translated from an article in the Sonora paper,
Hermosillo, Mexico, October 1974.
performed yesterday in the civic auditoriums, playing two
shows where they were a great hit.
The group arrived from Chihuahua on Sunday
and we had the opportunity to chat with them.
Group founder Jeff Christie and the other members
Roger, Tony and another Roger were all friendly and accessible.
Jeff said the music
of the band appealed to all ages and trends, with the Yellow
River disc alone selling millions of copies.
song, Iron Horse, was also
a big world-wide hit," he said.
The members said they loved the warmth at Hermosillo
and most of the time enjoyed it around the swimming pool
at the hotel where they were staying. They were enjoying
their first time in Mexico, where they would stay for another
seven days before heading off to other parts of Central
and South America.
Jeff said the band continued to play in these
places because of the tremendous support they continued
to have here for their records.
These English boys have a positive influence
on youth, even though by their looks (long hair, hippie
clothes) some might think otherwise - but we can verify
that they have many healthy ideas and a love of humanity,
and are all very professional in their work.
They were delighted by the reception at Chihuahua,
where there were not just youngsters in the audience, but
also more mature fans of their music. They were so popular
that the audience called them back for extended encores.