Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard

Sir Cliff Richard was born on October 14, 1940, he is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor, and philanthropist. Richard was backed by his group, "The Shadows," and was a rebellious rock & roll singer in the style of Little Richard and Elvis Presley, he dominated the music scene before The Beatles. His 1958 hit single, "Move It," is often described as Britain's first authentic rock and roll song.

About Cliff Richard

Sir Cliff Richard, OBE (born Harry Rodger Webb; 14 October 1940) is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor, and philanthropist. With his backing group The Shadows, Richard, originally positioned as a rebellious rock and roll singer in the style of Little Richard and Elvis Presley, dominated the British popular music scene in the pre-Beatles period of the late 1950s and early 1960s. His 1958 hit single "Move It" is often described as Britain's first authentic rock and roll song, and John Lennon once claimed that "before Cliff and the Shadows, there had been nothing worth listening to in British music." A conversion to Christianity and subsequent softening of his music later led to a more middle of the road pop image, sometimes venturing into gospel music. Over a 53-year career, Richard has become a fixture of the British entertainment world, amassing many gold and platinum discs and awards, including three Brit awards and two Ivor Novello awards.

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