Keith Potger's decision to continue with The Seekers' name after their demise probably surprised many, but in the late sixties groups were assembled to order by managers to fulfil what they saw as a gap in the market. The Monkees and Toomorrow were both assembled to cash in on the teen market to greater, or lesser, extent.
Potger relocated to the UK, first to provide jingles for commercial television, but
then he decided to assemble a new group based around fellow Australian Marty Kristian
and Eve Graham, an experienced singer from Scotland. Potger himself sang with the
group for the first few months, making their UK TV debut on Thames' The Frankie Howerd
Show in August 1969. Their debut album (without Potger) was released by Philips in
1969 to no success, so Potger joined for the second one which resulted in an American
hit with a cover version of Melanie's "What Have They've Done To My Song, Ma", once
he had re-
More TV work was not forthcoming, despite acres of shows like The Cliff Richard Show, Cilla, Crackerjack, Discotheque and others offering plenty of opportunities to bands like theirs. So it was something of a surprise that Scottish TV not only gave them their own show, but their own series.
Produced in colour the show was given a prime-
The public did not take to the show at all with several complaints seemingly targeted at the band. But despite the complaints, the series was shown on several ITV channels, sold to Canada, Australia and Sweden with interest from other countries as a result of being shown at the international television market in Cannes. By the summer of 1972 The New Seekers were one of the world's most popular groups with another series of their own, Wow, on ABC TV in America.