do the boys look for in a girl? This appeared in German
magazine Bravo (1971).
THE housemotto hangs askew in the home
at 6 Southampton Place in the city of London. "We rented
this house two months ago," said Vic Elmes .
"Since then I have always had to cook - because my
job as waiter and ice-salesman was insufficient to pay for
the coal," complains Vic.
"Such a bachelor pad is nothing. When
I find my dream girl, I will not enter a kitchen again.
Therefore, my wife should not only have black hair and look
gorgeous - but she must also be able to cook!"
Vic Elmes wants to get to know his lady friend
over a meal.
"Since our hit Yellow
River I can present myself well and invite the girls
to London's best and most expensive restaurants. On such
an occasion I will ask slyly after her cooking ability.
I want to be certain - not like Mike. He writes a dozen
love letters every day. Then he sits in the garden and waits
for a girl to take the bait".
Drummer Mike Blakley laughs and pushes his
typewriter aside. "Cooking is of course important.
My wife should have a sense of humour and have ideas. A
real mate, with whom I could steal horses."
At this moment Jeff Christie hangs up the telephone
"Again a female reporter. And I thought
it was a fan. I was about to flirt with her."
In the frontyard of Christie's London residence
the hedge roses are in full bloom.
"Vic and Mike grow them", reveals Christie's boss
"With that they hope to break into girls'
hearts. I prefer to attempt that with another trick: I go
on a girl hunt on my Moped. A luxury image in the class
of a 'Rolls' is too complicated for that.
"Besides, I don't see myself as a luxury
bloke. The girls of my dreams must understand me."
Jeff remains standing and plucks a rose.
"Appearance is not the deciding feature.
The girls think that we beat-boys only go for looks. That
"Pretty girls are easy to find, like pretty
roses. But girls who really love me are rare."