Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard

 

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Sir Cliff Richard OBE (born Harry Rodger Webb, 14 October 1940) is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor and philanthropist. Richard has sold more than 250 million records worldwide.[1] He has total sales of over 21 million singles in the United Kingdom and is the third-top-selling artist in UK Singles Chart history, behind the Beatles and Elvis Presley.[2]

Richard was originally marketed as a rebellious rock and roll singer in the style of Little Richard[3] and Elvis Presley. With his backing group, The Shadows, Richard dominated the British popular music scene in the pre-Beatles period of the late 1950s to early 1960s.[4] His 1958 hit single, "Move It", is often described as Britain's first authentic rock and roll song, and John Lennon once claimed that "before Cliff and the Shadows, there had been nothing worth listening to in British music."[5][6] Increased focus on his Christianity and subsequent softening of his music led to a more middle of the road pop image and he sometimes ventured into contemporary Christian music.

Over a career spanning almost 60 years, Richard has amassed many gold and platinum discs and awards, including three Brit Awards—winning Best British Male twice and the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, and two Ivor Novello Awards. He has had more than 130 singles, albums and EPs make the UK Top 20, more than any other artist.[7] Richard has had 67 UK top ten singles, the second highest total for an artist behind Elvis Presley.[8] Richard holds the record (with Elvis Presley) as the only act to make the UK singles charts in all of its first six decades (1950s–2000s). He has achieved 14 UK No. 1 singles,[9] and is the only singer to have had a No. 1 single in the UK in five consecutive decades: the 1950s through to the 1990s.[10]

Richard has never achieved the same impact in the United States despite eight US Top 40 singles, including the million-selling "Devil Woman" and "We Don't Talk Anymore". In Canada, Richard achieved comparatively more success, with a successful period in the early 1960s, and again in the late 1970s and early 1980s with some singles and albums reaching gold and platinum status.[11] He has remained a popular music, film, and television personality in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Northern Europe and Asia, and he retains a following in other countries.

Richard has been a resident in the United Kingdom for most of his life, but in 2010, he confirmed that he had become a citizen of Barbados.[12] When not touring, he divides his time between living in Barbados and Portugal.[13]

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Highlights16

The Great Cliff Richard
Album
The Great Cliff Richard is an album by musical artist Cliff Richard, released on August 25, 2017.
Just... Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll
 
Just... Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll is a studio album by Cliff Richard, released 11 November 2016. The album continues the rock 'n' roll theme of his previous studio album The Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll Songbook.
It's Better to Dream
Song
It's Better to Dream is a song by musical artist Cliff Richard, released on November 25, 2016.
Thunderbirds Are Go
 
Thunderbirds Are Go is a 1966 British science-fiction adventure film based on Thunderbirds, a 1960s television series starring marionette puppets and featuring scale model effects in a filming process dubbed "Supermarionation".

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Popular Albums111

Album Appearances & References44

Popular Songs46

Song Appearances & References59

Popular Live Albums1

Musical Groups1

Musical Group References1

Films9

Soundtrack Film Appearances3

TV Shows9

Musicals1

Minor Musical Appearances & References1

Collaborators & Influencers96

Other Music-Related Relationships30

Other Film-Related Relationships1

Personal & Professional Relationships5

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships3

Awards & Nominations5

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Spotify - Albums & Singles166

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Upcoming Concerts18

News Articles13

Police spent £800,000 investigating false claims of sexual assault against Sir Cliff Richard — and £11,000 on hotel rooms
  –  October 30, 2017
The singer was paid compensation said to be more than £1million ... The BBC filmed the raid which led to Sir Cliff Richard being named The BBC filmed the raid which led to him being named. Police spent £788,733.84 on the probe, including staff costs ...
This Day in ’95: Cliff Richard Gets Knighted
  –  October 25, 2017
22 years ago today, Cliff Richard added a “sir” to his name when he was officially ... “It’s no great shakes, really, being a rock and roll singer,” Richard said at the time. “I love it, mind you, but I don’t know that there’s any ...
Sir Cliff Richard to continue pursuit of BBC following settlement with police
  –  October 23, 2017
Sir Cliff Richard is to centre his attention on a High Court fight with the BBC after settling a dispute with a police force, lawyers say. The 76-year-old singer sued the BBC and South Yorkshire Police following reports naming him as a suspected sex offender.
Singer Cliff Richard thinks he won't recover from abuse allegations
  –  September 12, 2017
Singer Cliff Richard doesn't think he will ever "recover" from being accused of sex abuse. According to a report, Richard spent two years being investigated over allegations against him and says during the "traumatic" investigation, he barely slept and he ...
Cliff Richard in no mood to retire
  –  September 12, 2017
Veteran musician Cliff Richard said he has no plans to retire anytime soon. However, the singer, who will turn 77 on October 14, said he has an idea about when he would want to stop working. Singer Cliff Richard thinks he won't recover from abuse ...
This Day in ’95: Cliff Richard Gets Knighted
  –  October 25, 2017
22 years ago today, Cliff Richard added a “sir” to his name when he was officially ... for having been awarded the title rather than his contributions to popular music. “It’s no great shakes, really, being a rock and roll singer,” Richard said ...
Music legend Cliff Richard announces Newcastle date on his 60th anniversary tour
  –  October 20, 2017
Get ready to be ‘wired for sound’ before enjoying some ‘mistletoe and wine’ next year as Sir Cliff Richard has announced a Newcastle date on his 2018 tour. With 103 album releases, 123 single hits and the equivalent of 20 years spent in the UK ...
Sir Cliff Richard will play in the North-east next year: Here's how to get tickets
  –  October 20, 2017
Sir Cliff Richard is celebrating 60 years in the music business during which time he has spent the equivalent of 20 years in the UK charts. Now he has announced that he will be touring the UK and Ireland again in 2018. He will play Newcastle City Hall on ...
Cliff Richard to visit North East on 60th anniversary tour
  –  October 20, 2017
He's released more than 100 albums and spent the equivalent of 20 years in the UK charts. And next year, Sir Cliff Richard will celebrate his 60th year in the music business. He will tour the UK and Ireland in 2018, arriving in the North East with a date ...
Cliff Richard
  –  October 15, 2017
With 103 album releases, 123 single hits and the equivalent of 20 years spent in the UK charts, voted Britain’s ‘Ultimate Pop Star’, Sir Cliff Richard will be celebrating his 60th Anniversary in the music business with a UK tour including two ...
Cliff Richard’s 60th anniversary tour
  –  October 14, 2017
Cliff Richard has announced today that he will be touring the UK next year, with dates in Sheffield, Nottingham and Manchester on his radar. He’ll be celebrating his 60th anniversary in the music business in 2018. Sir Cliff said: “I am truly delighted ...
Cliff Richard announces three Irish tour dates as part of 60th anniversary tour
  –  October 14, 2017
Sir Cliff Richard to continue pursuit of BBC following settlement with ... Richard criticised by BBC over spending on lawyers Masterclass led by top electronic music talent aims to support up and coming... Aoife Kelly A team of leading electronic music ...
Cliff Richard in no mood to retire
  –  September 12, 2017
... Cliff Richard thinks he won't recover from abuse allegations Singer Cliff Richard doesn't think he will ever "recover" from being accused of sex abuse. "I'm still touring, my music still sells, and next month I'll be 77. I'm not quite ready to hang up ...

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