Summer Holiday (2:07)

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(1) Movie Titel Song ” Summer Holiday ” is a song recorded by Cliff Richard and The Shadows, written by rhythm guitarist Bruce Welch and drummer Brian Bennett.[1] It is taken from the film of the same name,[1] and was released as the second single from the film in February 1963.

It went to number one in the UK Singles Chart for a total of three weeks, as had the first single from the film, “The Next Time”.[2] After “Summer Holiday” had spent two weeks at number one, The Shadows’ instrumental “Foot Tapper” - also from the same film - took over the top spot for one week , before “Summer Holiday” returned to the top spot for one further week. [3] The track is one of Richard’s best known titles and it remains a staple of his live shows. It was one of six hits Richard performed at his spontaneous gig at the 1996 Wimbledon Championships when rain stopped the tennis.

(2) Summer Holiday (1963 Film)

Summer Holiday is a British CinemaScope and Technicolor musical film featuring singer Cliff Richard. The film was directed by Peter Yates (his debut), produced by Kenneth Harper. The original screenplay was written by Peter Myers and Ronald Cass (who also wrote most of the song numbers and lyrics).

The cast included Lauri Peters, Melvyn Hayes, Teddy Green, Jeremy Bulloch, Una Stubbs, Pamela Hart, Jacqueline Daryl, Lionel Murton, Madge Ryan, David Kossoff, Nicholas Phipps, Ron Moody and The Shadows. Herbert Ross choreographed the musical numbers. The film had its World Premiere at the Warner Theatre in London’s West End on 10 January 1963.[1]

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