Cliff Richard: Peter Pan of Pop

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1959: Cliff Richard with the new Drifters (Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch & Jet Harris making their debut) released "Livin’ Lovin’ Doll" / "Steady With You" (DB 4249) it only peaks at No.20 in the chart.
January 11th, Cliff Richard appeared at the ‘New Musical Express’ annual Poll Winners Concert is held at the Royal Albert Hall, London, Cliff sings “Move It”, “One Night” and “High Class Baby”.
NME presented Cup to Cliff Richard for being voted by readers "The Most Promising New Singer of 1958".
January 17th, 1959: Cliff Richard and the Drifters appeared on ‘Oh Boy!’(SHOW # 19), Cliff singing "Move It", "One Night" and "High Class Baby".
Tito Burns became Cliff’s manager, replacing Franklin Boyd and John Foster.
Cliff Richard booked for Lyceum Ballroom Cabaret spot.
January 31st, Cliff Richard and the Drifters appeared on ‘Oh Boy!’ other artists are Shirley Bassey and Don Lang.

1960: NME Final Chart Positions for 1959:
1. Russ Conway
2. Cliff Richard
3. Lonnie Donegan
4. Marty Wilde
5. Elvis Presley

Cliff Richard’s "Travellin’ Light" is at No.5 in NME Top selling singles charts and “Living Doll” at No.5 in NME Best Selling Sheet Music charts.
Cliff Richard appears on BBC TV’s ‘Parade of the Pops’, Cliff sings “Travellin’ Light”, “I'm Walkin’” and “Pointed Toe Shoes”.
Cliff Richard Top the bill on ‘Saturday Night at the London Palladium’ breaks all the previous records, when nearly 20 million viewers watched this show. It is the biggest audience for a light entertainment program on TV in the history of British TV.
Cliff Richard Named 1960 Palladium Revue Star.
"A Voice In The Wilderness"/ "Don’t Be Mad At Me" (DB 4398) released and reaches No.2
Cliff Richard and the Shadows fly to United States of America for their first tour.
Cliff Richard & The Shadows have been special UK guests on the month-long ‘Dick Clark’s Caravan Of Stars’ US tour.
Cliff Richard appears on ABC TV’s "Pat Boone Show", Cliff sings "Forty Days", "Dynamite", "Living Doll", "A Voice In The Wilderness", "Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin On" and duet with Pat Boone on "Pretty Blue Eyes".

1961: Cliff appear on BBC TV’s Saturday Club, Cliff sings “Good Golly Miss Molly”, “ ‘D’ In Love”, “Lamp Of Love”, “I Love You” and “Working After School”.
“Evergreen Tree” from “Me And My Shadows” album is in Top ten in India.
NME 1960 chart points:
1. Cliff Richard 1416
2. Adam Faith 1386
3. Elvis Presley 1104
4. Everly Brothers 965
10. The Shadows 665

“I Love You” is at No.2 in NME Top selling singles charts and is at No.4 in NME Best Selling Sheet Music charts.
Cliff Richard selected for U.S. Palladium TV Show.
"I Love You" is at No.10 in India.

1962: January 11th, "The Young Ones" / "We Say Yeah" (DB 4761) released.
“The Young Ones" with 524,000 advance UK sales and it soared straight into the chart at No.1, selling over a million copies within days of release.
“The Young Ones” enjoyed a worldwide success and earns Cliff his second Gold Disc.
He also wins an "Ivor Novello Award".
Cliff appears on "Parade of the Pops" singing "The Young Ones" and "Who Are We To Say".
"When The Girl In Your Arms" is at No.2 in India.

1963: On January 3rd, "The Next Time" / "Bachelor Boy" (DB 4950) both sides are the first No.1 of the year and Cliff’s third Gold Disc.
Soundtrack “Summer Holiday” (SX 1472 MONO) / (SCX 3462 STEREO) album is released.
Film "Summer Holiday" premiered in London on 10th January and the album from the film is released.
Cliff Richard has been voted the number one favourite film star in America’s Motion Picture Herald Annual Cinema Survey.
Radio Luxembourg’s "ABC of the Stars" for the first time in history devotes the whole show for Cliff.
Cliff Richard & the Shadows begin tour of South Africa.
Cliff Richard appears on BBC TV’s ‘Parade Of The Pops’, Cliff sings “Do You Wanna Dance”, “The Next Time” and “Bachelor Boy”.

NME 1962 chart points:
1. Elvis Presley 1463
2. Cliff Richard 1131
3. Frank Ifield 817
4. The Shadows 723

1964: The survey by the Billboard magazine in USA, for the sales of 34 countries outside the USA,
Cliff Richard is at No.1; Elvis at No.2 and The Shadows are at No.3
New York Motion Picture Herald’s survey for the 1963 most popular star in Britain, Cliff is at No.1, Peter Sellers at No.2 and Elvis at No.3
"I’m The Lonely One" / "Watch What You Do With my Baby" (DB 7203) released.
NME 1963 chart points:
1. The Beatles 1741
2. Cliff Richard 1323
3. The Shadows 899
4. Gerry & the Pacemakers 894

1965: "I Could Easily Fall (In Love With You)" (DB 7420) is in Top Ten in UK, Holland & Sweden.
NME 1964 chart points:
1. The Beatles 1232
2. The Bachelors 1035
3. The Rolling Stones 1005
7. Cliff Richard 747

1966: NME 1965 chart points:
1. The Rolling Stones 836
2. The Seekers 813
3. The Beatles 760
6. Cliff Richard 631

Result of NME Chart survey for the last five years Cliff Richard is the champion.
1. Cliff Richard 4841
2. Elvis Presley 4344
3. The Beatles 3737
4. The Shadows 3107

1967: Cliff Richard recorded the new version of "Move It" for the album "Don’t Stop Me Now".
Cliff’s "Cinderella" album (SX 6130 Mono) (SCX 6103 Stereo is released.

1968: "The Day I Met Marie" comes 4th in the Best British Disc of the year for 1967.
NME 1967 chart points:
1. Engelbert Humperdinck 1218
2. The Monkees 916
3. Tom Jones 890
4. The Beatles 695
5. Tremeloes 633
7. Cliff Richard 529

1969: Cliff Richard and the Settlers perform a charity concert at Royal Albert Hall in London for the homeless, starving refugees of Biafra.
Cliff Richard begins filming “Life With Johnny” for Tyne Tees Television.

1970: Cliff Richard’s "It’s Cliff Richard" 13 week series on BBC 1 begins.
Result of NME Chart survey for the past decade, Cliff Richard is still the champion.
1. Cliff Richard 7913
2. Elvis Presley 6438
3. The Beatles 6394
4. The Shadows 3790
5. The Rolling Stones 3126

1971: "Sunny Honey Girl"/ "Don’t Move Away" (duet with Olivia) / "I Was Only Fooling Myself" (DB 8747) is released.
"Goodbye Sam Hello Samantha" is voted 7th best British single of the year 1970.
The second "It’s Cliff Richard" series on BBC TV, along with Cliff Richard are Una Stubbs, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch and John Farrar.
The NME poll results are published.
World Male Singer: 1.Elvis Presley, 2.Cliff Richard, 3. Tom Jones
World Musical Personality: 1.Elvis, 2. Cliff Richard, 3. Andy Williams
Best TV/ Radio show: 1.Top of The Pops, 2.Disco 2, 3. It’s Cliff Richard
British Vocal Personality: 1.Cliff Richard, 2.Tom Jones, 3. Cilla Black
Best British Male Singer: 1.Cliff Richard, 2.Tom Jones, 3. Paul McCartney

1972: Cliff’s new "It’s Cliff Richard" 13 week series on BBC TV.
The NME poll results are published
World Male Singer: 1.Elvis Presley, 2.Cliff Richard, 3.Tom Jones and Rod Stewart
World Musical Personality: 1.Elvis, 2. Cliff Richard, 3. Rod Stewart
Best TV/ Radio show: 1.Top of The Pops, 2.Old Grey Whistle Test, 3. It’s Cliff Richard
British Vocal Personality: 1.Cliff Richard, 2.Rod Stewart, 3. Cilla Black
Best British Make Singer: 1.Cliff Richard, 2.Tom Jones, 3. Rod Stewart

1973: Cliff Richard appears on Cilla Black Show, performing songs for the Eurovision Song Contest.
In the NME poll results, Cliff Richard is at No.4 in the British section and at No.7 in the world section.
BRT TV, Belgium, shows "Cliff In Scotland", Cliff’s sings "Hail The Caledonia", "Skye Boat Song" "Bonnie Mary Of Argyle", "Captain Ramsey Kitchen", "Soldier Soldier", "Highland Fling" and "Scotland The Brave".

1975: Cliff Richard appears in “The Name of Jesus” concert, at Royal Albert Hall. Cliff sings “Bless You”, “Help It Along”, “Jesus Is My Kind Of People”, “Why Me Lord”, “Power To All Our Friends” (duet with Choralerna) and “Amazing Grace”.

1976: EMI release a Box Set of 6 cassettes "The Music and Life of Cliff Richard".

1978: "Yes He Live"/ "Good On The Sally Army" (EMI 2730) Cliff’s 71st single released.

1979: Cliff Richard’s concerts in UK.

1980: Cliff Richard’s latest single “Carrie”/ “Moving In” (EMI 5006) released.
Cliff takes part in an evangelical meeting in camridge with Dr. Billy Graham. The same evening he speaks at Great St. Mary's, the University Church.

1981: "A Little In Love" / "Keep On Looking" (EMI 5123) released.
Cliff appears on "Solid Gold" and many other TV shows in the USA and "A Little In Love" single peaks at No.17 in USA charts.
Cliff records live at the Apollo, Manchester, for BBC TV.
Cliff Richard attends a Crusaders meeting at Central Hall, Westminster.
Cliff Richard attends a Christians in Sport Dinner in Watford.

1983: "Cliff In Kenya" is premiered in London.
Cliff Richard tours Australia, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
“She Means Nothing To Me” duet with Phil Everly released.

1984: Cliff Richard tours United States of America and the Far East.

1985: "Heart User" / "I Will Follow You" (Rich 2) released.
Cliff Richard appears on "The Tube", singing "Lovers And Friends", "Lucille" and "Heart User".

1986: Cliff Richard records the new version of "Living Doll" with The Young Ones and Hank Marvin.
Cliff Richard attends the funeral of Graham Jarvis, his drummer at ‘Beckenham Crematorium’, London.
Cliff Richard flies for a holidays in Miami, USA.
Cliff Richard interviewed by the ‘Sunday Express’ at London’s Portman Hotel.
Cliff Richard and The Young Ones recorded the video for “Living Doll”.

1987: Cliff Richard attends the birthday party of Anthony Andrews.
Cliff Richard records ‘Jim’ll Fix It’ at the Dominion.
Cliff Richard appears on ‘Wogan’ in the costume he wears as Chris Wilderin in ‘Time’.

1988: Cliff Richard flies to Australia.
Cliff Richard participates in Paul McNamee’s celebrity Charity Tennis Tournament.
Cliff Richard attends the Gospel Music Festival in Melbourne.
Cliff Richard participates in the Bicentennial TV Gala in Sydney.
Cliff Richard performs at the Australian Royal Command Performance attended by Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

1989: Cliff Richard flies to Australia and New Zealand.
Cliff Richard attends ‘Tear Fund’ meeting in Sydney.
Cliff Richard plays in pro-celebrity tennis tournament in Melbourne.
Cliff Richard attends ‘Tear Fund’ meeting in Auckland and Wellington.
Cliff Richard flies to Singapore and flies to Britain.

1990: Video shoot at Shepperton Studios for “Stronger Than That”.
Cliff Richard gave a charity concert for Leukaemia Research at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.

1991: Cliff Richard and the Shadows appeared at the charity concert at Knebworth.
Cliff Richard attends a charity night for the children of Chernobyl, which raises 70,000 Pounds.
The launch of charity single “Everybody’s Got A Crisis In Their Life” by Simon Cunnings, it features Cliff Richard, Rick Wakeman, Justin Hayward, Alvin Stardust, Stephanie De Sykes, Carl Wayne, Mike Smith and John Wetton.
Cliff Richard flies to Melbourne to begin Australasian Tour.

1992: Cliff Richard appears on ‘Top of the Pops’ (BBC) on January 2nd, singing “This New Year”.
Cliff Richard attends the premiere of Jack Good’s ‘Good Rocking Tonight’, Timothy Whitmall played as Cliff Richard.

1995: Cliff Richard records "We Being Many" a duet song with Helen Shapiro.

1997: January 15th, Cliff Richard appeared on the Des O'Conner show.

2000: January 2nd, Sir Cliff appeared on ‘Songs Of Praise For, The New Millennium’ at Cardiff, he sings “The Millennium Prayer”
Sir Cliff Richard was presented with a Lifetime Outstanding Achievement award for his contribution to the British music, the award presented to him by Prime Minister's wife Cherie Blair at The Savoy Hotel in London.

2002: Sir Cliff Richard is second to Elvis Presley as Britain’s favourite pop idol of all time, Cliff Richard outranked Robbie
Williams, Madonna, The Beatles and Michael Jackson.
The Top Ten favourite Pop Idol of All Time:
1. Elvis Presley
2. Cliff Richard
3. Robbie Williams
4. The Beatles
5. Madonna
6. Frank Sinatra
7. John Lennon
8. Freddie Murcury
9. Michael Jackson
10. Elton John

2003: Cliff Richard flies to Australia and New Zealand for his “World Tour” concerts and later in February and March tour of Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong China and Thailand.

2004: January 19, EMI released four digitally re-mastered classic Cliff albums with bonus tracks “Dressed For The Occasion”, “The Rock Connection”, “Always Guaranteed” and “Stronger”.

2005: Singers including Sir Cliff Richard, Robin Gibb, Barry Gibb and Boy George under One World Project, are recording a charity single to help raise funds for victims of the Asian tsunami, they hope the song will raise more than £2 million for the relief fund.
The single “Grief Never Grows Old” released on 24th January.

2006: Sir Cliff Richard took part in a 45th Anniversary tribute show for Dionne Warwick in Los Angeles, Cliff Richard & Dionne Warwick duets on “Anyone Who Had A Heart”.
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1954: Harry (Cliff) joined the school drama society and acted in ‘The Price of Perfection’.

1959: Tito Burns is appointed Cliff Richard’s manager.
Cliff and Sister Donna at first ‘Oh Boy’ party.
Terry Smart replaced by Tony Meehan as a new drummer for the Drifters.
On February 9th & 10th, Cliff Richard’s live recording for first LP “Cliff” at the Abbey Road studios.
Cliff Richard wins “Best New Single” award from NME.
Cliff is voted “Best New British Male Singer” in the NME poll.

1960: Cliff Richard appears on the BBC TV’s 'Parade Of The Pops', Cliff sings “Willie And The Hand Jive”, “Don't Be Mad At Me” and “Mean Woman Blues”.
Cliff is voted “Best British Male Singer” in the NME annual poll.
“Living Doll” is voted “Record of the Year” for 1959.
February 12th, Cliff forms his own publishing company ‘Eugene Music’.
“A Voice In The Wilderness” is at No.2 in NME Top selling singles charts and at No.3 in NME Best Selling Sheet Music charts.
Cliff Sings No. 1 (SEG 7979 Mono) / (ESG 7788 Stereo) released.
February 21st, Cliff appears at NME Poll Winners’ Concert backed by the group called Parker Royal Four.
Cliff Richard appears on “Saturday Night at the London Palladium” with the Parker Royal Four.
Cliff Richard with Russ Conway, Lonnie Donegan, John Barry, Mudlarks, Alma Cogan, Bert Weedon, Pete Murray, Ted Heath, Marty Wilde, Craig Douglas, Dallas Boys, Billy Fury, Emile Ford, Gene Vincent, and Eddie Cochran appeared on NME Poll Concert.

1961: Cliff Richard is voted “Best British Male Singer”, 2nd in “Best British Vocal Personality” and 2nd in “World Male Singer” in the NME annual poll.
Peter Gromley replaces Tito Burns as Cliff’s new manager.
Cliff Richard appears ATV duets “Rubber Ball” with Marty Wilde.
Cliff Richard has 4 songs in Top Ten in India, “I Love You”, Nine Times Out Of Ten”, “Fall In Love With You” and “Please Don’t Tease” at No.1
“She’s Gone” from “Me And My Shadows” album is at No.1 in Thailand.
E.P. “Me And My Shadows No. 1” (SEG 8065 Mono) / (ESG 7837 Stereo) is released.
“Theme For A Dream” / “Mumblin’ Mosie” (DB 4593) released, has an advance order over 200,000 copies.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows receive “Carl Allan Awards” at London’s Lyceum Ballroom.
Cliff Richard appears on radio documentary ‘Teen Beat’.

1962: Cliff Richard appears on BBC TV’s Parade Of The Pops, singing “All I Do Is Dream Of You”, “When The Girl In Your Arms” and “The Young Ones”.
E.P. “Cliff's Hit Parade” (SEG 8133 Mono) is released.

1963: Result of Holland’s “Muzick Express” poll, Cliff Richard beats Elvis Presley.
Cliff Richard’s fans at Stockton queue all night for tickets to see his forth coming concert.
Cliff Richard appears in charity concert for delinquent children in Nairobi and Kenya.
In USA “The Young Ones” is retitled “It’s Wonderful To Be Young”.
“Summer Holiday” / “Dancing Shoes” (DB 4977) released and peaks at No.1 on the British chart.
Cliff won “Top British Male Singer” award from Melody Maker.
In the British Top Thirty chart Cliff has 4 songs, “Summer Holiday” (9), “Dancing Shoes” (25), “The Next Time” (18) and “Bachelor Boy” (16).
He becomes the first artist to have four songs from one film in the chart.
Cliff & The Shadows telerecord for the BBC TV ‘The Billy Cotton Band Show’ and transmitted on February 24th.

1964: “I’m The Lonely One” hit Top Ten in British chart and hit the American chart at No.92.
“It’s All In The Games” peaks at No.25 in the Billboard Chart.
E.P. “When In France” (SEG 8290 Mono) is released.
Talking to the press at Long Beach, California, Elvis reveals “I like Cliff Richard’s work”.
Cliff Richard appears at ‘London Palladium’, he sings “Maria”.

1965: E.P. “Why Don’t They Understand” (SEG 8384 Mono) is released.
It is reported that Cliff Richard has formed his own film production company, ‘Inter-State Film’.
Cliff’s three songs are in Top Twenty in Thailand, “I Could Easily Fall (In Love With You)” at No.2, “I’m Afraid To Go Home” at No.3 and “I Don’t Wanna Love You” at No.17.

1966: Cliff Richard new E.P. “Wind Me Up” (SEG 8474 Mono) is released.
February 11th, it is announced that Cliff Richard’s cabaret season at ‘Talk Of The Town’ is to be extended by two weeks to March 12th.
The plans to record a live album at ‘Talk Of The Town’ have been scrapped.

1967: Cliff Richard voted “Best Dressed Male Star” by readers of Disc & Music Echo.
Cliff Richard finishes work on his new album “Don’t Stop Me Now” with arranger Mike Leander.

1968: The result of the Disc & Music Echo Poll are published,
Top British Male Singer: 1.Tom Jones 2.Cliff Richard 3. Scott Walker
Top World Male Singer: 1.Scott Walker 2.Tom Jones 3.Cliff Richard
Mr. Valentine1968: 1.Scott Walker 2.Cliff Richard 3.Dave Clark
Best Dressed Male Star: 1.Cliff Richard 2.Tom Jones 3.Engelbert Humperdinck
Top TV Male Artist: 1.Simon Dee 2.Tom Jones 3.Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard shoots the ATV play ‘A Matter Of Diamonds’.
Cliff sings 6 songs for Eurovision Song Contest selection on BBC TV ‘Cilla Black Show’, “Congratulations”, “High ‘N’ Dry”, “Wonderful World”, “Do You Remember”, “Little Rag Doll” and “The Sound Of The Candyman’s Trumpet”.
TV viewers selected “Congratulations” the song Cliff will sing at The Eurovision Song Contest.

1969: The result of the Disc & Music Echo Poll are published,
Top British Male Singer: 1.Tom Jones 2.Scott Walker 3.Cliff Richard
Mr. Valentine1969: 1.Scott Walker 2.Cliff Richard 3.Johnnie Walker
Best Dressed Male Star: 1.Cliff Richard 2.Scott Walker 3.Tom Jones
Top TV Male Artist: 1.Scott Walker 2.Cliff Richard 3.Simon Dee
Cliff Richard recorded “Don’t Forget To Catch Me” in French, German and Italian at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios.
Cliff Richard appears on Top Of The Pops.
“Good Times (better Times)/ “Occasional Rain” (DB 8548) released.
“Me And My Shadows” (SREG 1120) re-issue on Regal Label with Different cover.

1970: Cliff Richard receives an award for “The Most Outstanding Service to Music” for 1969.
The result of the Disc & Music Echo Poll are published,
Top British Male Singer: 1.Tom Jones 2.Cliff Richard 3. Scott Walker
Top World Male Singer: 1.Elvis Presley 2.Tom Jones 3.Cliff Richard
Mr. Valentine1970: 1.Cliff Richard 2.Scott Walker 3.Jonnie Walker
Best Dressed Male Star: 1.Cliff Richard 2.Barry Gibb 3.Tom Jones
“Throw Down A Line” is voted 10th best single of the year and LP “Sincerely” is voted 6th, Best album of the year.
“The Joy Of Living”/ “Leave My Woman Alone”/ “Boogatoo” (DB 8657) released.
Cliff Richard appeared at the ‘Valentine Pop Awards’.
Cliff Richard is featured on Dave Cash’s Radio One show.

1971: On “It’s Cliff Richard” TV show, Clodagh Rogers performs the final 6 songs for ‘A Song For Europe’.

1972: “The Cliff Richard Story” (6 LPs, Box Set) (SM 255-SM260) is released on World Records.
Cliff Richard presents a series on BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2 ‘Music For Sundays’.
On February 9th, 12th & 26th, Cliff Richard and friends on “It's Cliff Richard Show” on BBC.
February 17th, Cliff Richard appears on BBC 1‘Top Of The Pops’ singing “Jesus”

1973: Cliff appears in the 8 weeks series of contemporary Christian and general music concert at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
On February 3rd, Cliff Richard singing “Power To All Our Friends” the 4th song for ‘A Song For Europe’ on Cilla Black Show.
On February 10th, Cliff Richard singing “The Days Of Love” the 5th song for ‘A Song For Europe’ on Cilla Black Show.
On February 17th, Cliff Richard singing “Help It Along” the 6th song for ‘A Song For Europe’ on Cilla Black Show.

1974: Cliff Richard at several recording sessions during the month at Abbey Road with producer David MacKay for his latest album “31st Of February Street” and two tacks for his latest single “(You Keep Me) Hangin'” and “Love Is Here”.

1975: Lunches with head of BBC religious programs John Lang.
February 7th, Cliff Richard records “It's Only Me You've Left Behind”, “Love Enough” and “You're The One” at Abbey Road.

1976: “Miss You Night”/“Love Enough” (EMI 2376) released.
Cliff Richard appears on ITV’s 'Supersonic' singing “Miss You Nights”.
Cliff Richard’s 65th single “Miss You Nights” enters the U.K. Singles chart.

1977: “My Kinda Life”/“Nothing Left For Me To Say” (EMI 2584) released, reaches No.15 in the British Chart.
Cliff Richard is guest of honour at World Records 25th anniversary.
Cliff appears on ITV’s ‘Supersonic’

1978: Cliff and The Shadows reunite for 20th Anniversary concerts at the London Palladium.
Cliff Richard sings 2 songs from “Small Corner” album on BBC TV’s ‘Pebble Mills At One’.

1979: Cliff and The Shadows reunited album “Thank You Very Much” (EMTV 15) is released.
Cliff Richard & The Shadows’ “Thank You Very Much” peak at No.5 in the U.K. Albums chart.
At the Music Week Awards Cliff Richard and The Shadows received an award for twenty-one years as ‘Major British Recording Artists’.
EMI celebrate their 21years partnership with Cliff, awarded him with Gold clock & Gold replica of the key.

1980: Cliff Richard’s latest single “Carrie” is a new entry in the U.K. Singles charts.
Cliff appears at a special tribute concert to the late Norrie Paramor at Croydon's Fairfield Halls.
Cliff sings 6 songs that are closely associated with Paramor, “Bachelor Boy”, “The Young Ones”, “Summer Holiday”, “The Day I Met Marie”, “Constantly” and “Congratulations”.
Cliff Richard voted No.1 in the ‘Top Pop Star’ by listeners of BBC’s Swapshop.
Cliff wins TV Times award for “The Most Exciting Male Singer on Television”.
Cliff receives the “Best Family Entertainer” award from Nationwide, Daily Mirror and Radio 1.
“Rock On With Cliff” (MFP 50467) released on MFP Label.

1981: Cliff Richard receives the Daily Mirror Readers’ award for ‘Outstanding Musical Personality of the Year’, the award presented to him by Una Stubbs.
Cliff Richard records for ‘Top Of The Pop’ and ‘Kenny Everett Show’ at Riverside Studios, London.
Cliff Richard flies to USA and Canada for tour.

1982: Cliff Richard tours to Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Cliff Richard performs two concerts in Bangkok at ‘Hua Mark Indoor Stadium’.
Cliff Richard’s tour continues to Australia and New Zealand.

1983: Cliff Richard begins tours to Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines and Australia.
Cliff Richard performs two concerts in Bangkok.
Cliff Richard’s duets with Phil Everly “She Means Nothing To Me” released.

1984: Cliff Richard holidays in Portugal.
Cliff Richard appears live on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Woman’s Hour’.

1985: Cliff Richard is interviewed for Radio 1’s “History Of Pop”.
Cliff Richard appears on Michael Aspel’s TV show ‘Aspel and Friends’.
Cliff Richard appears on BBC TV’s ‘Superstore’.
Cliff Richard attends a reception at 10 Downing Street.
Cliff Richard holidays in Portugal.
Cliff Richard records at the BBC TV Centre for an Easter Special.

1986: Cliff Richard records “She’s So Beautiful” for the ‘TV Times Awards Television Show’.
Cliff Richard receives the “Best British Male Singer” award presented by TV Times magazine.
Cliff attends the ‘BPI Awards Dinner’ at Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
“It’s In Every One Of Us” is transmitted on the TV Show ‘Aspel and Friends’.

1987: Cliff Richard records for BBC Radio 2’s ‘Good Morning Sunday’ show.
Cliff Richard attends the matinee of ‘Phantom Of The Opera’.
Cliff Richard interviewed by ‘Jam’ Magazine.

1988: On February 1st, Cliff Richard’s latest single for Valentine Day “Two Hearts”/ “Yesterday, Today, Forever”/ “Wild Geese” (EM 42 / EMG 42), and
“Two Hearts” / “Yesterday, Today, Forever” / “Two Hearts” / “Wild Geese” (CDEM 42) are released.
Also released two hearts shape “Two Hearts”/ “Yesterday, Today, Forever” (EMP 42) Picture Disc.
Cliff Richard flies to Australia and New Zealand on “Always Guaranteed Tour”.

1989: Cliff Richard receives “The Lifetime Achievement” award from the BPI.
Cliff Richard attends the Royal Project at the House of Lords.
Cliff Richard interviewed by Italian television.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows attend a music therapy tribute lunch.
Cliff Richard flies to San Remo, Italy,
Cliff Richard performs at the ‘San Remo Festival’, also appears on television in San Remo.

1990: Cliff Richard’s new single from “Stronger” album “Stronger Than That” / “Joanna” (EM 129 / EMS 129) Post Card Pack released.
Also “Stronger Than That” / “Joanna” / “Stronger Than That” (12EM 129 / 12EMP 129 / CDEM 129) are released.

1991: Cliff Richard plays in charity Tennis tournament in Manchester.
Preparations and rehearsals of Cliff Richard’s for Gospel Tour.

1992: Cliff appears on Belgian Television, he sings “Some People”, “Miss You Nights” and “This New Year”.
Cliff Richard recorded "When Two Worlds Drift Apart" in French titled "Remember" for release on "MY KINDA LIFE" album.
Cliff Richard performs “This New Year” on German TV.
Six part Radio 2 series on Cliff Richard begins.
Cliff Richard appears on Terry Wogan’s television show, Cliff duets with Wet Wet Wet on “Goodnight Girl”.

1994: Press launches for “Heathcliff”.
An Evening With Cliff Richard’ , Sir Cliff Richard sings “Move It” / “Living Doll” / “Lord I Love You” / “Flesh And Blood” / “Love And A Helping Hand” and “Free”
Cliff Richard awarded the men’s “Head of the year” award by the National Hairdresser Federation.
“Heathcliff” play box office opens.

1996: Cliff Richard appears at the ‘Goldeneye Awards’ in Ostend, Belgium.
Cliff Richard attends a charity event at the lakeside Camberley Club in aid of Woking Hospice.

1997: Cliff Richard is interviewed on Radio 2's Steve Wright show.

1998: Cliff Richard’s 40th year in show business begins with a sell-out tour of Australia and New Zealand.

2000: Cliff is among those at a Gala Evening to celebrate the life of Jill Dando at the Winter Gardens. The evening raised thousands for Jill Dando's favourite charity.
Cliff Richard participates in the York Challenge Cup at the London Dockland Arena to raise funds for the Children in Crisis charity.
Cliff Richard and Michael Parkinson attend the Millennium Dome to celebrate the Children's Promise Day.
Cliff Richard hands over a cheque for one million pounds - the proceeds from the sale of “The Millennium Prayer” and the fee from his New Year's Eve concert in Birmingham.

2002: On 4th March EMI will be releasing an exciting limited edition CD “Live At The ABC Kingston 1962” featuring Cliff Richard
and The Shadows in concert in March 1962.
Cliff Richard’s ITV Special “The Hits I Missed” also will be releasing on 18th March.

2003: Sir Cliff Richard “World Tour” concerts in Australia and New Zealand, songs Cliff sings are “We Don't Talk Anymore”, “Move It”, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow-What A Wonderful World”, “Right Here Waiting”, “What’s Love Got to Do With It”, “Let Me Be The One”, “All Shook Up”, “Like Strangers”, “I Honestly Love You”, “Some People”, “Miss You Nights”, “Devil Woman”, “Dreamin”, “Born To Rock ‘N’ Roll”, “Do You Wanna Dance”, “Claudette”, “Gee Whiz It's You -I Could Easily Fall”, “Too Much-Don't Be Cruel”, “The Young Ones”, “Backing vocalists medley: Green Light-Devil Woman-Carrie”, “Wired For Sound”, “Be Bop A Lula”, “No Particular Place To Go”, “Come And Go With Me-Dream Lover -Since I Don't Have You” , “Lay All Your Love On Me”, “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”, “Mistletoe And Wine”, “We Should Be Together”, “Saviour's Day”, “Little Town” and “The Millennium Prayer”.

2004: Channel 4's “The Ultimate Pop Star”, broadcast on Sunday, said Sir Cliff Richard has beaten the Beatles and Elvis Presley to the
Title of The Ultimate Pop Star as the biggest selling artist, Cliff had sold 21 millions singles, more than any other artist in the last 50 years.
1. Cliff Richard
2. The Beatles
3. Elvis Presley
4. Madonna
5. Elton John
6. Michael Jackson
7. Queen
8. Abba
9. Paul McCartney
10. David Bowie

Cliff Richard is in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Cliff Richard visits the Detroit Public Broadcast Service station as they are showing his 2003 ‘World Tour’ video.
Cliff is interviewed for the broadcast, Cliff sings “Devil Woman” and “The Day That I Stop Loving You”.

2005: Cliff Richard’s third single from “Something's Goin' On” album, “The Day That I Stop Loving You” is cancelled by Decca.
Sir Cliff will be performing a concert in Barbados on Friday 11th March in aid of a local children's charity. The concert will take place at The Sir Garfield Sobers Gymnasium, Wildey, St Michael.
Cliff Richard will be at the Eurovision Song Contest's 50th anniversary in Copenhagen on 22nd October 2005.

2006: Cliff Richard attends the 18th Annual Harvest Garden Party at ‘St. James Parish Church’ in St. James, Barbados.
Cliff Richard’s "The Essential Music Of Cliff Richard” 2 DVDs & Book will be releasing on 13th, March.

2007: Sir Cliff Richard “Here & Now” concerts in Middle East & South East Asia.
Friday 2nd, February 2007 in Dubai
Monday 5th, February 2007 in Hong Kong
Wednesday 7th, February 2007 in Bangkok, Thailand (cancelled).
Friday 9th & Saturday 10th, February 2007 in Genting, Malaysia.
Sunday 11th, February 2007 in Singapore.
Tuesday 13th, February 2007 in the Philippines.
Sunday 18th, February 2007 in Yokohama, Japan.
Friday 23rd, February 2007in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

February 26th, Cliff Richard flies the Maldives.
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1958: Harry Webb and Terry leave the Dick Teague group to form a new band The Drifters, joined by Norman Mitham.
Harry Webb and the Drifters made their debut appearance at Forty Hill Badminton club.

1959: Cliff Richard appears on BBC TV’s Saturday Club, Cliff sings “Baby I Don't Care”, “Steady With You”, “Danny”, “Down The Line” and “Apron Strings”.
On March 7th & 28th, Cliff Richard and the Drifters appeared on ‘Oh Boy!’ show.
March 16th, Plans are announced for the first American rock ‘n’ roll package tour to hit Europe, Performers including Bobby Darin, Conway Twitty, Duane Eddy and Pony Tails are contracted, along with UK star Cliff Richard.

1960: “A Voice In The Wilderness” at No.2 in NME Best Selling Sheet Music charts.
Cliff Richard’s U.S. tour recorded for BBC.
Cliff Sings No. 2 (SEG 7987 Mono) / (ESG 7794 Stereo) released.
Cliff’s TV performances of “Fall In Love With You” on March 19th and May 21st, on 'Saturday Spectaculars' for ATV and BBC TV's children's show 'Crackerjack' March 31st.
“Fall In Love With You”/ “Willie And The Hand Jive” (DB 4431) released.
Cliff Richard received Silver Disc for “Fall In Love With You”.
The No.1 record on the first EP chart was Cliff Richard’s “Expresso Bongo”

1961: March 1st, Australian Peter Gromley, is to be Cliff Richard’s new personal manager.
On Thursday 9th, March, "“CLIFF RICHARD SHOW” Show No. 4, Cliff performed "Pigtails In Paris"(Cliff, Jack Parnell Orchestra and Dancers), "Temptation", "Balling The Jack", "Sentimental Journey", "Willie And The Hand Jive", "I Wish I Was In  Love Again" (Cliff duet with Petula Clark)and "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On".
On March 16th, 1961: “CLIFF RICHARD SHOW” Show No. 5 of ATV 6 part series.
Cliff Richard performed "There’s A Small Town With A Wishing Well" (Cliff, Vernons Girls and Orchestra), "Lamp Of Love" (Cliff and The Shadows), "As Time Goes By" (Cliff and the Jack Parnell Orchestra), "Where Did You Learn To Dance" (Cliff , Vernons Girls and Orchestra), "Apache" (Cliff playing lead guitar", "Don’t Be Mad At Me" (Cliff and The Shadows), "The Three Peggies" (Cliff duet with Kaye Sisters)and "Yes Sir That’s My Baby" (Cliff Richard, Vernons Girls and Jack Parnell Orchestra).
Cliff on BBC TV’s “Parade of Pops”, Cliff sings “I Love You”, “Almost Like Being in Love” and “Theme For A Dream”.
Cliff Richard begin tours of Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore and South Africa.
Ten thousand teenage fans disrupt traffic in Johannesburg as they surround the Carlton hotel where Cliff Richard is staying,
Cliff and The Shadows made a concert appearance in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was the first Cliff Richard concert to be recorded.
Top South African DJ Bob Holness interviews Cliff for his Durban ‘Calling To Youth Show’.
Cliff received 'Star Of Stars' award from ‘Weekend’ magazine.
Cliff is in South Africa, his sister Donella collects the award on his behalf in London.
“Gee Whiz It’s You”/ “I Cannot Find A True Love” two songs from LP “Me And My Shadows” was Cliff’s first European release single to enter the British chart.
Cliff Richard with Adam Faith, Lonnie Donegan, Russ Conway, Mark Wynter, David Jacobs and Bert Weedon appeared on NME Poll Convert.
“Theme For A Dream” is at No.2 in NME Top selling singles charts.

1962: Cliff Richard receives an award from ‘Variety Club of Great Britain’ for ‘Show Personality of the Year’ at Savoy Hotel, in London.
Cliff Richard appears on BBC TV’s Saturday Club, he sings “We Say Yeah”, “The Young Ones”, “Do You Wanna Dance”, “When The Girl In Your Arms” and “Razzle Dazzle”.
March 22nd, Cliff Richard and The Shadows performed at the ‘Eton College Mission Youth Club’, Hackney Wick, attended by Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon. Later Cliff Richard joins the Royal couple for tea.
Saturday 24th March, Cliff Richard’s “The Young Ones” movie clips shown on ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’.

1963: In the British Top Thirty chart Cliff has 4 songs, “Summer Holiday” (9), “Dancing Shoes” (25), “The Next Time” (18) and “Bachelor Boy” (16).
Cliff Richard and The Shadows tour Britain, songs featured on the tour are: “Do You Wanna Dance”, “Summer Holiday”, “The Next Time”, “Blueberry Hill”, “Spanish Harlem”, “I Got A Woman”, “Baby Face”, “Love Hurts”, “Bachelor Boy”, “Dancing Shoes” and “We Say Yeah”.
Soundtrack from the film “Summer Holiday” released.
March 14th, “Summer Holiday” tops the British Charts.
Cliff Richard pre-recorded two songs in London; to be transmitted on ‘Ed Sullivan Show’, Cliff sings “Bachelor Boy”.
E.P. “Time For Cliff And The Shadows” (SEG 8228 Mono) / (ESG 7887 Stereo) is released.
“Bachelor Boy” is at No.1 in Holland, India and South Africa, No.3 in Sweden and Thailand and at No.5 in Hong Kong.
“The Next Time” is at No.1 in South Africa, No.2 in India and Israel, No.6 in France, No.10 in Norway.

In the first quarter of 1963 Cliff leads in the NME points table.
1. Cliff Richard 584
2. Frank Ifield 322
3. The Shadows 291
4. Tornados 275
5. Jet Harris & Tony Meehan 253
6. Elvis Presley 246
7. The Beatles 235

1964: Cliff Richard received Gold Disc for “Lucky Lips” from EMI chief Joseph Lockwood.
Cliff Richard & The Shadows are on the set at ‘Elstree Studios’ for shooting of his latest film “Wonderful Life”.
E.P. “Cliff Richard Sings Don’t Talk To Him” (SEG 8299 Mono) is released.

1965: Cliff Richard receives the trophy from NME for the sixth time for “Top British Singer”.
“I Could Easily Fall (In Love With You)” is at No. 1 in Malaysia, Top Ten in Finland, Holland, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Lebanon, Singapore and Thailand.
Saturday 20th March, Cliff Richard appears on ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’, Cliff performed “The Minute You’re Gone” and “Just Another Guy”,  others artists are Petula Clark,
Del Shannon, Francois Hardy, Laurie Jay Combo, The Fairies, The Temptations and Janice Nicholls.
“The Minute You’re Gone”/ “Just Another Guy” (DB 7496) released.
E.P. “Cliff's Hits From Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamp” (SEG 8395 Mono) is released.

1966: Saturday 26th March, on ABC TV’s ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’ are Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Dusty Springfield, Billy Joe Royal, Dave, Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich and The Quiet Five
Cliff Richard’s new single “Blue Turns To Grey”/ “Somebody Loses” (DB 7866) released.

1967: Cliff Richard’s new single written by Don Everly “It’s All Over”/ “Why Wasn’t I Born Rich” (DB 8150) released.
In the Ivor Novello Awards, presented by the Songwriters’ Guild of Great Britain, Cliff’s “Time Drags By” is runner-up to “Born Free” in the “The Film Song of the Year” category.

1968: “Congratulations”/ “High ‘N’ Dry” (DB 8376) released.
Cliff Richard’s sister Joan marries Colin Phipps.
“A Matters Of Diamonds” stars Cliff Richard, shown on ATV.

1969: Cliff Richard appears on ‘Top Of The Pops’, ‘Rolf Harris Show’ and ‘Liberace’s Show’.
Cliff Richard flies to Germany, Holland, Italy and Romania.
March 5-9th, Cliff Richard guest star at ‘International festival Golden Stag’, Brasov, Romania.

1970: Cliff Richard attends a party at No.10 Downing Street, given by the Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, in honour of  West Germany Chancellor Willy Brandt.

1971: Cliff Richard appears at the Stanmore Baptist Church in North London.
Cliff buys a house in Essex for the Christian Arts Centre.
BBC 1 and Cliff’s management negotiate for another “It’s Cliff Richard” TV series.
Cliff Richard duets with Petula Clark, the Beatles hit “I Want To Hold Your Hand”.
Cliff Richard begins European tour to Austria, Belgium, Denmark, West Germany and Switzerland.

1972: Cliff Richard gives a religious concert for Tear Fund at Manchester’s new Century Hall.
Cliff Richard’s new single “Jesus”/ “Mister Cloud” (DB 8864) released.
The record is ignored by some radio stations and does not become a major hit.

1973: Cliff Richard’s 59th single “Power To All Our Friends”/ “Come Back Billie Joe” (EMI 2012) released.
March 21st, Cliff Richard recorded “Gut, Dass Es Freunde Gibt” (Power To All Our Friends) in German.

1974: The London Palladium announces that Cliff Richard will headline a season at their theatre in the Spring.
The Duchess of Gloucester presents Cliff with “Silver Clef” award for outstanding services to the music industry at the second annual Music Therapy Committee luncheon.

1975: March 14th, Cliff Richard’s 63rd single “It's Only Me You Left Behind” / “You're The One” (EMI 2279) is released.

1976: Cliff Richard’s visit to the USSR (Soviet Union) is postponed.
Cliff Richard’s “Miss You Nights” (Rocket Record) released in USA.

1977: Cliff Richard spends 3 weeks in South Africa.
“Every Face Tells A Story” (EMC 3172) album is released.
“Every Face Tells A Story” peaks at No.8 in the U.K. Albums chart.
The International Cliff Richard Movement magazine “Dynamite” reports that Cliff’s Tear Fund concerts in 1976 raised over 37,000 Pounds, providing six vehicles for Argentina, Yemen, Nigeria, Haiti and Burundi, also a generator for a hospital in India, a rural development center in Kenya and a training center in Zaire.

1978: Mike Read interviews Cliff Richard at the London Palladium for Radio Luxembourg.
EMI Records host a special honorary dinner for Cliff Richard in London.

1979: Cliff Richard’s 74th single “Green Light”/“Imagine Love” (EMI 2920) released. It is produced by Bruce Welch.

1980: Cliff Richard appears at Royal Albert Hall at the “Sing Good News” event, honouring the top writers in the contest organized by the Bible Society. Cliff sings
“Why Should The Devil Have All The Good Music” and “When I Survey The Wondrous Cross”.
Cliff recorded his vocals for the duets with Olivia for “Suddenly”.
ITV’s ‘Pop Gospel’ series begins, in which Cliff appears in two programmes.
“Carrie” enters the British Top Ten, peaking at No. 3, it’s Cliff 43rd, Top Ten hit in the British Hit Singles chart.

1981: “Cliff In London” screens on BBC TV.
Cliff Richard’s first UK video “The Young Ones” released.
While on tour of USA in Hollywood, a truck loaded with equipment and instruments worth 40,000 Pounds is stolen.
Cliff’s first date of USA tour opened at the Paramount Theatre, Seattle, among songs included are “Move It”, “Green Light”, “Dreamin’ ”, “Miss You Nights”, “A Little In Love”, “Devil Woman”, “The Rock That Doesn’t Roll”, “Do You Wanna Dance” and “We Don’t Talk Anymore”.

1982: Cliff Richard appears in Los Angeles and New York.
Cliff Richard flies back to U.K.

1983: Cliff Richard’s duets with Phil Everly “She Means Nothing To Me” peaks at No.9 in the U.K. Singles chart.
Cliff Richard appears on the Wogan TV show.

1984: Double “A” sides “Baby You’re Dynamite”/ “Ocean Deep” (EMI 5457) released.
Both tracks entered the U.K. Singles chart.
Cliff Richard flies to Scandinavia for promotion.

1985: Cliff Richard attends the birthday party of Paul Gambaccini.

1986: “Living Doll” (new version) with The Young Ones, released and on March 22nd, the single top the British chart.
Evergreen pop star Cliff Richard is destined for the Guinness Book of Records after his hit song “Living Doll” shot to No. 1 spot in the U.K. Chart for the second time in 27 years.
Cliff Richard plays as Chris Wilder in Dave Clark’s musical ‘Time’.

1987: Cliff Richard is interviewed on TV-AM and Swansea Sound Radio at the Dominion theatre.
Cliff Richard shoots the “Crusader” video for Greenleaf.

1988: Cliff Richard ‘Always Guaranteed Tour” of Australia and New Zealand.

1989: Cliff Richard flies to Amsterdam, to record for Dutch Television.

1990: Cliff Richard begins “Stronger Tour” in Australia.
 
1992: Cliff Richard invited on to the stage of Wembley Arena to sing “Goodnight Girl” with Wet Wet Wet.
Belgian TV interviewed Cliff at his office.
Cliff Richard attends ‘Bishop Wand School’ event in Staines, Middlesex.
Cliff Richard dines with actor David Suchet.
Cliff Richard recorded for the Bruce Forsyth TV Show at BBC Television Centre.
Cliff Richard presents the BAFTA Award for the Best Original Film Music at the Grosvenor House Hotel.

1993: “Peace In Our Time”/ “Somebody Loves You” (EM 265), “Peace In Our Time” / “Somebody Loves You” / “That’s Alright Mama” (CDEMS 265),
“Peace In Our Time” / “Living Doll” / “Peace In Our Time” (CDEM 265) are  released.
PMI release a double video of “Access All Areas tour 1992”.

1994: Cliff Richard attends a charity event for Romanian Aid.
Cliff plays tennis with Buster Mottram at the All-England Lawn tennis Club.
Cliff Richard with Tim Rice and John Farrar are at “Heathcliff” recording session at Abbey Road studios.
Cliff Richard attends a reception at 10 Downing Street for Michael Ball's favourite charity for research into ovarian cancer.

1995: Tennis Trail at Nottingham, Aberdeen and Sheffield.
On March 25th, Cliff Richard flies to Lech, Austria for holidays.
 
1996: Local Post UK Ltd. issued two commemorative Cliff Richard postage stamps bearing images of Cliff in portrayal of Heathcliff.
“Heathcliff” Demo Press Kit: EXCLUSIVE Video / CD Single / CD Album (Released 11-3-1996).

1998: On March 1st, Cliff Richard played the first of two nights in Perth on the 40th anniversary tour.

2002: Papillon Records has announced that “Let Me Be The One” is to be the second single released from Cliff Richard’s latest hit album “Wanted” on 1st April. The other songs on the CD are “ I Got A Woman” is taken from EMI’s “Live At The Kingston 1962” and  “This Can’t Be Love-My Funny Valentine” which was recorded live during Cliff Richard’s “Off The Road” in May 2001 at The Royal Albert Hall.
Sir Cliff Richard’s ITV Special video “The Hits I Missed” released by VCL. The video includes all tracks from Cliff’s “Wanted” album
and it also features special guests Atomic Kitten and Steps. 

2003: Sir Cliff Richard’s “Wanted Tour” concert on 12th March 2003 at Impact Arena, Bangkok. 
The evergreen and fresh Cliff Richard appeared on stage, dressed in a silver-blue silky suit, and white & blue stripe shirt, he kicked off with his best selling single from 1979
“We Don’t Talk Anymore” and his first hit from 1958 “Move It”. The next is his latest hit from “Wanted” album “Somewhere Over The Rainbow-What A Wonderful World”. Cliff moved into romantic mood with his 1963 hit “Constantly” and then rocked with Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”, this song was sent to Cliff for recording, but was sent back by his office. Next was Cliff’s very popular hit in Thailand & Asia “Evergreen Tree”, followed by his first No.1 “Living Doll” and “Like Strangers” from Wanted” album. Then he moved into romantic mood again with his hit from the film “The Young Ones” with “When The Girl In Your Arms Is The Girl In Your Heart”. Cliff’s classic hit “Some People” from “Always Guaranteed” album was next and followed by “Miss You Nights” and “Devil Woman” from “I’m Nearly Famous” album. The first half ended with “Early In The Morning” and “Dreamin’ ”.
After the intermission Cliff appeared on stage dressed with blue and pink shirt and black leather pants with sunglasses, he sings “Born To Rock ‘N’ Roll” and “Do You Wanna Dance”. Then Anthony Clarke joined Cliff on stage for The Everly Brothers' hit “Claudette”. Next are his early hits medley “Gee Whiz It’s You-I Could Easily Fall (In Love With You)” and a tribute to Elvis with “Too Much-Don’t Be Cruel”, followed by “Summer Holiday” and “The Young Ones”. Cliff Richard's backing vocal group: Peter, Keith & Mick sang a medley of Cliff’s hits “Green Light-Devil Woman-Carrie”. Cliff came back on stage he had changed into a green and black metallic shirt, and sang “Wired For Sound”, “Be Bop A Lula” and “No Particular Place To Go”. Cliff then sang Doo Wop medley from late ‘50s with “Come And Go With Me-Dream Lover-Since I Don’t Have You”, followed with “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”. The last numbers were Cliff’s 1968 Eurovision hit “Congratulations” with fans singing along and his millennium hit “The Millennium Prayer”, and that’s the end of show; it’s a wonderful and an excellent performance by Sir Cliff Richard.

On 13th March, after his final concert of the “World Tour”, in Bangkok, Cliff visited a charity project, which helps street children.
Ian Samwell, the original Drifter and who composed “Move It” for Cliff Richard, died at his Sacramento, California home on 13th March.
The stage musical based on Cliff Richard’s 1963 hit film “Summer Holiday” is returning to the stage on 3rd April at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth until 9th August at The Grand Opera House, Belfast.
The musical “Summer Holiday stage show includes Cliff’s hits, “The Young Ones”, “Gee Whiz It’s You”, “Bachelor Boy”, “On The Beach”, “In The Country”, “A Swinging Affair”, “Do You Wanna Dance”, “I Could Easily Fall”, “Constantly”, “Big News”, “Summer Holiday”, “La La Song”,  “Time Drags By”, “Dancing Shoes”, “I’m The Lonely One”, “Living Doll”, “The Next Time”, “ Seven Days To A Holiday”, “Les Girl”, “We Say Yeah”, “Round And Round”, “Let Us Take You For A Ride” and “Is It Still Raining?”
Peter Pan of pop Sir Cliff Richard will head a list of famous faces at the concert for British soldier.
The concert will be put on DVD before being shown to 50,000 of our British troops in the Middle East.

2005: Sir Cliff performed a concert in Barbados on 11th March, in aid of a local children's charity, to an audience of around 3,000. 
EMI released the re-mastered CD and the first-time DVD of “Oh Boy / The Event” on 21 March.

2007: EMI released remastered CDs of “Small Corners”, “Cliff Live At The Talk Of The Town”, Help It Along”, “Established 1958” and “Cliff In Japan”.

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1958: Ian Samwell joins the Drifters.
Harry Webb and the Drifters play together at 2I’s Coffee Bar in Soho.

1959: Cliff Richard appears on BBC TV’s Saturday Club, Cliff sings “C’mon Everybody”, “Steady With You”, “Ready Teddy”, “Apron Strings”, “Never Mind”, “Danny” and “Don't Bug Me Baby”.
Cliff Richard in concert at ‘The Gaumont’, Shepherds Bush, London.
Cliff Richard’s first LP “Cliff” SX 1147 (MONO) is released.

1960: Cliff and The Shadows appear on ‘Me And My Shadows’ on ATV Show.
Cliff Richard’s “Fall In Love With You” is at No.2 in NME Top selling singles charts.
Cliff Richard and Anthony meet the Duke of Edinburgh.
Royal Variety Performance - Cliff Richard , Sammy Davis Jr., Lonnie Donegan, Adam Faith.

1961: Cliff Richard has two records in British Top Ten, “Gee Whiz It’s You” and “Theme For A Dream”.
Cliff appears on BBC TV’s ‘Saturday Club’, Cliff sings “ I Want You To Know”, “Theme For A Dream”, “Evergreen Tree”, “True Love Will Come To You” and “Gee Whiz It's You”.
Cliff Richard appears on ‘Parade Of The Pop’
Two E.P. from “Me And My Shadows” album, “Me And My Shadows No. 2” (SEG 8071 Mono) / (ESG Stereo) and “Me And My Shadows No. 3” (SEG 8078 Mono) / (ESG 7843 Stereo) are released.
Cliff Richard appears on Big Beat Show, this was broadcast live from the Royal Albert Hall. Cliff sings “Theme For A Dream” and “Gee Whiz It’s You”.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows opened their South African tour in Johannesburg.

1962: Cliff and The Shadows perform at the annual NME Poll Winners’ Concert, Cliff singing “Do You Wanna Dance”, “Razzle Dazzle”, “The Young Ones”, “Got A Funny Feeling”, “Lessons In Love” and “We Say Yeah”.
E.P. “Cliff Richard No. 1” (SEG 8151 Mono) is released.
Jet Harris made is last appearance with Cliff and The Shadows; he is replaced by Brian ‘Licorice’ Locking.
Cliff Richard dines with the head of EMI, Sir Joseph Lockwood.
Cliff Richard and the Shadows appears on Easy Beat, Cliff sings “Do You Wanna Dance”, “My Blue Heaven”, “The Young Ones” and “We Say Yeah”.
“The Young Ones” is at the No.1 in India, Singapore and Thailand.

1963: Cliff appears live from BBC studios on 'Parade Of The Pops', songs on the show are “Dancing Shoes”, “Bachelor Boy” and “Summer Holiday”.
Cliff Richard’s BBC TV Special is screened.
“The Pop Weekly” magazine publishes the results of survey of over 25 years as to their favourite artists,
1.Frank Ifiled
2.Cliff Richard
3.Acker Bilk
4.Shirley Bassey
5.The Shadows.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows appear at the annual ‘NME Poll Winners’ Concert’, Cliff singing “Bachelor Boy”, “Do You Wanna Dance”, “Summer Holiday” and “Dancing Shoes”.
Cliff new single “Lucky Lips” / “I Wonder” (DB 7034) is released, “Lucky Lips” peaks at No.4 in the U.K. Singles Chart.
Melody Maker - Cliff & The Shadows Tour is a Sell Out!, Beatlemania has not affected Cliff Richard's crowd pulling power.

1964: On British tour, Cliff sings “I Wanna Know”, “Come To Me”, “24 Hours From Tulsa”, “Da Do Ron Ron”, “It’s All In The Game”, “Maria”, “You Don’t Know”, “Bachelor Boy”, “Constantly”, “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin On” and “What’d I Say”.
Cliff Richard appears at the annual NME Poll Winners’ Concert, Cliff sings “I Wanna Know”, “Don’t Talk To Him”, “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin On”, “Bachelor Boy” and “I’m The Lonely One”.
“Constantly”/ “True True Lovin’ (DB 7272) is released, “Constantly” peaks at No.4 in the U.K. Singles chart.
Saturday 25th April, Cliff Richard and the Shadows, appeared on ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’ others artists are Susan Maughan, Mike Sarne, the Fourmost, Mike Berry, Bobby Shafto, the Mojos, Helen Shapiro and Janice Nicholls.
Cliff appears on BBC TV’s Saturday Club, Cliff sings “I’m The Lonely One”, “It’s All In The Game” and “Tell Me”.

1965: On 15th April, Cliff’s eighth No.1 single “The Minute You’re Gone” top the chart in British Charts.
Cliff Richard’s new album titled “Cliff Richard” (SX 1709 MONO) / (SCX 3546 STEREO) is released.

1966: Cliff and The Shadows appear at the “Daily Express Record Star Show” at Empire Pool, Wembley.
Cliff Richard appears at the annual NME Poll Winners’ Concert, Cliff sings “Blue Turns To Grey”, “The Minute You’re Gone” and “Bachelor Boy”.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows records for the film “Finders Keepers” soundtrack.
Cliff attended the 25th Anniversary of Abbey Christian Community service at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
E.P. “Hits From When In Rome” (SEG 8478 Mono) is released.
Cliff and The Shadows along with many other artists appeared on BBC TV’s ‘Spastics Special Star Show’.

1967: Press report that Cliff Richard and The Shadows are to split.
Cliff’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” (SX 6133 Mono) (SCX 6133 Stereo) album is released.

1968: Eurovision Song Contest at London’s Royal Albert Hall is screened in 17 countries to 200 million viewers.
“Congratulations” is runner-up to Spain’s Massiel “La La La”.
April 10th, “Congratulations” is Cliff’s ninth No.1 in British charts.
All over Europe, Cliff’s “Congratulations” is outselling the winning song.
E.P “Congratulations” (SEG 8540 Mono) is released.
Fifty-six versions of “Congratulations” released, including Cliff Richard’s 5 versions, Cliff sings in German, French, Italian and Spanish.
Cliff Richard and the Settlers gospel concerts.

1969: “Cliff In Scotland” is entered the Montreux Film Festival.
Cliff’s latest single “Good Times (Better Times) is new entry in South Africa.

1970: BBC Radio presents “The Cliff Richard Story”.
Cliff Richard speaks and sings at Kingsway, London.

1971: “Silvery Rain”/ “Annabella Umbrella”/ “Time Flies” (DB 8774) released.
Cliff Richard’s single “Sunny Honey Girl” is new entry in South Africa Singles chart.

1972: The Sun presents the award to Cliff Richard for “Top Male Pop Personality” for the third year running.
Cliff Richard appears in a special Gospel concert at Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, for charity.

1973: Eurovision Song Contest in Luxembourg, is screened in 32 countries to over 300 million viewers.
Cliff’s “Power To All Our Friends” came third.
E.P “Eurovision Special” (EMI 2022) is released.
Cliff Richard appears in concerts across Australia, under the banner “Help, Hope and Hallelujah”, Cliff sings “Sing A Song Of Freedom”, “How Great Thou Art”, “Day By Day”, “Everything Is Beautiful”, “Silvery Rain” and “Jesus Loves You”.

1974: Cliff Richard begins a season at the London Palladium, Cliff’s sings “Constantly”, “Take Me High”, “In The Country”, “Dancing Shoes”, “Do You Wanna Dance” and a duet with Pat Carroll “You Got What It Takes”.

1975: Cliff Richard attends “Way to Life” rally at Empire Pool, Wembley. Cliff speaks of his Christian conversion and continuing faith.
Cliff sings “Didn’t He”, “Love Never Gives Up” and “Why Me Lord”.

1976: Cliff Richard’s 66th single “Devil Woman”/“Love On (Shine On)” (EMI 2485) released.

1977: Cliff Richard appears on Top Of The pops singing “My Kinda Life”.
Cliff Richard’s “Hey Mr. Dream Maker” is new entry in South Africa Singles chart.

1980: “Carrie” enters the UK Top Ten, peaking at No.3
In USA, “Carrie” enters the charts and becomes Cliff Richard’s fifth biggest success in USA, peaks at No.34

1981: Cliff Richard’s concerts at the Palace Theatre, Columbus, Ohio and at Park West in Chicago, U.S.A.

1982: Family magazine, the Surrey Herald and Guildford Church magazine interview Cliff Richard.
Cliff receives the TV Times Awards at Thames TV’s Teddington Studio.
Cliff Richard visits Northern Ireland.

1983: Cliff Richard’s latest single are two songs recorded live at The Royal Albert Hall “True Love Ways”/ “Galadriel” (EMI 5385) are released.

1984: Cliff Richard and Bill Latham go to Haiti, Port-au-Prince and La Gonave.
Cliff Richard writes a song about La Ganave titled “La Gonave”.

1986: A Royal preview of “Time” – the musical at London’s Dominion Theatre for cancer research in the presence of the Duchess of Kent. Cliff plays as a rock star.
Cliff Richard’s new version of “Living Doll” with The Young Ones tops the U.K. Singles chart.

1993: “Cliff Richard -The Album” and “Access All Areas” video released and both are at No.1 in the album and video charts.

1995: Cliff’s “The Hit List Tor-South Africa from April 11th to April 17th.

1996: Cliff Richard’s compilation album “Move It” (FFCD 851 EMI) released.

1998: On Thursday April 23rd, it was time for the "Dutch Edison Award Gala". Cliff received a ‘Lifetime Edison Award’ for all records, hits and performances in the past 40 years. Cliff sang a medley of "We Don't Talk Anymore" and "Some People".

2000: Cliff Richard appear on ‘Top Ten’ TV series.

2002: “Reunited” a duet song by Cliff Richard and Lulu will be releasing on Lulu's ‘Together’ album in May.
Sir Cliff Richard attended a charity preview of ‘Chitty, Chitty Bang Bang’ at the London Palladium.
EMI will releases Cliff’s four re-mastered albums with bonus tracks on CDs, “Green Light”, “Now You See Me, Now You Don't”,
“Silver” and “Every Face Tells A Story” in July.
Cliff ’s 129th single “Let Me Be The One” / “I Got A Woman” / “This Can’t Be Love-My Funny Valentine (CLIDDCD2) released.
Cliff Richard performed “Let Me Be The One” on Top Of The Pops.
Cliff’s latest single “Let Me Be The One” becomes Cliff’s 124th hit single in UK, and 109th Top Thirty on the UK charts.
Cliff’s three most successful movies “The Young Ones”, “Summer Holiday” and “Wonderful Life” will be release on DVD in U.S.A.
April 28th, Cliff Richard interviewed with David Frost on ‘BBC Breakfast with David Frost’.

2003: Cliff Richard will record two duets songs with popular Belgian singer Helmut Lotti in May; “Mary’s Boy Child” will appear on Cliff's Christmas album which will be released at the end of this year and “Danny Boy” on Helmut Lotti’s album.

2004: Sir Cliff Richard’s “Live and Kicking” concerts from April 3 to 24 at The Royal Albert Hall, London.
Cliff sings a mix of rock 'n' roll classics, many of his hits and four songs from his upcoming studio album, “Heartbreak Hotel”, “Move It”, “Livin' Lovin' Doll”, “Baby I Don't Care”, “My Babe”, “I'm Walking”, “Without You”, “We Say Yeah”, “Baby It's You-Save The Last Dance For Me-Donna”, “Silhouettes”, “Always”, “Baby I Could Be So Good At Loving You”, “The Young Ones”, “Living Doll”, “Bachelor Boy”, “Nine Times Out Of Ten”, “Please Don't Tease”, “A Voice In The Wilderness”, “Good Golly Miss Molly”, “Miss You Nights”, “Ocean Deep”, “We Don't Talk Anymore”, “Devil Woman”, “From A Distance”, “I Don't Want To Loose You”, “The Day That I Stop Loving You”, “I Cannot Give You My Love”, “Sometimes Love (Lay Your Bets Down)”, “What Car?”, “Willie And The Hand Jive”, “Thousand Miles To Go (Moving On)” and “The Faithful One”.
“The World Tour” CD is released in the U.K.
Recorded on 23-04-2004 (Broadcast on 16-5-2004)
Sir Cliff Richard appears on ‘Songs Of Praise’ to mark 50th anniversary of Billy Graham’s preaching crusade in London, Sir Cliff sings “It Is No Secret” and explains why he sang that song and chose to make his faith public at a Billy Graham rally in 1966.


2005: Sir Cliff Richard spent a week travelling in India with his friends and visited Agra, Jaipur, Pune, and Mumbai.
He also visited Dubai for a few days before returning to the UK.
On Saturday 9th April, Cliff attended the Grand National with friends.

2006: April 20th Cliff Richard with friends and CRO staff, attended a dinner in his honour at the Portuguese Embassy in London, where he was invested as a 'Commander of the Order of Prince Henry the Navigator', in recognition of his personal and business involvement in Portugal over the past 40 years.
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1958: Harry Webb and the Drifters made a concert appearance at the Regal Ballroom in Ripley.
Later Harry Webb changes his name to Cliff Richard.

1959: On May 2nd, Cliff Richard appeared on ‘Oh Boy!’, Cliff sings “Dynamite”, “Turn Me Loose”, “Choppin’ ‘N’ Changin’, duets with Marty Wilde on “Tell Him No” and duets with Alma Cogan and Marty Wilde on “That’s Love”.
Cliff Richard first E.P. “Serious Charge” (SEG 7895) is released.
Cliff’s 4th single “Mean Streak” / “Never Mind” (DB 4290) released and enters the British charts, “Never Mind” the song on the B-side, also enter the charts the following week.
May 14 th, Cliff Richard's first film "Serious Charge" premieres in London.
The film stars Anthony Quayle, with Cliff featuring as a young semi-delinquent trying to make it as a rock singer.
Cliff Richard breaks entirely new ground on May 9th, when he makes his first appearance on BBC TV.
Cliff Richard becomes the first pop singer to star in two BBC TV shows on the same night.
On May 23rd, Cliff Richard appeared on ‘Oh Boy!’, Cliff sings “Mean Streak”.
Cliff Richard appears on the final ‘Oh Boy!’ show on May 30th, he sings “T.V. Hop” with Marty Wilde, Billy Fury, Bill Forbes & Dickie Pride, “Turn Me Loose”, “Three Cool Cats” duets with Marty Wilde and Dickie Pride, duets with Marty Wilde on “Early In The Morning” and with Lord Rockingham’11 on “Lonesome Traveller”.

1960: Cliff Richard has again been chosen for the ‘Royal Variety Show’.
Cliff Richard’s Sunbeam Alpine, disappears in Derby and turn up 300 miles away in Dundee.
Cliff Richard appears on the ‘Royal Variety Show’; other artists are Russ Conway, Diana Dors, Lonnie Donegan, Max Bygraves, Adam Faith, Nat King Cole and Billy Cotton.
Cliff Richard’s nationwide series of one-night-stands comes to an end at Clacton Essoldo.
Cliff Richard’s discovery Dave Simpson enters the chart with “Sweet Dreams”
Cliff Richard bought a new house for his parents in Winchmore Hill, North London.
May 21st, Cliff Richard and The Shadows appeared on the ATV 'Saturday Spectacular', Cliff sings “A Teeneagner’s Romance” ,”Twenty Flight Rock”, “Kansas City”, “Willie And The Hand Jive”, “Fall In Love With You” and “Mean Woman Blues”, Bobby Rydell is his guest on the show.
Columbia invited Cliff’s fans to choose Cliff’s next single, “Please Don’t Tease” was chosen.

1961: Cliff Richard and The Shadows appear at ‘NSPCC Pied Pepper Ball’, Princess Margaret, who attends with her husband requested Cliff’s appearance.
“Listen To Cliff” (SX 1320 (MONO) / SCX 3375 (STEREO) 4th album from Cliff is released.
Cliff Richard and the Shadows to starred in their new film “The Young Ones”.
May 15th, Cliff Richard’s father Rodger Webb died at the age of 56.
Cliff Richard goes to the ‘Variety Club Awards’ dinner at the Dorchester, London.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows attend a special event organized by the ‘Variety Club’ at the Festival Gardens, London.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows made their first appearance on ITV’s ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’.
Cliff Richard presents awards at the Methodist Association of Youth Clubs’ annual get-together at the ‘Royal Albert Hall’ London, Cliff sings “Living Doll”.
South African Carole Gray, a dancer in the stage musical ‘West Side Story’, is signed up to play Cliff’s girl friend in “The Young Ones”.

1962: Cliff Richard’s new single “I’m Looking Out The Windows”/“Do You Wanna Dance” (DB 4828) released.
The single is double sided hit and enters top ten in the British charts.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows signed to ‘Leslie Grade Organization’.
E.P. “Hits From The Young Ones” (SEG 8159 Mono) is released.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows appeared on “Thank Your Lucky Stars”.
Cliff Richard presented with ‘Gold Disc’ for “The Young Ones” and The Shadows for “Apache”, others artists on the show are Eden Kane, Joe Brown, The Vernons Girls and Candy Sparling.
Cliff Richard appears on ‘Our Friends the Stars’ charity show at London’s Victoria Palace.
Cliff Richard, The Shadows and Norman Vaughan appeared in a cabaret show for civic reception for Leyton Orient Football Club.
Laurie Peters will co-star with Cliff in “Summer Holiday”.
Cliff Richard & The Shadows fly to France to watch Ray Charles in concert at Paris Olympia.
Cliff and The Shadows along with other artists fly to Greece to commence shooting for “Summer Holiday”.

1963: Cliff appears on ‘The Star Show’ was recorded for BBC, but this program was never broadcast.
Cliff and The Shadows broadcast from Paris Olympia on ‘Europe One’ radio show.
In Barcelona, Cliff recorded songs in Spanish for his new LP “When In Spain”.
“Lucky Lips” / “I Wonder” (DB 7304) released.
E.P. “Holiday Carnival” (SEG 8246 Mono) / (ESG 7892 Stereo) is released.
“Summer Holiday” is at No.1 in Norway and at No.2 in Hong Kong and at No.10 in South Africa.
“Bachelor Boy” is in Top Ten in Hong Kong, Malaysia and South Africa.
“Dancing Shoes” is Top Ten in India, South Africa and Thailand.
‘Life with Cliff Richard’ is published.

1964: Cliff Richard on German TV show in Munich.
E.P. “Cliff's Palladium Successes” (SEG 8320 Mono) is released.

1965: E.P. “Look In My Eyes Maria” (SEG 8405 Mono) is released.
Cliff Richard recorded 20 songs in Lisbon, 6 songs in English and 14 songs in Italian for his new LP “When In Rome”.

1966: “Kinda Latin” (SX 6039 MONO) / (SCX 6039 STEREO) is released.
Cliff Richard sings “I Could Easily Fall (In Love With You)”, “Blue Turns To Grey”, “The Minute You’re Gone”, “Angel” and “Bachelor Boy” on BBC TV’s ‘Let The Good Times Roll’.
In Poland and Thailand "Blue Turns To Grey" is in Top Ten.
Shooting of Cliff Richard’s sixth film, “Finders Keepers” starts at Pinewood Studios.

1967: E.P. “Cinderella” (SEG 8527 Mono) is released.
Cliff appears on Saturday Club’s 450th edition and sings “Hang On To A Dream”, “Move It”, “Baby It's You” and “Dizzy Miss Lizzy”.
Cliff appears at ‘NME Poll Winners’ Concert’ at Wembley, Cliff sings “In The Country”, “It’s All Over”, “Shout” and “Move It”.
Cliff Richard began filming “Two A Penny” at Pinewood Studios.

May 24th, ATV broadcast a Cliff Richard TV special,  backed by the Peter Knight Orchestra, Cliff sings “Move It”, “Hang On To A Dream”, “Meditation”, “Eso Beso”, “Fly Me To The Moon”, “La La La La”, “I’ll Come Runnin’”, “F.B.I.”, “Baby It’s You” and “Shout”.

1968: Cliff appears and sings “All My love”, “The Day I Met Marie”, “Dizzy Miss Lizzy” and “Congratulations” on BBC’s Saturday Club.
Cliff’s “Congratulations” outsells the Eurovision winner throughout the world and becomes the highest selling looser of the Eurovision Song Contest.
“Congratulations” is at No.1 Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Holland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Thailand.
It is also in top ten in Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Taiwan and South Korea.
“Cliff In Japan” (SX 6244 Mono) / (SCX 6244 Stereo) album is released.
Cliff Richard appears at ‘NME Poll Winners’ Concert’ at Wembley, Cliff sings “In The Country”, “Shout”, “Congratulations” and “The Day I Met Marie”.
Cliff is presented with “Top British Vocal Personality” award.
Cliff Richard’s BBC TV’s show, he sings “”My Babe”, “Congratulations”, “It’s All In The Game”, “Feeling Groovy”, “Something Good”/ “If Ever I Should Leave You”, “The Minute You’re Gone”, “The Day I Met Marie”, “Take A Bird Who Can Sing”, “Oh No John No”, “Passing Strangers” duet with Cilla Black, “Big Ship” and “Visions”.

1969: “Big Ship”/ “She’s Leaving You” (DB 8581) released.
Cliff Richard appears at ‘NME Poll Winners’ Concert’ at Wembley, Cliff sings “Good Times”, “Move It”, La La La La La” and “Congratulations”.

1970: Cliff’s 50th single “Goodbye Sam Hello Samantha”/ “You Never Can Tell (DB 8685) released.
Cliff Richard says that his favourite of the 50 singles is “The Day I Met Marie” written by Hank.
Cliff appears at NME Poll Winners’ Concert, singing “The Girl Can’t Help It”, “Great Balls Of Fire” and “Throw Down A Line”.
Cliff Richard is voted 2nd for ‘Best British Male Singer’, 2nd for ‘Best British Male Vocal Personality’ and 3rd for ‘World Male Singer’ in NME reader’s poll.
Cliff plays as Clive Harrington in ‘Five Finger Exercise’ at Bromley New Theatre, for three weeks.
Cliff records contribution for Disney Show for BBC TV.

1971: Cliff Richard plays as James Callinger in ‘The Potting Shed’ at Sadlers Wells Theatre, London.

1972: Radio 1 broadcasts the 100 best-selling records of the last decade; Cliff’s “The Young Ones” is at No.7

1973: “Power To All Our Friends” peaks at No.4 in the British chart, Top Ten in many countries and at No.1 in Holland, Israel, Luxembourg and Sweden.

1974: Cliff Richard’s 62nd single “(You Keep Me) Hangin’ On”/ “Love Is Here” (EMI 2150) released.
Cliff appears on BBC TV’s ‘Mike Yarwood Show’ singing his latest single “(You Keep Me) Hangin’ On”.
Cliff appears on BBC TV’s Nana Mouskouri Show, Cliff sings “Give Me Back That Old Familiar Feeling”, “Constantly” and duet with Nana on “I Believe In Music”.

1975: Cliff Richard receives a presentation from Managing Director of World Record Club; Derek Sinclair for the sale of 40000 of the six records box set “The Cliff Richard Story”, later Cliff receives a Gold Disc for the sale of over 80000 box sets.

1976: On Radio Luxembourg, Cliff Richard previews his latest album “I’m Nearly Famous”.
“I’m Nearly Famous” (EMC 3122) album is released.
“I’m Nearly Famous” peaks at No.5

1977: Cliff Richard tours Australia and Asia.

1979: Cliff Richard attends Local Radio Awards at Grosvenor House Hotel, London, organized by Radio and Records News, Radio Month.
Cliff Richard recorded “We Don’t Talk Anymore” for his next single.

1981: Cliff Richard stars in ‘Rock Special’ at Hammersmith Odeon concert, filmed by BBC TV producer Norman Stone, for the four-part Cliff Richard documentary.
BBC films Cliff, backed by the Fantoms at ‘Hard Rock Café’ in London, Cliff sings “D” In Love.
Cliff is voted No.1 in the ‘Top Pop Star’ in the ‘Sunday Telegraph’ readers’ Poll.
Viewers of Noel Edmonds ‘Swap Shop’ TV show voted Cliff Richard ‘Top Pop Star’.
‘TV Times’ presented an award to Cliff for ‘Most Exciting Male Singer on Television’.
Cliff’s “Give A Little Bit More” releases in USA and peaks at No.39 in the chart.

1982: Cliff Richard and Bill Latham flies to Kenya on behalf of Tear Fund.
“I’m Nearly Famous” (FA 3010) re-issued on FAME Label.

1983: Cliff Richard duet with Sheila Walsh on “Drifting” released.
“Dressed For The Occasion” (EMC 3432) album is released.
“Dressed For The Occasion” peak at No.7 in the Albums chart.

1984: Cliff Richard is filmed in Switzerland for the Golden Rose of Montreux festival.

1985: Cliff Richard flies to Portugal for holidays.
Cliff Richard along with many other artists attends a ‘Guinness Book Of British Hit Singles’ presentation by Norris McWhirter at the
Savoy Hotel for authors Tim Rice, Jo Rice, Paul Gambaccini and Mike Read.
Cliff Richard takes part in BBC Wale's health film ‘Don’t Break Your Heart’.

1986: Third single from the musical ‘Time’, “Born To Rock ‘N’ Roll”/ “Law Of The Universe” (EMI 5545) released.
Cliff Richard’s “Living Doll” (new version) with The Young Ones is at No.1 in Australia.

1989: Interviewed for ‘Radio One’ special, also interviewed by Mike Read, discussing all his singles to date.
Cliff Richard interviewed by Graham Blackstock for the ‘Evening Standard’
Cliff Richard records for ‘Rockline’ with Tim Blackmore.
Cliff appears on BBC TV’s ‘Going Live’ to assist the ‘SOS Presentations’’
Cliff Richard interviewed by Frank Bough for ‘SKY’ satellite TV.
Cliff Richard became the first artist to release his 100th single, “The Best Of Me” / “Lindsey Jane” / “Move It” / “High Class Baby” (12EM 92) and reaches No.2 in the British singles chart.

1991: Cliff Richard attends the ‘Ivor Novello Awards’ lunch.
Cliff Richard attends a reception at NO.10 Downing Street.
Cliff rehearses for ‘World Music Awards’ in Monte Carlo, singing “We Don’t Talk Anymore”

1992: Cliff Richard appears on Dutch television, singing “Some People”, “We Don’t Talk Anymore” and “She’s So Beautiful”.
Cliff’s French album “My Kinda Life” released.
Cliff and other artists appear on Gloria Hunniford’s TV show; Cliff sings “Move It” and “My Kinda Life”.
Cliff flies to Monte Carlo to takes part in the presentation of ‘World Music Awards”.
Cliff Richard appears on French TV, singing “Lucille”.

1993: Cliff Richard, Tim Rice and director Frank Dunlop meet at London’s Langham Hilton to discuss the “Heathcliff” project.
“Human Work Of Art” video shoots at the Rainbow Theatre in London.
Cliff Richard appears on the Dutch TV show ‘Staatsloteris’ singing “Peace In Our Time”.
Cliff sings “Human Work Of Art”, “Never Let Go” and duet with Cilla Black on “That’s What Friends Are For” on Cilla Black's show.

1994: Cliff Richard interviewed on phone with Seattle U.S.A.’s Goldmine magazine.
Cliff Richard’s on the cover of U.S.A.’s ‘Goldmine’ magazine.
Cliff Richard is photographed for his calendar.
Cliff takes part in a live telephone interview with B.B.C. Radio Two.
Cliff interviewed by Gloria Hunniford for Radio Two on the postponement of ‘Heathcliff’.

1995: The musical “Heathcliff” postponed, the show would replace by Cliff’s ‘The Hit List Tour’.

1996: Cliff Richard appears in charity concert ‘Gala Variety Show’ at the Wimbledon Theatre in aid of the Princess Alice Hospice.

2001: Cliff in concert ‘Off The Record’ at The Royal Albert Hall in London, on 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27

2002: Lu Lu’s new album “Together” released, includes a duet song by Cliff Richard and Lu Lu “Reunited”, she also duets with some of the legends of pop music on her new album.

2005: On Sunday 1st May, Sir Cliff will sing the final song in ‘The Night of 1000 Voices’ at the Royal Albert Hall, an annual concert of songs from the musicals.
On 8th May, Sir Cliff will be among the guest performers at the VE Day 60th Anniversary celebrations in Trafalgar Square, where he will perform “What Car” his new single and “Sentimental Journey”.
Sir Cliff Richard will be presented with a 'Golden Rose' award at the Rose D'Or music festival in Paris on 16 June.
On Monday, 9th May at 6 pm Cliff Richard will do a signing session at HMV London.
Sir Cliff will pre-record a performance of “What Car” for transmission on GMTV and on The Paul O'Grady Show.
Sir Cliff’s next single from the album will be “What Car” releasing on 9th May. The CD version will feature “Slow Down” and “Sentimental Journey”, the DVD version will include "What Car" (Video of live performance at Leeds Castle), "Something's Goin' On" (Video), exclusive behind the scenes studio footage, and "What Car" (audio).
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1958: Cliff Richard and The Drifters make a demo record of “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” / “Breathless”, recorded at a small studio above the HMV record shop in Oxford Street.
Cliff and the Drifters made an appearance at the Gaumont Theatre, Shepherds Bush as special guests on a talent show. George
Ganjou was in the audience, who later bring them to record producer Mr. Norrie Paramor.

1959: Cliff No. 1 (SEG 7903 Mono) / (ESG 7754 Stereo) released.
Cliff Richard sings “Mean Streak”, “Dream Lover”, “(It's Me And) I'm In love Again”, “Rip It Up” and “Living Doll” on Saturday Club.
Cliff Richard takes a two week break and travels with friends to Via Reggio in Italy and Germany for summer holidays.

1960: Cliff Richard and The Shadows along with other artists appear at London Palladium season (June-Dec.) in ‘Star In Your Eyes’.
“Please Don’t Tease”/ “Where Is My Heart (DB 4479) released.
Cliff Sings No. 3 (SEG 8005 Mono) / (ESG 7808 Stereo) released.

1961: Cliff appears in a charity show in aid of the African Bureau at London’s Victoria Palace.
“A Girl Like You”/ “Now’s The Time To Fall In Love” (DB 4667) released.
Cliff sings “Now’s The Time To Fall In Love”, “Theme For A Dream”, “A Girl Like You”. “All I Do Is Dream Of You” and “Gee Whiz
It’s You” on BBC’s Saturday Club.

1962: E.P. “Cliff Richard No. 2” (SEG 8168 Mono) is released.
“Theme For A Dream” is Tops the chart in New Zealand.

1963: Cliff and the Shadows began 16 weeks summer session ‘Holiday Carnival’ at Blackpool’s ABC Theatre.
Cliff Richard sings “A Stranger In Town”, Moonlight Bay”, “Some Of These Days” and “Carnival”.
“Lucky Lips” is in Top Ten in British charts.
“Luck Lips” / “The Next Time” released in USA.
‘Summer Holiday’ is the sell-out hit British musical of all time, it has already smashed all existing records for a British musical ever made.
It has even surpassed in popularity of ‘The Young Ones’, which previously held the all-time record for a British musical.
Elstree Music publish “Cliff Richard and The Shadows” special souvenir album.
E.P. “Hits From Summer Holiday” (SEG 8250 Mono) / (ESG 7896 Stereo) is released.

NME publish their points chart for the first half of 1963, Cliff is at No.1
1. Cliff Richard 877
2. The Beatles 577
3. Frank Ifield 548
4. The Shadows 522
5. Jet Harris and Tony Meehan 492

1964: Cliff records a program for German Television.
“On The Beach”/ “A Matter Of Moments” (DB 7305) released.

1965: “On My Word”/ “Just A Little Bit Too Late” (DB 7596) released.
Cliff and The Shadows recorded 3 one-hour specials for ATV.
NME publish their points chart for the first half of 1965, Cliff is at No.4
1. The Seekers 552
2. Sandie Shaw 481
3. The Beatles 367
4. Cliff Richard 359
5. The Rolling Stones 342

1966: Cliff Richard appears and sings “I Could Easily Fall (In Love With You)”, “Wind Me Up (Let Me Go)”, “Angel”, “The Minute You’re Gone” and “Blue Turns To Grey”, Billy Fury and Marianne Faithful joined Cliff Richard for the 400th editions of the Light Program show.
Cliff Richard’s mother, Dorothy marries Cliff’s former driver, Derek Bodkin.
E.P. “Love Is Forever” (SEG 8488 Mono) is released.
Cliff on stage with Billy Graham addresses the crowd of 5000 at Earls Court, London and sings “It Is No Secret”.

1967: Two songs of Neil Diamond are Cliff Richard’s new single “I’ll Come Runnin’”/ “I Get The Feelin’” (DB 8210) released.

1968: Cliff Richard attends the premiere of “Two A Penny” in London.
“I’ll Love You Forever Today”/ “Girl You’ll Be A Woman Soon” (DB 8437) released.
Cliff Richard appears on BBC TV’s Billy Cotton Show.
Cliff Richard appears on ITV’s ‘Big Show’, Cliff sings “The Day I Met Marie”, “All My Love” and “Shout”.
“Cliff Richard at the Talk of the Town”. Cliff sings “Shout”, “All My Love”, “Nothing But A House Party”, “Something Good”/ “If Ever I Should Leave You”, “Girl You’ll Be A Woman Soon”, Hank Marvin’s medley: “London’s Not Too Far”/“The Dreams I Dream”/ “The Day I Met Marie”, “A Taste Of Honey” (Cliff: Guitar solo), “The Lady Came From Baltimore”, “When I’m Sixty-four”, “The Young Ones”, “Lucky Lips”, “Living Doll”, “In The Country”, “Congratulations” and “Visions”.

1969: Cliff Richard’s “Congratulations” wins two ‘Ivor Novello Awards’ for ‘Most Performed Work’ and ‘International Song Of The Year’.
Compilation pf Cliff's hits “Best Of Cliff” album is released.
Cliff Richard appears on ‘Top Of The Pops’ and on Radio 1’s ‘Pete’s Saturday People’.
Cliff Richard goes to Israel, the Holy Land where he films “Fire in Zion”, for Worldwide Films. Later the film is re-titled “His Land”.

1970: Cliff Richard made a guest appearance at the ‘Bratislavia Song Festival’ in Czechoslovakia.

1971: “Flying Machine”/ “Pigeon” (DB 8797) released.
Cliff Richard appears on Dickie Valentine Memorial Concert, Cliff sings “Get Ready”, “Sunny Honey Girl”, “The Day I Met Marie”, “Fire And Rain”, “Yesterday, Today, Forever”, “Silvery Rain”, ”Congratulations”, “I Saw The Light” and duet with Petula Clark on The Beatles hit “I Want To Hold Your Hand”.
Cliff Richard performed at Batley Variety Club, Cliff sings many of his recent hits; Goodbye Sam Hello Samantha, Flying Machine, Silvery Rain and I Saw the Light.

1973: “Help It Along”/ “The Days Of Love”/ “Tomorrow Rising” / “Ashes To Ashes” (EMI 2022) released.
Cliff Richard began filming “Take Me High” in Birmingham.

1974: In aid of Tear Fund, Cliff’s “Help It Along” (EMA 768) album is released.
Cliff Richard speaks on BBC Radio 2 program ‘Pause For Thought’.

1975: Cliff Richard headlines a special charity concert at Manchester’s Free Trade Hall promoted by Radio Piccadilly.
Re-issue of “Love Is Forever” album and re-titled “Everyone Needs Someone To Love” is released.

1976: June 19th, Cliff Richard appears on ITV’s ‘Supersonic’ singing “Honky Tonk Angel”.
June 26th, Cliff Richard appears on ITV’s ‘Supersonic’ again and singing “Let’s Have a Party”.

1977: “When Two Worlds Drift Apart”/ “That’s Why I Love You” (EMI 2663) released.
Cliff Richard speaks at a Youth Rally, part of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee celebrations, in Windsor Great Park.

1978: Cliff Richard’s concerts on June 12th & 13th at A. C. Hall, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

1979: Cliff Richard attends the European Baptist Congress at the Brighton Center, Sussex.
Cliff Richard appears on Dutch TV’s ‘Avro Gala Special’, singing “Miss You Nights” and “When Two Worlds Drift Apart”.

1980: ‘Greenbelt’ an edited version of the film, which has Cliff in the shots, screened on BBC TV.

1981: Compilation album “Love Songs” released and reaches No.1 in U.K. albums chart.

1983: Cliff Richard records for the BBC TV’s ‘Pop Quiz’.
Cliff Richard records for ‘Time Of Your Life’ at the BBC TV center.

1984: Cliff records for BBC TV’s ‘Rock Gospel Show’.
Cliff Richard takes part in a charity concert for the Elmbridge Hospice appeals in Surrey.
Cliff attended Mission to London, a Christian evening at Queen’s Park Rangers football ground in London.
Cliff Richard spends holidays in Portugal.

1985: Producer Ken Russell, produces Cliff Richard’s “She’s So Beautiful” video.

1986: Cliff Richard presents the Pro-Celebrity Tennis trophy at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

1987: Cliff Richard renewed his contract with EMI.
“My Pretty One”/ “Love Ya”/ “Under The Gun” (12EM 4) released.
Video for the new single “My Pretty One” is shot at Albert Wharf, London.
Cliff records the ‘Roxy’ TV Show in Newcastle.
Cliff participates in ‘It’s A Royal Knockout’ with Prince Edward, the Duchess of York and other celebrities.

1988: On BBC Schools television program, Cliff sings “When I Survey The Wondrous Cross”.
Cliff flies to Madrid for recording for Spanish TV’s ‘S ’Abado Noche’.
Cliff flies to Copenhagen and performs on a ‘TV Special’.
Cliff recorded “Mistletoe And Wine” at RG Jones Studio.

1989: Cliff Richard guests on Radio 1’s ‘Singled Out’ review his new releases.
Cliff Richard recorded “Where You Are” at JFM Studios in Twickenham.
Cliff celebrates his thirty years in show business with two sell-out concerts at Wembley Stadium, “Oh Boy - The Event”; it is Cliff’s biggest-ever audience of over 144,000 people.

1990: Cliff and The Shadows rehearse for the Knebworth Nordoff Robbins Concert.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows perform at Knebworth, Cliff sings “Move It”, “Summer Holiday”, “The Young Ones”, “On The Beach”, “Living Doll”, “Good Golly Miss Molly”, “Bachelor Boy”, “Fall In Love With You”, “Do You Wanna Dance”, “In The Country”, “It’ll Be Me”, “Shake Rattle And Roll” and “We Don’t Talk Anymore”.
Cliff Richard’s 'Stronger Over Europe' Concert Tour in Vienna, Linz, Zurich and Paris.

1991: Cliff Richard interviewed by Tim Rice at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios.
Cliff Richard goes to see Billy Graham in Glasgow.
Cliff recorded the forthcoming single “More To Life” at the RG Jones Studio.
Cliff Richard appears on ITV in the World Music Awards
Cliff recorded tracks for his new Christmas album; “Together With Cliff Richard”.

1992: Cliff Richard takes part in a special tribute evening for the late Sammy Davis Jnr at the Royal Albert Hall.
Cliff Richard sings “Move It” on the roof of BBC’s Broadcasting House to open ‘National Music Day’.

1993: “Human Work Of Art” / “Move It” / “Never Evan Thought” (CDEMS 267) 1st CD single and “Human Work Of Art”/ “Devil Woman”/ “Ragged”/ “Free” (CDEM 267) 2nd CD single are released.
Cliff and the writers meet to discuss “Heathcliff”.
Cliff Richard attends Bekenham Tennis tournament.
Cliff’s pro-celebrity Tennis Tournament box office opens as he flies to Portugal for a short holiday.
Cliff sings “Human Work Of Art” on Bruce Forsyth’s TV show ‘Bruce Guest Night’.
Cliff Richard attends the ‘Webb Ivory Awards’ at London’s Grosvenor House.
Cliff sings with the All Souls orchestra on their 21st anniversary at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Cliff Richard sits in the Royal Box at Wimbeldon.
Cliff recorded for Michael Ball TV show and singing duets with Michael Ball.
Cliff Richard meets Tammy Wynette at his home before recording their duet “This Love” at R.G. Jones Studio.
Cliff Richard is interviewed for the BBC World Service.
Cliff meets Princess Margarita of Romania and five children from Chernobyl.

1994: Cliff Richard filmed for EMI’s centenary video.
Cliff Richard attends Bekenham Tennis finals.
‘Surprise Surprise’ featuring Cliff is transmitted.
Cliff Richard interviewed for television programme on the history of London Palladium.
Cliff attends the final of the Stella Artois tennis tournament at London’s Queens Club.
Cliff Richard presents a Children In Need prize.
Cliff Plays in a pro-celebrity tennis match in London’s Hurlingham Club.

1995: Cliff Richard celebrates his Knighthood with his sisters, mother and gave a party to the staff of ‘Cliff Richard Organization’ and close friends.

2000: Cliff Richard is to appear live at the “Hearts Of Fire 2000” festival at the Abbey grounds at Glastonbury in July.

2001: On June 25, EMI re-releases 4 of Cliff’s album with bonus tracks, “I’m Nearly Famous”, “Rock ‘N’ Roll Juvenile”, “I’m No Hero” and “Wired For Sound”.

2002: Over a million people gathered in London to listen to some of the world's greatest Rock and Pop legends perform at the Buckingham Palace in honour of the Queen Elizabeth II’s 50 years on the throne, Sir Cliff Richard joined other artists at “Party At The Palace” and performed “Living Doll” and “Move It” featuring S Club 7 and Brian May.

2003: Sir Cliff has recorded the title track for a Christmas cartoon video called “It's A Boy”, due for release 25th October this year.
Cliff will also feature the track on his upcoming Christmas single.
Sir Cliff Richard appearing on ITV 1's 'This Morning'.

2004: Tony and Cherie Blair holidays at Cliff Richard's luxury Barbados.
June 14th Cliff Richard joined The Shadows onstage at the London Palladium.
EMI to releases four digitally re-mastered Cliff albums with bonus tracks in July, “Sincerely”, “Tracks ‘N’ Grooves”, “31st Of February Street” and “Thank You Very Much”.

2005: “Something's Goin' On” album was released by Edel Records in some European territories (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) under the new title of “For Life”; It includes all 17 tracks recorded by Cliff in the US.
Sir Cliff performed a concert for the Dutch Radio 2 in the Carre Theatre, Amsterdam.
Sir Cliff appears on Deutschlands Groesste Hits and on Verstehen Sie Spass at the Arena Trier in Germany, where he performed two songs.
Sir Cliff was presented with a 'Golden Rose' award at the Rose D'Or music festival in Paris, and performed three songs “Congratulations”, “We Don’t Talk Anymore” and his latest single released “What Car”.

2006: Sir Cliff Richard honoured to be invited to attend the service at St Paul's Cathedral to mark the Queen's 80th birthday, and then to join the celebration lunch at the Mansion House in London.
Sir Cliff Richard is backing a campaign fighting for musicians to get royalties for life for their work.

2007: Cliff Richard guests on ‘Tiswas Reunited’ special night.
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1956: Harry Webb and friends Betty Clarke, Freda Johnson, John Vince and Beryl Molineux formed a group called ‘The Quintones’.
He first performed in rock ‘n’ roll on 14th July, with The Quintones; Harry sings “Heartbreak Hotel” and the event was published in the local newspaper with a picture of Harry.
Harry Webb and friends were asked to appear at the Anglo-French dance which was a fundraiser for the Holy Trinity School on Bastille Day.

1957: Harry Webb got his first job in summer 1957 picking tomatoes at a local garden nursary.

1958: Norrie Paramor agrees to take Cliff Richard and The Drifters after hearing their demonstration record “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” and “Breathless”.
Cliff Richard’s first photo for publicity taken at EMI Studios, Abbey Road.
Cliff Richard and the Drifters played at the Astoria Cinema.
On July 24th, Cliff and the Drifters’ first recording session at Abbey Road Studios, recorded “Schoolboy Crush” and “Move It”.

1959: The Drifters change their name to The Shadows.
Cliff Richard’s 5th single “Living Doll” / “Apron Strings” (DB 4306) released.
On July 31st, “Living Doll” tops the British charts and earns Cliff with his first ‘Gold Disc’.
Cliff Richard to stars in ‘Express Bongo’.

1960: NME publish their British chart points for the first half of 1960, Cliff is at No.2
1. Adam Faith 779
2. Cliff Richard 713
3. Anthoney Newley 609
4. Johnny Preston 531
5. Emile Ford 471
Cliff Richard and The Shadows' ‘Me And My Shadows’ for 13 weeks Saturday Night series on ‘Radio Luxembourg’.
On July 28th, Cliff’s third No.1 single “Please Don’t Tease” tops the British Charts.
Cliff Richard stars on ATV’s ‘Saturday Spectacular’, Norrie Paramor presents Cliff with ‘Golden car mascot.
Cliff’s fourth No. 1 single and first Christmas single at No.1 “I Love You” top the British charts on December 29th.

1961: Cliff appears on ATV’s ‘Jo Stafford Show’ recorded at Elstree Studios for transmission in the U.S.A.
NME publish their British chart points for the first half of 1961, Cliff is at No.2
1. Elvis Presley 916
2. Cliff Richard 581
3. The Shadows 519
4. Everly Brothers 488
5. Matt Monro 374

1963: Cliff appear on ‘Saturday Club’ and sings “Move It”, “Spanish Harlem”, “Lucky Lips”, “Bachelor Boy”, “Summer Holiday” and “What’d I Say”.
Cliff Richard appears at ‘Blackpool Night’ singing “I Gotta Know”, “So I’ve Been Told” and “Lucky Lips”.
“Cliff’s Hit Album” (SX 1512 MONO) / (SCX 1512 STEREO) is released.

‘Disc’ music magazine publish their 1963 half-yearly British Single chart points,
1. Cliff Richard 722
2. The Beatles 583
3. The Shadows 538
4. Frank Ifield 535
5. Jet Harris and Tony Meehan 475

Cliff’s new single for America “Lucky Lips” / “The Next Time” released in U.S.A.
“Lucky Lips” is No.1 in South Africa and in top ten in Hong Kong, Israel, Sweden and Thailand.

1964: Soundtrack album “Wonderful Life” (SX 1628 MONO) / (SCX 3515 STEREO) is released.
“Wonderful Life” premiered at the Leicester Square Empire in London; Princess Alexandra and her husband attended the premiere of the film.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows appear on ATV one hour special.

NME publish their British chart points for the first half of 1964, Cliff is at No.11
1. The Beatles 710
2. The Bachelors 647
3. Dave Clark Five 529
4. Cilla Black 467
5. The Hollies 458
11. Cliff Richard 344

1965: Cliff’s “More Hits – By Cliff” album (SX 1737 MONO) / (SCX 3555) is released.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows open their six cities tour of Scandinavia in Copenhagen, Cliff sings “Constantly” “Don’t Talk To Him”, “Angel”, “Bachelor Boy”, “Do You Wanna Dance”, “Hi Heel Sneakers” and “On The Beach”.

1966: Cliff Richard’s 34th single “Visions” / “What Would I Do (For The Love Of A Girl)” (DB 8968) released (15-7-1966).

1967: NME publish their British chart points for the first half of 1967, Cliff is at No.18
1. Engelbert Humperdinck 554
2. The Monkees 546
3. Tom Jones 453
4. The Tremeloes 426
5. Jimi Hendrix 408
18. Cliff Richard 248

July 3rd, Cliff Richard makes the Week’s Good Cause appeal on the BBC Home Service on behalf of the Westminster Homes for Elderly People.
Cliff Richard and Billy Graham appear on ABC TV’s religious program ‘Looking For An Answer’.


1968: Cliff Richard receives his ‘Gold Disc’ for “Congratulations.
Cliff Richard takes part on BBC TV’s ‘Juke Box Jury’ show.

1970: “Cliff Live At The Talk Of The Town” (SRS 5031) album released on Regal Starline.
Cliff Richard began South Africa tour.

1971: In the 1970/71 ‘Ivor Novello Awards’, Cliff receives an award for ‘Out Standing Service to British Music’, at the Festival of the d’Or in France.

1972: “Living In Harmony” / “Empty Chairs” (DB 8917) released.

1973: Cliff Richard is on location in Birmingham shooting for his new film “Take Me High”.

1974: The International Cliff Richard Movement gathers members together at the United Reformed Church, London.
Cliff gives short concert and two films ‘Love Never Gives Up’ and ‘A Day In The Of Cliff Richard’ are shown.
Cliff played as Bottom in Cheshunt School Dramatic Society’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.
Cliff Richard chats on Radio 2’s ‘Pause For Thought’.

1975: On BBC’s ‘Jim’ll Fix It’ show Cliff sings “Run Billy Run”.
Cliff Richard recorded “(Wouldn't You Know It) Got Myself A Girl”.
Cliff Richard attends a Variety Club lunch at the Savoy Hotel in honour of Vera Lynn.

1976: BBC 2 screens ‘Cliff In Concert’.
“I Can’t Ask For Anymore Than You” / “Junior Cowboy” (EMI 2499) released.
Cliff Richard flies to U.S.A. for promoting his new single “Devil Woman” and new album “I’m Nearly Famous”.

1977: Cliff Richard attends a reception at Buckingham Palace.
Cliff Richard guest on the ITV show ‘Saturday Scene’.

1978: Cliff’s 72nd single “Please Remember Me” / “Please Don’t Tease” (EMI 2832) released.
The B-side “Please Don’t Tease” is a new version of an old Cliff’s hit in 1960.
Cliff Richard flies to Paris for recording tracks for the “Rock 'N' Roll Juvenile” album at the Pathe Marconi Studios.

1979: At a Variety Club of Great Britain lunch, Cliff Richard is a guest of honour in celebration of his twenty-one years in show business.
Cliff Richard’s 75th single “We Don’t Talk Anymore” / “Count Me Out” (EMI 2975) released and became Cliff’s another super hit song.

1980: “Listen To Cliff” (Double album) same tracks as on “Listen To Cliff” and “32 Minutes and 17 Seconds With Cliff” released on MFP label.
On Wednesday July 23, Cliff Richard received his O.B.E. from The Queen at Buckingham Palace.

1981: Compilation album of Cliff Richard’s hits “Love Songs” (EMTV 27 is released.
“Love Songs” Tops the chart in U.K.

1982: “The Only Way Out” / “Under The Influence” (EMI 5318) is released.

1984: “20 Original Greats” (EMI CRS 1) album released.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows reunion for the ‘Together’ concert at Wembley Arena and Birmingham NEC.

1985: Cliff Richard begins his UK Gospel tour.
Cliff Richard flies to U.S.A.

1986: Cliff Richard interviewed by Marianne Collicutt for ‘The Informer’.
5 D M Sydney, Australia, interviewed Cliff Richard.
Cliff Richard attends the party thrown by Queen’s Freddie Mercury.
Cliff Richard interviewed by Simon Cummings for Country Sound Radio, Guildford.

1987: Cliff Richard records The Edna Everage TV show.
Cliff Richard sings “Some People” for ‘Hold Tight’ TV show.
Cliff Richard appears live on German TV ‘Wunch Konzert’ singing “My Pretty One”.
Cliff performs 3 songs on ‘Summertime Special’ “Summer Holiday”, “Some People” and “My Pretty One”.

1988: Cliff Richard participates in a video cameo for ‘On The Beach’ at home.
Undertakes a photo session for his new album “Always Guaranteed”.
Cliff is interviewed by Woman magazine.
Cliff goes to Portugal on holiday.

1989: Cliff’s Gospel tour opened at City Hall in Newcastle.
Two of Cliff’s albums released on CD, “40 Golden Greats” (CDS 7 92425 2) and “Rock ‘N’ Roll Juvenile” (CDP 7 92422 2).
Cliff Richard performs in Germany at the eighth ‘Ard-Wunsch Konzert’.
Cliff Richard receives the 'Freedom Of The City Of London'.

1990: Cliff Richard made an appearance at the London Palladium for the Queen Mother’s 90th birthday concert.
Cliff Richard attends the Hampton Court Flower Festival.
Cliff Richard records for Billy Graham video Bray Studios.

1991: Cliff Richard attends the Hampton Court Flower Festival.
Cliff has recording sessions for the “Together With Cliff Richard” Christmas album.
Cliff Richard goes to Sandown Park to see filming of the TV series Trainer.

1992: Cliff Richard goes to the preview of the International Flower Show at Hampton Court.
Bill Latham interviews Cliff Richard about his faith at Yeldall Manor.
Cliff Richard has ‘Joy To The World’ photograph taken with Gloria Hunniford, is interviewed for ‘Surrey County Megazine’.
Cliff records ‘Joy To The World’ video message and a piece for Age Concern.
Cliff Richard unveils his new waxwork at the Rock Circus.
Cliff Richard flies to Portugal for holidays.

1993: Cliff Richard appears on The Michael Ball Show.
Cliff Richard recorded a book of Bible stories at RG Jones Studios in Wimbledon.
Cliff begins ‘An Evening with Cliff Richard’ tour.
Cliff Richard attends a preview of the Hampton Court Flower Show.
“Healing Love” is re-mixed at Abbey Road Studios.
Cliff Richard records with Hank Marvin at Brian Bennett's studio.

1994: Cliff Richard appears at Liverpool Empire for Roy Castle’s ‘Train Of Hope’ concert.
Cliff Richard performs before 250 people at the Byfleet village hall to raise money to repair the local church.

1995: Cliff Richard appears at charity concert at London Palladium 'For The Love of Roy'.

1996: “Cliff At The Movies” (CD EMD 1096) (7243 8 52790 2 7) released.

1997: “The Rock ‘N’ Roll Years” (CD 7243 8 59309 2 8) released.
Cliff Richard’s first recorded songs in studio “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” / “Breathless” 78 R.P.M. (Limited Edition) released.

1999: Cliff Richard’s “The Miracle” (CDEMDJ 546) Promotional Copy released.
Cliff Richard’s new single “The Miracle” / “Just Don’t Say Goodbye” / *“Move It” *(Cliff & Hank) (CDEM 546) and “The Miracle” / “Hope Faith And You” / *“The Twelfth Of Never” *(with Michelle Wolf) (CDEMS 546) are released.

2000: BBC News: Sir Cliff Richard will lead the line-up at a tribute concert for murdered BBC presenter Jill Dando.

2001: On July 9, EMI re-releases 4 of Cliff’s albums with bonus tracks, “I’m Nearly Famous”, “Rock ‘N’ Roll Juvenile”, “I’m No Hero” and “Wired For Sound”.

2002: On July 1, EMI released four digitally re-mastered Cliff albums with bonus tracks, “Every Face Tells A Story”, “Green Light”,
“Now You See Me Now You Don’t” and “Silver”.

2003: Sir Cliff Richard has recorded two duets with Belgian singer Helmut Lotti. One song will appear on Cliff's Christmas album and the other on Helmut Lotti's new album.
In August Sir Cliff will take part in a Belgian television show with Helmut Lotti.

2004: Sir Cliff Richard “Summer Nights” concert series at castles around the U.K.
Cliff sings many of his hits and songs from his upcoming studio album releasing in October, “Heartbreak Hotel”, “Move It”, “No Particular Place To Go”, “Gee Whiz It’s You”, “Always”, “The Young Ones”, “Summer Holiday”, “Bachelor Boy”, “Without You”, “Baby I Could Be So Good At Loving You”, “Please Don’t Tease”, “On The Beach”, “Baby It's You-Save The Last Dance For Me-Donna-Silhouettes”, “We Say Yeah”, “Good Golly Miss Molly”, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow-What A Wonderful World”, “Miss You Nights”, “We Don't Talk Anymore”, “Dreamin’ ”, “It Takes Two” duet with Cilla Black, “From A Distance”, “Faithful One”, “I Don't Wanna Lose You”, “The Day That I Stop Loving You”, “I Cannot Give You My Love”, “Sometimes Love (Lay Your Bets Down)”, “What Car?”, “Thousand Miles To Go”, “Willie And The Hand Jive”, “We Don’t Talk Anymore (Instrumental) and “Wired For Sound”.
July 23rd, Sir Cliff Richard a music legend played a sell-out gig at Blickling Hall.
On July 26, EMI released four digitally re-mastered Cliff albums with bonus tracks, “Sincerely”, “Tracks ‘N’ Grooves”, “31st Of February Street” and “Thank You Very Much”.

2005: On 6 July Sir Cliff was interviewed on the German television show Gottschalk's Late Show.
Sir Cliff Richard contributing three songs to the ‘Starnight Worthersee’ lakeside concert in Austria.
Sir Cliff Richard and G4 recorded duet on “Miss You Nights” for G4’s new album.

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1948: On August 21st, The Webb family moved from Calcutta to Bombay.
After three days on August 24th, The Webb family boarded on the ship ‘Ranchi’ from Bombay, India to Surrey, England.

1957: Harry entered a local talent concert at the Capital Theatre, Winchmore Hill. Harry sung Frankie Laine’s hit “A Woman In Love”, and came second.

1958: August 9th, Cliff Richard started a four week residency at Butlins Holiday Camp in Clacton-On-Sea, Essex, as Cliff Richard & The Drifters.
Cliff Richard signed a recording contract with Columbia Records.
Cliff first single “Schoolboy Crush” / “Move It” (DB 4178) released.

1959: Cliff Richard appears on two ‘Funny Side Up’ shows to promote his new single “Living Doll”, Cliff sings “Living Doll”, “Apron Strings” and “Down The Line”.

1960: Cliff Richard appear on ‘Saturday Club’ and sings “Gee Whiz It’s You”, “You're Just The One To Do It”, “What’d I Say”, “Where Is My Heart” and “Please Don’t Tease”.
“Please Don’t Tease” still at No.1 in the British charts and later deposed by The Shadows’ “Apache”.
“Please Don’t Tease” is at No.2 in NME Best Selling Sheet Music charts.

1961: Cliff Richard appears on ‘Parade Of The Pops” and sings “All I Do Is Dream Of You”, “Without You” and “A Girl Like You”.
August 6th, Cliff Richard attends the marriage of his 18 years old sister Donella to Paul Stevens at Waltham Abbey in Essex. Norrie Paramor & The Shadows are guests at the wedding.

Cliff buys a record shop for his sister Donella and her husband Paul Stevens.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows on tour at Stockholm, Cliff sings “Move It”, “Please Don’t Tease”, “Living Doll”, “My Blue Heaven”, “A Girl Like You” and “What’d I Say”.
Cliff is presented with ‘Silver Disc’ for “Living Doll” in Norway.

1962: Cliff recorded “It’s Wonderful To Be Young” especially for the American market.
The film “The Young Ones” will release in U.S.A. and re-titled as “It’s Wonderful To Be Young”.
Cliff’s 18th single “It’ll Be Me” / “Since I Lost You” (DB 4886) is released.
On BBC 1 ‘Billy Cotton Show’ Cliff sings “It’ll Be Me”.
“The Young Ones” is at the No.1 in Australia.
“Do You Wanna Dance” is at No.1 in Norway and in top ten in Holland and Thailand.
“I’m Looking Out The Window” is at No.9 in Norway.

1963: August 2nd, Cliff Richard wins his first-ever American poll honour when he is voted 'Most Promising Singer' in a nation-wide ballot by the leading US teenage magazine 16.                                                                         

Cliff’s 22nd single “It’s All In The Game” / “Your Eyes Tell On You” (DB 7089) is released.
“Lucky Lips” enters Billboard’s Hot 100 charts in the U.S.A.
Cliff Richard wins his first-ever American poll honour, he is voted ‘Most Promising Singer’ by US teenage magazine 16.
“Lucky Lips” tops the chart in Holland, Hong Kong, Israel, Norway, South Africa and Sweden.
In America Billboard’s chart “Lucky Lips” has climbed 6 places this week to the No. 89 spot in the Top 100.
Cliff Richard received his third ‘Gold Disc’ for a million sales of “The Next Time” / “Bachelor Boy” from recording manager Norrie Paramor during the Tele-recording of ABC TV's 100th ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’.
Saturday 10th August, on 100th edition of ATV’s ‘Thanks Your Lucky Stars’, Cliff sings “It’s All In The Game”, “Your Eyes Tell On You”, other artists are The Shadows, The Searchers, Alma Cogan, Brian Poole and The Tremeloes and Billy J. Kramer.
August 23rd “Lucky Lips” climbs to No. 69 in the Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in the USA.
NME feature ‘Tribute to Cliff Richard and The Shadows’ fifth anniversary in show business, Cliff answer questions about his love life and career.
Cliff Tele-records a guest appearance for the ATV Midlands children’s ‘Tingha and Tucker’, he is seen in non singing role as Uncle Cliff on the Blackpool Beach.

1964: Cliff Richard pulls off a glorious hat-trick with his third film “Wonderful Life”.
E.P. “Wonderful Life No. 1” (SEG 8338 Mono) / (ESG 7902 Stereo) is released.
It is announced that Una Stubbs and Arthur Askey will appear with Cliff Richard on ‘Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamp’ at the London Palladium later in the year.

1965: Cliff’s new single “The Time In Between” / “Look Before You Love” (DB 7660) released.
Saturday 14th August, on ABC Lucky Stars are Cliff Richard and The Shadows, The Kinks, Georgie Fame and Blue Flames, Julie Rogers, Danny Williams, Eddie Calvert and The Strollers.
Cliff’s album “When In Rome” (SX 1762 MONO) is released.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows begin their European Tour.

1966: Cliff Richard’s leading lady in “Finders Keepers”, Viviane Ventura is engaged to Frank Dunggan.
Cliff reveals that it is still one of his ambitions to film ‘Wuthering Heights’.
Cliff Richard holidays in Portugal after finishing filming “Finders Keepers”.

1967: “The Day I Met Marie” is written by Hank B. Marvin and arranged by Mike Leander.
Cliff’s 39th single “The Day I Met Marie” / “Our Story Book” (DB 8245) released.
Cliff flies to Portugal for 3 weeks holiday.
Cliff’s former girl-friend Jackie Irving marries Adam Faith.
Cliff Richard returns from holiday in Portugal.

1968: Cliff and The Shadows celebrate their 10th anniversary in show business.
Tenth anniversary of Cliff Richard’s first official engagement in show business, a 20 day season at Butlins Holiday Camp, Clacton.
EMI plan to release new Cliff Richard and The Shadows LP “Established 58” in September.
Soundtrack “Two A Penny” with five bonus tracks (SX 6262 Mono) (SCX 6262 Stereo) is released.
Cliff Richard and friends holiday in U.S.A.

1969: BBC announces plans for a T.V. series starring Cliff Richard, to begin early in 1970, co-starring Hank B. Marvin and Una Stubbs.
Cliff Richard holidays in Portugal.

1970: Cliff’s 51st single, “I Ain’t Got Time Anymore” / “Monday Comes To Soon” (DB 8708) released.
Cliff Richard special on BBC TV, Aretha Franklin, Hank Marvin and Una Stubbs are the guest on the show.

1971: BBC announces that the new Cliff series will start around Christmas.
“Flying Machine” becomes Cliff’s first-ever single not to make Top Thirty in British chart.
BBC 1 screened ‘Get Away with Cliff’, Cliff is joined by Olivia Newton John, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch and John Farrar.

1972: “Living In Harmony” / “Empty Chairs” (DB 8917) released.
Cliff Richard makes guest appearance on Lulu’s show and sings “Reason To Believe” and “Living In Harmony”.

1973: Cliff announces that he will appear on the ‘Spiritual Re-emphasis’ concert at Wembley with Johnny Cash and Billy Graham.
It is revealed that Cliff is to play Bottom in a version of ‘A Mid Summer Night’s Dream’.
Cliff Richard appears at ‘Spree 73’ concert at Earl’s Court in London.

1974: It’s Cliff Richard (1974) series begins on BBC 1.
Ex-New Seeker, Lyn Paul, guests on Cliff’s ‘It’s Cliff Richard’ show on BBC T.V.
Cliff Richard appears in a special concert at the ‘New Gallery’, Regent Street, London for the Crusaders.

1975: It is announced that Cliff Richard flies to Moscow to record an album of Russian songs.

1976: Cliff flies to America to promote his new album “I’m Nearly Famous”.
“Devil Woman” enters ‘Cash Box’ and ‘Billboard’ charts in USA.
“Devil Woman” is a Cliff’s big hit in America, since “It’s All In The Game” in 1964.
Cliff Richard set out on a tour of Russia, starting with a night at the Hall Of The October Revolution in Leningrad.

1977: Cliff Richard holidays in Portugal.
The London news station LBC on ‘Newbeat’ and the BBC World Service, both interview Cliff.

1978: Cliff Richard visits South Africa, Australia and Hong Kong.

1979: On August 25th, after 11 years and 124 days Cliff tops the chart with “We Don’t Talk Anymore”, “Congratulations” was his last No. 1 hit in 1968.
Cliff launches his own gospel label Patch Records in association with EMI.
Cliff produced an album by Garth Hewitt, which is launched at the Greenbelt Festival.
Cliff appears at the ‘Greenbelt Christian Music Festival’, Cliff sings for 90 minutes.
BBC Radio 1 broadcast a special programme on Greenbelt.

1980: Cliff appears in Germany with his new group the Sky Band, Cliff sings “The Rock That Doesn’t Roll”, “The Twelfth Of Never”, “The Minute You’re Gone”, Sci-Fi”, “Devil Woman” and “Green Light”.
“Dreamin’”/ “Dynamite” (EMI 5095) is released.
The B-side “Dynamite” is a new version of an old Cliff’s hit in 1959.
Cliff’s latest album “I’m No Hero” (EMA 796) is released.
“I’m No Hero”, album peak at No.4 in the U.K. Albums chart.

1981: “Wired For Sound” / “Hold On” (EMI 5221) is released.
Cliff Richard appeared at Greenbelt Festival.

1982: “Now You See Me…Now You Don’t” (EMC 3415) album is released.
“Now You See Me…Now You Don’t” album peak at No.4 in the U.K. Albums chart.

1983: “Never Say Die (Give A Little Bit More)” / “Lucille” (EMI 5415) is released.
Cliff made an appearance at Greenbelt Christian Festival.

1985: Cliff Richard flies to Portugal for holiday.

1986: Cliff’s “I’m No Hero” album, re-issue on FAME label with new cover (FA 413148) is released.

1987: “Some People” / “One Time Lover Man” / “Reunion Of The Heart” (EM 18 / 12EM 18) are released.

1988: Cliff Richard appeared at Greenbelt Festival.

1989: Cliff’s 101st single “I Just Don’t Have The Heart” / “Wide Open Space” / “I Just Don’t Have The Heart” (Instrumental) (EM 101 / 12EM 101/ CDEM 101) are released.

1990: Cliff’s new single “Silhouettes” / “The Winner” / “All The Time You Need” (EM 152 / 12EM 152 / CDEM 152) are released.
Cliff appears at special gala show from the Royal Albert Hall to mark the Queen Mother's 90th birthday.
Cliff Richard records for BBC TV's What's That Noise?

1991: Cliff Richard attends Mike read's new musical ‘Oscar’ at Chilston Park Country House Hotel in Kent.

1993: Cliff Richard performed at the 20th Anniversary of Greenbelt Festival.

2002: EMI released Cliff Richard’s “The Singles Collection” CD 5375512 EMI (Released 12-8-2002)
Singles Box-Set of 6 CDs, includes all 127 of Cliff's singles from “Move It” to “Let Me Be The One”.
“Vida Nova”, ‘The Wine Of The Year’, Sir Cliff Richard has chalked up the wine release of the year, with the success of debut vintage of his Portuguese wine.

2003: Sir Cliff’s two compilation CDs “My Songs By Cliff Richard” CD 5909652 EMI (Released 18-8-2003) & “Cliff Richard Sings The Standards” CD 5910592 EMI (Released 18-8-2003) are released.
On 20 August Cliff was in Albufeira, Portugal, for a special ceremony where a street near his first home in the town was re-named Rua Sir Cliff Richard.
“Imagine” backing vocals by Cliff Richard for Cilla Black will be releasing on Cilla Black’s 'Beginnings’ album in September.
Sir Cliff and Helmut Lotti two duets songs, “Mary's Boy Child” will appear on Cliff's new album “Cliff At Christmas”, while “Danny Boy” will feature on Helmut's forthcoming album.

2004: Sir Cliff Richard gave a free open-air concert on the beach in Albufeira, Portugal, he sings his hits “On The Beach”, “Move It”, “Living Doll”, “The Young Ones”, “Summer Holiday”, “Congratulations” and some new songs from his new studio album releasing in November, “Something’s Goin’ On”, “I Cannot Give You My Love” and “Sometimes Love”.
The video /DVD of ‘Summer Nights’ concerts series will be releasing in October titled “Castles In The Air”.

2005: On August 22, EMI released four digitally re-mastered Cliff Richard’s films soundtrack albums with bonus tracks, “The Young Ones”, “Wonderful Life”, “Finders Keepers” and “Take Me High”.

2007: On August 31, Cliff attended the Thanksgiving Service for Diana, Princess of Wales, at the Guards' Chapel.

2008: To mark Cliff Richard's 50th anniversary this year, EMI will release an 8-CD box set entitled 'And They Said It Wouldn't Last (My 50 Years In Music)' on 15 September.

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1945: Harry Rodger Webb (Cliff Richard) enrolled at St. Thomas Church School, Howrah, India.

1948: September 13th, Rodger Webb, Dorothy, Harry and sisters reached England and moved to Windborough Road, Carshalton.

Harry Rodger Webb (Cliff Richard) enrolled at the Stanley Park Road Junior School.

1952: Harry (Cliff) enrolled at Cheshunt Secondary Modern School.

1955: Harry (Cliff) played as Ratty in ‘The Wind In The Willows’ in the school production.

1957: Terry Smart approached Harry and asked him to join his skiffle group.

On 19th September, Harry and Terry Smart join Brian Parker, Mick Teague and Dick Teague in the Dick Teague Skiffle group.

1958: On September 12, "Move It" enters the British charts and peaks at No.2

September 13th, Cliff Richard makes his TV debut on ABC’s ‘Oh Boy!’ Cliff backed by his group the Drifters, he sings "Don’t Bug Me Baby" and "Move It".

September 20th, Cliff’s second appearance on ‘Oh Boy!" and he sings "Schoolboy Crush".

1959: Cliff Richard appears on ‘Saturday Club’ and sings "Mean Woman Blues", "Blue Moon", "Apron Strings", "Here Comes Summer", "I'm In Love Again" and "Living Doll".

Cliff Richard plays ‘Bongo Herbert’ in his second film ‘Expresso Bongo’.

1960: September 2nd, "Please Don’t Tease" is at No.3 in the NME Singles Chart.

"Please Don’t Tease" (Belinda) is at No.3 in the Top Selling Sheet Music.

Cliff Richard’s 10th single "Nine Times Out Of Ten" / "Thinking Of Our Love" (DB 4506) released, the single has an advance order of 180,000 records, then the biggest advance order for any record, peaks at No.3

"Nine Times Out Of Ten", is at No.2 in NME Top selling singles charts.

Cliff Sings No. 4 (SEG 8021 Mono) / (ESG 7816 Stereo) released.

Cliff Richard appears in two big Sunday TV Spots.

In the NME Singles Chart

September 2nd, "Please Don’t Tease" is at No. 3

September 9th, "Please Don’t Tease" is at No. 3

September 30th, "Nine Times Out Of Ten" is at No.2

 

1961: "A Girl Like You" is at No.7 in the British charts, No.3 in New Zealand and tops the chart in Hong Kong.

"Beat Out Dat Rhythm On A Drum" is at No.5 in Holland.

"Gee Whiz It’s You" is in top ten in India and South Africa.

Cliff Richard and The Shadows appear at Royal Albert Hall at a concert promoted by ‘Daily Mirror’ for the printer’s pension fund.

1962: Cliff Richard appears on ‘Billy Cotton Show’.

Melody Maker Poll Awards Presentations at the Variety Club of Great Britain's luncheon at London's Savoy Hotel, Variety Club Chief Barker Leslie A. MacDonnell, said: The Emen Award is the new Oscar of Show Business. He handed the first Emen Award to top male singer Cliff Richard.

"It’ll Be Me" is at No.2 in the NME Singles Chart.

1963: Cliff Richard and The Shadows begin two-week tour of Israel.

"When In Spain" (SX 1541 MONO) / (SCX 3488 STEREO) is released.

E.P. "More Hits From Summer Holiday" (SEG 8263 Mono) / "ESG 7897 Stereo) is released.

Cliff’s rumoured romance with Jackie Irving hits the headlines.

Cliff Richard speaks out frankly about his friendship with Jackie Irving.

Cliff Richard pre-recorded "It’s All In The Game" and one more song in London for US TV show ‘Ed Sullivan Show’.

1964: Cliff Richard’s new E.P. "A Forever Kind Of Love" (SEG 8347 Mono) is released.

1965: Cliff Richard and the Shadows will play six double concerts

Cliff Richard recorded the video for BBC TV’s ‘Top of the Pops’, Cliff sings "The Time in Between".

Cliff Richard and The Shadows ATV’s three shows are screened on ITV.

Cliff Richard and The Shadows perform a charity concert for the rebuilding of the Milton Keynes Church.

Cliff Richard’s E.P. "Angel" (SEG 8444 Mono) is released.

1966: A ‘Cliff Crossword’ compiled by D.R. Stanford published in ‘New Musical Express’.

"Visions" is Top Ten hit in Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

1967: Cliff Richard sings "The Day I Met Marie" on ‘Top Of The Pops’.

‘Melody Maker’ readers voted Cliff ‘Top Male Singer’.

1968: NME adds a special 10th anniversary ‘Cliff Richard and The Shadows’ supplement as a tribute to their decade in show business.

Cliff has won every major award Britain has to offer – ‘Best World Male Singer’,

‘Best British Male Singer’ (on 8 occasions), ‘Best Personality Of The Year’, ‘Best Dressed Artist’ etc.

"Marianne" / "Mr. Nice" (DB 8476) single is released.

Cliff Richard’s sister Jackie marries Peter Harrison.

Cliff and The Shadows appear in London Weekend TV Special ‘Cliff Richard at the Movies’.

EMI releases LP "Established 1958" (SX 6282 Mono) (SCX 6282 Stereo) to mark Cliff and The Shadows’ 10th anniversary in show business.

Cliff begins a twelve-week season of ‘The Autumn Show’ at the London Palladium.

1969: Cliff Richard and Hank Marvin duet on "Throw Down A Line".

Cliff Richard’s 47th single "Throw Down A Line" / "Reflections’ (DB 8615) released.

Cliff Richard’s interviewed on BBC Radio One ‘Scene and Heard’.

Cliff guests on Pete Murray’s ‘Open House’ radio show for the BBC.

"The Best Of Cliff" a compilation of Cliff’s hits (SX 6343 Mono) (SCX 6343 Stereo) album is released.

1970: Cliff Richard begins four weeks season at London’s Talk of the Town, Cliff sings "Move It", "Jail House Rock", "Great Balls Of Fire", "With The Eyes Of A Child" and

"I Who Have Nothing".

Cliff Richard’s "All My Love" (MFP 1420) album is released.

1971: "Flying Machine" tops the charts in Denmark, Malaysia and Thailand.

Cliff Richard attends ‘Festival of Light’ meeting, Westminster Central Hall, London.

1972: BBC2 TV screens ‘The Case’ a comedy thriller, produced by Michael Hurl, it stars Cliff Richard, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Olivia Newton John, Mathi Rannin and Pekka Laitho.

1973: Cliff Richard, Johnny Cash, Judy McKenzie and Parchment are among the musical contributors to the SPREE at Earls Court, London.

Cliff, Johnny Cash and Billy Graham appear at Wembley.

Cliff Richard appears at Royal Festival Hall in aid of John Grooms Association for the disabled. Cliff sings "The Day I Met Marie", "The Next Time", "Jesus", "Jesus Loves You", "Jesus Is My Kind Of People", "Silvery Rain", "Guitar Man", Medley: "His Latest Flame-Chantilly Lace-Bony Maronie-Do You Wanna Dance-Crocodile Rock", "I Could Easily Fall", "Higher Ground", "Visions", "Power To All Our Friends", "Living In Harmony", "Come Back Billie Jo", "The Minute You’re Gone", "Goodbye Sam Hello Samantha", "You Will Never Know", "Guitar Tango" (Cliff on guitar), "Fireside Song", "Travellin’ Light", "Throw Down A Line", "It’s Saturday Night At The World", "Give All Your Love To The Lord", "Got To Get You Into My Life", "Congratulations", "In The Country", "Dancing Shoes", "Sunny Honey Girl", "On The Beach" and "Sing A Song Of Freedom".

September 23rd, Cliff Richard intros program from All Souls Church, Langham Place, he sings "Reflections".

1974: Romsey Abbey Appeal, Cliff gives support, at which he meets and chats with Lady Janet Mountbatten.

Cliff Richard’s forthcoming tour announced, on which he will be accompanied by a 20 piece orchestra.

1975: Cliff’s new BBC TV series "It’s Cliff & Friends" is screened, guests on the show are Su Shiffrin, David Copperfield and Alan Shiers. Cliff sings "All You Need Is Love", "Good On The Sally Army", "All I Wanna Do", "I’ve Got Time", "Love Train" and duet with Su on "Only You".

Cliff’s 64th single "Honky Tonk Angel" / "(Wouldn’t You Know It) Got Myself A Girl" (EMI 2344) is released.

"Honky Tonk Angel" became the second single not enter the British charts.

On ITV’s program ‘Supersonic’ Cliff performs "Honky Tonk Angel" and "Let’s Have A Party".

1976: Cliff Richard is interviewed for BBC TV’s ‘Nationwide’ and on Thames TV.

Cliff Richard begins his visit to U.S.S.R. via Copenhagen and Stockholm.

Cliff Richard attends a reception at the British Embassy in Moscow.

Cliff Richard was the first western rock artist ever to tour U.S.S.R., Cliff performed eight concerts.

1977: Cliff’s book written with Bill Latham ‘Which One Cliff?’ published by Hodder & Stoughton.

Cliff Richard tours Europe.

Excerpts from forty tracks to promote the 40 Golden Greats (Double Album) double E.P. (PSR 414/415) are released.

On Radio 1 show, Dave Lee Travis talks to Cliff for an hour and plays tracks.

EMI released Cliff’s double album "40 Golden Greats" (EMTVS 6).

"40 Golden Greats" Tops the chart and Cliff received Platinum Award for it.

1978: Cliff Richard joins evangelist Dick Saunders on stage and sings "Up In Canada", "Lord I Love You" and "When I Survey The Wondrous Cross".

On German TV’s ‘Star Parade’ Cliff Richard sings "Please Remember Me" and "Lucky Lips".

EMI released Cliff Richard’s "Green Light" (EMC 3231) album.

1979: Cliff’s long time producer Norrie Paramor dies.

Cliff is guest on Capital Radio’s ‘Roger Scott Show’ in London.

Cliff Richard takes part in ‘Hosannah ‘79’, an anti –racist festival held in Birmingham.

EMI released "Rock ‘N’ Roll Juvenile" (EMC 3307) album.

Cliff’s "Rock ‘N’ Roll Juvenile" peak at No.3 in the U.K. Albums chart.

After four weeks at No.1 "We Don’t Talk Anymore" knocked off the top of the chart by Garry Numan’s "Car".

1980: Cliff contributes to BBC World Services ‘Reflections’, in which he selects and reads biblical texts.

"Dreamin’" enters the British top 10, peaking at No.8 and become Cliff’s 44th single to make top 10 in Britain.

Hodder & Stoughton published a small volume ‘Happy Christmas From Cliff’.

Cliff Richard guests on Radio 2’s ‘John Dunn Show’.

September 29, Cliff’s opening of a 3 weeks season at the London Apollo.

1981: Cliff Richard undertakes two gospel shows at London’s Wembley Conference Centre.

Cliff Richard sings "Wired For Sound" on ‘Top of the Pops’.

"Wired For The Sound" / "Hold On" is released in USA.

Cliff spends two weeks in New York and Los Angeles.

EMI released Cliff’s new album "Wired For Sound" (EMC 3377).

"Wired For Sound" peaks at No.4 in the U.K. Albums chart.

1982: "Where Do We Go From Here" / "Discovering" (EMI 5341) released, but only reaches No. 60, Cliff Richard’s lowest-ever chart placing.

"Where Do We Go From Here" video shot in London.

EMI film Cliff Richard for a Christmas record token commercial.

1984: EMI released Cliff and Janet Jackson duet "Two To The Power".

TVS film Cliff Richard at the David Lloyd Tennis Center.

Cliff Richard begins a British gospel tour at Southampton Gaumont.

1985: Cliff’s new single from ‘Time’, "She’s So Beautiful" / "She’s So Beautiful" (EMI 5531) is released and peaks at No.17 in the UK Singles Chart.

Cliff Richard attends the launch of the publication ‘You and Me and Jesus’ volume 2.

1986: Polydor released Cliff Richard and Sarah Brightman duet "All I Ask Of You".

"All I Ask Of You" peaks at No.3 in the U.K. Singles chart.

Cliff Richard is at Bisham Abbey with aspiring young tennis players on his ‘Search For A Star’ tennis project.

1987: EMI release Cliff’s "Always Guaranteed" album.

Recording for ‘Top Of The Pops’, Cliff singing "Some People".

Cliff flies to Germany, and sings on German TV.

Cliff flies to Norway, and sings on Norwegian TV in Oslo.

Cliff performs on Danish TV in Copenhagen.

Shoots the video for "Remember Me".

Records "Remember Me" for the next edition of ‘Top Of The Pops’.

1988: Cliff Richard presents ‘Search For A Star’ tennis awards at Bisham Abbey.

September 26, Cliff Richard started his 30th Anniversary tour at Dublin RDS.

1989: Shoots the video for "I Just Don’t Have The Heart".

Cliff Richard rehearses and records "I Just Don’t Have The Heart" for the ‘Sue Lawley Show’.

Cliff flies to Paris to perform "I Just Don’t Have The Heart" on French TV, he gives interviews and dines with executives from EMI France.

Cliff Richard flies to USA.

1990: Cliff rehearses at Bray Studios and records for BBC TV’s ‘8.15 From Manchester’.

Cliff Richard flies to Berlin, Germany for a charity event.

Cliff Richard opens trade exhibition at Olympia.

Shoots the video for "Saviours Day" at Durdlr Dor in Dorset.

1991: EMI release Cliff’s single "More To Life" (EM 205), it is the theme song for the new ITV series ‘Trainer’.

Records "More To Life" for ‘Top Of The Pops’.

‘The Complete Recording Sessions 1958-1990’ published, by Peter Lewry and Nigel Goodall.

Shoots video for "I Love You" a new version of Cliff’s old hit in December 1960.

Cliff Richard appears for six nights at the Savvas Club in Wales.

1992: Cliff Richard rehearses with the band and backing singers for forthcoming tour at Docklands.

Interview about Helen Shapiro for TV’s ‘The Human Factor.

Cliff Richard interviewed at Docklands for a Drug Prevention Campaign video.

1993: Cliff dines with "Heathcliff" director Frank Dunlop.

Records at Central Hall Westminster for Tear Fund’s ‘Songs Of Praise’.

Cliff Richard opens a new David Llyod Tennis Club at Glasgow.

"Never Let Go" / "Congratulations" (EM 281) is released.

Cliff Richard films Television commercial for Australia.

Cliff Richard plays tennis at London’s Vanderbilt Club.

Cliff interviewed for BFBS and Anglia Television.

Cliff records for Cilla Black’s TV Anniversary Special.

Cilla Black’s TV show transmitted, Cliff Richard performs "Never Let Go" and duets with Cilla Black on "That’s What Friends Are For".

Cliff Richard flies to Milan, Italy.

Cliff Richard interviewed by Italian magazines, radio and TV in Milan.

Cliff flies from Milan to Paris.

Cliff Richard performs on Dorothee show, Cliff sings "Peace In Our Time" and duets on "Bachelor Boy".

Cliff records for TV in Paris.

Cliff flies from Paris to London.

Cliff takes part in the Michael Ball charity show in London, in which Cliff and Michael Ball duet on Everly Brothers medley.

Shoots video for "Never Let Go" at Black Island Studios in London.

Cliff Richard’s Favourite Bible Stories is published.

1994: Cliff films at home for Gloria Hunniford’s TV Show.

Cliff Richard films at Bray Studios.

Cliff Richard records for Children in Need.

Re-mixes at R.G. Jones Studio for "When Will I Be Loved" and "All I Have To Do Is Dream" both the songs are duets with Phil Everly.

Cliff interviewed by the Daily Express, the Daily Mirror, BBC World Service and cable television.

Cliff flies to Glasgow to be interviewed live on Scottish TV by Billy Sloan.

Cliff Richard is interviewed by Bella Magazine, Mojo Magazine and the Independent.

Cliff is photographed for the Sunday Mirror Magazine.

Cliff Richard voices for German TV and Radio commercials.

Cliff Richard is interviewed for BFBS, IRN, Mercia Gold Radio, the Independent Citizen, the Guardian Gazzette and the Evening Standard.

Cliff Richard flies to Euro Disney.

1995: Cliff Richard’s ‘Hit List Tour’ begins in Far East in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Cliff Richard Special interviewed on Austrian T.V.

1997: Cliff Richard attends the funeral service for Princess Diana.

Cliff Richard flies to U.S.A.

1998: Cliff Richard’s new promo album "Real As I Wanna Be" (CD REALDJ 001 EMI) released.

Two compilations of Cliff Richard’s songs "The Hits In Between" (CD 7243 4 96915 2 0) and "Cliff Richard Yesterday Today Forever" (CD 50285 1 90123 2 6 Alliance) are released, to celebrate Cliff’s 40th Anniversary.

Cliff flies out to Australia where he spends a week watching the Australian Open Tennis in Melbourne.

2000: It has been announced that Cliff's second DVD release will be ‘The Event’ in November.

Sir Cliff Richard nominated for U.K. TV Award

‘An Audience with Cliff Richard’ has been nominated in the Best Entertainment Program category.

Cliff Richard’s fans were rubbing shoulders with celebrities at a charity party in honour of the star's 60th birthday.

The evening raised over £150,000 in ticket sales, with a charity auction led by Sir David Frost raising £25,000.

Three Cliff Richard items were included in this auction: original artwork for the Antigua postal stamp first day cover, which raised £1,000, A Cliff photo, to be signed by Cliff that evening, raised £3000 and the waistcoat Cliff wore at the Queen's 40th Anniversary Gala which went for £9,750. A check was also presented to Cliff for The Roy Castle Foundation for £500,000 from Littlewoods, which, combined with OK Magazine's contribution brought the total money raised to in excess of £1million.

ITV has announced plans to air a special tribute to Cliff's career; the program will be screened on 10th October.

2001: It has been revealed that Cliff Richard's new album will be releasing on Blacknight label on 5th November, titled "WANTED".

Cliff Richard’s new single from the "Wanted" album is "Somewhere Over The Rainbow-What A Wonderful World" will be releasing in October.

2003: Sir Cliff Richard's new Christmas album "Cliff At Christmas" scheduled for release on 17th November.

The single from the album is "Santa's List" and it will be released 8th December.

Sir Cliff Richard has recorded the title track for a Christmas cartoon video called ‘It's A Boy’ and the title track "It’s A Boy" will be included on his Christmas single.

Cliff Richard will appears on ‘Open House’ with Gloria Hunniford on October 3rd with a long-awaited tour of his Barbados mansion.

Cliff will appears on Cilla Black’s ‘Black & White’ on September 18th which is a tribute to Cilla's forty years in showbiz.

Cliff has returned to Britain and is getting ready to start promotion for his upcoming album "Christmas With Cliff".
Cliff will also appears on ‘The Kumars at No.42’, ‘Christmas Songs of Praise’ and a new BBC documentary about Cliff.

Cliff Richard backing vocals on "Imagine" for Cilla Black's; track is on her upcoming album "Beginnings" releasing September 22nd.
Kylie Minogue calendars are tipped to pass the one million mark in Britain this year, she is the highest-selling female calendar subject in the U.K. ,

Cliff Richard, however, remains top the all-time sales charts with sales of over 1.5million copies. His latest calendar (2004) has just been released in the U.K. by Danilo.

The "Wanted" tour was filmed for video & DVD for release on 13th October.

2004: September 3rd, Sir Cliff Richard astounded the music industry by ending his contract with EMI records and signing with Eminem's label Universal Music. Cliff had sold over 250 million records with EMI during his 46 year career.

Cliff Richard's Summer Concert series will be released on video/DVD titled "Castles In The Air" on October 11th.

Sir Cliff’s new studio album "Somethin’ Is Goin’ On" and the single from the album will be releasing in October.

Sir Cliff Richard to release his new album; "Somethin’ Is Goin’ On" on Decca Records.

2005: Sir Cliff Richard attended the inauguration of the ‘Avenue of the Stars’ in Covent Garden, London. He was one of the first 100 celebrities to be honoured with a star.

EMI have announced the release of a new compilation 3 CD set "Platinum Collection" to be release on November 14, tracks will feature most of Cliff's UK Top15 hits.

Sir Cliff Richard & G4 duets "Miss You Nights" releasing on December 19.

2006: On September 17th Cliff Richard appeared on the BBC's ‘Heaven & Earth Show’, Cliff was interviewed by Gloria Hunniford and then he performed "Faithful One". 

To mark Cliff's 50th anniversary in the music business in 2008, a special celebration book will be published by Headline, It will be written by Penny Junor.

2007: Cliff has contributed an interview to the BBC's forthcoming Pop Britannia series, and also to an ITV interview for a documentary about Elvis Presley.

Cliff has recorded an interview for a documentary programme about the late Kenny Everett, to be screened by ITV in October.

The release date for Cliff's love songs compilation album "Love... The Album" is 12th November.

Cliff Richard's new single "When I Need You" from the forthcoming album "Love... The Album" will be released by EMI on 29th October.

Cliff's 50th Anniversary ‘Time Machine Tour 2008’ announced, Wembley Arena: Nov. 12, 14, 15, Cardiff International Arena: Nov. 17, Birmingham NIA: Nov. 20, 22, 23, Manchester MEN Arena: Nov 25, 26, Newcastle Metro Radio Arena: Nov. 28, Glasgow SECC: Nov. 30 and Belfast Odyssey Arena: Dec. 2

2008: Cliff Richard's new autobiography ‘My Life, My Way’ published in hardback by Headline on 3 September.

Cliff Richard's new autobiography ‘My Life, My Way’ is at number 1, It has reached the top spot in the Non-fiction section.

Cliff Richard has a number of television and radio interviews in September.

On Monday 8th September, EMI released Cliff Richard's 50th anniversary single "Thank You For A Lifetime".

"Thank You For A Lifetime" entered the U.K. Singles chart at No.3

On Monday 15th September, EMI released 8-CD box set entitled "And They Said It Wouldn't Last (My 50 Years In Music)". 

2010: On 1st, September a new Photographic book was published, to mark Cliff Richard's 70th birthday and his 52 years career. 

Cliff Richard's duet with Majella O'Donnell song "He Knows, She Knows" will be avaialble on iTunes from 22nd October. The track also features on Majella's album.

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1940: October 14th, Harry Rodger Webb was born at The King George Hospital, Victoria Street, in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

1949: The Webb family moved from Surrey to Hertfordshire.

1958: October 4th, Cliff’s third appearance on Jack Good’s ABC TV’s ‘Oh Boy!’ 
Cliff features on “Oh Boy” album along with other artists. Cliff songs are “TV Hop”, “Rockin’ Robin”, “Early In The Morning”, “High School Confidential”, “King Creole”, “I’ll Try” and “Somebody Touched Me”.
Ian Samwell leaves the Drifters and replaced by Jet Harris.
Cliff Richard begins his tour with The Kalin Twins at the Victoria Hall.
October 5th, Cliff Richard and the Drifters played their first gig together at Victoria Hall Hanley, UK.
Franklin Boyd becomes Cliff’s manager replacing John Foster.
October 11th, Cliff’s fourth appearance on Jack Good’s ABC TV’s ‘Oh Boy!’
Cliff Richard celebrates his 18th birthday with his parents, sisters and friends.
Cliff Richard gets film offer for “Serious Charge”.
October 17th, Cliff Richard signs to appear in the film “Serious Charge”.
Cliff Richard makes his radio debut on the BBC’s live broadcast ‘Saturday Club’, Cliff sings “King Creole”, “High Class Baby” and both sides of his debut single, “Move It” and “Schoolboy Crush”.
October 25th, Cliff Richard and The Drifters appeared on ABC TV’s ‘Oh Boy!’ show.

1959: Cliff Richard voted ‘Top British Male Singer’ in the NME annual poll, and “Living Doll” is voted ‘Disc Of The Year’.
“Living Doll” enters the US Billboard Top 100 at No. 80.
Cliff’s 6th single “Travellin’ Light” / “Dynamite” (DB 4351) released, both sides enter the UK charts.
On October 30th, “Travellin’ Light” tops the British charts and earns Cliff with ‘Silver Disc’.
Cliff appear on BBC’s ‘Saturday Club’, Cliff sings “Dynamite”, “I'm In Love Again”, “Twenty Flight Rock”, “Pointed Toe Shoes”, “Heart Of Stone” and “Travellin’ Light”.
Cliff Richard is given a surprise birthday party, among the guests are his parents, Tito Burns, Aurthur Howes,
Jan Vane and the Shadows. Cliff receives over 2000 cards and presents.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows tour Scandinavia.

1960: Cliff Richard appears on BBC’s ‘Saturday Club’, Cliff sings “Gee Whiz It's You”, “Thinking Of Our Love”, “Please Don't Tease”, “You And I”, “Down The Line” and “Nine Times Out Of Ten”
Cliff Richard and The Shadows appear on ‘Oh Boy’, Cliff sings “Evergreen Tree”.
Cherry Wainer recorded her first track for EMI “Happy Like A Bell (Ding dong)”, the song written by Cliff.
Cliff Richard’s first published song “Happy Like A Bell (Ding-dong)” is released on Columbia, performed by Cherry Wainer, it features Bruce Welch on guitar and Cliff singing the ‘ding-dong’.
Cliff Richard’s 3rd album “Me And My Shadows” is released.
It is announced that Cliff Richard will perform on his own TV series on ATV, begins in early 1961.
Cliff receives birthday present of silver St. Christopher for his car from the Mayor of Bexhill.
Cliff receives silver St. Christopher key ring from his South African fan club.
EMI managing director, Len Wood reveals that in two years since Cliff started his career, he has sold more than five and half million single records.
NME poll results are published, Cliff is 2nd to Elvis for “World Male Singer”, Cliff is 1st for “Top British Male Singer”, 2nd to Lonnie Donegan for “Top British Vocal Personality”, 5th for “World Musical Personality”, and for the “Disc of the Year”, “Please Don’t Tease” is 2nd to The Shadows” Apache”.
Cliff Richard’s autobiography “’It’s Great To Be Young’ published.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows appear at the annual concert at Cliff’s old school in Cheshunt,
Cliff Richard performs live on ‘Parade Of The Pops’, singing “Almost Like Being In Love”, “I'll String Along With You” and “Nine Times Out Of Ten”.

1961: Cliff’s new album “21 Today” is released.
Cliff’s 15th single “When The Girl In Your Arms” / “Got A Funny Feeling” (DB 4716) is released.
Saturday 6th October, Cliff Richard and The Shadows, appeared on ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’ others artists are Helen Shapiro, The Mudlarks, The Karl Denver Trio, Robb Storme, Shane Fenton and The Fen tones.
Cliff Richard appears on BBC’s ‘Saturday Club’, Cliff sings “Without You”, “A Girl Like You”, “When The Girl In Your Arms, Is The Girl In Your Heart”, “Forty Days” and “Tough Enough”.
EP “Listen To Cliff No. 1” (SEG 8105 Mono - ESG 7858 Stereo) is released.
Cliff  Richard records special for Radio Luxembourg.
October 14th, many show business personalities to Cliff on his 21st birthday, Norrie Paramor recalls his early day career.
Cliff Richard celebrated his 21st birthday party at EMI’s headquarters in London.
Sir Joseph Lockwood, the head of EMI, presents Cliff with a Silver Disc for “21 Today” LP for the sales of more than 250000 albums and a camera.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows fly to Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.
On October 19th, Cliff celebrated his 21st Birthday in Australia while on tour to far east, Australia and New Zealand.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows appear at Sydney Stadium, Australia in front of 12000 fans each night, before going on to Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane. From Australia Cliff Richard and The Shadows fly to New Zealand and appears at Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch.

1962: Cliff flies to USA for one of the biggest ever campaigns to launch a British artist there.
“It’s Wonderful To Be Young” is released in USA.
Cliff Richard’s “32 Minutes And 17 Seconds With Cliff” (SX 1431 MONO) / (SCX 3436 STEREO) album is released.
Cliff celebrates his 22nd birthday in America.
Cliff Richard visits Elvis’s home in Memphis at the invitation of Elvis’s father, Elvis was away at that time.
During Cliff’s stay in USA, Cliff meets Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin, Paul Anka and Sal Mineo.
Cliff and The Shadows appear before the Queen on the ‘Royal Varity Show’, Cliff sings “The Young Ones”, “I’m On My Way” and “Do You Wanna Dance”.

1963: Cliff Richard and Peter Gromley fly to USA to record for the Ed Sullivan Show.
Cliff appears on the US TV ‘Ed Sullivan Show’; “A Stranger In Town” from the film “Summer Holiday” transmitted live on the show from New York.
E.P. “Cliff's Lucky Lips” (SEG 8269 Mono) is released.
Cliff celebrates his 23rd birthday.
It is disclosed that Cliff’s new film “Wonderful Life” will shot in the Canary Islands.
Radio Luxembourg’s ‘Book of Record Stars’ is published, and includes a six-page interview and photograph section devoted to Cliff Richard.

1964: Cliff Richard and The Shadows tour UK, Cliff Richard performs  “We Say Yeah”, “A Matter Of Moments”, “Constantly”, “The Twelfth Of Never”, “Da Do Ron Ron”,  “24 Hours From Tulsa” a medley of “The Young Ones-Living Doll-Lucky Lips-Bachelor Boy” and “What’d I Say”.
“The Twelfth Of Never” / “I’m Afraid To Go Home” (DB 7372) is released.
Cliff Richard celebrates his 24th birthday.
E.P. “Wonderful Life No. 2” (SEG 8354 Mono) / (ESG 7903 Stereo) is released.

1965: Cliff’s E.P. “Take Four” (SEG 8450 Mono) is released.
October 3 rd, Cliff Richard played at ‘Gaumont’ Derby, Cliff sings “Do You Wanna Dance”,  “Angel”, “Don’t Talk To Him”, “On The Beach’, “The Minute You’re Gone”, “The Time In Between”, “The Twelfth Of Never”, “Long Tall Sally”, “It’s All In The Game”, “Da Doo Ron Ron”, “I Could Easily Fall (In Love With You)”, “The Young Ones”, “Living Doll”, “Lucky Lips”, “Bachelor Boy”, “Razzle Dazzle” and “What’d I Say”.
Cliff and The Shadows fly to Warsaw to play two concerts at the Roma Theatre, organized by Polish Government.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows fly back to London.
Cliff Richard celebrates his 25th birthday.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows fly to Beirut, Lebanon to play concert in Beirut.
The BBC’s Light Program presents ‘The Cliff Richard Story’, produced by Peter Noble.
Cliff and The Shadows become the first British artists to play at the French film industry’s ‘Gala Concert’ at the ‘Paris Marigny Theatre’. They play in the presence of Princess Grace of Monaco.
Cliff Richard’s “Angel” is in the top ten in Hong Kong and Japan.
Keith Richard of The Rolling Stones reveals that he and Mick Jagger have written a song “Blue Turns To Grey”, which Cliff Richard is going to record.
Cliff’s new single “Wind Me Up (Let Me Go)” / “The Night” (DB 7745) is released and peaks at No.2 in UK charts.
Cliff Richard appears on ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’ with The Animals, Ian Whitcomb and Danny Williams.

1966: Cliff Richard appears on ‘Pop Inn’ with The Herman’s Hermits and Diana Dors.
Cliff Richard tops the bill on ‘Saturday Night at the London Palladium’ show of the 1966/1967 seasons.
Cliff Richard is presented with a petition organized by May Clifford and signed by 10000 fans, begging him no to leave the show business.
Cliff Richard celebrates his 26th birthday.
In an interview with ‘Sunday Mirror’, Cliff reveals that he has been invited to appear in USSR, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Bulgaria.
“Visions” is at No.5 in Holland and in top ten in Malaysia and Singapore.
“Time Drags By” / “La La La Song” (DB 8017) both are from the film “Finders Keepers” is released.
Cliff Richard appears at a Christian meeting at the Liverpool Empire, Cliff sings “Sinner Man”, “Blowing In The Wind” and “It Is No Secret”.

1967: Cliff Richard records song in Italian and German at Abbey Road Studios.
Cliff Richard celebrates his 27th birthday, and flies to Tokyo, Japan for two concerts and TV Special with Norrie Paramor.
It is announced that Cliff Richard will represent UK in the next Eurovision Song Contest in 1968.
Book on Cliff Richard ‘New Singer New Song’ by David Winter is published.
Cliff Richard’s new album “Good News” (SX 6167 Mono) (SCX 6167 Stereo) released, includes title song “Good News”, “It Is No Secret”, “Take My Hand Precious Lord”, “Just A Closer Walk With Thee”, “Mary, What You Gonna Name That Pretty Little Baby” and “May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You”.

1968: Cliff Richard is interviewed for the BBC’s ‘Saturday Club’ by Keith Skues.
Cliff Richard performs at the London Palladium.
Cliff Richard celebrates his 28th birthday.
“Marianne” tops the chart in Hong Kong and in top ten in India, Malaysia and Singapore.

1969: Cliff Richard celebrates his 29th birthday.
The Shadows reunite to back Cliff Richard on his Japan tour, Cliff sings “Shout”, “Move It”, “It’s All In The Game”, “Something Good-If Ever I Should Leave You”, “Nothin’ But A House Party”, “Throw Down A Line”, The Day I Met Marie”, “La La La La La”, “A Taste Of Honey” (Cliff on guitar solo), “The Lady Came Baltimore”, “Big Ship”, medley: “The Young Ones-Living Doll-In The Country-Bachelor Boy-Early In The Morning-When I’m Sixty-four-Congratulations-Visions”.
Cliff Richard’s “Sincerely” (SX 6357 Mono) (SCX 6357 Stereo) album is released.

1970: Cliff Richard and The Settlers appear on BBC TV’s ‘Sing A New Song’.
Cliff Richard receives an annual award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Religious Broadcasting and Light Entertainment’ from the National Viewers’ and Listeners’ Association.
Cliff Richard celebrates his 30th birthday.
Cliff’s latest album “About That Man” (SCX 6408 Stereo) is released.

1971: Cliff Richard celebrates his 31st birthday.
“Flying Machine” is in Top Ten in Malaysia and Thailand.
Cliff’s 55th single “Sing A Song Of Freedom” / “A Thousand Conversations” (DB 8836) is released.
Cliff Richard, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch and John Farrar season at the London Palladium.
Cliff backed by the Flirtations and the Palladium Orchestra, he sings “We Can Work It Out”, “Flying Machine”, “Fire And Rain”, “Yesterday, Today, Forever”, “Congratulations”, “Silvery Rain”, “The Day I Met Marie”, “The Look Of Love-Walk On By” (with Olivia), medley: “The Girl Can’t Help It-Great Balls Of Fire-Lucille-Jail House Rock –Good Old Rock ‘N’ Roll-Rock ‘N’ Roll Music-Do You Wanna Dance” and “Sing A Song Of Freedom”.

1972: Cliff Richard celebrates his 32nd birthday.
Cliff Richard backed by ex-Shadows Brian Bennett Orchestra tour UK.

1973: Cliff Richard celebrates his 33rd birthday.

1974: Cliff Richard undertakes a series of Gospel dates.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows reunite for a charity concert at London Palladium; Cliff sings “Don’t Talk To Him”, “Willie And The Hand Jive”, “Bachelor Boy”, “A Matter Of Moments” and “Power To All Our Friends”.

1975: On Cliff Richard’s 35th birthday, Noel Edmonds welcomes Cliff on his Radio One breakfast show and plays “Please Don’t Tease”.
Cliff Richard interviewed by Sandra Harris on ITV’s ‘Today’ program.

1976: Cliff’s “Devil Woman” becomes biggest-ever hit for Cliff in USA, peaking at No.5 in the ‘Cash Box’ chart and at No.6 in the ‘Billboard chart’.
Cliff Richard begins a gospel tour in aid of ‘Tear Fund’.
“Cliff Richard Live” album (MFP 50307) released.
Cliff Richard gives a string of pop concert in UK.
Cliff Richard celebrates his 36th birthday.
“The Young Ones” is screened on BBC TV.

1977: Cliff Richard appears on Michael Parkinson’s BBC 1 chat show.
Cliff Richard begins his 1977 gospel tour in UK, starting at Redworth Leisure Center.
Cliff Richard’s 37th birthday is spent playing at the Manchester Free Trade Hall.
To celebrate the coinciding events of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee and the centenary of the invention of the gramophone, the British Phonographic Institution in its Britannia Awards names Cliff Richard ‘Best British Male Artist’.
Cliff Richard presented with the ‘Gold Badge Award’ by The Songwriters’ Guild of Great Britain.

1978: BBC Radio One starts running ’20 Golden Years’, a series, which relates Cliff’s success story in 5 parts.
Under the banner of ‘Help, Hope & Hallelujah’, Cliff gives two concerts to celebrate the 10th anniversary of ‘Tear Fund’.
In the first half Cliff Richard sings “A World Of Difference” with Garth Hewitt and Dave Pope. In the second half Cliff sings “Such Is The Mystery”, “Song For Sarah”, “Yes He Lives’, “Up In Canada”, “Night Time Girl”, “When I Survey The Wondrous Cross”, “Leaving My Past Behind”, “You Can’t Get To Heaven By Living Like Hell”, “Yesterday, Today, Forever” and “Why Should The Devil Have All The Good Music”.
Tear Fund’s 10th anniversary and the 9th anniversary of Cliff’s involvement since his two gospel concerts in 1969, Cliff has undertaken
an annual concert tour, he visits the Tear Fund’s projects in Sudan, Nepal and Bangladesh.
Cliff Richard celebrates his 38th birthday.
EMI releases Cliff “Green Light” album.
On an Australian TV show ‘Australian Music to The World’ Cliff Richard sings “Devil Woman”.

1979: Cliff Richard celebrates his 39th birthday.
“40 Golden Greats” double album of Cliff’s hits is released.
Cliff Richard’s new single “Hot Shot” / “Walking In The Light” (EMI 5003) is released.
Cliff Richard and Kate Bush with London Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra appear in charity concert at Royal Albert Hall.

1980: Cliff Richard takes part in a ‘Telethon TV Show’ to raise money for charity.
On Cliff Richard’s 40th birthday night, Cliff Richard begins a five-night stand at London’s Apollo Theatre, the crowd sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to him on the opening night. Cliff sings “Living Doll”, “The Young Ones”, “The Minute You’re Gone”, “I’m Nearly Famous”, “Take Another Look”, “The Twelfth Of Never”, “Hey Mr. Dream Maker”, “Suddenly”,  “Green Light”, “Learning How To Rock ‘N’ Roll”, “Heartbreak Hotel”, “Move It”, “In The Night”, “I’m No Hero”, “Carrie”, “When Two Worlds Drift Apart”, “A Little In Love”, “Give A Little Bit More”, “Miss You Nights”, “Sci-Fi”, “Devil Woman”, “Everyman”, “The Rock That Doesn’t Roll”, “A Heart Will Break”, “Dreamin’ and “We Don’t Talk Anymore”.
Cliff Richard’s new single is a duet with Olivia Newton John “Suddenly” (JET 7002) released.

1981: Cliff Richard spends two weeks in USA and celebrates his 41st birthday in USA.
Cliff Richard records for German TV ‘Musik Laden’.
Cliff Richard shot video for “Daddy’s Home” at Ewarts Studio in Wandsworth.

1982: Cliff Richard celebrates his 42nd birthday and begins tour of Europe.
EMI will release Cliff Richard’s new single “Little Town” on November 15, also releasing limited ‘Picture Disc’.

1983: Cliff Richard gives many concerts around UK.
Cliff Richard celebrates his 43rd birthday.
Cliff Richard records for TV’s ‘Pebble Mill at One’.
Cliff’s two albums Box Set “Silver” (EMC 1077871) and “Rock ‘N’ Roll Silver” (EMC 1077881) released.
“Silver” album peak at No.7 in the U.K. Albums chart.

1984: Cliff begins his six-night concert at Blazers nightclub in Windsor, Berkshire.
Cliff Richard flies and celebrated his 44th birthday on his Australia and New Zealand tour.
Cliff’s new single “Shooting From The Heart” / “Small World” (EMI RICHP 1) is released.
“Thank You Very Much” album re-issued (MFP 4156771) released.

1985: Cliff Richard celebrates his 45th birthday while on tour of Scandinavia.

1986: Cliff Richard celebrates his 46th birthday.

1987: Cliff Richard celebrates his 47th birthday.
New single “Remember Me /Another Christmas Day / Brave New World” (12EM 31 / 12EMP 31) released.

1988: Cliff Richard opened his 30th Anniversary tour at Hammersmith Odeon in London.
Cliff Richard filmed the video for “Mistletoe And Wine” at the Albert Wharf Studio in London.
Cliff Richard celebrates his 48th birthday.
Gospel album “Carols” (WRD 3034 Word Records) released.

1989: Cliff Richard celebrates his 49th birthday.
“The EP Collection Ballads & Love Songs” compilation album (SEE 280) released.
Cliff Richard’s new single “Lean On You” / “Lean On You” / “Hey Mister” (EMPD 105) released.
Cliff Richard’s new album “Stronger” (EMD 1012) launched at Trocadero in London.

1990: Cliff Richard celebrates 50th birthday.
Revised new edition of ‘Which One’s Cliff?’ published.
October 10th, “Celebration Cliff Richard Presentation” compilation album (CDP 791 370) released.
A special presentation CD presented to commemorate the Sale of 50 Million Discs.
Cliff Richard’s latest single “From A Distance” / “Lindsay Jane II” (EM 155) is released,
Also “From A Distance” / “Lindsay Jane II” / “Wired For Sound” (12EMP 155) Decade Pack & (CDEM 155) are released.

1991: Cliff Richard celebrates his 51st birthday.

1992: Cliff Richard celebrates his birthday and begins his ‘Access All Areas’ tour at Birmingham NEC.

1993: Cliff Richard interview with the Israeli media.
Cliff Richard celebrates his 53rd birthday.

1994: Cliff Richard celebrates his 54th birthday.
“The Hit List” CD and video are released.

1995: Cliff  Richard celebrates his 55th birthday.
New single from “Heathcliff” “Misunderstood Man” / “Misunderstood Man” (Instrumental), (EM 394) released.
Cliff played 40 minutes unplugged set at the Headfirst Charity in London.
The formal investiture of Cliff Richard as Knight Bachelor took place at 10.30 a.m. in Buckingham Palace on Wednesday 25th October.
“The Song From Heathcliff” album is released.
Sir Cliff Richard became the first British recipient of ASCAP's coveted ‘Pied Piper’ Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the songwriter and music community.

1996: Sir Cliff Richard celebrates his 56th birthday.

1997: Sir Cliff Richard celebrates his 57th birthday.

1998: Cliff Richard’s new studio album “Real As I Wanna Be” and the first single from the album “Can’t Keep This Feeling In” (CDEMS 526) are released, both the album and single going straight into top ten.
Sir Cliff Richard celebrates his 58th birthday.
Sir Cliff Richard recorded of the 40th Anniversary concert video at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

1999: Sir Cliff Richard is 59.

2000: Sir Cliff Richard marks his 60th birthday by treating friends on “Sea Goddess” cruises in Mediterranean.
“The Whole Story” Cliff’s greatest hits compilation has become Cliff's 35th album to make the UK Top Ten and peaks at No. 6 and was certified Gold for sales of over 200,000 copies in it’s first week.
Cliff’s “The Whole Story” certified as Platinum Disc.
It has been revealed that following the success of ‘Heathcliff’ on DVD, Cliff 's new DVD release will be ‘The Event’.
Cliff Richard's ‘Countdown Concert’ in Birmingham last year will get an edited screening on BBC 1.

2001: Sir Cliff Richard celebrates his 61st birthday.
Cliff Richard’s latest CD singles “Somewhere Over The Rainbow-What A Wonderful World” / “The Millennium Prayer” / “Somewhere Over The Rainbow -What A Wonderful World” (CLIFFCD 1) & “Somewhere Over The Rainbow-What A Wonderful World” / “Lay All Your Love On Me” / “Let's Go Where There Are Horses” (CLIFFCX 1) will be releasing in December.

2002: Sir Cliff Richard celebrates his 62nd birthday.
Cliff Richard begins “World Tour” in U.K. and Europe.
Cliff sings: “We Don't Talk Anymore”, “Move It”, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow-What A Wonderful World”, “Right Here Waiting”, “What’s Love Got to Do With It”, “Let Me Be The One”,  “All Shook Up”, “Moon River”, “Like Strangers”, “I Honestly Love You”, “Some People”, “Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon”, “She's A Gypsy”, “Dreamin’ ”, “Born To Rock ‘N’ Roll”, “D” In Love”, “Claudette”, “Gee Whiz It's You-Fall In Love With You”, “Too Much-Don't Be Cruel”, “The Young Ones”, “Angel”, “Be Bop A Lula”, “No Particular Place To Go”, “Come And Go With Me-Dream Lover-Since I Don't Have You”, “Lay All Your Love On Me”, “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”, “Mistletoe And Wine”, “We Should Be Together”, “Saviour's Day”, “Little Town”, “The Millennium Prayer”.
Cliff Richard is voted the most clean cut man in rock, a poll by the Internet Company Blueyounder.
Cliff Richard’s new compilation album “Rockspel” (KMCD 2418) released.

2003: Sir Cliff Richard celebrates his 63rd birthday.

2004: Cliff’s Live “Castles In The Air” DVD released on October 11th and hit No.1 in the Music Video chart.
Cliff Richard’s new single “Somethin’ Is Goin On” / “How Many Sleeps” released on October 11th and enters the chart at No. 9 in the UK chart.
“Somethin’ Is Goin On” album released on October 25th entered the U.K. album chart at No.7 and has been certified Gold.

2005: Sir Cliff Richard is 65.
Sir Cliff attended the ‘Pride of Britain Awards’ in London on 10 October.
Sir Cliff Richard & G4 duet “Miss You Nights” will be releasing on December 19.
A group of people sleeping outside the Arena in Newcastle for four nights to get their tickets for Cliff Richard concert.
Hundreds of people queued in Sheffield to make sure of getting tickets to see Sir Cliff Richard.
Touring dates for ‘Here & Now National Arena Tour’  from November 7, 2006 through to December 6, 2006 will take in London (Wembley), Cardiff, Birmingham, Nottingham, Sheffield, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin.
Sir Cliff Richard’s 3 DVDs will be releasing on October 24, by demonVISION, The Cliff Richard DVD spectacular are: “The 40th Anniversary Concert”, “The Countdown Concert” and “Live In The Park”.

2006: October 14, Sir Cliff Richard is 66 today.
Christmas No. 1 odd
X Factor winner - 1-3
All Angels - 7-1
Take That - 10-1
Cliff Richard and Brian May - 16-1 ("21st Century Christmas" / “Move It”)
Cliff Richard and Daniel O'Donnell - 16-1
"Yesterday Once More" single, Cliff Richard duets with Daniel O'Donnell will only be available as a digital download from 30th October.

2007: Sir Cliff Richard celebrates his 63rd birthday.
Cliff Richard’s new single “When I Need You” (EMI 50999 511452 2 4) from his new album “Love…The Album” released on October 29th.

2009: Cliff Richard & The Shadows new album “Reunited” (EMI 5099968 788322) released on October 21st and entered the UK album chart at No.4

2010: Cliff's “Bold As Brass” album, recorded with a swing band in Nashville, released on 11th, October.
Cliff Richard accompanied by a Swing Band performed “Bold As Brass” concerts at The Royal Albert Hall, on October 11th, 12th, 13th, 15th, 16th & 17th.
During the week beginning 18th, October, Cliff Richard undertakes media promotion for his “Bold As Brass” album, Monday 18:  BBC Radio 2 ‘Simon Mayo Show’; BBC1 TV ‘The ONE Show’ (live). Tuesday 19th:  ITV ‘The Alan Titchmarsh Show’ (live). Wednesday 20th:  Pre-record for Vintage Television, plus BBC local radio network. Thursday 21st:  Radio interviews; Sky News (live interview at approximately 4.40 pm). Friday 22nd:   ITV ‘Loose Women’ (live).  
October 14th, Cliff Richard celebrates his 70th birthday with family members.
On 14 October, marking Cliff Richard's 70th birthday,  Radio station Reading 107 played many of his hits throughout the day, with a special programme at 2 pm, which includes an interview with Cliff.
The DVD of the “Bold As Brass” concert will be releasing on 22nd, November.
Cliff Richard’s new album “Bold As Brass” entered the UK album chart at No.3

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1947: November 21st, Harry’s Sister Jacqueline, born.

1958: Cliff Richard appears on Jack Good’s ‘Oh Boy!’ for 4 weeks in November, on November 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd shows.
Cliff’s second single “High Class Baby”/ “My Feet Hit The Ground” (DB 4203) is released and enters the British chart peaking at No.7
Cliff Richard and the Drifters made their debut at the ‘Metropolitan Theatre’ in Edgeware Road, London, for three weeks commencing on Monday 17th November.
Cliff Richard singing “Baby I Don’t Care”, “Summertime Blues”, “I Got A Feeling”, “Don’t Bug Me Baby”, “King Creole”, “It’s Only Make Believe”, “Poor Little Fool”, “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”, his hits “Move It” and his new single “High Class Baby”.   
Jet Harris replaced Ian Samwell to the Drifters.

1959: November 1st, Millions of television viewers see Bruce Forsyth present Cliff Richard with a ‘Silver Disc’ for “Living Doll” during the singer’s debut on ATV’s ‘Saturday Night at the London Palladium’.
Cliff’s second album “Cliff Sings” is released.
Cliff’s second film ‘Expresso Bongo’ is premiered at the Carlton in London.
Cliff Richard recorded “Fall In Love With You” on November 18th and released in March 1960, it reached number 2 in the U.K. Charts in early April 1960.

1960: Cliff Richard’s latest single “I Love You” / “‘D’ In Love” (DB 4547) released.
Cliff Richard made his debut on the BBC Home Service.
Cliff Richard appears on Saturday Club and sings “Working After School”, “Tell Me”, “I Love You”, “Nine Times Out Of Ten” and “Hang Up My Rock ‘N’ Roll Shoes”.

1961: It is announced that Cliff’s next film will be “Summer Holiday”.
November 3rd, “When The Girl In Your Arms” is at No.3 in the U.K. Singles Charts and also at No.3 on the Best Selling Sheet Music.
E.P. “Dream” (SEG 8119 Mono) / (ESG 7867 Stereo) is released.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows back for Palladium TV.

1962: E.P. “Cliffs Hits” (SEG 8203 Mono) is released.
NME published their 1962 poll results:
World Musical Personality: 1. Elvis Presley 2. Duane Eddy 3. Ray Charles 4. Cliff Richard.
World Male Singer: 1. Elvis Presley 2. Cliff Richard 3. Ray Charles.
British Vocal Personality: 1. Joe Brown 2. Cliff Richard 3. Frank Ifield.
British Male Singer: 1. Cliff Richard 2. Billy Fury 3. Frank Ifield.
Best British Disc of the Year: 1. “I Remember You” (Frank Ifield) 2. “Telstar” (Tornados) 3. “The Young Ones”  (Cliff Richard).
“The Next Time”/ “Bachelor Boy” (DB 4950) two songs from the film “Summer Holiday” released.

1963: On November 1st, Cliff Richard’s latest single written by Bruce Welch and Cliff himself “Don’t Talk To Him”/ “Say You’re Mine” (DB 7150) is released.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows top the bill on ATV’s ‘Saturday Night at the London Palladium’, Cliff sings “ Da Do Ron Ron”, “Carnival”, “All I Do is Dream of You”, “It's All in the Game”, “Don't Talk to Him” and “Dancing Shoes”.
E.P. “Love Songs” (SEG 8272 Mono) / (ESG 7900 Stereo) is released.
Saturday 23rd November, Cliff Richard and The Shadows, appeared on ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’ others artists are The Breakaways, Bobby Rydell, Ronnie Carroll, The Rolling Stones, Christopher Stanford, Gene Pitney, Don Curtis and Tremors and Janice Nicholls.

1964: Cliff Richard and The Shadows performed at the Royal Variety Show at the London Palladium in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen,
Cliff Richard sings “Wonderful Life”, “The Twelfth Of Never” and “Baby, Where Did Our Love Go”.
Cliff Richard’s new single “I Could Easily Fall (In Love With You)”/ “I’m In Love With You” (DB 7420) both the songs are from pantomime ‘Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamp’.
Over 100,000 Pounds in advance booking money for ‘Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamp’ is taken by the London Palladium.
‘Muzick Expres’ popularity poll, which covers Holland, Belgium and Germany, voted Cliff as Top Male singer with 39%,  Adamo with 17%, Elvis with 13%
and Roy Orbison with 7%.

1965: Saturday 6th November, Cliff Richard appears on ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’ with others artists, The Animals, Peter & Gordon, Susan Maugham and Mike Hudson.
Cliff Richard’s new album “Love Is Forever” (SX 1769 MONO) / (SCX 3569) released.
“Wind Me Up (Let Me Go) enters the U.K. Singles Chart at No. 25 and move up to No.8 at the end of November.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows at Royal Variety Show.

1966: Cliff Richard’s new EP “La La La La La” (SEG 8510 Mono) is released.
Cliff and The Shadows EP “Thunderbirds Are Go” (SEG 8517 Mono) also released, includes “Shooting Star” by Cliff and three songs by The Shadows.
It is announced that a film of the same name in which puppet figures of Cliff and The Shadows perform will be premiered in December.
Cliff Richard’s radio promo single “Finders Keepers / Intro: by Simon Dee” (PSRS 304) released for radio stations only.

1967: November 4th, Cliff’s 40th single “All My Love”/ “Sweet Little Jesus Boy” (DB 8293) is released, and peak at No. 6 in the U.K. Singles chart.
E.P. “Carol Singers” (SEG 8533 Mono) is released.

1968: Cliff’s radio promo single “Don’t Forget To Catch Me” / “The Magical Mrs. Clamps” *(The Shadows) (PSRS 316) released for radio stations only.
“Don’t Forget To Catch Me” / “What’s More (I Don’t Need Her)” (DB 8503) is released.
Cliff records for BBC Light Programme ‘Off The Road’.
It is announced that Cliff Richard and Anita Harris will appear on ATV’s Bruce Forsyth Show on Christmas Eve.
It is revealed that Cliff is star in his own TV series for Tyne Tees in 1969.

1969: “With The Eyes Of A Child” / “So Long” (DB 8641) is released.
Cliff at Finsbury Park in London, Cliff sings “Shout”, “Move It”, “It’s All In The Game”, “Good Times (Better Times)”, “Something Good-If Ever I Should Leave You”, “Throw Down A Line”, “The Day I Met Marie”, “La La La La La”, “A Taste Of Honey” (Cliff guitar solo), “The Lady Came From Baltimore”, “Big Ship”, “The Young Ones”, “Living Doll”, “In The Country”, “Bachelor Boy”, “With The Eyes Of A Child”, “When I’m 64”, “Congratulations” and “Visions”.
Cliff and The Shadows begin a short British tour.
Cliff appears on French TV, singing “Throw Down A Line” and “With The Eyes Of A Child”.
“It’ll Be Me” a re-issue of “32 Minutes And 17 Seconds with Cliff Richard & The Shadows” album released on Regal Starline (SRS 5011).

1970: ‘Cliff In Concert’ in Britain, backed by Marvin, Welch and Farrar.
Soundtrack album of Cliff’s film “His Land” (SCX 6443) and studio album “Tracks ‘N’ Grooves” (SCX 6435 Stereo) are released.
Cliff Richard at Odeon, Golders Green in London, Cliff sings “La La La La La”, “Goodbye Sam Hello Samantha”, “Words”, “The Young Ones”, “Living Doll”, “Move It”, “Travellin’ Light”, “Bachelor Boy”, “Congratulations” “The Day I Met Marie”, “Soul Deep”, “I Ain’t Got Time Anymore”, “I Who Have Nothing”, “Proud Mary” “The Look Of Love-Walk On By”, medley: “The Girl Can’t Help It-Great Balls Of Fire-Lucille-Jailhouse Rock-Good Old Rock ‘N’ Roll-Rock ‘N’ Roll Music-Do You Wanna Dance” and “I Saw The Light”.

1971: “Sing A Song Of Freedom”/ “A Thousand Conversations” (DB 8836) released.
Cliff Richard appears on Cilla Black’s new series ‘Cilla’ on BBC 1.
Leslie Grade and chief of theatre Louis Benjamin announce that Cliff’s ‘Palladium Show’ has broken box-office records.
“Sing A Song Of Freedom” is banned in South Africa
Cliff Richard tours Britain backed by Marvin, Welch, Farrar and Olivia Newton John.
Press conference to publicize Cliff Richard’s cassette series ‘Start The Day’.
Records for ‘Music for Sunday’ series for BBC 1 radio and BBC 2 radio.

1972: “Best Of Cliff Volume Two” (SCX 6519 Stereo) album released.
Cliff Richard, The New Seekers, Gilbert O’Sullivan, Lulu and other artists appear on BBC 2 TV special ’50 Years of Music’ to mark the 50th anniversary of broadcasting in Britain.
Cliff at Fairfield Hall, Croydon, Cliff sings “Can’t Let You Go”, “Have A Little Talk With Myself”, “The Day I Met Marie”, “Make It  Easy On Yourself-The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore”, “Jesus”, “Mr. Business Man”, “What The World Needs Now”, “I’ve Got God”, “My Way”, “Reflection”, “Living In Harmony”, “A Brand New Song”, “It’s A Saturday Night At The World”, “Don’t Move Away” (duet with Olivia), “Love” (duet with Olivia), “Congratulations”, medley: “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On-Keep On Knockin’-Tutti Frutti-Rave On-Long Tall Sally-Rip It Up-Dancing Shoes” and “Sing A Song Of Freedom”.

1973: Cliff Richard's latest single is a title song from his new film, “Take Me High”/ “Celestial Houses” (EMI 2088) released.
Cliff Richard’s new film “Take Me High” is premiered in London.
Cliff’s former bass player, ex-Shadows John Rostill, is found dead in his recording studio.

1974: Cliff Richard tours Britain for 5 weeks.
Cliff Richard opens a Christian Bookshop in Sutton.
Cliff’s new studio album “31st Of February Street” (EMC 3048) is released.

1975: Cliff Richard’s new single “Miss You Nights” / “Love Enough” (EMI 2376) is released.
Cliff Richard appears on Capital, London’s commercial radio station with DJ Roger Scott in a nostalgia show recalls 1959. Cliff’s second hit, “High Class Baby” is played.

1976: Cliff Richard's latest single “Hey Mr. Dream Maker” / “No One Waits” (EMI 2559) is released.
Cliff Richard appears on ‘Top Of The Pops’ singing “Hey Mr. Dream Maker”.
“Devil Woman”, “Miss You Nights” and “Why Should The Devil Have All The Good Music” are the songs included in Cliff Richard’s ‘Tear Fund Concerts’.
Cliff performs at The Royal Albert Hall in London with the Brian Bennett Band.

1977: Cliff Richard on tour of Britain from November to December.
Cliff appears and interviewed by Sally James on ATV’s ‘TisWas’.
EMI releases Cliff’s religious songs album “Small Corners” (EMC 3219 EMI).
Cliff Richard and The Shadows announce that they will play together in early next year for the first time in ten years.

1978: On November 1st, Cliff Richard’s 20th anniversary tour opened at the Southampton Gaumont, total played 26 dates in 16 cities.
Cliff Richard's latest single “Can’t Take The Hurt Anymore” / “Needing A Friend” (EMI 2885) is released.
Cliff Richard photographed with other artists for the front cover of the ‘Guinness Book Of Hit Singles’.

1979: Cliff Richard’s new single “Hot Shot” / “Walking In The Light” (EMI 5003) is released.
Cliff Richard appears on ‘Top Of The Pops’ singing “Hot Shot”.
“We Don’t Talk Anymore” becomes Cliff’s fourth single to enter Top 40 in U.S.A., the others being “Living Doll” (1959), “It’s All In The Game” (1964) and “Devil Woman” (1976).
Cliff Richard with The Skyband at Oxford, Cliff sings “Move It”, “Doin’ Fine”, “The Young Ones”, “Rock ‘N’ Roll Juvenile”, “IF You Walked Away”, “Hot Shot”, “Theme For A Dream”, “Spanish Harlem”, “The Shape I’m In Tonight”, “Under Lock And Key”, “Did He Jumped Or Was He Pushed”, “Why Should The Devil Have All The Good Music”, “Sci Fi”, “Carrie”, “Never Even Thought”, “My Luck Won’t Change”, “Green Light”, “Miss You Nights”, “Do You Wanna Dance”, “Monday Thru Friday”, “Devil Woman”, “We Don’t Talk Anymore”, “Living Doll” and “Summer Holiday”.

1980: “Suddenly” a duet with Olivia Newton John is a new entry at No.25 and peaks at No.9 in the NME’s U.K. Singles chart and  peaks at No.15 in RR U.K. Singles chart.
In U.S.A. “Suddenly” reaches No. 20.
Cliff Richard’s album “I’m No Hero” enters into Top 100 at No.100 on its eighth weeks in Top 200 Albums chart and peaks at No.80.

1981: Cliff’s latest single “Daddy’s Home”/ “Shakin’ All Over” (EMI 5251) is released and peaks at No.2 in the British Chart.
Cliff Richard appears on ‘Top Of The Pops’ singing “Daddy’s Home”.
Cliff Richard starts tour of Britain.
EMI re-issued Cliff’s “Small Corners” (MFP 50539) album on MFP Label.
Cliff Richard appears at Royal Variety Performance at Drury Lane in London.
BBC TV starts screening a special four-part series ‘Cliff’, which looks at Cliff’s 23 years in show business. First two parts screened on BBC 2 in November and next two parts later in December.

1982: Cliff Richard’s latest single “Little Town” / “Love And A Helping Hand” / “You Me And Jesus” (EMI 5348), also Picture Disc (EMIP 5348) are released 15-11-1982.
Cliff Richard performs at the Royal Albert Hall in London with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

1983: Cliff Richard’s new single “Please Don’t Fall In Love” / “Too Close To Heaven” (EMI 5437) is released.
Cliff attends the ‘Tiny Pan Alley Ball’ at Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.
At Cliff’s ‘Apollo Concert’ his guests are Olivia Newton John and her sister.
Princess Alexandra and Angus Ogilvy watched Cliff performs at Apollo.
Cliff Richard dines with Princess Ann and Tim Rice after his show at Apollo.

1984: EMI releases Cliff Richard’s new album “The Rock Connection” (EMI CLIFF 2).
Cliff Richard tours Australia and New Zealand.

1985: From the musical ‘Time’, EMI releases Cliff’s new single “It’s In Everyone Of Us” / “Alone” (Instrumental) (EMI 5537).
Cliff Richard undertakes many concerts in Britain.

1986: Cliff Richard with Elton John’s duet single “Slow Rivers” (EJS 13) released.
Cliff Richard records the TV Special ‘Cliff from the Hip’ at the London Hippodrome.
Cliff attends the Westminster City Council’s Anti-Drugs Lunch at the Rock Garden, where Cliff signs a ‘Say No To Drugs Plaque’ along with many other artists.
Afterwards he lunches with Diana The Princess of Wales, who also attends.

1988: EMI releases Cliff Richard’s new single “Mistletoe And Wine” / “Marmaduke” / “Little Town” (12EM 78), “Mistletoe And Wine” / “Marmaduke” / “True Love Ways” (12EMX 78) and “Mistletoe And Wine” / “Marmaduke” / “Little Town” / “La Gonave” (12EMS 78), “Mistletoe And Wine” eventually top the British chart.
Cliff Richard records a TV Special with Terry Wogan and the show was transmitted.
Cliff ’s new compilation album “Cliff Richard Private Collection” (EMI CRTV 30 & CD791370 2 ) are released.
“Cliff Richard Private Collection” album Top the U.K. Albums chart.
Cliff Richard appears on the Jimmy Tarbuck Show and sings “Mistletoe And Wine”.

1989: Cliff Richard with Van Morrison’s duet “Whenever God Shines His Lights” (VANX 2) released.
Cliff Richard appears on Swedish TV in Gothenburg, Sweden and on French TV in Paris, France.
Cliff flies to Singapore and spends three days there.
Cliff flies to Japan and spends five days there.
Cliff Richard appears on Belgian Television.
Records for LWT’s New Year’s Eve show at London Palladium.
Cliff Richard sings “Lean On You” and “Mistletoe And Wine” on the ‘Late, Late TV Show’ in Dublin.
Cliff Richard appears on French ‘Sacre Soiree’.

1990: Cliff Richard’s new double album “From A Distance - The Event” (EMI CRTV 31 & CD CRTV 31) are released on 5-11-1990.
Cliff Richard performs the ceremonial ‘switching on’ of the Oxford Street Christmas lights in London.
Cliff Richard begins his over 2 months ‘From A Distance’ tour.
Cliff Richard’s new single “Saviour’s Day” / “Oh Boy” (Medley) / “Where You Are” (12EMAS 90), “Saviour’s Day” / “Oh Boy” (Medley) / “Where You Are” (CDXMAS 90) released and it peaks at No.1 in the British chart during Christmas and New Years Eve.
Cliff Richard appears on Terry Wogan Show and sings “Saviour’s Day”.
Cliff Richard records “Saviour’s Day” for Des O’Connor TV shows.

1991: Cliff Richard’s new Christmas single “We Should Be Together” / “Miss You Night” (Live) / “Mistletoe And Wine” (CDXMAS 91) is released.
Cliff’s Christmas album “Together With Cliff” (EMD 1028 EMI and CDEMD 1028) released on 18-11-1991.
Also the Christmas video “Together With Cliff” is released.

1992: Cliff Richard’s new single “I Still Believe In You” / “Bulange Downpour” (EM 255), “I Still Believe In You” / “Bulange Downpour” / “No Power In Pity” (CDEM 255)
and “I Still Believe In You” / “Remember” (French) / “Ocean Deep” (CDEMS 255) are released.

1993: EMI releases Cliff Richard’s new single “Never Let Go” / “Congratulations” (EMP 281) and “Never Let Go” / “Congratulations” / “The Young Ones” / “You Got Me Wondering” (CDEM 281).
Cliff Richard’s ‘The Story So Far’ video is released.
Cliff Richard returns to London from Germany.

1994: Cliff Richard’s new single “All I Have To Do Is Dream” / “Miss You Nights” (EM 359),
“All I Have To Do Is Dream” / “Miss You Nights” / “Party Megamix” (12EM 359),
“All I Have To Do Is Dream” / “Miss You Nights” / “True Love Ways” / “Party Megamix” (CDEM 359) and
“All I Have To Do Is Dream” / “Miss You Nights” / “When Will I Be Loved” (duet with Phil Everly) / “Tribute to The Legends” (CDEMS 359).
Cliff’s interviewed for Radio Two by Brian Matthew.
‘Christmas With Cliff Richard’ video and CD are released, featuring Cliff Richard in concert at Chichester’s Festival Theatre on
12th December 1980.
Cliff and Hank Marvin appear on ‘Pebble Mill TV Show’, Cliff presents former Shadow Hank Marvin with a Gold Disc for the album ‘Heartbeat’ and perform “Travellin’ Light’ and “Living Doll” together.
Cliff switches on the Christmas lights at Birmingham.
Cliff’s ‘Hit List’ tour begins at Wembley in London.
Sir Colin Southgate from EMI presents Cliff with a Platinum Disc for the “Hit List” album.

1995: Sir Cliff Richard with Olivia Newton John and many other celebrities performed on the “The Royal Variety Show”.

1999: Cliff Richard’s new single “The Millennium Prayer” / “Two Worlds” (Promise CD 01) released.
On 28th November, “The Millennium Prayer” became Cliff’s fourteenth No.1 and a new millennium hit for Cliff at No.1 in the British charts.
Cliff Richard appears on ‘Top Of The Pops’ singing “The Millennium Prayer”.

2001: Cliff Richard’s new studio album “Wanted” released and enters the British chart.
Cliff Richard’s “Wanted” album certified as Double Gold.
Cliff's new video / DVD ‘Unforgettable’ is released.
Cliff Richard appeared on ITV special ‘The Hits I Missed’ and on BBC’s ‘The Heaven And Earth Show’.
Cliff Richard to appears on Swiss TV and Dutch TV. 

2002: DVD Box Set of “40th Anniversary Concert”, “Live In The Park” and “The Countdown Concerts” released.

2003: Sir Cliff Richard appears at the Sports-press balle in Frankfurt, Germany on 8th November, Cliff sings “Wired For Sound”, “Move It”, “Remember Me”, “Summer Holiday”, “Living Doll”, “Some People”, “The Young Ones”. “Lucky Lips-Rote Lippen Soll Man Kussen”, “Congratulations”, “Santa’s List”, “We Don’t Talk Anymore”, Gee Whiz It’s You-I Could Easily Fall”, “Too Much-Don’t –Be Cruel”, “Come Go With Me-Dream Lover-Since I Don’t Have You”, “No Particular Place To Go”, “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”, “Great Balls Of  Fire” and “From A Distance”.
Sir Cliff Richard’s new album “Cliff At Christmas” released on 17th November.
Sir Cliff recorded a song “Watch Me Come Alive”, the song featured on The Chicken Shed’s first album, released on 24th November, to celebrate The Chicken Shed Company’s 30th anniversary.
Sir Cliff Richard’s “World Tour” video/DVD entered the UK charts at No.1

2005: Sir Cliff Richard interviewed by Steve Jones throughout his two hour show on Radio in Los Angeles.
A second concert in Manchester on Sunday 26th November 2006 has been added to Cliff Richard's 2006 Here & Now tour.
On November 12th, Sir Cliff performed in New York at Joe’s Pub, Cliff sings: “Move It”, “All Shook Up”, “Devil Woman”, “I Will Not Be A Mistake”, “Sometimes Love”, “Simplicity”, “What Car”, “I Cannot Give You My Love”, “Thousand Miles To Go”, “We Don't Talk Anymore” and “Move It”.
Cliff also attended the Country Music Awards in New York alongside Olivia Newton John. Both were interviewed by Joan Rivers on the red carpet prior to the awards, and Cliff also briefly appeared on ‘Entertainment Tonight and The Tonight Show’ with Jay Leno.
On November 14th, “The Platinum Collection” a 3CDs compilation covering the years 1958-2005 album released, the album enters the UK charts at No. 51
November 21st, ‘The Royal Variety Performance’ at the Millennium Centre, Cardiff, Wales.
Daniel Meehan (Tony Meehan) died aged 62 following a fall at his home in London. He was a founder member and the original drummer of the Shadows.
The CRO and GMTV have joined forces to provide fans with the opportunity to enjoy a web chat with Sir Cliff Richard. He has taken part in three previous web chats on his official
site, but has chosen to do his fourth with GMTV, which gives the added dimension of being able to see Sir Cliff answering fans questions. The web chat will take place at 1 p.m. (GMT) on Wednesday November 30th for one hour.
Also on November 30th Sir Cliff will appear on ‘The Des & Mel Show’.
Sir Cliff will be the featured artist in Radio 2's ‘Friday Night Is Music Night’ on December 9th.

2006: “Here & Now” national tour begins Saturday 3rd, November.  
Cliff Richard’s new album “Two’s Company – The Duets” released on November 6th, the album enters the U.K.  Albums chart at No.8
Cliff Richard’s “Live – Here And Now” DVD released by Universal on November 27th.
Cliff Richard is booked to appear on ‘The Paul O'Grady Show’ December 12th, ‘This Morning’ December 15th and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ December 16th.  
Cliff Richard also record an interview for Radio 2's ‘Steve Wright Show’.

2007: On 5th November the Lawn Tennis Association announced the launch of The Tennis Foundation, a new charity which incorporates The Cliff Richard Tennis Foundation.
Cliff Richard’s love songs compilation album “Love…The Album” released on November 12th, the album enters the U.K. Albums chart at No.13

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1958: Cliff Richard continues to appear in ABC TV's "Oh Boy!" for another 4 weeks in December, on December 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th shows.
Cliff Richard appears on BBC’s ‘Saturday Club’ singing “Move It”, “My Babe”, “Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On”, “Summertime Blues”, “Baby I Don't Care” and “High Class Baby”.
Cliff Richard booked for Lyceum Ballroom Cabaret spot.
Cliff Richard began filming “Serious Charge”.
Cliff Richard has been booked to appear in a cabaret spot at London's Lyceum Ballroom for six nights from February 2.
This is the first time in recent years a leading disc artist has been featured at this top dancing venue.
Cliff Richard rent his own flat at 100 Marylebone High Street, North West London.

1959: December 6th, Cliff Richard voted ‘King Of Rock ‘N’ Roll’ on Radio Luxembourg’s Swoon Club.
Cliff and The Shadows appear in the pantomime ‘Babes in Wood’ at Stockton Globe.
EP “Expresso Bongo” (SEG 7971 Mono) / (ESG 7782 (Stereo) released and by Christmas the sales passes 30000 mark.
December 25th, Cliff Richard appears on AR TV’s Christmas Day Special - hosted by Hughie Green - singing “Living Doll”.  He also thanks the viewers who voted him as the artist they wanted most in the world to appear on the show.
December 28th, Cliff Richard is voted ‘Best British Male Vocalist of The Year’ on the TV pop programme ‘Cool For Cats’.

1960: Cliff Richard’s new single “I Love You” enters the chart straight into Top Ten and becomes Cliff’s first No.1 Christmas single and earns him with ‘Silver Disc’.
EP “Cliff’s Silver Disc” (SEG 8050 Mono) (December 1960) is released.
December 2nd, Cliff Richard buy himself out of his film contract with producer Mickey Delemar, allegedly for a sum running well into five figures.
Cliff Richard performed in front of the Queen Mother in a Royal version of ‘Stars In Your Eyes’ with Judy Garland, Bruce Forsyth, The Shadows and the Norrie Paramor Orchestra.
December 27th, Cliff Richard’s father Rodger Webb, admitted in hospital at ‘North London’ hospital with heart trouble.
December 28th, EMI chairman Sir Joseph Lockwood claims that the company had no less than 25% of the world’s total sales in 1960, and Cliff Richard is their company’s
best-selling artist, having topped the charts not only in Britain but also in Australia, Holland, New Zealand, Sweden, Singapore and South Africa.

NME Top Ten Disc Sellers of the Year 1960
1. Cliff Richard
2. Adam Faith
3. Elvis Presley
4. Anthony Newley
5. The Everly Brothers
6. Connie Francis
7. Jimmy Jones
8. Johnny and the Hurricanes
9. Duane Eddy
10. The Shadows

1961: In the annual NME poll, Cliff Richard is voted “Best British Male Singer”, 2nd to Elvis for ‘Best World Male Singer’, 2nd to Adam Faith for ‘British Vocal Personality’, 4th in ‘World Musical Personality’ behinds Elvis Presley, Duane Eddy and Sammy Davis. “When The Girl In Your Arms” is 4th for ‘Best British Disc Of The Year’.
December 8th, Cliff Richard’s film “The Young Ones” is heralded by the critics as ‘The best musical Britain has ever made and the finest teenage screen entertainment produced for a long time’.
EP “Listen To Cliff No.2” (SEG 8126 Mono) / ESG 7870 Stereo) is released.
December 10th, Cliff Richard appears on ‘Sunday Night at the London Palladium’, for the first time since 16th October 1960.
December 13th, Cliff Richard’s third film “The Young Ones” is premiered at Warner Theatre in London.
“The Young Ones” (SX 1384 MONO) / (SCX 3397 STEREO) soundtrack album is released.
“A Girl Like You” is in Top Ten in South Africa and Thailand.
“Tea For Two” is at No. 8 in South Africa.
“When The Girl In Your Arms” is No.1 in Norway, the Philippines and Thailand and in Top Ten in India and Malaysia.
“Now’s The Time To Fall In Love” is at No.4 in India.
Cliff Richard and his mother fly to South Africa for the premiered of “The Young Ones”.
Cliff tops the bill in ATV’s ‘All Kind Of Music’.
December 19th, A clip of “The Young Ones” is aired on BBC's Picture Parade.
Cliff Richard appears at the Cheshunt Boys Club charity show at the Edmonton Royal.
December 23 rd, Cliff Richard and his mother fly to South Africa to attend the premiers of “The Young Ones” in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.
Cliff records for the ITV’s ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’ Christmas Hit Parade for 1961.
26th December, Cliff's single, “The Young Ones”, is reviewed on the Boxing Day special edition of Juke Box Jury, hosted by David Jacobs, with a panel comprising Pete Murray, Jean Metcalfe, Haley Mills and Alan Rothwell.
Saturday 30th December, Cliff Richard and The Shadows, appeared on ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’ others artists are Helen Shapiro, Billy Fury and Chubby Checker.


1962: Cliff’s latest single “The Next Time” / “Bachelor Boy” (DB 4950) is released, the single sells 250,000 copies in one week.
Cliff Richard records for ‘Saturday Club’, Cliff sings “Do You Wanna Dance”, Bachelor Boy”, “The Next Time” and “It’ll Be Me”.
Cliff Richard appears on BBC’s ‘Saturday Club’ singing “Do You Wanna Dance” and “I’m On My Way”, this was another live show to mark.
Saturday 15th December, Cliff Richard appears on ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’ others artists are Mark Wynter, Joyce Blair, Terry Scott, The Tornadoes, Neil Christian and The Monty Sunshine Band.
Cliff Richard & The Shadows concert at ‘City Hall’, Sheffield, Cliff sings “Do You Wanna Dance”, followed by his many hits and than his latest songs from the film ‘Summer Holiday’ “Bachelor Boy” and “The Next Time”.
December 25th, Cliff Richard appears on ATV Christmas Day Show ‘Christmas Fare’.
28th December, Cliff Richard records “It's All In The Game” and “I Only Have Eyes For You”.
December 29th, Cliff’s “The Next Tine” single is at No.1 in the NME Singles chart.
Cliff Richard flies to South Africa.
Cliff Richard takes part in BBC’s ‘Pop Inn’.
Saturday 29th December, on Hit Parade of 1962, Cliff Richard sings “The Young Ones”, The Shadows with “Wonderful Land”, Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen, Ronnie Carroll, Petula Clark, The Karl Denver Trio, Craig Douglas, Frank Ifield and Helen Shapiro.
Cliff Richard is Britain's most popular film actor of 1962, it is a great victory for “The Young Ones” and for Cliff Richard.
‘Cinematograph Weekly’ has named Cliff Richard as the year’s most successful UK box office movie star.
Cliff Richard & The Shadows begun a six-month London Palladium variety season.

1963: John Rostill replaced Brian Licorice Locking.
December 25th, Cliff Richard and The Shadows star in a one hour ATV special called ‘Sounds And Sweet Airs’.
Cliff Richard plays host on the BBC Light Programme playing many of his favourite records.
Cliff Richard spends the holidays in the Canary Islands.

1964: E.P. “Hits From Wonderful Life” (SEG 8376 MONO) / (ESG 7906 Stereo) and album “Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamp” (SX 1676 Mono) / (SCX 3522 Stereo) are released.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows starred in “Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamp” at London Palladium.

1965: December 3rd, Cliff Richard talks to journalist Alan Smith about new recordings: One song we have just completed for "Kinda Latin" another one for "Sing A Song Of Disney" with numbers from Disney films like "Chim-Chim Cheree".
Cliff Richard appears on BBC’s ‘Saturday Club’ singing medley of his hits “The Young Ones-Living Doll-Lucky Lips-Bachelor Boy”, “I Could Easily Fall (In Love With You)”, “Wind Me Up (Let Me Go)” and “Dizzy Miss Lizzy”.
Cliff Richard & The Shadows headline a charity concert  at his old school, Cheshunt Secondary Modern School, with Mark Wynter, Unit 4 Plus 2, Al Saxon and Elkie Brooks.
December 25th, Cliff Richard’s ‘Christmas Cheer’ is shown on BBC TV, it stars Cliff And The Shadows and Frank Ifield.

1966: Cliff appears on BBC’s ‘Saturday Club’ singing “She Needs Him More Than Me”, “Time Drags By”, “In The Country” and the title song of his latest film “Finders Keepers”.
“In The Country” / “Finders Keepers” (DB 8094) is released.
Soundtrack of Cliff’s new film “Finders Keepers” (SX 6079 MONO) / (SCX 6079 STEREO) with bonus tracks is released.
Cliff Richard attends the premiere of “Finders Keepers” at Leicester Square, London.
Cliff Richard & The Shadows E.P. “Thunderbirds Are Go” (SEG 8510 Mono) is released.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows attend the premiere of puppet film “Thunderbirds Are Go”, Cliff Richard and The Shadows are the puppets.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows appear on BBC TV’s Cliff Richard’s ‘Christmas Cheer’ Show.
E.P. “La La La La La” (SEG 8517 Mono) is released.

1967: The NME poll results are published:
World Male Singer: 1. Elvis Presley 2. Tom Jones 3. Cliff Richard.
World Musical Personality: 1. Elvis Presley 2. John Lennon 3. Cliff Richard.
British Vocal Personality: 1. Cliff Richard 2. John Lennon 3. Tom Jones
Best British Male Singer: 1. Tom Jones 2. Cliff Richard 3. Engelbert Humperdinck
In the ‘Best Disc of The Year’, Cliff’s “The Day I Met Marie” came fourth behind Procol Harum’s “A Whiter Shade Of Pale”, The Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love” and The Bee Gees’ “Massachusetts”.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows appeared in a Christmas Day presentation of Aladdin for Rediffusion TV.

1968: Cliff Richard introduces ‘Song Of Praise’ a BBC TV program from Manchester’s Holy Trinity Church.
Cliff Richard takes part in cutting of a 650LB Christmas cake for the Mental Health Trust at Carlton Towers Hotel in London.
The annual NME poll results are published:
World Male Singer: 1. Elvis Presley 2. Tom Jones 3. Cliff Richard.
World Musical Personality: 1. Elvis Presley 2. Jimi Hendrix 3. Cliff Richard.
British Vocal Personality: 1. Cliff Richard 2. Tom Jones 3. Paul McCartney.
Best British Male Singer: 1. Tom Jones 2. Cliff Richard 3. Scott Walker
In the ‘Best Disc of The Year’, Cliff’s “Congratulations” is voted No.4 behind The Beatles’ “Hey Jude”, Mary Hopkins’s “Those Were The Days” and The Rolling Stones’ “Jumping Jack Flash”.
December 25th, Cliff Richard appears on BBC TV’s ‘Top Of The Pops’ singing “Congratulations”.
December 25th, On Christmas day Cliff Richard appears on ‘Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show with Lulu, Petula Clark, Nana Mouskouri, the Seekers and Loius Armstrong.
The Shadows disband.

1969: Cliff Richard tops the chart in Japan with “Early In The Morning”.
December 24th, Cliff Richard appears on ‘Cilla Black Show’ with Dusty Springfield an Kenny Everett.
December 24th, Cliff Richard’s ‘Christmas with Cliff’ on Radio 1 and Radio 2.
December 25th, Cliff Richard stars in ‘Let’s go with Cliff’ on Radio 4.
On BBC1 TV Show ‘Pop Go The Sixties’, which includes Cliff and The Shadows, they perform their 1962 hit “Bachelor Boy”.
December 27th, “The Young Ones” became the first Cliff’s film to be shown television.

1970: Cliff Richard appears on Terry Wogan’s Radio 1 show.
BBC TV screened Cliff Richard’s film “The Young Ones”.
December 24th, BBC TV screens a ‘Special with Cliff Richard’, with Hank Marvin and Una Stubbs.

1971: BBC1 TV screens a ‘Cliff Christmas Eve Special’.
Cliff Richard takes part in concert at the Royal Festival Hall; Cliff sings “Yesterday, Today, Forever”, “Down To Earth” and “The First Noel”.
Cliff Richard goes to see ‘Godspell’.

1972: December 2nd, Cliff Richard latest single “A Brand New Song” / “The Old Accordion”(DB 8957) is released and becomes Cliff’s first single that fails to reach British Top 50.
Cliff Richard appears at the Bateley Variety Club in Yorkshire.

1973: Soundtrack album of Cliff Richard’s new film “Take Me High” (EMC 3016) is released.

1975: December 3rd, Cliff Richard records a ‘Christmas Day Special’ produced by David Winter for BBC Radio.
December 4th, Cliff Richard begins recording of ‘Gospel Road’ series for BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2.
BBC 1 TV screens ‘Cliff and Friends’.

1976: Cliff Richard meets Mother Teresa and her missionaries in Calcutta, India.
Cliff Richard performed in two concerts at Kalamandir Auditorium in New Delhi, India.
Cliff Richard visits Tear Fund projects in Bangladesh.
Cliff Richard appears on Belgian TV’s ‘Adamo Special’, and sings “Power To All Our Friends”, “Honky Tonk Angel” and duets with Adamo on “Living Doll”.
Cliff Richard, Vera Lynn, Lulu & Acker Bilk appear on BBC 1’s ‘A Jubilee of Music’.

1977: Cliff Richard attends the Record Industry Ball at Dorchester Hotel in London.
Cliff Richard appears on BBC TV’s ‘Swap Shop Christmas Show’; the video clip of “My Kinda Life” was screened.

1979: Cliff takes part in a concert in aid of the International Year of the Child in Camberley, Surrey.
A torchlight procession from London’s Trafalgar Square, along the Mall to the Buckingham Palace, Cliff leads the crowd of 30,000 and  as he sings carols, accompanying himself on guitar on a specially constructed stage facing the Buckingham Palace. The Queen and Prince Charles join in the carols from the balcony and later Cliff is received in Buckingham Palace after the celebrations to mark the end of the International Year of the Child.
Cliff Richard plays records by himself and The Shadows on BBC Radio 2’s ‘Two Sides Of Cliff’.
“We Don’t Talk Anymore” enters into American Top Ten and peaking at No.7.

1980: Cliff appears on BBC TV’s ‘Michael Parkinson Show’, Cliff sings “Heartbreak Hotel” and “All The Way”.
Top London stores ‘Selfridges’ invites Cliff and other celebrities to design their own shop window. Cliff’s window is
on the traditional religious theme ‘Christmas Through The Eyes Of A Child.

1981: Cliff Richard records for BBC TV’s ‘Pop Quiz’.
Cliff Richard flies to Miami, Florida for Christmas holidays.

1982: Cliff’s latest Christmas single “Little Town” climbs to No.11 in the British charts.
Cliff Richard appears and sings “Little Town” on ‘Top of the Pops’.

1983: Cliff Richard attends a Variety Club lunch at Hilton Hotel in London.
Cliff Richard made his debut as a tennis player at his own first Pro-Celebrity tennis tournament is staged at Brighton.
Cliff Richard attends the ‘Arts Center Group’ carol service at All Souls’ Church in Langham Place, London.

1984: Cliff Richard attends the Silver Wedding Anniversary party of ex-shadow Brian Bennett and his wife Margaret.
Cliff Richard records ‘Rock Gospel Show’ for BBC TV’s Christmas Special.
Cliff Richard records for Mike Yarwood’s Christmas Show.
Cliff’s second Pro-Celebrity tennis tournament takes place at the Brighton Conference Center.
Cliff Richard attends the ‘Arts Center Group’ carol service at All Souls’ Church in Langham Place, London.

1985: Cliff Richard appears on BBC TV’s ‘Pebble Mill at One’.
Cliff Richard appears on BBC TV’s ‘Saturday Superstore’.
Cliff Richard third Pro-Celebrity tennis tournament takes place at Brighton Conference Center.

1986: Cliff Richard records for the Noel Edmonds' TV Show and for the BBC's Breakfast Time Show.
Cliff Richard’s fourth Pro-Celebrity tennis tournament begins.

1987: “Another Christmas Day” (single sided record-Promotional) (XMAS 87A) released.
Cliff Richard broke the record for a single performance at the concert in Birmingham; the box-office receipts totalled 500,000 Pounds.
Cliff Richard’s Pro-Celebrity tennis tournament at Brighton Center closed with performance of carol singing.

1988: On 3rd December, “Mistletoe And Wine” is Cliff’s twelfth No.1 single in the British charts.
Cliff Richard gave a charity concert for the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.
Cliff Richard’s Pro-Celebrity tennis tournament raised 150,000 Pounds for the ‘Search for The Star’ scheme.
Cliff Richard appears at the Save The Children concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

1989: Cliff Richard turned on Christmas Lights of Weybridge Traders Association.
Cliff Richard’s Pro-Celebrity tennis tournament tickets sold out within two days.
Cliff Richard appears on ‘Joy To The World’ concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Cliff Richard and Van Morrison duet “Whenever God Shines His Light’ released.

1990: “From A Distance” / “I Could Easily Fall (In Love With You)” (EMPD 155) Picture Disc single released.
“Saviour’s Day” / “Mistletoe And Wine” (XMASDJ 90) & “Saviour’s Day” / “Oh Boy” (Medley) (XMAS 90) Promotional Copies are released.
“Saviour’s Day” / “Oh Boy” (Medley) / “Where You Are” (12EMAS 90 / CDXMAS 90) are released.
December 8th, “Saviour’s Day” new entry at No.6 in the U.K. Singles chart.
“Saviour’s Day” peak at No.1 in the British Charts, another Christmas No.1 hit for Cliff Richard.

1991: Cliff Richard appears on ‘Joy To The World’ concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
“We Should Be Together” hit the British Top Ten.
Christmas E.P. “We Should Be Together” (XMAS 91) EMI is released.
“This New Year” / “Scarlet Ribbons” / “Cliff’s Autograph on side B” (EMS 218),
“This New Year” / “Scarlet Ribbons” / “We Don’t Talk Anymore” (12EMP 218) and
“This New Year” / “I Love You” (new version) / “Scarlet Ribbons” / “We Don’t Talk Anymore” (CDEM 218) are released.

1992: Cliff Richard’s Pro-Celebrity tennis tournament moved from the Brighton Center to the National Indoor Arena.
Cliff Richard’s latest single “I Still Believe In You” enters the British Top Ten.

1993: Sir Cliff Richard interviewed by phone on Gloria Hunniford Show on BBC Radio 2.
Sir Cliff Richard interviewed with Anglia TV and the Young Telegraph. 
An extended version of Cliff’s “The Story So Far” video shown on the ‘South Bank Show’.
“Healing Love” (CEMDJ 294) Promotional copy released.
“Healing Love” / “Yesterday’s Memories” / “Carrie” (EM 294),
“Healing Love” / “Carrie” / “Daddy’s Home” / “Some People”(CDEM 294) &
“Healing Love” / “Healing Love” (Harding & Curnow Mix) / “Yesterday’s Memories” / “Some People” (CDEMS 294) are released.
Cliff records “Healing Love” and “Human Work Of Art” for the ‘Pebble Mill’ TV programme.
Pre-records for the ‘Des O’Conner’ show at the Teddington.
Cliff Richard appeared on ‘Top Of The Pops’
Cliff Richard interviewed by Ray Coleman for the ‘Billboard’ magazine.
Cliff performs for ‘Song Of Praise’ at Wembley Conference Centre.
Cliff sings “Saviour’s Day’ on a recording for ‘Joy To The World’ TV extravaganza.
Cliff Richard’s Pro-Celebrity Tennis Tournament at Birmingham.
BBC 2 repeat ‘Song Of Praise’ featuring Cliff Richard.
‘Des O’Conner’ Show and ‘Joy To The World’ featuring Cliff are transmitted.
Cliff Richard flies to Portugal for holidays.

1994: Cliff Richard’s Pro-Celebrity Tennis Tournament at Birmingham.
“The Hit List Tour – UK” at Glasgow, Aberdeen, Sheffield, Belfast and Dublin.
Cliff Richard’s “The Hit List – Live” on Channel Four.
Sir Cliff Richard’s “The Hit List - Far East” tour announced, Cliff will perform his concerts in Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia.
December 24th, ‘Songs Of Praise Special’ ‘Christmas With Cliff’, Cliff sings “How Great Thou Art”, “Away in a Manger”, “Once in Royal David's City” “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and “When I Survey The Wondrous Cross”.
Cliff Richard flies to Portugal for holidays.

1995: Cliff Richard and Hank Marvin appear at the Diamond Awards Festival in Antwerp, Belgium.
Cliff Richard’s Pro-Celebrity Tennis Tournament at National Indoor Arena, Birmingham.

1996: Cliff Richard’s “Heathcliff Live” album (CD 7243 8 54768 2) is released.
Cliff Richard’s duets with Olivia Newton John “Had To Be” from ‘Heathcliff’ enters the U.K. Singles chart.

1997: Sir Cliff Richard performed and sings at the ‘Children At Crisis’ concert.

1999: Cliff Richard’s “The Millennium Prayer” tops the U.K. Singles Chart for 3 weeks.
Cliff Richard appeared 5 times (November 26th, December 3rd,  10th, 17th, & 25th) on ‘Top Of The Pops’, Cliff sings “The Millennium Prayer”.
“The Millennium Prayer” single hit the U.K. chart for 16 weeks.
Cliff Richard’s new year “The Millennium Countdown Concert” on December 31st.

2001: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow-What A Wonderful World” (Edit) / “Lay All Your Love On Me” (Edit) (Rainbow 1) Promotional Copy released
“Somewhere Over The Rainbow-What A Wonderful World” / “The Millennium Prayer” / “Somewhere Over The Rainbow-What A Wonderful World” (CLIFFCD 1) &
“Somewhere Over The Rainbow-What A Wonderful” / “Lay All Your Love On Me”/ “Let's Go Where There Are Horses” (CLIFFCX 1) are released.
“Somewhere Over The Rainbow-What A Wonderful” enters the British chart at No.11.

2002: Sir Cliff Richard’s Tennis Classic 2002 at the NIA Birmingham.

Top Ten Calenders for the 2002:
1. Kylie Minogue
2. David Beckham
3. Gareth Gates
4. Robbie Williams
5. Blue
6. Cliff Richard
7. The Sinpsons
8. Westlife 
9. Manchester United
10. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

Sir Cliff Richard’s “Wanted On Tour 2002” tour of the UK and Europe, the tour starts from October to December 2002 in UK, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Norway and Sweden.

2003: Sir Cliff's latest single (125th) “Santa’s List” / “Mistletoe And Wine” (SANTA01) and “Santa's List” / “It’s A Boy” / “Mary’s Boy Child” / “Santa's List” (Video)
(SANTA02) are released on 8th December.
“Santa’s List” enters the U.K. Singles chart at No.5
December 17th, Cliff Richard appeared on ‘Top Of The Pops’ and sings his latest hit “Santa’s List”.
“Cliff At Christmas” album peaks at No.9 and has been certified Gold and Platinum.
In Denmark “Cliff At Christmas” has been certified Gold Disc.
December 23rd, Cliff Richard appeared on ‘Top Of The Pops’ and sings “Let It Snow” from his latest hit album Cliff At Christmas”
Sir Cliff Richard has been working with Barry Gibb at the Middle Ear recording studio in Miami, USA.
The songs are “How Many Sleeps” and “I Cannot Give You My Love”, both the songs will feature on his upcoming studio album in 2004.
Early next year EMI will releases the next four digitally re-mastered classic Cliff albums with bonus tracks “Dressed For The Occasion” (bonus tracks: “The Golden Days Are Over”, “You, Me And Jesus”, “Discovering”, “Daddy’s Home” and “Little Town”),  “The Rock Connection”(bonus tracks: “Move It”, “Teddy Bear”, “It’ll Be Me”, “A Little Bitty Pretty One”, “Tutti Frutti” & “I’ll Mend Your Broken Heart”),  “Always Guaranteed” (bonus tracks: “Under The Gun”,  “Brave In World”,  “Wild Geese”, “Love Ya”, “One Time Lover Man”, “Another Christmas Day”, “Yesterday, Today, Forever” and “Reunion Of The Heart”) and “Stronger” (bonus tracks: “Wide Open Space”, “I Just Don’t Have The Heart”, “Hey Mister”, “Lindsay Jane” and “Marmaduke”).

2004: December 3rd, Cliff Richard appeared on ‘Today with Des and Mel’ TV programme, London.
Sir Cliff  Richard’s latest single (127th) “I Cannot Give You My Love” / “She’s All Mine “ / “Somethin’ Is Goin On” (video)” released on December 13th and enters the chart at No. 13 in the UK chart.
On December 14th, Cliff Richard took part in this year's Royal Variety Performance at the Coliseum, he sings “I Cannot Give You My Love”.
On Friday 17th December, Cliff took part in ITV's ‘This Morning Show’.
Sir Cliff Richard interviewed for Don McLean's Radio 2 shows on Sunday 19th December.
Sir Cliff Richard performs a special concert “An Evening With Sir Cliff Richard”, he performs some of his greatest hits and some from his latest album “Something’s Goin’ On” at London’s Palace Theatre.
On 28th December Sir Cliff Richard contributes to BBC1's program ‘King Of Rock ‘N’ Roll’.

2005: On December 9th, Cliff Richard UK’s most popular and enduring music stars, performs in a special ‘Friday Night Is Music Night’ concert with the BBC Concert Orchestra.
U.K. TV broadcast of the Royal Variety Concert featuring Cliff Richard.
December 17th, The Cliff Richard Tennis Classic at the Birmingham NIA.
Sir Cliff’s latest 3 CDs compilation “The Platinum Collection” enters the UK chart at No. 51 and the album has been certified Gold.

2006: BBC Radio 2's three parts documentary about Cliff Richard - titled ‘Cliff - Take Another Look’ will be broadcast on 12th, 19th and 26th December.
“Live – Here And Now” DVD enters the Music video chart at No.3
Cliff Richard’s latest album “Two’s Company – The Duets” certified Gold.
Cliff’s new single is a double ‘A’ single, "21st Century Christmas" / “Move It”, a new Christmas song, released on 11th December. There will be three formats. a CD single, a digital download, and a limited 7" vinyl single.
"21st Century Christmas" / “Move It” is the highest new entry in the U.K. Singles chart at No.2

2007: Cliff Richard is scheduled to take part in the following television programmes; transmission dates are shown where known:  The Paul O'Grady Show (5 December), BBC Breakfast, The ONE Show (7 December), Strictly Come Dancing (9 December) , This Morning (10 December) and Loose Women (12 December) and The Alan Titchmarsh Show (17 December).    There will also be a number of radio interviews - including with BBC Radio 2's Steve Wright and Aled Jones.

2008: “Time Machine Tour” DVD released on 1st December.
On Sunday 7th December, The BBC's Songs of Praise Special to mark Cliff's 50th anniversary was screened.
December 7th, “Time Machine Tour” DVD top the Music Video chart.
Cliff Richard and the Shadows will form part of the line-up at ‘Royal Variety Show’ on December 11th, the Show broadcast on BBC 1 on December Wednesday 17th.
Cliff Richard and the Shadows performed “The Young Ones”, “Willie And The Hand Jive” and “Move It”.
Cliff Richard interviewed on James Whale Show.


 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2009 11:44
 

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