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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.


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1970-79 1980-89 1990-99 2000-09 2010-18

Press Articles: 2000s

These pages provide details of newspaper articles, reviews and interviews featuring Lyn Paul or the New Seekers, which appeared in the UK press from 2000 onwards. Scroll down the page or select a year from the table below.

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Lyn Paul as Freda Danby.

Lyn Paul
as Freda Danby
February 2003.



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In February 2003 Lyn Paul appeared in Emmerdale, a fact that did not escape the eagle-eyed people at Inside Soap magazine. In August Eve Graham was featured in interviews in the Daily Express and My Weekly magazine. Meanwhile, the New Seekers continued to be remembered in articles about the 1970s, the Eurovision Song Contest and TV adverts.

On the Sports pages a racehorse named 'New Seeker' made the headlines by winning twice at Ascot.

 The Sun, 8th January 2003, page 11.

Just call me Snoop Doggy Guide Dogg ...
by Bill Leckie

Bill Leckie took issue with the Home Secretary, David Blunkett, for linking crime with rap music. His article began by posing the question:

"HOW come there was never a front page headline that went: 'New Seekers Thanked For Teaching The World To Sing'?"

 Inside Soap, fortnight ending 14th February 2003.

SOAP BOX: Hat's life!

The Star Letter from Edna Harvey was accompanied by a photo of a scene from Emmerdale, which includes Lyn Paul in the role of Freda Danby.

 Inside Soap, fortnight ending 14th March 2003, page 63.

SOAP BOX: Seeking Lyn ...

An eagle-eyed reader, Stuart Cooper, spotted that Freda Danby (Emmerdale) was played by Lyn Paul and asked whether this was "the same Lyn Paul who was in the band the New Seekers."

 The Spectator, 22nd February 2003, page 22.

Hands off Northern Cyprus
by John Laughland

In his article on Cyprus John Laughland used the New Seekers to evoke the 1970s.

"A TRIP to Northern Cyprus is a trip to the 1970s. While the Greek South of the island ... seethes in corrupt prosperity, the Turkish North indulges in the gentler delights of crazy paving, the New Seekers and Ford Capris."

 Daily Record, 28th March 2003, page 36.

Top of the Pits Parade: Deodorant ad's soundtrack is set to top the charts
by Samantha Booth

An article about the dance song Make Luv, featured in the Lynx ads, cast an eye over the other "top tunes that 'ad us hooked," among them I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing by the New Seekers.

"Coca-Cola ads have spawned two No.1 hits, firstly for the New Seekers in 1972 with I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing and First Time by Robin Beck in 1988."

 TV Times, 24th-30th May 2003, pages 12-13.

All Our Euro Yesterdays

An article about former stars of Eurovision, including Lyn Paul and the New Seekers. The article mentioned that "Lyn Paul, 54, has enjoyed success on stage in Blood Brothers and acted on TV in Emmerdale and In Deep."

 Sunday Times, 29th June 2003, page 7.

Now that's what I call music; Alive
by Tom Morton

Tom Morton mused on the generation gap: "You are a mature person with cultured tastes in wine, malt whisky, airbagged motor cars, mild mortgages and Majorcan villas. You take pains to surprise your children with your CD purchases, your MP3 downloads: you had Radiohead's new album first, told your son Blur's latest album stank of compromise ...

We are one, you think, and rock music is one. All my life's a circle ... who sang that? With horror, you realise you have just hummed the New Seekers to yourself.

But it's a Harry Chapin song, so that's okay ..."

 Birmingham Post, 9th July 2003, page 4.

Some people would prefer to write off the early seventies as a nadir in style and music. But, says Andrew Cowen, maybe it's time to appreciate what the decade did for us.

by Andrew Cowen

Andrew Cowen took a look at "the decade that taste forgot" and noted that "the glam rock seventies are coming round again."

"If you caught the Polyphonic Spree at Glastonbury or Birmingham's Carling Academy, you'll know what I mean.

The 23 piece American band are pure seventies - a cross between Hair evangelism and New Seekers' I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing ..."

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 Daily Mirror, 27th July 2003, page 60.

Racing: New Seeker on song with International hit

The Daily Mirror reported on the £87,000 Tote International Handicap. The winning horse had a name with a familiar ring to it: New Seeker.

 My Weekly, No. 4678, 9th August 2003, pages 30-31.

The girl who taught the world to sing
by Peter Robertson

An article about former New Seekers' star Eve Graham. The article mentioned "the band's other female vocalist of that time, blonde Lyn Paul" and noted that "of the others in the legendary line-up ... Lyn has found success in musical theatre."

The article was accompanied by two photos of the New Seekers but it wrongly identified Lyn Paul as Kathy Ann Rae, who took Lyn's place in the group when it re-formed in 1976.

 The Express, Friday, 8th August 2003, page 39.

New Seeker Eve seeks pay award
by Kathryn Spencer

A short article about former New Seekers' star Eve Graham. Although the article didn't specifically mention Lyn Paul, it echoed a complaint that Lyn herself had made way back in 1989, namely, the release of New Seekers' CDs with cover photos of the 70's hit-making line-up but featuring "soundalike" re-recordings of the group's original hits.

The article was accompanied by a small photo of the New Seekers from 1972 featuring Lyn Paul.

 Evening Standard Metro Life, Thursday, 11th September 2003, page 26.

Theatre: Musicals

The theatre listings section of the Evening Standard's Metro Life magazine (12th-18th September) included a photo of Lyn Paul with Stephen Palfreman and Mark Hutchinson.

 The Independent, 28th September 2003, page 16.

Top five single is really just an Asda jingle
by James Morrison

Controvesy surrounded the singer Louise when she had a comeback hit with Don't Give Up, a charity single in aid of Breast Cancer Care.

James Morrison reported in the Independent that "radio stations were besieged by calls from listeners pointing out its similarity to the famous "Asda Price" jingle that ends with a woman slapping her back pocket." His report continued: "Arnon Wolfson, the producer, is open about his use of the jingle, which was adapted for Louise's hit by its original writer, Roger Greenaway. Until now Mr. Greenaway's most notorious credit was a version of the 1971 New Seekers' hit I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing, which included the lyric: 'I'd like to buy the world a Coke'."

 The Express, 31st December 2003.

Scoops of the year

Reviewing the "scoops" of the year, The Express picked this highlight from August 2003: "Ex-New Seeker Eve Graham says she has received no royalties for the group for 30 years." The story had been featured in The Express on 8th August.

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All Our Yesterdays

My yesterdays walk with me. They keep step, they are faces that peer over my shoulder.
William Golding


You know what nostalgia is, don't you? It's basically a matter of recalling the fun without reliving the pain.
Bette Davis

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