article on The Outer Limits from the Yorkshire Evening Post,
April 29, 1967.
LEEDS group, The Outer Limits, wanted somewhere quiet for
their workouts on numbers so they took themselves
off to Roundhay Park at midnight.
"It was peaceful and
they were not running the risk of disturbing anyone,"
said their manager Michael Christie, father of Jeff Christie
(20), the group's lead guitarist, organist and lead singer,
of Scott Hall Road, Leeds.
Other members of the band,
whose first disc Just One More Chance
came out on April 28, are Gerry Layton (22), sax and rhythym
guitar, Gerry Smith (20), bass guitar and singer, and tan
Drogie (22), drums and vocal.
There is a limit even
for The Outer Limits as to where you can practise.
It was because they could not find a place where they would
not interfere with neighbours that they took to Roundhay
Park, in a spot overlooking the big lake.
All members of the group have
left good jobs to make a full-time job of their music. Jeff
turned down the offer of a career in his father's former
business after a television appearance for the group had
fallen through. "You'll be able to earn about £4000
a year," said Jeff's father, but Jeff didn't even give
the matter a second thought.
Gerry Layton is an ex-television
electrician; Gerry Smith a former plumber; and Stan an ex-printer.
The group specialise in Tamla-Motown
and American pops and 12 months ago won a 200-entry talent
Music and lyric for the group's
new song have been written by Jeff, who has penned more
than 15 new numbers which the group hopes to record.