Judith Durham AO, born Judith Mavis Cock was an Australian singer, songwriter and musician who became the lead singer of the Australian popular folk music group the Seekers in 1963.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 15: Judith Durham of The Seekers looks on at The Age Music Victoria 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame Announcement at Palais Theatre on June 15, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

The group subsequently became the first Australian pop music group to achieve major chart and sales success in the United Kingdom and the United States and have sold over 50 million records worldwide. Durham left the group in mid 1968 to pursue her solo career.

In 1993, Durham began to make sporadic recordings and performances with The Seekers, though she remained primarily a solo performer. On 1 July 2015, she was named Victorian of the Year for her services to music and a range of charities.

Durham was born Judith Mavis Cock on 3 July 1943 in Essendon, Victoria, to William Alexander Cock DFC, a navigator and World War II pathfinder, and his wife, Hazel (née Durham).

From her birth until 1949, she lived on Mount Alexander Road, Essendon, and attended Essendon Primary School.

She spent summer holidays at her family’s weatherboard house (which since has been demolished) on the west side of Durham Place in Rosebud.

Judith Durham ex-husband: Who is Ronald Edgeworth?

Ronald Edgeworth was the first husband of Australian singer, Judth Durham.

On 21 November 1969, Durham married her musical director, British pianist Ron Edgeworth, at Scots’ Church in Melbourne.

They lived in the UK and Switzerland until the mid-1980s when they bought property in Nambour, Queensland.

In 1990, Durham, Edgeworth and their tour manager, Peter Summers, were involved in a car accident on the Calder Freeway.

The driver of the other car died at the scene and Durham sustained a fractured wrist and leg.

Judith Durham ex-husband

The response from her fans made Durham consider getting back together with the other members of the Seekers for a Silver Jubilee show.

During this reunion Edgeworth was diagnosed with motor neurone disease. He died on 10 December 1994 with Durham by his side.

Ronald Edgeworth was born on January 29, 1938 in England. He was an actor and composer, known for Raw Deal (1977) and Cash and Company (1975).

He was married to Judith Durham. He died on December 10, 1994.

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