Excerpts from articles
that appeared in the Danish magazine Go! in 1970.
was raped in Germany, is a big name in England, South America,
Italy and Sweden; but Jeff Christie prefers Denmark and
a girl from Denmark.
THE English trio Christie is about to become
a solid name.
Every new record is a best seller.
Christie broke through with Yellow
River (20 million round the world) and secondly they
got a huge hit with San Bernadino.
"It is a catchy pop tune," leader
Jeff Christie said.
"But people who turn up to our concerts
often get a surprise when they hear music of a total other
kind noisy, hard and heavy.
"You can't put us in a stall, we like to
play all kinds of music, and I do not have any prejudice
my taste spans from the romantic to the heavy kind
Christie has been asked to leave out the heavy
numbers like Martian King and
Nightmare from their shows,
where the younger audiences comes to hear the type of music
like Yellow River. But Christie
carries on mixing up the repertoire.
Yellow River and
San Bernardino are popular
but the trio shows a total other side when they play the
long and progressive songs.
can perhaps keep us alive in Germany, England and South
America, where this kind of music is very popular,"
Jeff said, "but we would like to break through in USA,
and there it is another kind of music that counts."
Jeff Christie and the two other in the band,
Vic Elmes and Paul Fenton, have several times had to contend
with unwelcome attention on their trips around the world.
In Germany there was a group of 30 to 40 drunken
old women who tried to tear Jeff's clothes off. They followed
him all the way back to the hotel.
"They are very tough in that age,"
Jeff says, "I do understand why Tom Jones has to have
bodyguards to help him. Otherwise they get him."
Jeff Christie is seeing a girl from Denmark,
which he has dated for a while.
Every time he has a day off, he makes a short
trip to Copenhagen to meet his girlfriend. That is his private
He says that Copenhagen is a place where he
is allowed to get around, without been recognised. Something
he shares in common with celebrities like Keith Emerson,
Noel Redding and Peter Sarstedt.
THE english trio Christie will come to Denmark
at the start of next month, to play some few selected
Probably at "Revolution" and
"Club 6" in Copenhagen. Possibly in Århus
and Viborg as well, if interest from the audience
This is because the hit Yellow
River has made Christie a costly band to hire
The group's follow-up record San
Bernadino is, as the previous release, written
by the singer Jeff Christie.