Tony Put A Light In Your Window - Tony Christie - Tony Christie born 25 April  is an English musician, singer and actor. He lived for many years in Sheffield. Subsequently he had a minor hit with " Avenues and Alleyways " which reached number 37, and was the theme to the television series The Protectors. He recorded albums regularly throughout the s and made infrequent appearances on the charts.
He recorded an album in the United States in with the record producer Snuff Garrettwhich did little to stop his commercial slide. A live album followed which sold relatively better.
But by the mids recorded work became rarer and stage work took preference. The concert was recorded and published on vinyl by the government musical company Balkanton.
He played the role of Magaldi on the original album recording of the musical Evitaand sought to represent the UK in the Eurovision Song Contestwith Sky Blue And Black - Doug Aldrich - Electrovision song "The Queen of the Mardi Gras" but came third in the contest to select an entrant, behind eventual contest winners Brotherhood of Man.
Although his popularity waned in his native England through most of the s and s, he maintained a successful singing career in continental Europe during this period.
This was especially so in Germany, with four albums recorded with German producer Bald Erscheint Jener Tag - Various - Evangeliums Lieder Volume II Whiteespecially their first album collaboration Welcome to My Musicreaching number 7 in the German charts and going platinum.
From toChristie recorded nine albums especially for the German market. The song was re-released on 14 March to raise money for the Comic Relief charity, and reached Number 1 in the UK Singles Chart  outselling all the first release's chart run put together. This led to the biggest sales for a Number 1 single for the whole year, with seven weeks at the chart pinnacle. It also became the longest running chart-topper since Cher 's " Believe ", almost seven years earlier.
The single was credited as "featuring Peter Kay ", though Kay only appeared in the video ; the audio track was the original issue. His album The Definitive Collection also climbed to the Number 1 spot the following week in the UK Albums Chart breaking records when it also came in at Number 1 on the downloads chart. Inthe Dutch singer Albert West covered the same song.
This release reached Dancing Off The Edge Of The World - Bad English - Backlash 25 in the Dutch record chart. Following the song's success, Christie was awarded the freedom of Amarillo, Texasand made a guest appearance on the Yorkshire -based TV soap opera Emmerdale. Although this only reached Number 26 on the UK Singles Chartit once again out-performed the original release, which reached Number 37 in However, it only reached Number 49 on the UK chart.
Christie came joint second, with actress Susie Amybehind winner Janet Ellisbut ahead of the musician and actor Goldie. Having signed with the Acid Jazz label, it was announced that a Northern Soul inspired album was to be released in January To coincide with 50 years in the music industry, Christie embarked on a date national tour promoting the new album.
Over the course of the summer Christie travelled with his band across the country performing in all kinds of venues. On 23 OctoberChristie released a charity single, a special arrangement of "Steal The Sun" in aid of the Help for Heroes Charity, supporting all of the British Forces fighting on the frontline in Afghanistan. The single was available for download only on iTunesHMV and Amazon, with all proceeds going to the charity.
In JuneChristie performed at Locke Park, Barnsleyas part of a "Live Picnic in the Park" music event, to raise money and awareness for All You Need Is Love - The Beatles - Yellow Submarine Hospice, which has been helping the local community for over 20 years.
Christie later appeared at the Cambridge Arts Theatre in the pantomimeJack and the Beanstalkwhich was set in the fictional town of 'Amarillo' and featured Christie as the King.
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