History Music / CliffRichard

7th Jan '18 10:27:47 AM dlchen145
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Sir '''Cliff Richard''' (real name Harry Webb, 1940-) is a singer and entertainer who has managed the feat of a British number one hit single in every decade from the [[TheFifties 1950s]] to [[TheNineties 1990s]]. One of the most enduring icons of British showbusiness, Cliff began his career billed as England's answer to Music/ElvisPresley, and indeed was a cutting edge figure in the RockAndRoll era who made some genuinely good memorable music in that idiom. His hit "Move It" is regarded as the first significant British RockAndRoll song. He fronted a band called the Shadows, who after he went solo, re-invented themselves with some success as an instrumental guitar group. Outshone in the [[TheSixties 1960s]] by Music/TheBeatles and other beat groups, his career never went belly-up, and he reinvented himself with some success as a TV presenter and celebrity. Music never went away, and he remains popular as a middle-of-the-road singer, although possibly as un-known outside Britain as Music/JohnnyHalliday is outside France.

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Sir '''Cliff Richard''' Cliff Richard (real name Harry Rodger Webb, 1940-) born 14 October 1940) is a singer and entertainer who has managed the feat of a British number one hit single in every decade from the [[TheFifties 1950s]] to [[TheNineties 1990s]]. One of the most enduring icons of British showbusiness, Cliff began his career billed as England's answer to Music/ElvisPresley, and indeed was a cutting edge figure in the RockAndRoll era who made some genuinely good memorable music in that idiom. His hit "Move It" is regarded as the first significant British RockAndRoll song. He fronted a band called the Shadows, who after he went solo, re-invented themselves with some success as an instrumental guitar group. Outshone in the [[TheSixties 1960s]] by Music/TheBeatles and other beat groups, his career never went belly-up, and he reinvented himself with some success as a TV presenter and celebrity. Music never went away, and he remains popular as a middle-of-the-road singer, although possibly as un-known outside Britain as Music/JohnnyHalliday is outside France.
23rd Sep '17 8:50:46 PM nombretomado
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His commitment to Christianity is both ridiculed and grudgingly admired - he really does appear to live as he preaches (except perhaps in the matter of shelling out tax) - and he has a legion of devoted fans, who, as with BarryManilow (a singer in the same ilk) tend to be middle-aged and female.

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His commitment to Christianity is both ridiculed and grudgingly admired - he really does appear to live as he preaches (except perhaps in the matter of shelling out tax) - and he has a legion of devoted fans, who, as with BarryManilow Music/BarryManilow (a singer in the same ilk) tend to be middle-aged and female.
27th Jun '17 5:05:55 PM nombretomado
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He ended at #56 in ''Series/OneHundredGreatestBritons''. For more detailed information on his life and career[[note]]including information on his recent investigation by the Police and his associated spat with the BBC which we will not address here due to the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement[[/note]] see TheOtherWiki's article at [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Richard]].

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He ended at #56 in ''Series/OneHundredGreatestBritons''. For more detailed information on his life and career[[note]]including information on his recent investigation by the Police and his associated spat with the BBC which we will not address here due to the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement[[/note]] see TheOtherWiki's Wiki/TheOtherWiki's article at [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Richard]].
31st Dec '16 6:50:05 PM nombretomado
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** His 2014 foray into the charts is a duet with equally venerable singing star Music/EngelbertHumperdinck. (Not the German orga composer: the lounge singer who earned Britain ''nul points'' in the 2013 EurovisionSongContest.)

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** His 2014 foray into the charts is a duet with equally venerable singing star Music/EngelbertHumperdinck. (Not the German orga composer: the lounge singer who earned Britain ''nul points'' in the 2013 EurovisionSongContest.Series/EurovisionSongContest.)
28th Nov '16 4:09:08 PM Exxolon
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He ended at #56 in ''Series/OneHundredGreatestBritons''.

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He ended at #56 in ''Series/OneHundredGreatestBritons''. \n For more detailed information on his life and career[[note]]including information on his recent investigation by the Police and his associated spat with the BBC which we will not address here due to the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement[[/note]] see TheOtherWiki's article at [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Richard]].
4th Nov '16 6:06:27 PM Exxolon
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* CoolOldGuy: His fans certainly would argue he's this.
4th Nov '16 4:18:11 PM Exxolon
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6th Apr '16 3:51:03 PM AgProv
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* ChristianRock: He has dabbled in this genre but normally does not use his misic as an explicit pulpit for his beliefs.
19th Jun '15 4:16:39 PM aoicor
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--> '''Rick''', ''Series/TheYoungOnes''


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--> '''Rick''', '''- Rick''', ''Series/TheYoungOnes''

19th Jun '15 4:16:13 PM aoicor
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-> Oh Cliff / Sometimes it must be difficult not to feel as if / You really are a cliff / when fascists keep trying to push you over it! / Are they the lemmings / Or are you, Cliff? / Or are you Cliff?
--> '''Rick''', ''Series/TheYoungOnes''

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