Beginning of 1975 Smokey had their first single and album releases, "Pass it around" under RAK records and in July 1975 the band had the international breakthrough with "If you think you know how
to love me“, from the album "Changing all the time", which came out a little later.
For the first time Smokie were in the British charts and were also very popular all over Europe with this beautiful ballad. An unprecedented career began. Between 1975 and 1981 Smokie published 23 singles, including, "Do not play your rock'n roll to me" (1975), "I'll meet you at midnight" (1976), "Living next door to Alice" (1976), "Lay back in the arms of someone" (1977), "It's your life" (1977), "Needles and Pins" (1977), "For a few dollars more" (1978), "Oh Carol "(1978)," Mexican girl "(1978, the first by Chris and Pete even written Single)," Do to Me "(1979)," Run to Me "(1980)," San Francisco Bay "(1981) .
Between 1975 and 1982 Smokie toured with great success throughout Europe and Australia, were guests in TV and radio shows and were seen on the countless front pages of music magazines. Smokie got many gold records and numerous public prices. Inaddition to all that Smokie also worked on other projects like e.g."Bright Lights and back alleys," a 45-minute film about Smokie, broadcasted on May 21, 1978 on German Television
1978 Chris’s first solo single - "Stumblin '" - a duet with Suzi Quatro came out and this single was the first chart success in America. 1978 Chris and Pete wrote and produced the hit single "Head over Heels in love" for her friend and football player Kevin Keegan.
In 1982 Smokie split up.