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When Christie fled Zambia after the riots, they made the most of it by playing to packed houses in South Africa. Here are excerpts from a program of one of the concerts.


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"FOLLOWING a riot in Zambia when heavy rain forced them to cancel an open air concert, Christie and Edison Lighthouse fled to Rhodesia for their safety and during the past two weeks have rocked audiences from Salisbury to Bulawayo.
   Fans in Rhodesia had never seen anything like these two driving, exciting groups, and fans throughout Rhodesia will be talking about the tour for many months to come.
   Now at only five days notice, the British pop package has descended on South Africa, their first ever whistle stop tour of this country prior to their return to England next week.
   Their latest single Iron Horse has just entered the charts in England, is also in the charts in Germany, Belgium and Spain, and is being rushed released here on the CBS label to coincide with their unscheduled visit.
   The group also have a couple of other singles in various charts around the world: Everything's Gonna Be Alright is number 2 this week in Brazil following success in Germany, Sweden, Singapore, etc. Man of Many Faces has been a substantial hit in many countries throughout the world, and this week, while in Rhodesia, Christie's latest album For All Mankind is number 7 in Salisbury, while the group heard that they are number 1 in Poland with a track off their first album, titled I've Got a Feeling. Their first album was in the charts in America for 23 weeks and world sales of that album alone are currently estimated at close to a million.
   Thank you to all of you who have come along to the show. Without you it would not have been worthwhile."

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