It was 1971, and I remember it like it was yesterday. I was sitting in front of my television set, enjoying a “Special Edition” episode of The Ed Sullivan Show hosted by Jack Jones. The show was at risk of being canceled, and this episode was a tribute to the show’s long run on TV. The New Seekers, a vocal pop band, was one of the performers that evening, and they took the stage with a cover of Elton John’s “Your Song.”
The audience was full of energy, and I could feel the excitement from the crowd as the band began to sing. The New Seekers had a distinct sound, and their vocal abilities were fully displayed during the performance. Although they were primarily known for covering Melanie’s songs, this Elton John cover showcased their versatility.
As I was reminiscing about this performance, I took a peek at the comments section of the YouTube video, and I was pleasantly surprised by the positive reactions from viewers. Sally Williams commented that The New Seekers were still her favorite vocal pop band, while Jim Stevens praised their lovely vocals and version of Harry Chapin’s “Circles.” Shyman99 also provided some trivia about the show, including that The New Seekers had recorded “Never Ending Song Of Love,” which would soon become a giant hit in Europe.
As I read through the comments, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of nostalgia for old-school music. However, the New Seekers’ cover of “Your Song” had a charm that is hard to find in modern music. The band’s raw talent and ability to connect with the audience made for an unforgettable performance.
Although some commenters had critiques, such as Geoff harris, who thought the band was not at their best during the performance, most viewers shared a positive sentiment. BleedBNG even recalled being surprised by the band’s off-key start but ultimately praised the band’s talent.
If you’re looking to take a trip down memory lane, I highly recommend watching The New Seekers’ “Your Song” performance on The Ed Sullivan Show from May 30, 1971. The video is a reminder of the incredible talent that once graced our television screens and is a testament to the timeless nature of great music.
So, grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy the show. And if you’re a fan of old-school music, share this video with your friends and family.