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The facts about the Christie members! Reprinted from New Musical Express magazine, June 1970.


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Jeff

Vic

Mike

Name Jeff Christie Vic Elmes Michael Blakley
Birthday July 12, 1946 May 10, 1947 January 12, 1947
Birthplace Leeds Dagenham, Essex Bromley, Kent
Personal
points
6ft; 10st 12lbs; brown eyes, brown hair 5ft 7ins; 9st; hazel eyes, brown hair 5ft 8ins; 9st 4lbs; blue eyes, fair hair
Parents Michael and Tony Ron and Joyce Reg and Wyn
Siblings Lester, Robin and Mark Jocelyne and Stephen Alan
Instruments Guitar, piano, organ, bass Guitar Drums, piano
Education Leeds Grammar School Warren Secondary School, Essex Beal Grammar (Ilford)
First
appearance
Leeds Youth Club (1960) Local youth club (1962) Ilford Coffee Bar (1964)
First
big date
Tahiti Club, Leeds (1963) East Ham Town Hall Barking Assembly Hall
TV debut Calendar Thank Your Lucky Stars Thank Your Lucky Stars
Hobbies Football (Leeds Utd); reading, films, swimming, sunshine, doing my Duane Eddy exercises in the morning Painting and drawing Trying to write music
Favourite
colour
Would you believe Yellow Purple Red
Favourite
food
Anything with tomato sauce Chinese Steak
Favourite
drink
Bourbon and Coke, pineapple juice, coffee, tea, dandelion juice (makes the toes curl) Coffee Milk
Clothes Casual, leather Casual Smart casual
Author/book Dennis Wheatley and Alistair Maclean The Spy Who Came In From The Cold Animal Farm
Favourite
instrumentalist
Alvin Lee Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Pete Townsend Jacques Loussier
Favourite
composer
Lennon/McCartney, Jimmy Webb, Bacharach/David, Bach and Wagner Nilsson, Lennon/McCartney Lennon/McCartney, Blakley/Hawkes
Favourite
group
Beatles, Canned Heat, Dr Heath and the Rocking Coffins Who, Beatles, Cream Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival
Preferred car Supercar! Mercedes (sports) Lamborghini Mura
Likes Sleeping, beautiful people, playing guitars, bird watching? Tasting different types of food, genuine people Sunshine, deserted beaches, genuine people
Dislikes Slobs, phoney friends, drunks, shaving, worrying too much Arrogant people who criticise when they don't really know Clouds, crowded beaches, two-faced people
Ambition Security, happiness, to buy my mum and dad a big house and swimming pool To have a hit with every record Happiness