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Tony Christie (born Antony Fitzgerald; April 25, 1943) is an English male singer from Conisbrough, South Yorkshire. April 25 is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (116th in leap years). ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid... LeAnn Rimes singing in concert A singer is a type of musician who uses his or her voice to produce music. ... Conisbrough (frequently misspelled Conisborough) is a small town located roughly midway between Doncaster and Rotherham in South Yorkshire, England. ... South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. ...


He had two top twenty hits in the UK charts in 1971 with "I Did What I Did For Maria" and "Is This the Way to Amarillo". He also had a minor hit with "Avenues and Alleyways", the theme to the television series The Protectors. 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... I Did What I Did For Maria was a Top 20 hit in 1971 for Tony Christie. ... (Is This the Way to) Amarillo is a song written by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield, referring to Amarillo, Texas. ... // The series The Protectors was a British television series, an action thriller created by Gerry Anderson - his second TV series using live actors as opposed to animated puppets, and the first of these that was not science fiction. ...


He played the role of Magaldi in the original 1976 album recording of the theatre musical Evita, and sought to represent the UK in the 1976 Eurovision Song Contest, but came third in the national contest to select an entrant, behind eventual contest winners Brotherhood of Man. 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ... The cover of the 1979 American Broadway Original Cast Recording of Evita starring Patti Lupone as Eva Peron, Mandy Patinkin as Che Guevara, and Bob Gunton as Juan Peron. ... The United Kingdom held a national preselection to choose the song that would go to the Eurovision Song Contest 1976. ... Brotherhood of Man is a 70s British pop group that won Eurovision in 1976 with Save your Kisses for Me. They took a similar style as the Swedish pop group ABBA, who also won Eurovision in 1974 Singles United we stand Where are you going to my love Save your...


Although his popularity waned in his native Britain through most of the 1980s and 1990s, he maintained a successful singing career in continental Europe in this period. (Especially in Germany - with his songs in the Schlager style. e.g. "Oh Mi Amor" (Oh My Love) and "We're Gonna Stay Together" (A duet with Vicky Leandros) MacGyver - 1980s hero The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive. ... Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europes borders. ... Schlager (German Schlager, literally a hit) is a style of popular music that is prevalent in northern Europe, in particular Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Scandinavia, but also to a lesser extent in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. ... Vicky Leandros photographed in Greece 2003 Vicky Leandros (born August 23, 1952), daughter of singer, musician and composer Leandros Papathanasiou (known as Leo Leandros - composer pseudonym Mario Panas) is a Greek singer with a long international career. ...


In 1999 he was the vocalist on the Jarvis Cocker-penned UK top ten hit "Walk Like A Panther" by the Sheffield band All Seeing I. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Jarvis Branson Cocker (born 19 September 1963, in Sheffield, England) is an English pop musician, best known for fronting the band Pulp. ... For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ... The All Seeing I are a British electronic music group comprising Dean Honer, Jason Buckle and DJ Parrot (real name Richard Barratt). ...


In 2002 "Is This the Way to Amarillo" was used in the comedy series Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights, leading to a resurgence in his popularity. The song was re-released on 14 March 2005 to raise money for the Comic Relief charity, and reached number one in the charts (outselling all the first release's chart run put together). This led to the biggest sales for a #1 single for the whole year, with 7 weeks at number 1. It also became the longest running chart-topper since Cher's "Believe", almost 7 years earlier. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Comedy is the use of humor in the form of theater, where it simply referred to a play with a happy ending, in contrast to a tragedy. ... Peter Kays Phoenix Nights is a British sitcom about The Phoenix Club, a working mens club in the northern English town of Bolton. ... March 14 is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (74th in leap years) with 292 days remaining in the year. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Comic relief is the inclusion of a humorous character or scene or witty dialogue in an otherwise serious work, often to relieve tension. ... A week is a unit of time longer than a day and shorter than a month. ... Cher on the cover of her album Living Proof Image:CherCher Photo Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian on May 20, 1946) is an American actress and singer of half Armenian, Scots Irish, and 1/16th Cherokee descent. ...


The single was credited as "featuring Peter Kay", though Kay only appeared in the video; the audio track was the original 1971 issue. His album, The Definitive Collection also climbed to the #1 spot the following week, breaking all records when he also came in at number one on the downloads chart. Peter Kay Peter Kay (born 2 July 1973 in Bolton, England) is a writer, producer, actor and comedian. ...


In 2005 the Dutch singer Albert West covered his single. This release even reached 25th position in the Dutch hit parade Top 40. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Following the song's success he was awarded the freedom of Amarillo, Texas, and a guest appearance on the Yorkshire-based British soap opera Emmerdale. Amarillo is a city located in Texas, USA and is part of the West Texas region. ... Official language(s) See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For Emmerdale, the 1994 debut album by The Cardigans, see Emmerdale (album). ...


A few months later he re-released another single "Avenues & Alleyways", as a follow-up to the success of "Amarillo". Though this only reached #26 on the UK Singles Chart, it once again outperformed the original release, which reached #37 in 1973. The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ...


Following on from this success in 2005, Tony Christie released a new single, a big-band cover of Slade's 'Merry Xmas Everybody' on 5th December. The B-sides were a big band version of '(Is this the way to) Amarillo' and a live recording of 'If It Feels Good, Do It' plus videos of the first two tracks. However, it only reached #49 on the UK Singles Chart. Slade is a British glam rock and hard rock band. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ...


Tony's next single "(Is This The Way To) The World Cup?" was released on May 29th 2006, entered at #11 in the UK Singles Chart. It is a parody of "Amarillo" hoping to sell well in the run up to the 2006 Fifa World Cup. You can get the lyrics to this new song by clicking HERE


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Tony Christie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (582 words)
Tony Christie (born Antony Fitzgerald; April 25, 1943) is an English male singer from Conisbrough, South Yorkshire.
Following on from this success in 2005, Tony Christie released a new single, a big-band cover of Slade's 'Merry Xmas Everybody' on 5th December.
Tony's next single "(Is This The Way To) The World Cup?" is due to be released on May 29th 2006.
Tony Christie (605 words)
Tony Christie was born, Anthony Fitzgerald on the 25th of April 1943 in Conisborough, South Yorkshire.
In 1969 Tony Christie signed an exclusive deal with MCA records but it wasn't until he was teamed with the hit song writing team of Mitch Murray and Peter Callander that he managed to break into the World recording market.
Tony has been asked to record the theme tune to Peter's new spin off series "Max and Paddy", due to be aired in November.
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