Tony Christie channels Jarvis Cocker, Richard Hawley at Glastonbury

Steel City singer brings a touch of class to Pyramid Stage

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Tony Christie added a touch of sophistication to Glastonbury this afternoon (June 28) with a little help from Sheffield's musical elite.

Playing the Pyramid Stage, the 'King Of Steel City' performed songs written by Jarvis Cocker and Richard Hawley, alongside his crowd-pleasing signature tune 'Is This The Way To Amarillo'.

Early in the set, the crooner performed 'Walk Like A Panther', the 1999 "written for me by Mr Jarvis Cocker".

Later he also included 'Danger Is A Woman In Love', from his recent 'Made In Sheffield' album, in the set.

In a set heavy with covers, Christie also performed Andy Williams' 'Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You' and The Righteous Brothers' 'You've Lost That Loving Feeling'.

Predictably, though, the biggest cheer of the set was reserved for former Comic Relief single and Number One hit 'Is This The Way To Amarillo'.

"It's time for that song! Every time I play it everyone sings along with me, it's very annoying," Christie teased as he introduced the track. "Come on, don't let me down!'

Tony Christie played:

'You've Lost That Loving Feeling'
'Las Vegas'
'Walk Like A Panther'
'Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast'
'Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You'
'Avenues And Alleyways'
'Danger Is A Woman In Love'
'Don't Go Down To Reno'
'I Did What I Did For Maria'
'Every Word She Said'
'So Deep Is The Night'
'Is This The Way To Amarillo'

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