THE OUTER LIMITS
question often asked of Jeff is whether The Outer Limits
released any other singles after the group split up. In
particular, the singles shown above have popped up on
the market from time to time, with mystery shrouding the
identity of the singer(s). Some music compendiums have
even taken it upon themselves to proclaim that these singles
were released by Jeff's band.
Quite simply, this is not the same group.
After Jeff's group disbanded, the name was usurped by
another outfit, which subsequently released the singles
outlines: "This is not my Outer Limits. We disbanded
after the Hendrix tour at the end of 1967 or early 68
and then I played in the house band at the Lido Revue
bar in Leeds, where Paul Fenton was to come and play the
following year, and stayed there until I met Brian Longley
in November 1969 when Yellow River
started causing a stir. All this time I was 'on the scene'
in Leeds and the rest of the Outer Limits were doing different
stuff. I would certainly have known if they had resurrected
something and somehow put a record out. Without me writing
the songs I don't know where they would have got material
from. It's highly possible that someone else used the
name, wittingly or not, after 1970 when I had left Leeds
and was distracted by world touring."
Before The Outer
Limits, there were The Tremmers: (clockwise from top left)
Stan Drogie, Gerry Layton, Paul Cardus, Jeff Christie, with
lead vocalist Gary Steele (centre)
Historic: the Tremmers
on stage. Paul (left), Stan, Gary, Gerry and Jeff.
A very early photo of the Tremmers.
The Outer Limits
line-up which put out three singles: Jeff (left), Gerry Layton,
Stan and Gerry Smith.
fan club member
I am sure you will be pleased to hear
that the Outer Limits have signed a contract to join
the package concert tour featuring Jimi Hendrix, Move,
Pink Floyd and the Amen Corner, also DJ Pete Drummond
The promotion is by Harold Davison and
Tito Burns, who are now the Outer Limits' sole agents.
The New Musical Express has a full half
page advert of the tour and needless to say, it was
good publicity for the boys.
The tour opens at the Royal Albert Hall,
London, on November 14.
Thea and Denise, fan club secretaries
Excerpts from an
Outer Limits fan newsletter outlining the tour with Jimi Hendrix.
Thea is still a good friend of Jeff's today. See more advertisements