biography page and
the New Seekers page.
on the heels of the DVD releases comes the news that things
are on the move once again with Peter's CD. Still no release
date, but hopefully it won't be too long now, before we can
bring you some more precise information.
addition to the DVD of the the New Seekers' concert, their Eurovision
appearance is now also available on the "Eurovision
Song Festival of Hits" DVD along with 23 other songs
from various Eurovision Song Contests.
16th May Stan Rofe,
DJ and mentor to many of the Australian 60s, stars passed away.
"Stan the Man" was a great influence on the Australian
music scene and won the respect of many. He will be sadly
missed and our condolences go out to his family and friends.
of the New
Seekers at the Royal Albert Hall was officially released
in the UK yesterday (5th May). A rare chance to
see the group perform live and a real treat for all Peter Doyle
and New Seeker fans!
you have signed up for the mailing list recently and not received
an acknowledgement, please note this is because you have not
given us your correct e-mail address - please try again or send
us an e-mail via the contact
address and we will add your name to the list manually.
internet retailers are now advertising the release of the DVD
and video of The New Seekers at the Royal Albert Hall on
5th May. The video was originally scheduled to be re-released
in January, 2002 and the DVD and video to be released last September.
This line-up features Peter Doyle, Eve Graham, Marty Kristian,
Paul Layton and Lyn Paul performing some of the songs they performed
at the Royal Albert Hall in April, 1972. These are just
a selection of the songs also included on the double album:
Live At the Royal Albert Hall plus one track which was
left off the album: Streets of London, which features
Marty on lead vocals with Peter giving sole accompaniment on
backing vocals and guitar. Fingers crossed and let's hope
it makes it to the outlets this time!
of Peter's second album Skin
Deep have now been added to the discography along with
the Keith Potger
and the New Seekers, Beautiful
People, Never Ending
Song of Love and the New
NEW SEEKERS FANS
number of New Seeker fans are planning a get together in Blackpool
for the weekend 19/20/21st September and will be staying at
the "Big Blue Hotel"
Details of activities for the weekend have not been settled
but the group so far include a good number of Peter Doyle fans
and it is intended to include some kind of tribute to Peter,
the weekend will be just a month before the 2nd anniversary
of his passing. It will be a good chance for fans to get
together to meet old friends and new.
It is however necessary to get a firm booking and the organiser
needs to know no later than 30th March (Sunday) to confirm reservations.
Once confirmations are made to the organiser deposits or full
payment should be made direct to the hotel by 10th April.
Please note that once names are passed to the hotel and confirmed,
if you decide not to go you will loose your deposit.
Rooms are charged on a "room only basis" and take
a max of two people in each standard room, they are of a high
standard but for the more discerning of you, there are upgrades
available to deluxe rooms.
The roomrates are £29 per person sharing a twin, there are no
single rooms, only twins for sole use..therefor costing £54
Anyone wishing to join in, but unable to confirm yet, will be
able to do so but will be required to make their own accommodation
arrangements. Once confirmations are made to the organiser
deposits or full payment should be made direct to the hotel
by 10th April.
Another new page has been added to the Gallery. Off Stage
has 3 pictures of Peter from the 1980s and 1990s.
Peter's early EPs have been included in the discography
in The Works section. Details
and picture are included for Stupidity
& Speechless but so far I have no information on
The Great Pretender EP. Can anybody help? Track
details for Peter's singles releases after he left the New Seekers
have also been linked in to the Later Recordings section of
Happy New Year!
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The Works - Maintenance
work carried out on the discography database - following which
more additions are being made to track details on Peter's earlier
releases and a compilations section has been started.
General Information page added - About
links added to Other sites of Interest page.