Lou Christie

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Soundtrack Vocals
Tags: 60s oldies pop northern soul classic rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco, 19 February 1943, Glen Willard, Pennsylvania, USA. A former student of classical music, Christie moved to New York in 1963 where he sang backing vocals on a variety of sessions. Before beginning his string of hits, Christie recorded unsuccessfully with such groups as the Classics, Lugee And The Lions and the Tammys. Although his high falsetto was reminiscent of an earlier era, and similar to that used successfully by Frankie Valli and Del Shannon, ‘The Gypsy Cried’, the artist’s debut solo single, achieved sales in excess of one million in 1963. The following year ‘Two Faces Have I’ proved equally successful but, unable to avoid the US military draft, Christie’s career was interrupted. He achieved a third golden disc with ‘Lightnin’ Strikes’ (1966), considered his finest record, which pitted the singer’s vocal histrionics against a solid, Tamla/ Motown Records -styled backbeat. The...

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