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Lou Christie

While Lou Christie's shrieking falsetto was among the most distinctive voices in all of pop music, he was also one of the first solo performers of the rock era to compose his own material, generating some of the biggest and most memorable hits of the mid-'60s. Born Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco in Glen Willard, PA on February 19, 1943, he won a scholarship to Moon Township High School as a teen; there he studied music and vocal technique, later joining a group dubbed the Classics. Between 1959 and 1962, in collaboration with a variety of Pittsburgh-area bands, he cut a series of records for small local labels, adopting the stage name Lou Christie along the way. Eventually he made the acquaintance of Twyla Herbert, a classically trained musician and self-proclaimed mystic some 20 years his senior; they became songwriting partners, and in 1962 penned "The Gypsy Cried," which he recorded on two-track in his garage. The single became a local phenomenon, and was eventually licensed for national release by the Roulette label, peaking at number 24 on the pop charts in 1963.

After relocating to New York and landing session work as a backing vocalist, Christie wrote and recorded a follow-up, "Two Faces Have I"; it landed in the Top Ten, but shortly after its release he began a two-year stint in the Army. He returned to action in 1966, picking up right where he left off with his biggest hit yet -- the lush, chart-topping "Lightnin' Strikes." Christie's next smash, 1966's "Rhapsody in the Rain," was notorious for being among the more sexually explicit efforts of the period. After brief stays with Colpix and Columbia, he next moved to the Buddah label, scoring one last Top Ten hit in 1969 with "I'm Gonna Make You Mine." Drug problems plagued Christie during the early '70s, and after getting clean at a London rehab clinic, he dropped out of music, working variously as a ranch hand, offshore oil driller, and carnival barker; by the 1980s, he was making the occasional appearance on oldies package tours, and in 1997 issued Pledging My Love, his first new material in over a quarter-century. On October 21, 2003, Christie appeared at the Bottom Line in New York City, with performances from the show (one of the last to be held at the longstanding venue) heard on Greatest Hits Live at the Bottom Line, released by Varèse Sarabande the following year). ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
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great song
I recently saw him within the last six months. He is now my favorite DooWop man. I didn't realize he had so many hits.
Saw him in concert in 2003 & he still sounded great ;)
raysheatingc o o l i n g
Saw Lou in concert in Green Bay, WI many years ago! What an amazing singer!! Somehow my girlfriend and I got into Lou's dressing room and got his autograph! Quite a memorable evening as Lou came strolling out in his shorter than usual bathrobe. Those were the days and what fun we had! Would love to see him sing again!! What an artist!!!!
Still the Italian stallion in my heat
Blue Eyed Soul! Italian Style!
wish he would come to seattle. would love to see him in person
I saw him in concert when I was little in Charlotte and I still am a huge fan at 21
Saw him at Mohegan Sun. Hes still got it
One of a kind.
lynnovosel
He can still sing Lightnin Strikes like a teenager. Fabulous.
loved lou in the late 60's still makes me smile
steve3691
This guy was terrific!!
Oh yeah!..Lou.. i remember him..thk's for bringin'um back to my attention... . h e is one of the greatest.
ronn715
man Id love to see him cut another album
Lou used to sing at local dances in Washington pa. when I was in high school he was really a nice guy the few times I talked to him. Those were good times with good music.
DEFINING SONG FOR A DEFINING TIME. I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING SINCE I DON'T HAVE YOU!
darronk
Love the Christie!
ksears85
I love this artist. I would love to see him in person!
Lou Christie is unique singer, he can mix it up with the best!
Lou Christie is great. I love every song he put out. Very original and unique.
this guy is really GREAT ...i see him every chance i can ..when he comes to fla...what a show he puts on ..his chrildren are really pretty..

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