Written with Chris Berry
Tony Christie has topped the charts in countries all around the world with ‘Is This The Way To Amarillo’, ‘I Did What I Did For Maria’, ‘Avenues & Alleyways’ and has achieved critical acclaim for his more recent works with Richard Hawley and Jarvis Cocker. Tony’s albums have achieved several Gold and Platinum discs and he was the only singer in 2005 to have a single release and album simultaneously at Number 1.
Tony is one of Germany and Central Europe’s most well-loved singers. His first of a series of albums with legendary German producer Jack White Welcome To My Music sold in excess of 450,000 copies for the man who is referred to as the ‘Gentleman of Pop Music’. He still appears regularly on Carmen Nebel’s TV show and plays to packed houses on his arena tours.
Songs like Sweet September, I Did What I Did For Maria and of course Amarillo prove as popular as ever with his German and Central European audience where he became one of Schlager music’s all-time favourites.
Now for the first time Tony tells of his illustrious, colourful career that started in the small South Yorkshire town of Conisbrough and today sees him as a singing legend with fans throughout the globe. It is a story packed with emotional and financial highs and lows, fantastic characters and Tony’s deep-rooted love of family. If you thought you knew Tony Christie you will now as he opens up about his loves, his sorrows and his amazing life!
TONY CHRISTIE: The Song Interpreter is the official autobiography of an icon in popular music whose voice sounds as good today as when he first hit the charts in 1971.