Christie

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": classic rock oldies 70s british rock pop rock pop 60s Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

This UK pop trio was formed around vocalist, bass player and songwriter Jeff Christie (12 July 1946, Leeds, England), previously with several bands including the Outer Limits, who released 1967’s ‘Just One More Chance’/‘Help Me Please’ on the Deram Records label and the following year’s ‘Great Train Robbery’/‘Sweet Freedom’ for Instant Records. He teamed up with two members of the Epics, Vic Elmes (b. 10 May 1947, England; guitar) and Mike Blakley (drums), to form Christie. Signing a recording contract with CBS Records, the trio enjoyed a UK number 1 hit in May 1970 with the ebullient ‘Yellow River’. The song was initially intended for the Tremeloes, who featured Mike’s brother Alan Blakley, but when they prevaricated Christie decided to record it himself. The single also reached the US Top 30. However, although a follow-up, ‘San Bernadino’ reached the UK Top 10, the trio was unable to...

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