Christmas Compendium Track 4:

Peak UK Chart Position: #1 in January 1974.
Christmas Chart Position: #3.

Denied the Christmas chart topper by Slade’s perennial favourite that year – as well as Gary Glitter’s “I Love You Love Me Love” (which was number one on this day) – this song bobbed up and down within the top ten for eleven weeks, managing a solitary week at the top in the third week of the new year. The New Seekers were formed by Ceylon (now Sri Lanka)-born Keith Potger, after the original Seekers disbanded, in 1969. Here, you can enjoy “You Won’t Find Another Fool Like Me”, and “We’ve Got To Do It Now” being performed on the BBC light entertainment show ‘It’s Lulu’.

Quick facts:

  • Their only other number one was “I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)”, a four-week number one early in 1972.
  • Lyn Paul was the vocalist on this track, she went on to become a regular television favourite in many popular programmes, as well as a West End actress in “Blood Brothers”.
  • The group’s two UK number one singles are listed as being in the top thirty best selling singles for the 1970’s, with “I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing” at 17 and “You Won’t Find Another Fool Like Me” at 27.
  • In 1972, they represented the UK at Eurovision, coming second with “Beg, Steal Or Borrow”.

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