|Britain's answer to Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard (born Harry Webb) dominated |
the pre-Beatles British pop scene in the late '50s and early '60s. An accomplished
singer with a genuine feel for the music, Richard's artistic legacy is nonetheless
meager, as he was quickly steered toward a middle-of-the-road pop direction.
Several of his late-'50s recordings, however, were genuinely exciting Presley-esque
rockers -- especially his first hit, "Move It" (1958) -- and gave British teenagers
their first taste of genuine homegrown rock & roll talent. Backed by the Shadows -
- clean-cut instrumental virtuosos who became legends of their own -- Richard
embarked on a truly awesome string of hit singles in Britain, scoring no less than
43 Top 20 hits between 1958 and 1969. One of these, although it was by no
means one of the more successful, was an actual Mick Jagger/Keith Richards
composition (the ballad "Blue Turns to Grey").
In his homeland, Richard's popularity was diminished only slightly by the rise of
the Beatles, but in his prime, he had a much rougher time in the U.S., hitting the
Top 40 only three times (with "Living Doll" in 1959, "It's All in the Game" in 1963,
and "Devil Woman" in 1976). Richard belatedly cracked the U.S. Top Ten in 1976
with "Devil Woman," and racked up a few other hits ("We Don't Talk Anymore,"
"Dreaming," "A Little in Love") in a mainstream pop/rock style. He remains an
institution in Britain, where he is one of the nation's most popular all-around
entertainers of all time.
I bought my very first Cliff Richard record in 1959: "Travellin' Light".
Die allererste Schallplatte, die ich mir 1959 von Cliff Richard kaufte,
war "Travellin' Light".
|30 Years Of Hits|
40 Golden Greats
Cliff In Japan
Cliff Sings In German
Collection Of The Best Songs 1970 - 2010 CD 1
Collection Of The Best Songs 1970 - 2010 CD 2
Collection Of The Best Songs 1970 - 2010 CD 3
Collection Of The Best Songs 1970 - 2010 CD 4
Collection Of The Best Songs 1970 - 2010 CD 5
Collection Of The Best Songs 1970 - 2010 CD 6
Summer Holiday (Special Edition)
Summer Holiday, Remastered
The Singles Collection 1958 - 1964
The Singles Collection 1964 - 1971
The Singles Collection 1971 - 1978
The Singles Collection 1978 - 1985
The Singles Collection 1985 - 1991
The Singles Collection 1991 - 2002
Live At Nebworth 1990 (With Paul McCartney,
Tears For Fears, Phil Collins)
Songs From Heathcliff 1995 (With Olivia
Newton - John)
Move It (With The Shadows)
Reunited (With The Shadows)
The Young Ones (With The Shadows)
The Young Ones (With The Shadows), Remastered
The Very Best Of The Country Years (With Wanda
21 Today, Remastered
32 Minutes & 17 Seconds
32 Minutes & 17 Seconds, Remastered
50th Anniversary Album CD 1
50th Anniversary Album CD 2
Always Guaranteed, Remastered
Bold As Brass
Bold As Brass, Limited Edition
Cliff At Christmas
Cliff Sings, Remastered
Don't Stop Me Now, Remastered
Green Light, Remastered
I'm Nearly Famous
I'm Nearly Famous, Remastered
I'm No Hero
I'm No Hero, Remastered
Listen To Cliff, Remastered
Love . . . The Album
Me And My Shadows (With The Shadows),
Now You See Me, Now You Don't
Real As I Wanna Be
Rock'n'Roll Juvenile, Remastered
Small Corners, Remastered
Something's Going On
Still Reelin' And A-Rockin' - Live In Sydney
Take Me High
The Album (High Quality)
The Early Years
The Fabulous Rock'n'Roll Songbook
The Rock Connection, Remastered
The Rock'n'Roll Years 2 CD
The Whole Story - His Greatest Hits
Together With Cliff
Tracks 'n Grooves, Remastered
Two's Company - The Duets
When I Need You (Maxi)
When In Rome
Wired For Sound
Wired For Sound, Remastered
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Auch in den 60er Jahren und später konnten mich seine Songs erfreuen,
egal, ob sie rockig oder soft daherkamen. Cliff und seine Musik haben
einen Stammplatz in meiner persönlichen Favoritenliste erobert.
Cliff stayed in my personal "Top 10 Favorite Artists List" in the '60s and
afterwards, as well.
Noch heute höre ich besonders gerne die frühen Songs von Cliff Richard.
Für mich ist sein schönstes Lied damals wie heute: "The Young Ones".
Direkt dahinter landet "Travellin' Light".
Up to date I like to listen to his songs, especially the early ones.
My longtime top favourite by Cliff Richard is his song "The Young Ones".
Number 2 is "Travellin Light".
Eine gute Adresse für Fans von Cliff:
Herzliche Grüße an Horst Schröder, Leiter des Clubs !
I am a great buddy holly and ritchie valens fan...
you are doing a fantastic job. keep it up and Long Live
Rock and Roll !!!!
joel andrew bartley