were the first band in the UK to embark on an extensive
college tour. It had been organised by manager Brian Longley
to promote Iron Horse, as well
as other acts in his stable. This item below is reprinted
from a press kit announcing the tour.
FORTHCOMING COLLEGE TOUR/NEW SINGLE
release their latest single Iron Horse
on Friday, January 14, on CBS.
Another Jeff Christie original,
Iron Horse has all the ingredients
to become another worldwide smash.
To coincide with the new record,
the group commence a two-month long college tour in February
and March, headlining a package including Edison Lighthouse
and Worth, playing major colleges throughout Great Britain.
Each group will be playing one hour in the three-hour show.
Last month the group, which has
been a three-piece since its inception two years ago, added
a fourth member, Lem Lubin, who plays bass guitar - allowing
Jeff, who formerly played bass, to concentrate on guitar
and electric piano. The group is completed by lead guitarist
Vic Elmes and drummer Paul Fenton.
This talented group have toured
more than 25 countries and sold over ten million records,
establishing themselves as one of the world's most popular
All of Christie's material is written
by Jeff (who wrote Yellow River, San
Bernadino, Man of Many Faces, etc) and Vic, who has
written some of the tracks on the group's two albums.
Sales of Yellow
River currently exceed four million and it is still
selling. San Bernadino
continued the success story and world sales of that
single have now topped 2.5 million. Man
of Many Faces made the charts in many countries and
the group's first album also made the charts in more than
a dozen countries, including the USA, Germany and South
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