Cliff Richard

Singer Cliff Richard
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Full Name: Harry Rodger Webb
Profession: Singer

United Kingdom

Biography: Cliff Richard was Britain's answer to the invasion of rock'n'roll from the USA in the 1950s. Richard is the third-top-selling singles artist in the United Kingdom's history.

Over the years Richards musical style has changed from an early edgy rock n roll sound to a more mellower middle of the road one.

Richard has had 14 British No. 1 singles over 5 decades and sold over 250 million records worldwide.

Richard is known to be a confirmed bachelor and for his seemingly perennial youth.

Born: October 14, 1940
Birthplace: Lucknow, India
Age: 82 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra

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Historical Events

  • 1958-08-29 Cliff Richard and the Drifters release single "Move It", Richards debut single. Credited as 1st British Rock n Roll song.
  • 1959-07-31 Cliff Richard and the Shadows have their 1st British No. 1 single with "Living' Doll" (biggest British single of 1959)
  • 1961-12-13 "The Young Ones" directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring Cliff Richard, Robert Morley and Carole Gray premieres in London
  • 1963-09-01 Cliff Richard and the Shadows 1st British rock group to perform in Israel
  • 1986-03-08 The Young Ones and Cliff Richard release new version of single "Living Doll" for Comic Relief charity
  • 1995-10-25 British pop-rock singer Cliff Richard receives his knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II, - 1st rock star to be knighted
  • 2018-07-18 Cliff Richard wins privacy case against the BBC, for reporting he was being investigated over historic child sexual assaults

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