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Cliff Richard

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Sir Cliff Richard (born Harry Rodger Webb 14/10/40 in Lucknow, India) moved as an 8-year-old to the UK, where it would be 10 more years before he and his group The Drifters emerged in the UK charts for the first time with ‘Move It’. Cliff was heavily influenced by Elvis, imitating him shamelessly during the first couple of years of his career. Something which he openly admits, and fully acknowledges that without Elvis, he and many others would never have happened. ‘Move It’ was a classic British Rock ‘n’ Roll song, peaked at number two, and was followed by a long string of hits like ‘Living Doll’ and ‘Please Don’t Tease’. By then The Drifters turned into The Shadows. After ‘A Girl Like You’ from 1961, the bond between Cliff and The Shadows loosened a bit, and solo singles of Cliff like ‘When The Girl In Your Arms Is The Girl In Your Heart’ started to appear alongside Cliff & The Shadows singles like ‘Do You Wanna Dance’.

‘Congratulations’ was a global hit as it became a much bigger hit than ‘La, La, La’, which beat Cliff in the 1968 Eurovision song contest. Shortly after ‘Congratulations’, which was one of his solo efforts, Cliff recorded his last single with The Shadows. Again in 1973, with ‘Power to All Our Friends’, he entered the Eurovision song contest—this time reaching 3rd place.

The most sold artist in British Pop history - with over 40 top hits.

Worked with Stock Aitken Waterman in 1989 and the single “I Just Don’t Have The Heart”.

Sixty appearances at Wembley, plus sellout tour to celebrate 50 years in the business.

First hit: Move It, 1958, first no. 1: Living Doll

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  • Oates_Moustache

    still better than dream theater

    15 Mar 11:31pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    говеный эстрадник, но парочка ранних рок-н-роллов реально доставляет

    26 Feb 4:05am Reply
  • jamesnaz

    HI CLIFF RICHARD/ SHADOWS FANS, THERE IS A TRACK CALLED 'THE SOLAR RANGER' BY THE ELMDALES AND EVERYONE SEEMS TO THINK IT SOUNDS LIKE A TOP SHADOWS TRACK. MIGHT BE WORTH A LISTEN TO https://theelmdales.bandcamp.com

    21 Jan 8:25pm Reply
  • NilsHolgersson

    I just bought Rip It Up from iTunes. Cliff's new album (his 100th) is gonna be all rock 'n' roll.

    7 Nov 2013 Reply
  • AmateurHour85

    Well I'm certainly not embarrassed to say that I thoroughly enjoy his music. Except Mistletoe and Wine. That song is dreadful.

    14 Oct 2013 Reply
  • IronPenguin

    Cliff released his 100th album this week. Quantity over quality Cliff! That's roughly 2 albums per year!

    5 Sep 2013 Reply
  • karish12

    Somewhere Over The Rainbow - What A Wonderful World !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    24 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Bastard1

    Proof that the people tagging things as "classic rock" have no fucking idea what they're doing. No offense, Cliff.

    30 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Kornhole198

    He totally looks like Justin Bieber in that Main Picture .

    29 May 2013 Reply
  • BoobyNoobie

    He deserves more scrobbles

    12 Apr 2013 Reply
  • lattjolajban

    do like!

    29 Dec 2012 Reply
  • davidgeorgea

    I like Cliff Richard . He has got where he is because he has been ''yes''.... GOOD !

    6 Dec 2012 Reply
  • snap2244

    this young picture looks like justin bieber XD

    10 Nov 2012 Reply
  • CDPETE01

    We all knock cliff,but lots of his early stuff is good

    9 Nov 2012 Reply
  • thrillseeker01

    Ridiculous his best work is not in his top tracks. Did his most loyal fans hold him back? I think so.

    24 Sep 2012 Reply
  • violetchild

    He needs to be in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, along with The Shadows.

    17 Sep 2012 Reply
  • creamsicklesky

    I just don't have the heart >333

    13 Sep 2012 Reply
  • GloomyExistence

    Sprzedam 40 płyt CD Cliffa Richarda (w tym nagranych w duecie z The Shadows i The Drifters) !

    29 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Daaviiid13

    wow He was so handsome.. :B

    24 Aug 2012 Reply
  • lihei

    How on earth Cliff didn't get a gig at the 2012 Olympic pop bonanza I'll never know???

    20 Aug 2012 Reply
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