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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.

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2005 2006 2007 2008 2009


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2005

2005 arrived and journalists were still writing about that old Coca-Cola ad. Eve Graham, who sang the lead vocal on that famous Coke jingle, told journalists how she'd missed out on her royalties (The Sun, 17th September / Sunday Express, 13th November). She also revealed that the New Seekers had not been quite as "apple pie" wholesome as they might have appeared (Daily Express, 28th November).

Meanwhile on the sports pages another 'New Seeker' was making headlines. After a fallow year, the racehorse trained by Clive Cox won the Hunt Cup at York and the Totesport International at Newbury.

Sunday Mirror, 27th March 2005, page 60.
New Seeker poised to get Flat season off to a flier in Lincoln

The Guardian, 1st April 2005, page 29.
Seeker lucky in Lincoln draw lottery

The Mirror, 2nd April 2005, page 4.
Cox thinks Seeker will take some pipping

The Sun, 16th April 2005, page 2.
Seek and destroy; The Punters' Pal marks your card

The Mirror, 7th May 2005, page 2.
Racing: Seeker is real find

Daily Telegraph, 23rd July 2005.
New Seeker on song for Cox

News Of The World, 24th July 2005, page 7.
Seeker finds them all out

The Mirror, 25th July 2005, page 7.
Racing: Seeker in top form after win

The Independent, 11th August 2005, page 62.
New Seeker and Cox in perfect harmony


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 The Independent, 3rd January 2005, page 16.


'We'd like to teach the world to drink...'
To many, Coca-Cola's ads represent the epitome of American lifestyle. Peter York looks back on 80 years of the very best - and worst - of pitches.

by Peter York

Peter York's comprehensive article covered Coke commercials from 1931 to 2005, including the most famous of all the ads:

"It's based around a song written in Claridges by three old Tin Pan Alley hands and recorded by the New Seekers ("I'd like to teach the world to sing"/ "I'd like to buy the world a Coke"). The original shoot was set up on the Dover cliffs. Continuous rain stopped play there and the shoot was moved to Rome. It was first shown in Europe where it was deeply underwhelming. But when it was released in the US in July 1971 it hit a huge nerve - 100,000 letters about the ad' to Coke; constant requests to radio stations to play the commercial and a massive hit record derived from original advertising music (re-written without the Coke references)"

 Daily Mirror, 13th January 2005, page 25.


1,000 No1s smash hits; YOUR MUST-READ FOUR-PAGE GUIDE TO EVERY BRITISH CHART-TOPPER
by Jon Kelly and Nick Webster

The Daily Mirror celebrated the UK's 1,000th number 1 single by listing every British chart-topper. The New Seekers were listed twice:

308: JANUARY 4, 1972 (4) - I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing
342: JANUARY 15, 74 (1) - You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me

 Evening Standard, 11th February 2005, page 46.


Coca-Cola crunch time;
The world's largest beverage company is striving to regain some fizz by spending its way out of trouble

by John Sterlicchi

Highlighting the fact that "not one Coca-Cola advertisement made it into the 20 most memorable ads last year", John Sterlicchi revealed how the company planned to recapture the success of its 1970s ad campaign.

"At that November meeting, Mark Mathieu, vice president for corporate marketing, harked back to the Seventies commercial I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke as having the kind of impact the company would wish to see from its advertising. Surveys consistently identify the McCann-Erickson commercial, which débuted in 1971, as one of the best of all time. It was helped, of course, by the fact that the New Seekers turned the tune - with different words - into a hit record."

 The Express, 28th February 2005.


Out of the Stewpot

In an extract from Out Of The Stewpot, My Autobiography, Ed Stewart mentioned his affair with Eve Graham: "Four years went by. I had split from Eve Graham... and my bachelor days continued but I was like a rudderless ship."

 The Express, 1st March 2005.


Threesomes, sexy parties and the Mile High Club… how I made the most of the swinging Sixties

In another extract from Out Of The Stewpot, My Autobiography, Ed Stewart wrote about his affair with Eve Graham: "It was only in 1972 when I split with Eve Graham of the New Seekers and the story found its way into gossip columns that I appreciated the meaning of the word "privacy". I was shattered, not only because I had lost a woman I'd been in love with but also because my listeners could read about it in the papers."

 The Herald, 29th March 2005.


Musical;
Tommy, King's Theatre, Glasgow 4/5

by Neil Cooper

"When Eurovision popstars the New Seekers charted with a watered-down teeth 'n' smiles version of The Who's mighty Pinball Wizard in the mid-1970s, little did they know they wouldn't be the last top entertainers to drag the band's 1969 rock opera, from which the song was culled, into the mainstream ..."

 The Guardian, 15th June 2005, page 12.


Now Coke wants to teach the world to chill

A short news item, which makes a passing reference to the New Seekers, about Coca-Cola's plans to revive the famous "teach the world to sing" advert from the 1970s.

 Record Collector, Issue 312, July 2005, page 157.


Transmission: Impossible?

A short article recalling the BBC2 TV show They've Sold A Million, which ran from 14th January - 8th April 1973. The New Seekers appeared on the penultimate edition of the show on 1st April. The article is accompanied by a small photo of the group.

 Sunderland Echo, 6th September 2005.


Remember When?
December 18, 1987

Lyn shared a stage with The Krankies

by Sarah Stoner

A short article and interview, in which Lyn recalled her visits to Sunderland, most notably in 1987.when she appeared in Aladdin at the Sunderland Empire.

 The Sun (Scottish edition), 17th September 2005, page 33.


25m records no royalties
by Matt Bendoris

The Scottish edition of The Sun featured an interview with Eve Graham, who revealed how she had lost out on her royalties from the New Seekers' biggest hit: "When I was recording 'Teach The World To Sing' in New York, the flat I shared in Streatham, south London, burned down ... So my contract, proving I should have had a share in the royalties, went up in smoke."

 Sunday Telegraph, 30th October 2005.


1966 And All That
by Craig Brown

The Sunday Telegraph printed an extract from Craig Brown's political satire 1966 And All That, which included a reference to the New Seekers:

"TONY BLUR set out to build a new Britain. After coming to power, he made this historic plea to the people of Britain: 'Everywhere you go in this great nation, seek to look modern, to speak modern, to be modern. Away with those old shoes. Away with those brown slacks with the underheel hoops. Away with those dusty old long-players by the Seekers. We want a Britain of New Shoes. New Slacks. New Seekers."

If it sounds familiar, you could be remembering some of articles written in the 1990s by Bel Littlejohn or Matthew Parris. Compare Littlejohn's articles from The Guardian (6th October 1995, 22nd March 1996, 12th April 1996 and 31st July 1998), or these by Parris from The Times (17th May 1994) and The Sun (28th February 1998).

 Sunday Express, 13th November 2005, page 35.


Seeker Eve's cash battle:
30 years after chart success singer wants 'missing' royalties

by Jens Larsson

Those were the days - or were they? Former New Seeker Eve Graham told a tale of missing royalties and contractual wranglings. Of group members Marty Kristian and Paul Layton, she said: "I was sick they could be so petty - so angry I haven't spoken to them since."

Lyn Paul and Peter Doyle are also mentioned in the article: "Peter Doyle died from throat cancer in 2001. Lyn has appeared in Emmerdale and starred in West End musical Blood Brothers."

The article was accompanied by a small photo of the New Seekers from 1971, with Lyn and Eve pictured in knee-high boots and hot pants.

 The Observer (Observer Magazine), 27th November 2005, page 121.


ITV1 Emmerdale, 7.00pm
by Mike Bradley

Lyn Paul gets a name check in Mike Bradley's TV preview.

"Noticing that Jarvis (Richard Moore) is deep in thought, Pearl (Meg Johnson) asks him if he is dreaming about Freda (Lyn Paul). Pearl says he will regret it if he doesn't speak to her, but he ignores her. Later, at the dance, he becomes convinced that he has been set up when Freda walks in and he reacts by storming out. Freda goes to find him and eventually he succumbs to her invitation to dance. Afterwards, she pops a potentially life-changing question involving a possible move to Spain."

 Daily Express, Monday, 28th November 2005, page 29.


Day & Night
New Seekers drugs secret is revealed

Eve Graham
told the Express that it wasn't always easy being a member of the New Seekers, particularly for Peter Doyle. "Keeping him in line was hard at times. He'd be unpredictable. He was a free spirit with no discipline, and he eventually left because he was feeling the restrictions of being at certain places at certain times." The article, which included allegations of drug-use, included a small photo of Eve with Peter Doyle and Lyn Paul.

When Lyn learned of this article she sent a message to the website.

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Who said that?

Advertising

You can fool all the people all of the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough.
Joseph E. Levine

Drugs

You should always say no to drugs. That will drive the prices down.
Geechy Guy

Hi kids. Here's an important message from your Uncle Bill. Don't buy drugs. Become a pop star and they give you them for free.
Billy Mack (Bill Nighy), 'Love Actually'

I don't like people who take drugs - customs men for example.
Mick Miller

Truth

There are two kinds of truth - the real truth and the made-up truth.
Marion Barry

The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.
Edith Sitwell

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Oscar Wilde


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