Talk:Lou Christie

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Long before alternative/ska superstars No Doubt.... Long before new-wave/ska stars such as Madness or English Beat. Lou Christie had the first bonafide ska Top 10 hit in America and it was "Two faces have I." with the odd reverse beat.

Is Susan Christie his sister[edit]

In the summer of 1966, a lady named Susan Christie had a hit with a song titled "I like onions." I heard this was Lou Christie's sister. True or false? In any event, she deserves her own Wikipedia page.

Beatrice "Susan Christie" Hill of Philadelphia was not a sister of Lugee "Lou Christie" Sacco of Glen Willard. Besides reaching the Hot 100 in the same year, the only thing in common between the two is the same last name of a stage name. (talk) 03:47, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

In fact the singer Tony Christie is his brother and the actor Julie Christie his sister... — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:13, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

First Name[edit]

According to his official website and his yahoo biography page, Lou Christie's first name was Lugee.

Fair use rationale for Image:Lou3brocd.jpeg[edit]

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"Lightnin' Strikes" -- "unwanted" advances?[edit]

"The song's provocative lyrics... suggested to some an unwanted sexual advance..."

The article doesn't say who this "some" is, or why they believe that. Please source this statement. In the meantime, here are some selected lyrics from this song, and comments by this editor, so that the reader may decide for itself the correct interpretation:

Listen to me, baby, it's hard to settle down
Am I asking too much for you to stick around?

(He wants her to commit, but finds it difficult to do so himself -- especially in the face of temptation):

If she gives me a sign
That she wants to make time (stop)
I can't stop (stop)
I can't stop myself
(Stop, stop)

Isn't it evident that the "advances" referred to are wanted, and that is he himself - his conscience, if you will -- that is trying to stop himself, and can't?

There is no evidence of "unwanted advances". The entire lyrics, and the cited examples, portray the difficulty of attempting to remain faithful in the face of an attractive and very willing temptation -- a problem for men (and women) -- throughout recorded human history. Just ask certain members of the US Senate, and, of course, the forty-second POTUS. Regards, Unimaginative Username 02:47, 22 July 2007 (UTC)


I was looking for the cryptographer Luigi Sacco, who published an important treatise on cryptography in 1936, 'Manuale di Crittografia.' Maybe make a disambiguation page? An article for him doesn't exist yet. (talk) 09:04, 23 December 2007 (UTC)


The portion of the last paragraph describing Christie's 1997 efforts appears to be much more promotional than unbiased. Suggestion: attribute that portion to its source, placing it in quotes, or rewrite that part of the paragraph to remove any bias. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:23, 3 June 2012 (UTC)


I have followed and contributed heavily to the Lou Christie article for years. I think that the newly written introduction deserves careful scrutiny, if not a full investigation, regarding accuracy and quality. At a minimum, a number of sentences are poorly written. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:31, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

The same goes for the second, third, and fourth paragraphs of the biography. (talk) 15:22, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Sexual Orientation[edit]

So, is this guy gay or what? (talk) 22:20, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Who cares???????????????

If he is gay, he has never come out, so it's beyond the BLP scope of this article to speculate. He was married for a long time (might still be) and has some kids. TheBlinkster (talk) 14:39, 28 May 2016 (UTC)