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Around 1971, with Christie at the height
of their fame, a Yorkshire TV channel interviewed Jeff about his
success. With a local-boy-made-good slant, the program starts
off by filming a messianic-looking Jeff at Leeds Grammar School,
where Jeff was educated, and then proceeds into the studio where
the interview continues.
Some excerpts from Jeff's answers:
River was a hit in more than 20 countries round the
world, and sold three million copies. There was fantastic
demand for us to play those places, so we went."
haven't had a chance to write as much in the past seven
to eight months. There is fantastic mental stress, always
on one plane and off onto another plane. You're living out
of suitcases and have to completely uproot. Different countries,
different people, different climates, different foods."
average person will say, "Great! What's he complaining
about?". I'm not complaining, I'm loving every minute,
but at the same time, it's a great strain. You don't have
time to unwind and relax. There's always something to worry
about next. You want to keep doing your best. But you can't
please everyone. There's always someone waiting to knock
the beginning, the glamour did appeal to me. But it's 90
per cent hard work and graft and toil and 10 per cent glamour,
when it comes down to it."
Jeff Christie looks divinely gorgeous in this interview,
but He also looks gorgeous in the 2009 tour to Germany! Keep smiling
Incredible insight for such a young man. That is perhaps
the reason he is still successful to this day. Notice the attitude of
the much older reporter; clearly learning from a wiser soul. Jeff, you
have my respect.