Lou Christie was born on this day in 1943 and on the same day in 1966 scored a No.1 with “Lightnin’ Strikes”

A double celebration for Christie

Lou Christie was born on this day in 1943 and on the same day in 1966 scored a No.1 with “Lightnin’ Strikes”

Lou Christie was born on February 19, 1943, in Glenwillard, Pennsylvania. On his 23rd Birthday, in 1966, his song “Lightnin’ Strikes” went No 1 in the U.S Hot 100. Written by Christie and Twyla Herbert, the song became a 1960’s classic and Christie’s best-known song. Lou Christie celebrates double today.

Watch a music video for the 1966 hit “Lightnin’ Strikes” by Lou Christie

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