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Christie was a British pop band formed at the end of the 1960s.

In addition to Jeff Christie (born Jeffrey Christie, 12 July 1946, Leeds, Yorkshire, England) - vocalist, bassist and songwriter; they initially included guitarist Vic Elmes and drummer Mike Blakely (born Michael Blakely, 12 January 1947, Bromley, Kent, England) who is the younger brother of The Tremeloes’ Alan Blakely.

Jeff Christie had initially worked with several bands including The Outer Limits, who released “Just One More Chance”/”Help Me Please” (1967) and “Great Train Robbery”/”Sweet Freedom” (1968), and Acid Gallery, whose single “Dance Around The Maypole” (1969) was written by Roy Wood.

That year Jeff Christie offered his composition “Yellow River” to The Tremeloes. They recorded it to release as a single, but when they changed their minds they allowed Christie to use the backing track themselves. The result was a UK number one hit in May 1970, and subsequently #23 in the U.S…

The follow-up single, “San Bernadino” (October 1970) reached UK Number 7 and Number 1 in Germany, but only U.S. #100. Both tracks became flash songs on their eponymous debut album of that year, and it stayed on U.S. Billboard chart for ten weeks. But the trio failed to sustain a lasting career, and Blakley was replaced by Paul Fenton just before the release of the band’s second album, For All Mankind (1971).


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  • LanaDuques

    I feel so nostalgic when I listen to Yellow River. ♥

    3 Jul 1:08am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    малоинтересный попсовый извод британского вторжения а-ля смоуки, слоупоки короче

    28 Feb 12:59pm Reply
  • Shorty5

    Yellow River is my Mum's favourite song ever lol, so I thought I'd check them out!

    18 Jan 2012 Reply
  • mrzigge

    They have better songs than Yellow River, the whole For All Mankind record is awesome!

    17 Oct 2011 Reply
  • brunomeneses91

    Uma das melhores do anos 70. Deveria ser mais conhecida.

    22 May 2011 Reply
  • Miron2004

    good old rock

    26 Sep 2010 Reply
  • lunaexoriens

    Until the Dawn, Until the dawn!

    20 Sep 2010 Reply
  • raguiqui

    que buenos años aquellos¡¡¡¡¡¡ UNICOS......

    22 Jun 2010 Reply
  • ImgonnaDJ

    Even these two songs should preserve them more listens than this.

    18 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Kira_Iras

    They have several good songs, but they had a bad management. That's why most of the people know only 1 or 2 songs.

    29 Aug 2009 Reply
  • cruor_fatalis

    Yellow River Yellow River it's in my Blood! ageless!

    27 Aug 2009 Reply
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    18 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Apri4nik

    Two good songs --- Yellow River and Iron Horse =)

    12 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Honnk

    Iron horse!!

    2 Mar 2009 Reply
  • ditta007

    all the songs are super,but i offer ''Yellow River'',very nice:)))))))))))))))))))))

    4 Jan 2009 Reply

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    14 Nov 2008 Reply
  • rakshasa07

    All songs are good. But "Yellow River" is overrated.

    9 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Bug_1985

    One good song --- Yellow River

    13 Sep 2007 Reply

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