This is the more well-known short of
the boys playing their instruments on a barge as it travels down
the River Thames, passing by the House of Commons and other attractions.
Mike had left the band by the time this video was
shot, so the featured drummer is Paul.
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I wish we had music like this today instead of the junk they
call music. Wish I could have been a teen in the 60's and 70's.
It's great they shot this video sailing down the Thames through
the awesome London. the golden age of music!
Yellow River is a great album,
too bad it is a shrouded mystery why it did not ever get much
play time on top 40
I remember coming home in '68 ... the turn of phrase "cannon
fire lingers in my mind. I'm so glad that I'm still alive."
Fabulous video. Are these guys not the absolute epitome of
late 60's/early '70's British rock 'n roller's or what? The big
hair, sideburns, bellbottoms and boots ... the drummer's scowling
makes me howl! So very London!
All time great song. Thanks!!
Just wonder where is this 3-piece band now? Are they still
in one piece? Their songs were a must play during my time at the
weekend party in the 70s. I was crazy about them then. Now it's
even more convenient for me to listen to all their songs here.
Brings back memorys! Excellent band!!
Another classic from my childhood, my dad used to play all
Used to sing this song in a country(!) band. Had an excellent
lead guitarist named Danny Brawley who played a Strat copy by
Carvin. Great sound. He died several years ago, but I think of
him every time I hear this song.
Musica que fez sucesso , como eu dancei esta musica inesquecivel
Fantastic. Love it all over again. First single I ever bought.
I was 14 at the time. So many happy memories. Thanks.
A GREAT SONG!! For us who remember it as new, now in our 50's,
it gets our blood moving!
Great music.!!!! Jeff, I wish you record an album with all
your great songs.
I love this song; takes me right back to the early 70's, the
Vietnam war, and sadly, POW and MIA bracelets.
Heard this song for the first time in too long just this afternoon,
and now enjoying this video. Great song!
LOVE THIS SONG!! Hey, is this my group ??? My name is CHRISTIE!!
Love this song! These guys had a great song and a good vibe,
thanks for posting this!
I'm 16 and I have not long discovered some of the great music
from long before I was born: thanks for puting this song on the
One of my favorite songs. The group is not what I thought
they'd look like.
I remember where I was when I first heard it. The car I had
was a '61 Rambler. Some days, this maturity thing just sucks!
The drummer looks like a zombie!
I saw this video when I was 10 on a show called the Now Explosion.
I think Vanity Fare and Crabby Appleton were on that show too.
Funny, I remember seeing this group on the same show ... I
grew up in New York City.
I was 13 when this came out. Always loved the song but never
saw this group. Supposedly, when the song was big in the charts,
they refused to play for the Queen because they were expected
to wear tuxedos. They weren't the most handsome looking guys either.
The drummer kinda has a cro magnum/cinder block look going.
One of the greatest pop songs ever. This is great!
My, my ... very high quality video. Thanks for posting it.
One of my favorite songs.
Beautiful song .. .I heard this song when I was 12, in 1970
... until now I enjoy it. I am from Peru, we also love rock´n
I had the 45rpm of this song back in 1971. Great song.
A great song from 70s, until now I love this song so much.
While in the marines, listening to it made me dream of home
and hot trail back.
Stationed in Mons, this was being played on all the juke boxes
in the cafe/bars; many a happy memory of the early 70s in the
eary hours ! !
Check out our boy on the drum kit. Are you allowed to hold
sticks like that? How's about the double kick drum? He probably
just has his weed in one and uses the other.
Great song! Still love it after all this time!
Good ole rock and roll, awesome!
I remember seeing this on TV when I was 10 (1970). I enjoyed
it than I enjoy it even more now!
This sounds slow compared to the record. Released 1970, what
a decade, so much diversity.
This reminds me of my uncle in the 70s. He used to play this
in his band.
When I hear this song it reminds me of my younger days.
The first music I heard in my life .... I don't have words.
Man, I love this song ... I first heard this song in the early
As an American kid in Saudi Arabia in '75 I remember a local
group covering this. I was very young but it's still very clear.
Thanks for posting.
Been a very long time since I heard this. I did not know there
was a video - love youtube
The best song from 1970. I REMEMBER!
A few years later The Sex Pistols took a notorious boat ride
on the same river, and also passed by the houses of parliament.
A much publicised scuffle with Scotland Yard bobbies ensued! Ha!
Wow!!!! I have been waiting all my life for this video. Thank
you for sharing!
One of my all time favorite songs, with a number of personal
connections. I first heard it in Spain. What a treat to hear it
and see this video.
This was a band on Deram in 1967 called The Outer Limits (Just
One More Chance). Christie was next. Their single, The
Dealer, from 1973, is great.
Wow - that boat must be moving. They're at Westminster when
the video starts, and at the end, they're out at Richmond!
Nice, but those artists would drown in the real Yellow River.
Always makes me smile. Reminds me of the A1 for some reason
This is a really great song! I remember seeing these guys
on some TV program and I liked them instantly. Great sound!
Well, they could have at least LOOKED like they were happy
... still, great stuff ! Who knew there even WAS a video for this
Wow .. one in a million chance a song from 1970 even HAD a
This is one of the great bands. That's what I like about YouTube,
showing all the great golden oldies pop out here ... wow
You people even have such stuff like Christie's video! Amazing!
LOVE THE BASS PLAYING ON THIS !
I love this song!!!
Brought back such sweet childhood memories. I heard the song
hundreds of times, but this is the first time I've seen the video.
The best group from the 70s!!!
You beautie, I've been looking for this one for ages. That's
This song was a big hit in the summer of 1970 in Mexico. I
was six years old and remember visiting Leon, Guanajuato and the
World Cup was well under way when this song on the air.
That song brings me way back to when life was simple. sigh!
wah! wah! boo hoo!
Nice to see the WHOLE video with no yellow lines!
Jeff Christie seems to be much like the British/ German version
of our Rick Springfield. One big hit, a couple smaller ones, looks
good, plays guitar same style, and does concert tours forever!
What a great life!
Jeff never wrote anything as good as this song.