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These pages provide details of some of the printed publications - books, theatre programmes, newspapers and magazines - that have featured Lyn Paul during her long career.

Books

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Annuals
Biographies
Fiction
Music, Musicals and Theatre
Nostalgia
Quiz Books

Press Articles

1970 - 1979
1980 - 1989
1990 - 1999
2000 - 2009
2010 - 2017
Concert and Theatre Programmes

New Seekers' programmes featuring Lyn Paul
Concert programmes
Pantomime programmes
Summer Season and Variety Show programmes
Theatre programmes


New Seekers' Programmes

1970
Holiday Startime, Great Yarmouth
1971
Neil Diamond, Royal Festival Hall
Empire Theatre, Sunderland
UK tour programme
Royal Variety Performance
1972
UK tour programme
New Zealand tour programme
1973

UK tour programme
Vikki Carr programme

1974
Show Souvenir
Farewell Tour programme


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ABC Great Yarmouth (programme cover).


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1970


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1970


Holiday Startime
ABC Great Yarmouth, 1970

Lyn Paul joined the New Seekers in 1970, part-way through the group's Summer Season in Great Yarmouth.

The Holiday Startime programme features the original line-up of the group: Chris Barrington, Eve Graham, Sally Graham, Laurie Heath and Marty Kristian,


Programme


Overture
The ABC Orchestra under the direction of
Tom Steer

"Meet the crowd"
The Pamela Devis Dancers
introducing Peter Noone

Ted Rogers

Guest Stars: The New Seekers

Dev Shawn

"Something is Happening"
Peter Noone and the Pamela Devis Dancers

Audrey Jeans

"So Long Dearie"
Audrey & the Dancers

Interval

"Mood Moderne"
The Pamela Devis Dancers

Ted Rogers

Peter Noone with Herman's Hermits

"That's All"
The Company


Holiday Startime programme.


Advert for the New Seekers' début album from the Holiday Startime programme.

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Empire Sunderland (programme cover).


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1971


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1971


New Seekers
Empire Theatre, Sunderland,
10th May 1971

On 10th May the New Seekers topped the bill at the Empire Theatre, Sunderland, supported by Pat Hutton and Gloria, Ray Fell, and Ireland's Eurovision winner, Dana


Dana
won the Eurovision Song Contest on 21st March 1970. Her winning song, All Kinds Of Everything, topped the UK singles chart for two weeks in April that year. By May 1971, when she appeared at the Empire Theatre with the New Seekers, Dana had just scored a second hit with Who Put The Lights Out (a UK number 14 in March).

The New Seekers, who were about to have a Top 5 hit with Never Ending Song Of Love, were known at this time chiefly for the song What Have They Done To My Song, Ma, a minor hit in the UK in October 1970.

Programme

1. Ray Fell
2. Pat Hatton and Gloria
3. Ray Fell introduces
4. Dana

Interval

5. Ray Fell
6. The New Seekers


Title page from the Empire Sunderland programme.


New Seekers' biography from the Empire Sunderland programme.


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Neil Diamond 1971 tour programme.



Neil Diamond
Royal Festival Hall
Saturday, 29th May 1971 at 6.15 & 9.00pm

On 29th May 1971 the New Seekers appeared at the Royal Festival Hall with Neil Diamond. Neil Diamond's trip to the UK came on the back of his first Top 10 hits - Cracklin' Rosie (a UK number 3 in December 1970) and Sweet Caroline (a UK number 8 in March of '71). A third Top 10 hit, I Am ... I Said, followed in May.

The programme included a page on the New Seekers, which summarised the group's brief history:

"The New Seekers are not a resurrection of the old "Seekers". When Keith Potger brought them together... he had fulfilled an idea which differed completely in concept from any that the Seekers might have had. And now, 18 months, 3 Ed Sullivan Shows, 1 Andy Williams Show, and 2 U.S. smash hits later, Keith Potger says: The New Seekers do what the old Seekers did and then what the old Seekers couldn't do."

The biographies of the group members were not entirely accurate: Paul Layton's year of birth was given as 1950, while Marty Kristian's and Lyn Paul's birthdays were stated to be 23rd May and 15th February respectively.


New Seekers biography.


New Seekers advert - "The next best thing to the New Seekers 'live' is the New Seekers on record".

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1971


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NME


New Seekers
UK Tour 1971

In the Autumn of 1971, following the success of Never Ending Song Of Love, the New Seekers set off on a headlining tour of the UK.

The group performed the following songs: We're Gonna Change The World; There's A Light; What Have They Done To My Song, Ma; Blackberry Way; The Nickel Song; Never Ending Song Of Love; Beautiful People; One; Good Old Fashioned Music; My Sweet Lord; I'll Be Home; Get Ourselves Together; Move Me Lord; Streets Of London; I'm A Train; Born Free; Georgie Girl [sic].

Itinerary

26th September, Floral Hall, Southport
27th September, Davenport Theatre, Stockport
28th September, Music Hall, Shrewsbury
29th September, Bracknell Sports Centre, Bracknell
30th September, Pavilion Theatre, Weymouth
1st October, Festival Theatre, Chichester
2nd October, Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells
3rd October, Woodville Theatre, Gravesend
4th October, Colston Hall, Bristol
5th October, Palace Theatre, Redditch
6th October, Civic Theatre, Barnsley
7th October, Fairfield Hall, Croydon
8th October, Congress Theatre, Eastbourne
10th October, Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
11th October, Civic Theatre, Darlington
13th October, Winter Gardens, Bournemouth
14th October, Memorial Hall, Barry
15th October, Guildhall, Portsmouth
16th October, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

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Royal Variety Performance (programme cover).



Royal Variety Performance
London Palladium,
Monday, 15th November 1971

On 15th November the New Seekers appeared before Her Majesty The Queen at the Royal Variety Performance.

Programme


1. The Young Generation
2. The Villams
3. Bruce Forsyth
4. Dailey & Wayne
5. The Stupids
6. Lovelace Watkins
7. Norman Collier
8. Hughie Green
9. The Little Angels of Korea

Intermission

10. Jack Parnell and his Orchestra
11. The New Seekers
12. The New Dollys
13. Ken Goodwin
14. Sacha Distel and Stephane Grappelli
15. Tommy Cooper
16. Shirley Bassey

The Finale
God Save The Queen


Royal Variety Performance 1971 - programme title page.


The New Seekers pictured in the 1971 Royal Variety Performance programme.

The New Seekers pictured in the 1971 Royal Variety Performance programme.

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1972


In Print 1972

Disc

Melody Maker

Record Mirror


New Seekers
UK Tour 1972

Almost immediately after their appearance at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, in the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest, the New Seekers set off on their second tour of the UK. The artwork and photos used for the tour programme mirrored the artwork and photos on the sleeve of their Eurovision single Beg, Steal Or Borrow and on their UK album We'd Like To Teach The World To Sing.

The group performed the following songs: Beautiful People; Beg, Steal Or Borrow; Blackberry Way; Fire And Rain / My Sweet Lord; Georgie Girl [sic]; Good Old Fashioned Music; 'Hair' Medley; I Believe In Music; I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing; I'm A Train; Look What They've Done To My Song, Ma; Never Ending Song Of Love; Nickel Song; One; Tonight; When There's No Love Left.

Itinerary

27th March, Kelvin Hall, Glasgow
28th March, Odeon, Newcastle
29th March, ABC, Huddersfield
30th March, Odeon, Birmingham
31st March, Grand Hall, Scarborough
1st April, Public Hall, Preston
2nd April, New Theatre, Oxford
3rd April, Capitol, Cardiff
5th April, Victoria Hall, Stoke On Trent
6th April, Guildhall, Portsmouth
7th April, City Hall, St. Albans
8th April, Central Hall, Chatham
9th April, Winter Gardens, Bournemouth
11th April, Lees City Hall, Folkestone
12th April, Royal Albert Hall, London
13th April, Oval Hall, Sheffield
14th April, ABC, Hull
15th April, Free Trade Hall, Manchester
16th April, Empire Theatre, Liverpool
17th April, Colston Hall, Bristol
18th April, Albert Hall, Nottingham
20th April, The Dome, Brighton
21st April, ABC, Plymouth
22nd April, ABC, Northampton

The New Seekers' performance at the Royal Albert Hall on 12th April was recorded and issued in the UK as a double album, Live At The Royal Albert Hall. It was also filmed for television and released many years later on video and DVD.


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New Zealand tour (programme cover).

New Seekers
Tour of Australia and New Zealand. 1972

As 1972 drew to a close the New Seekers squeezed in a concert tour of New Zealand and Australia. The Winter '72 - '73 Fan Club Newsletter reported that the tour had been a "great success", with the group playing to "the second biggest audience ever known in Aukland."

For Peter Doyle and Marty Kristian the tour gave them a welcome opportunity to visit home: "Of course Peter and Marty were happy to have another chance to meet their relations and friends in Australia, even though they were only there for a few days."

The tour programme described Lyn Paul as "a singer, dancer and comedienne" and mentioned her past association with Eve Graham in The Nocturnes: "Lyn was with her own vocal trio initially before joining Eve in The Nocturnes. Both girls then left the group to sing in The New Seekers."

A history of the New Seekers from the New Zealand tour programme.


Advert from the New Zealand tour programme.


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New Seekers' 1973 tour (programme cover).


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1973


In Print 1973

Disc

Melody Maker

Record Mirror


New Seekers
UK Tour 1973

The New Seekers' third UK tour was compered by DJ Alan Freeman, the Pick of the Pops presenter known for his catchphrases "Greetings, pop pickers" and "not 'arf".

The group was supported at some venues by the duo Ofarim and Winter. Abi Ofarim (real name Abraham Reichstadt) was best-known for his 1968 hit Cinderella Rockefella, recorded with his wife Esther. Tom Winter had previously been a member of the Dutch band Opus.


The New Seekers performed a selection from the following songs:

Beg, Steal Or Borrow
Dance, Dance, Dance
Look What They've Done To My Song, Ma
Circles
Brand New Song
When I Was Small
Morning Has Broken
Tonight
Never Ending Song Of Love
Doggone My Soul
One
Come Softly To Me
I Believe In Music
Beautiful People
Good Old Fashioned Music
I'm A Train
Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)
There's A Light
Pinball Wizard / See Me, Feel Me
I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing


Itinerary


22nd March, Royal Albert Hall, London
23rd March, Gaumont, Ipswich (two shows)
24th March, Gaumont, Hanley
25th March, ABC, Chester (two shows)
30th March, ABC, Plymouth
31st March, The Dome, Brighton
1st April, Empire, Liverpool
3rd April, Carlton, Dublin (two shows)
4th April, Savoy, Cork (two shows)
6th April, Capitol Theatre, Cardiff
7th April, Central Hall, Chatham (two shows)
8th April, Winter Gardens, Bournemouth (two shows)
11th April, Usher Hall, Edinburgh
13th April, Caird Hall, Dundee
14th April, Kelvin Hall, Glasgow
15th April, City Hall, Newcastle
17th April, Colston Hall, Bristol
18th April, Guildhall, Portsmouth (two shows)
21st - 23rd April, ABC, Blackpool
26th April, Town Hall, Leeds
27th April, Free Trade Hall, Manchester
28th April, Odeon, Birmingham
29th April, De Montford Hall, Leicester
2nd May, ABC, Gloucester
3rd May, ABC, Northampton
4th May, ABC, Peterborough
5th May, New Theatre, Oxford
6th May, Fairfield Hall, Croydon
7th May, Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead


Biography of Lyn Paul from the New Seekers' 1973 tour programme (page 11).


Biography of Lyn Paul from the New Seekers' 1973 tour programme (page 12).

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Vikki Carr (programme cover).

Vikki Carr
Warwick Musical Theater,
6th - 11th August 1973

From the beginning of June 1973 through to the end of August that year the New Seekers made a variety of live appearances across the USA. These included a series of shows supporting Vikki Carr.

Best known in the USA for her 1967 hit It Must Be Him, Vikki Carr had first made a ripple on the pond in 1962 with her recording of He's A Rebel. The song caught the ear of producer Phil Spector, who promptly recorded the cover version that became a number one hit for The Crystals. Carr had to wait five years before she had her own Top 3 hit but then went on to have a string of, albeit more minor, US hits with songs such as The Lesson and With Pen In Hand, the latter written by Bobby Goldsboro. Her last hit, 1971's I'll Be Home, was a Randy Newman song which the New Seekers had also recorded that year. I'll Be Home was featured on Carr's 1971 album Vikki Carr's Love Story, which also included her version of Hurt, a song that Lyn Paul would later record on her album Late Night.

In 1973, in addition to her concert performances, Vikki Carr guest-hosted The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

Bob Florence
Musical Director

Randy Marr, Guitar
Dan Mark, Bass
Tom Melton, Drums


Vikky Carr and the New Seekers concert programme (page 3).

New Seekers' biography.

New Deekers' biography (continued).

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New Seekers 1973 UK tour programme.


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Lyn Paul Then:
1974


In Print 1974

Reocrd Mirror


New Seekers
Show Souvenir 1974

Itinerary

25th March, Granada, Sutton
26th March, Winter Gardens, Bournemouth
27th March, Gaumont, Ipswich
28th March, Central Hall, Chatham
29th March, Odeon, Taunton
30th March, Festival Hall, Paignton
31st March, Capitol, Cardiff
2nd April, De Montford Hall, Leicester
3rd April, Guildhall, Preston
4th April, Usher Hall, Edinburgh
5th April, Caird Hall, Dundee
6th April, Music Hall, Aberdeen
7th April, Apollo, Glasgow
8th April, City Hall, Newcastle
9th April, City Hall, Hull
12th April, Southport Theatre, Southport
13th April, ABC, Blackpool
14th April, Futurist Theatre, Scarborough
16th April, ABC Cinema, Belfast
17th April, Carlton Cinema, Dublin
18th April, Odeon, Cork
21st April, Coventry
22nd April, Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
24th April, The Dome, Brighton
25th April, Guildhall, Portsmouth
26th April, Dreamland Theatre, Margate
27th April, Granada, Kettering
28th April, New Theatre, Oxford
29th April, Victoria Hall, Hanley
2nd May, Town Hall, Birmingham
3rd May, Town Hall, Leeds
4th May, Opera House, Manchester
5th May, Rainbow Theatre, London.


The New Seekers pictured in the Show Souvenir.

Pictured (left to right):
Eve Graham,
Peter Oliver,
Lyn Paul,
Paul Layton and
Marty Kristian.


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New Seekers
UK Farewell Tour 1974

Programme

John Pantry

Interval

The New Seekers
singing a selection from the following songs:

Overture
Friends
Teach The World To Sing
Beg, Steal Or Borrow
Brother Love

(featuring Peter Oliver)
You Made Me Love You
(featuring Eve Graham)
Ride A Horse
(featuring Paul Layton)
Crying In The Rain
(featuring Marty Kristian)
I Wanna Be Loved By You
(featuring Lyn Paul)
Rock 'n' Roll Medley
We've Got To Do It Now
Never Ending Song Of Love
Sweet Lord Medley
Look What They've Done To My Song
Good Old Fashioned Music
I Could Be Happy

(featuring Lyn Paul)
You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me
Pinball Wizard
Midnight Woman

(featuring Marty Kristian)
Circles
I Get A Little Sentimental Over You



New Seekers' Farewell Tour (programme cover).

Biography of Lyn Paul from the Farewell Tour programme.

Photo of the New Seekers from the Farewell Tour programme.

Advert for the budget album 'Look What They've Done To My Song, Ma' from the New Seekers' Farewell Tour programme.

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New Seekers - after Lyn...

1976

1977
1978
New Seekers 1976 biogram.

New Seekers' 1977 tour programme.


New Seekers' 1978 tour programme.

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Autograph.


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