The Ultimate Book Of Pop Trivia
Phil Swern and Toby Rowan
Publisher: Robson Books
ISBN: 1-86105-434-3 (paperback)
ISBN 13: 978-1-86105-434-0
Publication date: 15th November 2001
The Ultimate Book Of Pop Trivia includes a list of TV advertisements that have "all sought to benefit from the inclusion of pop's catchiest hits" (pages 194-196). Among those listed are four songs featured in Coca-Cola commercials:
ISBN: 1-85227-947-8 (hardback)
ISBN 13: 978-1-85227-947-9
Publication Date: 8th August 2002
The Virgin Encyclopedia provides a synopsis of the New Seekers' career not dissimilar to the version in the Guinness Who's Who. It does not include any photos of Lyn Paul or the New Seekers but does have a fuller (though nonetheless incomplete) discography of the group's albums. The book features a rating system which awards albums from one star (poor) to five stars (outstanding).
The Virgin Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Pop and Rock
Publisher: Virgin Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1-85227-987-7 (hardback)
ISBN 13: 978-1-85227-987-5
Publication date: 28th November 2002
The revised, updated and expanded edition of this encyclopedia includes two paragraphs about the New Seekers (page 249). Despite it's claim to be "illustrated" there are no photos of the group. There is also a small factual error. The encyclopedia claims that You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me reached number 1 in the UK in 1973. Although the single was released in '73 it didn't actually reach the top of the singles chart until the week ending 19th January 1974.
If you are only interested in finding out about the New Seekers then the publication price of £35.00 is probably a bit steep. It may, however, be worth a trip to your local library!
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Story of Modern Pop
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN 13: 978-0-571-32240-4
Publication date: 6th November 2014
An excellent read. Definitely worth a borrow from your local library, if of course you are still lucky enough to have a local library worth visiting. The New Seekers get a brief mention in relation to I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing: "The counterculture born in San Francisco... was genuinely popular with the masses - popular enough to be co-opted by Coca-Cola as early as 1971. The New Seekers' I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing... wistfully predicted a future of "apple trees and honey bees and snow-white turtle doves". This was how the regular world saw hippies; this was pop's final distillation of Kerouac, Kesey, Leary and Love. It was a UK number one." (page 236)