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Cliff Richard

Singer and Actor
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Born Oct 14, 1940
Age 75
Hometown Lucknow holi pota...
Other Names Webb, Harry Rodger

Sir Cliff Richard, OBE is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor, and philanthropist. He is the third biggest selling singles artist of all time in the United Kingdom, with total sales of over 21 million in the UK and has reportedly sold an estimated 250 million records worldwide.… Read More

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Cliff Richard
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  • Rodger Oscar Webb
    Rodger Oscar Webb
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  • Dorothy Marie Webb
    Dorothy Marie Webb
    Mother

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CHILDHOOD

1940 Birth Born on October 14, 1940.
1949 8 Years Old In 1949 his father obtained employment in the credit control office of Thorn Electrical Industries and the family moved in with other relatives in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, where he attended Kings Road Junior Mixed Infants School until a three-bedroom council house in Cheshunt was allocated to them in 1950.

TEENAGE

1952 11 Years Old He then attended Cheshunt Secondary Modern School from 1952 to 1957. (The school was later renamed Riversmead School before being rebuilt and renamed Bishopslea School). … Read More
1957 16 Years Old Harry Webb became interested in skiffle. His father bought him a guitar at 16 and he formed the Quintones vocal group in 1957, before singing in the Dick Teague Skiffle Group. … Read More
1958 17 Years Old 1 More Event
Before their first large-scale appearance, at the Regal Ballroom in Ripley, Derbyshire in 1958, they adopted the name "Cliff Richard and the Drifters". … Read More
1959 18 Years Old Richard and the Shadows appeared in six feature films including a debut in the 1959 film Serious Charge but most notably in The Young Ones, Summer Holiday, Wonderful Life and Finders Keepers.

TWENTIES

1961 20 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1961, EMI records organised Richard's 21st birthday party at its London headquarters in Manchester Square led by his producer Norrie Paramor. … Read More
Typically, the Shadows closed the first half of the show with a 30-minute set of their own, then backed Richard on his show-closing 45-minute stint as exemplified by the retrospective CD album release of "Live at the ABC Kingston 1962". … Read More
In mid-1963, Cliff and the Shadows appeared for a season in Blackpool, where Richard had his portrait modelled by Victor Heyfron.
1965 24 Years Old Richard's 1965 UK No. 12 hit "On My Word" ended a run of 23 consecutive top ten UK hits between "A Voice in the Wilderness" in 1960 to "The Minute You're Gone" in 1965, which, to date, is still a record number of consecutive top ten UK hits for a male artist.
Richard continued having international hits, including 1967's "The Day I Met Marie", which reached No. 10 in the UK Singles Chart and No. 5 in the Australian charts. … Read More

THIRTIES

1972 - 1975 5 More Events
1976 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1976, the decision was made to repackage Richard as a "rock" artist. … Read More
1979 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1979, Richard teamed up once again with producer Bruce Welch for the pop hit single "We Don't Talk Anymore", written by Alan Tarney, which hit No. 1 in the UK and No. 7 in the US. … Read More
His 1980 duet "Suddenly" with Olivia Newton-John, from the film Xanadu, peaked at No. 20. … Read More

FORTIES

1983 - 1985 2 More Events
In August 1986, Richard was involved in a five-car crash in torrential rain on the M4 motorway in West London. … Read More
1988 47 Years Old Richard concluded his thirtieth year in music by achieving a UK Christmas No. 1 single in 1988 with "Mistletoe and Wine", while simultaneously holding the No. 1 positions on the album and video charts with the compilation Private Collection summing up his biggest hits from 1979–1988. "Mistletoe and Wine" was Richard's 99th UK single and spent four weeks at the top of the chart. … Read More
In 1989, Richard received the Brits highest award: "The Outstanding Contribution award".
1990 49 Years Old 1 More Event
On 30 June 1990, Richard performed to an estimated 120,000 people at England's Knebworth Park as part of an all-star concert line-up that also included Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Elton John and Tears for Fears. … Read More

FIFTIES

1991 - 1995 2 More Events
1996 55 Years Old In 1996, he led the Wimbledon Centre Court crowd in singing during a rain delay when asked by Wimbledon officials to entertain the crowd. … Read More
1998 57 Years Old In 1998, Richard demonstrated that radio stations were refusing to play his music by releasing his latest single "Can't Keep This Feeling In" on a white label through the label Blacknight. … Read More
1999 58 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1999, controversy again arose regarding radio stations refusing to play his releases when EMI, Richard's label since 1958, refused to release his song, "The Millennium Prayer", having judged that the song did not have commercial potential. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2001 60 Years Old Richard's next album, in 2001, was a covers project, Wanted, followed by another top ten album, Cliff at Christmas. … Read More
Richard went to Nashville, Tennessee for his next album project in 2004, employing a writers' conclave to give him the pick of all new songs for the album Something's Goin' On. … Read More
2006 - 2007 2 More Events
2008, Richard's 51st year in the music business saw the release of the eight-CD box set And They Said It Wouldn't Last (My 50 Years in Music). … Read More
2009 68 Years Old 1 More Event
A new album by Richard and the Shadows was released in September 2009. … Read More
Richard performed "Congratulations" at the 70th birthday celebrations of Queen Margrethe II in Denmark on 13 April 2010.
2011 - 2012 3 More Events
When asked in February 2013 if he has regrets about not starting a family, Richard said that if he had been married with children he could not have devoted so much time to his career. … Read More
In August 2014, Richard was involved in a controversy about an allegation of a historical sexual offence against a boy which he strongly denied.
2015 74 Years Old 1 More Event
On 25 February 2015, South Yorkshire Police announced that the inquiry into an alleged historical sex offence by Richard had "increased significantly in size" and involved "more than one allegation". … Read More
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