Encyclopedia? Not really. Nonetheless it's an entertaining guide to Saturday night TV in the UK. Lyn Paul appeared on a number of the shows listed here: 3-2-1, Celebrity Squares, The Morecambe & Wise Show, The Two Ronnies and The Wheeltappers & Shunters Social Club. The New Seekers are mentioned in the articles about The Basil Brush Show (page 44) and It's Cliff Richard (page 169).
"A major part of It's Cliff Richard took the form of a search for the UK entry for The Eurovision Song Contest. Given Cliff's notorious failure to win the competition in 1968, it seemed like malice on the Beeb's part to foist this upon him; and not just once but three times, shepherding Mary Hopkin, Clodagh Rodgers and the New Seekers on their way to the ever-popular pan-Europe croon in..."
The Golden Years: 1972
The Way It Was - The Way We Were
David Sandison, Michael Heatley, Lorna Milne and Ian Welch
Publisher: Parragon Book Service Ltd.
ISBN: 0 75251 058 4 (hardback)
Publication date: 1996
A month by month guide to 1972 featuring the year's top news stories plus feature articles on popular films, music and sport. The New Seekers get a mention in a short news item about the Eurovision Song Contest (page 14).
What They Used
Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Published by: Sphere
ISBN 13: 978 1847442666 (hardback) /
978 0751542066 (paperback)
Publication Date: 16th October 2008 (hardback) /
2nd April 2009 (paperback)
Audio CD: Hachette Audio
ISBN 13: 978 1405505567
Publication date: 6th November 2008
A light-hearted trip back in time to the days when we munched on Curly Wurlys, freshened our drinks with soda siphons and sang along to I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing.Philip Glenister, Gene Hunt in the BBC TV series Life On Mars, entertains with a mix of memories and anecdotes: "I once read that the New Seekers, two cute girls, geeky bass player, two good-looking dudes, ended up having to sing the song so often that one of the girls was physically sick each time they went back on stage for the encore" (page 40).
Happened To ...?
Whatever Happened To ... ?
Published by: Blandford Cassell plc
ISBN: 0 7137 2675 X
Publication Date: 18th March 1999
This book doesn't tell you much about the New Seekers past and it says even less about the ex-members of the group. Lyn is only mentioned in passing and there are no references to her success in Blood Brothers.
Where Are They Now?
Where Are They Now?
Published by: Two Heads Publishing
ISBN: 1 89785 023 7
Publication Date: 1st December 1997
Whatever became of the New Seekers? If you want to know, don't turn to this book for all the answers. There is no mention of either of the Peters (Oliver or Doyle) but it does at least mention that, at the time (1997), Lyn Paul was appearing in the touring production of Blood Brothers (page 123).
Worst Fashions: What we shouldn't have worn ... but did
A guide to the fashion mistakes of the '70s, which includes a photograph of the New Seekers (page 76). The caption accompanying it highlights the low-cut tank top and zip-fly flares as worn by Marty Kristian.