Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard



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]



The Great Cliff Richard
The Great Cliff Richard is an album by musical artist Cliff Richard, released on August 25, 2017.
Stronger Thru the Years
Stronger Thru the Years is a compilation album by Cliff Richard, released in 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
It's Better to Dream is a song by musical artist Cliff Richard, released on November 25, 2016.

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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 ...
Sir Cliff Richard to perform at ROHM on October 7
  –  October 1, 2017
For the first time Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) will bring a popular music megastar to Muscat – Sir Cliff Richard, the world-renowned British singer and musician. Signing Sir Richard is a tremendous coup for ROHM. His performance will be a phenomenal ...
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 ...
Cliff Richard 'no longer skin and bones' as pals says he's 'doing better' after ordeal
  –  November 14, 2017
Cliff Richard has piled on the pounds and is no longer “skin and bones”, according to close pal Gloria Hunniford. Shadows guitarist Bruce Welch said earlier this summer how he was “shocked” at how gaunt the 77-year-old looked 12 months after ...
Cliff Richard To Perform At 16th Annual Dream Foundation Gala
  –  November 16, 2017
The evening will include performances by one of the United Kingdom’s top-selling artists, Sir Cliff Richard, rock-and-roll front woman Tina Schlieske of Tina Schlieske and the Graceland Exiles w Sister Laura, and DJ 2nd Nature will headline the Dreamland ...
Dream Foundation Gala to Fulfill Thousands of End-of-Life Dreams
  –  November 14, 2017
The evening will include performances by one of the United Kingdom's top-selling artists, Sir Cliff Richard, rock-and-roll front woman Tina Schlieske of Tina Schlieske and the Graceland Exiles w Sister Laura, and DJ 2 nd Nature will headline the ...

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