Tony Christie on hearing Amarillo for the first time: ‘I knew it was a hit’

4 July 2018, 17:31

Gold’s Tony Dibbin sat down with the legendary Tony Christie to talk about his new tour, with a healthy dollop of chat about the good old days and - of course - ‘Amarillo’.

When comedian Peter Kay re-introduced the world to Tony Christie’s classic ‘(Show Me The Way To) Amarillo’, few could’ve predicted the impact it would’ve had on the singer’s career.

As he explains to Tony Dibbin, Christie always knew the song would be a hit when he heard a tape of Neil Sedaka singing it, but the way it became a hit has since passed into legend.