Saturday, August 29, 2020

Lou Christie - Discography

Lou Christie Discography


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.









































3 comments:

BigWaz said...

Love this Site so many memories, I've been listening to the Australian music for weeks.
please can you fix the link for this album :Lightnin’ Strikes: The Very Best Of The MGM Recordings" says Something appears to be missing when i click the link.
Best Music Collection I've seen thank you so much for sharing.

BigWaz said...

Love this Site so many memories, I've been listening to the Australian music for weeks.
please can you fix the link for this album :Lightnin’ Strikes: The Very Best Of The MGM Recordings" says Something appears to be missing when i click the link.
Best Music Collection I've seen thank you so much for sharing.

Ozzieguy said...

Hi BigWaz
Thanks for mentioning that missing link.
I will check it out mate.
Many thanks
Ozzieguy [Allan]