In 1974, Christie
toured Colombia with Jeff, Roger, Danny and Terry. This
strange article (loosely translated) appeared in the Colombian
newspaper El Espacio (March 1974), covering Christie's visit
there, but seemingly preoccupied with the members' hair.
THE four members of the British pop group
Christie arrived at Eldorado airport to be greeted by hundreds
of Colombian fans.
All sported long hair. Leader Jeff Christie
had dark locks and fashionable sideburns. One member (Roger)
wore a fabric hat that hid half his face, another (Danny)
had an explorers hat with dark glasses. The fourth member
(Terry) wore a little scarf.
The group were the last to leave the plane.
As soon as they saw the press, they took out a pair of plush
animals which Roger said served as their mascots for the
When asked about their changing styles of music,
Jeff said they played simple, uncomplicated rock songs.
They had changed slightly from the earlier pop of Yellow
River and San Bernadino.
"If you go to the Coliseum (the concert venue) and
listen to what we are playing today, you will be fascinated,"
One journalist said that long hair was becoming
outdated and old-fashioned.
Roger disagreed. "I love my hair,"
he said. "I go every week to the stylist to look after
And what of drugs?
One of the members responded playfully: "We
do not speak of them .. we use them!"