your glass high, the time
Jeff celebrated his 60th birthday on July 12, 2006. The following
are just some of the tributes that have flowed in from throughout
"Happy birthday, Jeff. Could we have a glass of wine
together while singing together Iron Horse
or Yellow River in Benidorm?"
Victor Ramos, Alicante, Spain
"Happy birthday, Jeff! Congratulations on your 60th anniversary!
Cheers to you and your music! Congratulations to you with San
Bernardino's official anthem, the entire Christie catalogue, and
about 40 years of music and records."
Edvin Paulsen, Oslo, Norway
|German fans Isobel Mey and Rainer Frank combined
to produce a musical tribute for Jeff's birthday. Rainer changed
the words of Yellow River, which
were then sung by Isobel and the students of her music school.
Listen to a sample
"I am a Christie Mexican fan since 1971. I would like
to send a great
congratulation to Jeff who founded one of my favorite pop groups
compose a lot of great songs. I bought the two recent releases
of the band and I am happy to know the new songs because in Mexico
not all the songs were released."
Eduardo Vargas, Mexico
"Hi Jeff. Your music captured the innocence of growing
in the 70s, I was living in apartheid South Africa then where
we had no access to any media and your song Yellow
River conjured the magic place where we all longed to go.
We had a little makeshift group and Yellow
River was the favourite song that we all learned to play.
Long may you flow; happy birthday."
Allan Munsami, Auckland, New Zealand
I wish you all the best for your birthday. Health, contentment,
success, luck, joy and all that you want. You bring me so much
joy and happy moments with your music. Thank you so much! I hope,
you never stop writing and singing songs. I wish you a wonderful
birthday and give you all the flowers from my garden."
Antonie Griebl, Bavaria/Germany
"Happy birthday dear Jeff Christie! Words could not do justice
to the enjoyment I felt with the first album. All the best of
everything for you and you family."
Helen Pugh, USA
"Thank you so much for your contribution. As a child
of the 60s, I grew up with Yellow River
and San Bernadino. Today, I am 46
years old. My 12 year old son also loves the songs. It's nice
to know that 34 years later your work still has that commercial
appeal. Happy birthday."
Herman Ruben, Singapore
"My best wishes to you on your birthday, Jeff."
Michael Graf, Germany
"Thank you for all the great music. All the other recordings
you did were good, but it's Yellow River
which will be remembered forever in history! Again, thank
you, sir, for all that you did."
Siva Subramaniam, India
"May Jeff have a happy and wonderful birthday with all
his friends who love him and his music. Come on, Jeff, smile!
You're 60 today but it's not the end of the line. It's just a
number, a bit like Yellow River and
San Bernadino, they are classics
and will live on forever - a bit like you. May you and you music
be around for a long time yet to bring happiness to all that see
and hear you."
Bryan Calvert, UK
"It's wonderful to know a person like you can bring good
music to the whole world. We in the Philippines love you. You
are really great. May God bless you always."
Jimmy Surtes, Philippines
"Happy birthday, Jeff !"
Alan Young, UK
"I loved all the other singles of Christie apart from
Yellow River. Why don't you produce
songs like that again? Happy birthday."
Rob Witschge, the Netherlands
"Thanks to the site, I have the chance to wish you many
happy returns. Happy birthday!"
Renee King, UK
"My family and I were listening to Yellow
River in the car on the way home the other day .. and I
told my kids that's the sort of songs they made when pop music
was good. None of this rap stuff or unmelodic songs they have
today. I guess I'm sounding old .. I remember when my dad told
me he couldn't stand my music. Happy 60th!"
Keith Lin, Asia
wish you Jeff, a really fantastic 60th birthday. The happiest
birthday ever, with lots of fun and laughter."
Bett Wires, Surrey, UK
"60 years! The candles will shine bright tonight!"
Bill in Canada
"To: Jeff Christie, I do wish you a happy birthday. Best
Johan Petur Niclassen, Faroe Islands
"I know a friend of a friend of yours .. and have always
been told that you are a lovely person as well as talented. May
God continue to bless you with good health."
Paul Cooper, Lincs, UK
"Love, peace, joy. You are only as old as you feel."
Augustus Mata, Argentina
"Happy birthday for 60 wonderful and blessed years! Long
as both of your eyes can see, as long as you've got two legs and
feet ... well, other things are just formalities!"
Charles Pickett, Australia
"What are you going to do for the next 60 years? Would
love to hear some new work from you. You have a distinctive voice
and ear for melody. Music is the most powerful (social) force
on earth, and you speak the language everyone can understand.
Making people happy, lifting them for a few minutes or hours is
a wonderful thing to be able to do. And you helped to bring wonder
and the joy of discovery into millions of lives. Thank you for
using your gifts as a positive force in the world."
Jim Smith, Wales, UK
"I am delighted to have the opportunity to send a message
to someone whose work has become a part of my childhood. Wishing
you good health and best wishes."
Ahmad Zulkifli, Indonesia
"I wanted to wish you a happy birthday. I love everything
you've done. I'm a big fan!!"
Jyri Haljoki: Finland
"The music was sheer pop genius and you were talented
enough to realise it. Love ya."
"Dear Jeff, congratulations for your birthday! We all
would like to thank you, because what you have done for the music.
Long life for you!"
Wilson Alexandre, Natal, Brazil
"Dear Mr Christie, I want to wish you a very magic birthday."
Jeff, I don't know whether you will see this, but thank you for
Yellow River, Iron Horse and San
Bernadino. And the other great tracks. My deepest thanks
Pablo, Monterrey, Mexico
"Dear Jeff, may your star shine bright for ever and ever.
I wish I could see you now just to say 'thank you' in person and
give you a big hug. All my loving."
Nina Starr, São Paulo, Brazil
"The angels are smiling. God Bless. I used to love your
Sylvia, Toronto, Canada
"Best wishes and long life, Jeff. Keep rocking."
"My greatest regret was never having seen the band play
live back in their heyday. Yellow River,
San Bernadino, Picture Painter, Martian King .. what a
show that would have been! As the song goes, If
Only ... Many happy returns."
Old Christie fan, UK
"Happy anniversary! Cheers for the next 25 or so ...."
"I hope you have a great day; good luck and good health
Sarah, Stockton-on-Tees, UK
"Happy 60th birthday!! Not only are you a brilliant musician,
but you are a still a gorgeous hunk! Keep rocking, darlin'."
Someone you know, USA
"Jeff, you and I share the same birthday (but not the
same year), and that makes me very, very happy! Many congratulations
on this milestone, and it's about time you wrote a book on Christie."
John Holley, London, UK
"What's the secret to staying slim, healthy and with
lots of hair? Whatever it is, it's working! Happy birthday."