South Yorkshire Times, July 4, 1970
This could be Tony Christie’s breakthrough year with an appearance for the British team in the Knokke song festival in Belgium and a powerful release from the pens of hit songwriters Mitch Murray and Peter Cal-lander. The big voiced ballad singer, who hails from Conisbrough, will certainly be brought before the eyes of the critical pop public in a big way.
Tony (27), started in show business at 21 when he formed a duo with a friend of his. From there he sang with a group before progressing to a solo career.
Now Tony follows his last record ‘I Don’t Want To Hurt You Anymore’ with the thought-provoking protest song ‘God Is On My Side’.
Since his last record Tony has switched record labels from M.G.M. to M.C.A., hoping no doubt for greater success.
Tony’s selection for the Knokke team in Belgium will give him the best opportunity yet to hit the success trail for numerable top line artists got their first break competing in the Festival.