translated from German Bravo magazine, July 27, 1970, this
article is most notable for this wonderful photo.
THE three boys who call themselves Christie
have built themselves an international hit.
"Before we had this success, things looked
bleak," Jeff said. "For many years I tried my
luck in my hometown Leeds. I played in the group Outer Limits
without success. So I played the nightclubs, and I began
to compose a few songs. I offered them to The Tremeloes,
but the group preferred to write their own songs."
But Mike Blakley, younger brother of Tremeloes
member Alan, liked one of the songs, Yellow
River, and was asked to join with Jeff to record
"We still needed a third man. I remembered
Vic from playing with his band. Vic was at the time an ice
salesman at the Selfridges department store in London, so
was glad to join us," Mike said.
Three weeks after forming, Christie were at
top of hit parade with Yellow River.
"Now even the Trems sing Yellow
River .. in Spanish!" Jeff laughed.