Celebrity Interview: Former Teen Idol, Singer, & Songwriter Lou Christie
WROM Radio like to Thank Lou for being on with Michelle Lafong on Las Vegas Backstage Talk, hope to have him on again soon.
Lou Christie’s chart-topping career started in a two-track studio in his rural hometown near Pittsburgh. In 1963, Christie’s first million-selling song, “The Gypsy Cried,” transformed the local choirboy, Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco, into teen idol Lou Christie.
Throughout the ‘60s Christie’s success continued with numerous hit singles, including “Two Faces Have I,” “Rhapsody in the Rain,” “I’m Gonna Make You Mine” and the chart-topping “Lightin’ Strikes.” With his success, Christie forever embedded himself and his unique three-octave vocal range into American musical history.
Highlights from Christie’s performing career include touring on Dick Clark’s “Caravan of Stars,” performing on the hit television show “American Bandstand,” and performing for Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family. Christie has shared the stage with numerous artists, including The Rolling Stones, The Who, Neil Diamond, Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis.