The record made Richard the first act to reach the Hot 's top 40 in the s who had also been there in each of the three previous decades. It was his first time at the top of the UK singles chart in over ten years and the song would become his biggest-selling single worldwide, selling almost five million copies throughout the world.
With "We Don't Talk Anymore" inRichard finally began to receive some extended success in the United States to follow on from the success of "Devil Woman" in After many years of limited success in the US, three of his singles simultaneously charted on the last Hot of "A Little in Love", "Dreamin'", and "Suddenly". In the UK meanwhile, "Carrie" reached No. In a retrospective review of "Carrie," AllMusic journalist Dave Thompson praised "Carrie" as being "an enthrallingly atmospheric number.
One of the most electrifying of all Cliff Richard's recordings. Inthe single " Wired for Sound " hit No. To finish the year, "Daddy's Home" hit No. On the singles chart, Richard was having his most consistent period of top twenty hits since the mids. InRichard reached No. Along with the song, the recording contained comedy dialogue between Richard and the Young Ones.
That same year Richard opened in the West End as a rock musician called upon to defend Earth in a trial set in the Andromeda Galaxy in the multi-media Dave Clark musical Time.
In AugustRichard was involved in a five-car crash in torrential rain on the M4 motorway in West London. Richard's car was a write-off as another car swerved and braked hard. Richard hurt his back in the accident but was not seriously injured. Police called for a cab from the accident scene so that he was able to perform that night in the "Time" musical. After the show, Richard said: "I'm lucky to be here". He said that his seatbelt had prevented him from flying through the windscreen. Richard concluded his thirtieth year in music by achieving a UK Christmas No.
It was the best-selling UK single ofshiftingcopies. In MayRichard released his th single, " The Best of Me ", becoming the first British artist to achieve the feat. It was also the lead single from the UK top ten album Stronger.
Later ina live album titled From a Distance: The Event was released. It compiled highlights of the previous year's "The Event" show, and provided two live tracks as singles, " Where Did You Get That Hat - Cliff Richard And The Shadows* - The Young Ones (Vinyl " UK No. Simply titled The Albumit debuted at No. Inthe compilation The Hit List was released, meanwhile in the background, Richard was concentrating on bringing the musical Heathcliff to the stage. With Richard's succession of hit songs and albums from the late s into the early s, followed by another strong run in the late s and early s, a strong fan base had been reestablished and Richard remained one of the best-known music artists in the country.
Meanwhile, the Shadows later re-formed and again split. They recorded on their own, but also reunited with Richard inand — On 17 JuneRichard was appointed a Knight Bachelor invested on 25 October becoming the first rock star to be so honoured.
Inhe led the Wimbledon Centre Court crowd in singing during a rain delay when asked by Wimbledon officials to entertain the crowd. InRichard demonstrated that radio stations were refusing to play his music when he released a dance remix of his forthcoming single "Can't Keep This Feeling In" on a white label using the alias Blacknight. The single was featured on playlists until the true artist was revealed. Incontroversy again arose regarding radio stations refusing to play his releases when EMI, Richard's label sincerefused to release his song, " The Millennium Prayer ", having judged that the song did not have commercial potential.
The single went on to top the UK chart for three weeks, becoming his fourteenth No. Richard's next album, inwas a covers project, Wantedfollowed by another top ten album, Cliff at Christmas. The holiday album contained both new and older recordings, including the single "Santa's List", which reached No. Richard went to Nashville, Tennessee for his next album project inemploying a LP) conclave to give him the pick of all new songs for the album Something's Goin' On. The Shadows had decided to re-form for another tour of the UK.
It was not to be their last tour together though, as they would re-form once again for a final tour five years later in Another compilation album, Love The Album was released on 12 November On 14 September it reached No. On 11 NovemberRichard's official website announced that Cliff and the Shadows would reunite to celebrate their 50th anniversary in the music business.
A month later they performed at the Royal Variety Performance. InCliff and the Shadows brought their partnership to an end with the "Golden Anniversary concert tour of the UK". A new album, titled Reunitedby Richard and the Shadows was released in September It was their first studio project in forty years. The 28 tracks recorded comprise 25 re-recordings of their earlier work, with three "new" tracks, originally from that era and earlierthe single " Singing the Blues ", along with Eddie Cochran 's " C'mon Everybody " and the Frankie Ford hit " Sea Cruise ".
The album charted at No. The reunion tour continued into Europe in In Juneit was reported by Sound Kitchen Studios in Nashville that Richard was to return there shortly to record a new album of original recordings of jazz songs. On 14 OctoberRichard celebrated his 70th birthday and to mark the occasion, he performed a series of six concerts at the Royal Albert HallLondon.
To accompany the concerts, a new album of cover versions of swing standards, Bold as Brasswas released on 11 October. After a week of promotion, Richard flew out to rehearse for the German Night of the Proms concerts in Belgium at the end of October.
He made a surprise appearance at the Antwerp concert of the Night of the Proms on Thursday, 28 October and sang "We Don't Talk Anymore" to a great reaction from the surprised 20, fans at Sportpaleis Antwerp. In all, he toured 12 German cities in November and Decemberduring the Night of the Proms concerts, as the headline act. The total of 18 concerts were attended by overfans.
Richard performed a selection of hits and tracks from the Bold As Brass album. In Novemberhe achieved his third consecutive UK No. Soulicious became Richard's 41st top UK hit album. He was among the performers at the Diamond Jubilee concert held outside Buckingham Palace in June Richard said that his run with the Olympic torch would be one of his top memories.
Richard was involved in a campaign to extend copyright on sound recordings in the UK from 50 to 95 years, and extend the number of years on which a musician can receive royalties. The campaign was initially unsuccessful and the UK copyright on many of Richard's early recordings expired in This means Richard's recordings between and are out of copyright in the UK, but those from will be in copyright until To that point Richard had released 47 studio albums, 35 compilations, 11 live albums and 7 film soundtracks.
Richard was scheduled to open for Morrissey at a live concert at New York's 19,capacity Barclays Center on 21 June Richard announced that he would stage a free show for fans in New York on the same night the cancelled concert was due to take place. In OctoberRichard performed on tour to mark his 75th birthday. He took to the stage across seven cities in the UK, including six nights at London's Royal Albert Hallwhere he has performed on over occasions during his career.
In August Richard announced the release of the album Rise Upwhich includes new material. The first single of the album, "Rise Up", was released in vinyl format and reached No. Richard has openly complained about the lack of commercial support he receives from radio stations and record labels. He spoke about this on The Alan Titchmarsh Show on ITV in Decemberpointing out that while new bands needed airplay for promotion and sales, long-established artists such as himself also relied upon airplay for the same reasons.
He also noted that s radio stations did play his records and that this went some way to help sales and maintain his media presence. I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band! InChris Evansthe then breakfast show host on Virgin Radiovowed he would never again play a record by Richard, stating that he was "too old". The head of programmes, Paul Baker, sent an e-mail to Blackburn stating that Richard "doesn't match our brand values. He's not on the playlist, and you must stop playing him.
Classic Gold managing director John Baish later confirmed Blackburn's suspension from the show. Indigital station Absolute Radio '60s, dedicated to playing popular music from the s, announced they would not be playing any of Richard's records because they said they did not fit "the cool sound Richard has spoken of his irritation about other stars who are praised after taking drugs.
He said: "I've never wanted to trash a hotel room. Richard has criticised the music industry for encouraging artists to court controversy. In Novemberhe said: "The music industry has changed drastically and that damages young artists. This industry can be very destructive. In an article for The Guardian inthe journalist Sam Leith wrote of Richard's lack of commercial support among radio stations: "His uncompromising Christianity, his clean-living ways, and his connoisseurship of the fruits of his Portuguese winery have made him an object of incomprehension, even ridicule, for the uncultured, alcopop-drinking younger generation.
In DecemberRichard said that he felt two of his singles, " Mistletoe and Wine " and " The Millennium Prayer ", had created a negative reaction against him. He said: "Airplay is vital for single hits. The only way I can have a fair competition is if your records are on the radio. There is an ageism in the radio industry. If you ask me to record a new song, I'm not sure it would get the support it needs. Author and rock music critic Tony Parsons said: "If you don't like at least some Cliff Richard, then you don't like pop music".
Richard's father, Rodger Webb, died inaged The death of his father at a young age had a great impact on Richard. He later said: "My father died very young. He missed the best parts of my career.
When my father was sick, we became very close. In a interview, he spoke about the difficulties he and his sisters had in dealing with their mother's condition. Richard is a lifelong bachelor. I've just had to make, probably, one of the biggest decisions I'm ever going to make and I'm hoping that it won't hurt you too much.
In the letter he goes on to say, "I couldn't give up my career, besides the fact that my mother and sisters, since my father's death, rely on me completely. I have showbiz in my blood now and I would be lost without it. After Delia Wicks died inaged 71, her brother Graham Wicks said that she had been "devastated" by Richard's decision to end their relationship, describing Richard as "a very pleasant man". At the age of 22, a year after his relationship with Delia Wicks ended, Richard had a brief romance with the actress Una Stubbs.
Richard described Irving as "utterly beautiful" and says for a time they were "inseparable". In his autobiography, Richard stressed that "sex is not one of the things that drives me", but he also wrote of his seduction by Carol Costa, who at the time was the estranged wife of Jet Harris.
In the s, Richard considered asking Sue Barker a former French Open tennis champion and Wimbledon semi-finalist,  if she would agree to marry him. InRichard said of his relationship with Barker: "I seriously contemplated asking her to marry me, but in the end I realised that I didn't love her quite enough to commit the rest of my life to her.
Richard first met Barker inwhen she was aged Their romance attracted considerable media attention after Richard flew to Denmark to watch her play in a tennis match and they were later photographed cuddling and holding hands at Wimbledon.
He said: "I'm seeing Sue, the only girl I want to see at the moment and if marriage comes on the horizon, I shall relish it. He said: "It's not vital to get married and it's not vital to be a father. But I would like to settle down and have a family one day. Inafter Richard's romance with Barker had ended and she began dating tennis player Stephen ShawRichard said that he was still a friend of Barker. He said: "We have a mutual respect for each other and that means a lot to me.
When later asked why he has never married, Richard said: "I've had a few false alarms. I've been in love, but marriage is a big commitment and being an artist consumes a great deal of time. Richard said: "At the time when I and many of us were in love with Olivia she was engaged to someone else. I'm afraid I lost the chance. InRichard's nephew Philip Harrison spent the first four months of his life in a children's hospital suffering from serious breathing problems.
Richard later helped to raise money for the hospital in east London and said that his nephew "had a terrible time but the hospital saved his life. Although he has never married, Richard has rarely lived alone. For many years he shared his main home with his charity and promotion schedules manager, Bill Latham, and Latham's mother. He always goes the extra mile. If he was to have a relationship, he would give it everything. So because his commitments have been his career, his faith, and more latterly, tennis, he has given himself wholeheartedly to those three activities.
Richard often declines discussion about close relationships and when asked about suggestions that he may be homosexual has stated categorically that he is not. When the suggestions were first put to him in the late s, Richard responded by saying: "It's untrue. People are very unfair with their criticism and their judgements. I've had girlfriends. But people seem to think that if a bloke doesn't sleep around he must be gay. Marriage is a very special thing to me.
I'm certainly not going to do it just to make other people feel satisfied. When asked in if he had ever considered the possibility that he might be gay, he responded: "No.
All that counts is what your family and friends know and they all trust and respect me. What the people outside think, I have no control over. Richard said that his faith in God was tested in after the murder of his close friend, the British television presenter Jill Dando. He said: "I was really angry with God. It shook me rigid that someone as beautiful, talented and harmless could have been killed. He said of Dando's murder: "It is very difficult to understand and I find it all very confusing.
John and I have over time struck up a close friendship. He has also become a companion, which is great because I don't like living alone, even now. In an interview with David Frost inRichard said that his many good friends have prevented him from feeling lonely and he has always got someone he can talk to.
When Hunniford's daughter Caron Keating was diagnosed with breast cancer and chose to keep her illness private from the public, Richard was among a small close circle of friends who knew of Keating's condition. InRichard received a Portuguese Order in which he was appointed Commander of the Order of Prince Henry ComIH this in recognition of his 40 years of personal and business involvement in that country.
Richard finished No. In his autobiography, Richard wrote that his views on certain issues are less judgemental than when he was younger. It seems to me that commitment is the issue, and if anyone comes to me and says: 'This is my partner — we are committed to each other,' then I don't care what their sexuality is. I'm not going to judge — I'll leave that to God. Inthe British media reported on a growing friendship between Richard and Cilla Black. The Daily Telegraph said that Richard and Black looked at properties together in Miami and were regularly seen together in Barbados, where they both owned villas.
Richard and Black reportedly enjoyed each other's company dining together in Marbella and watching tennis in the Royal Box at Wimbledon. He said: "She was a very special person, and I have lost a very wonderful friend. I will miss her dearly. InRichard confirmed that he is no longer a resident of the United Kingdom and had been granted citizenship by Barbados. He said: "I'm officially a non-resident [of the UK], although I will always be British and proud of it.
He said: "My three sisters have children, and it's been wonderful to watch them grow up, get married and start families of their own. I've made sure I've always played a part in their lives. So while I think I would have been a good father, I've given myself to my family and I wouldn't have it any other way. My 'freedom' allows me to continue my career. Had I been married, with children, I wouldn't be able to do what I do now.
InRichard was a leading supporter of the Nationwide Festival of Lighta movement formed by British Christians who were concerned about the development of the permissive society. Richard joined public figures such as Malcolm MuggeridgeMary Whitehouse and Bishop Trevor Huddleston to demonstrate in London "for love and family life, against pornography and moral pollution".
Muggeridge criticised the media as being "largely in the hands of those who for one reason or another favour the present Gadarene slide into decadence and Godlessness.
One of the targets for the Festival of Light's campaign was the growth of sexually explicit films. One focus of their protest was against the Swedish sex education film Language of Lovewhich was showing at a nearby cinema.
Since MarchRichard has followed the practice of giving away at least a tenth of his income to charity. He said: "Firstly, it was the love of money not money itself that was the root of all evil. Secondly, to be good and responsible stewards of what was entrusted to us.
For over 40 years Richard has been a supporter of Tearfunda Christian charity that aims to tackle poverty in many countries across the world. He has made overseas visits to see their work in Uganda, Bangladesh and Brazil. Richard has said: "Playing a part in relieving poverty is, as I see it, the responsibility of us all. Richard has donated to a leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer's Research UK. He has helped to raise funds and awareness of the disease by speaking publicly about his mother's condition.
Richard has also supported numerous UK charities over many years through the Cliff Richard Charitable Trust, both through donations and by making personal visits to schools, churches, hospitals and homes for special needs children. Richard's passion for tennis, which was encouraged by his former girlfriend Sue Barker, also led him in to establish the Cliff Richard Tennis Foundation. The charity has encouraged thousands of primary schools in the UK to introduce the sport, with overchildren taking part in the tennis sessions which tour the country.
The Foundation has since become part of the charitable wing of the Lawn Tennis Association. The Cliff Richard Charitable Trust gives grants on a quarterly basis, with about 50 different UK registered charities benefiting each time, LP).
Richard's Trust mainly donates to charities working in medical research, with children and the elderly, and for those involved in helping people with disabilities. In August Richard was one of public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian expressing their hope that Scotland would vote to remain part of the United Kingdom in September's referendum on that issue.
In Augustin response to a complaint to the Metropolitan Police 's Operation Yewtree set up in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal Richard's apartment in Berkshire was searched, but there were no arrests. He strongly denied the allegations. In FebruarySouth Yorkshire Police announced that the inquiry into the alleged offences had increased, and would be continuing. Richard subsequently released a statement maintaining that the allegations were "absurd and untrue".
A review by former chief constable Andy Trotter said South Yorkshire Police had breached police guidance on protecting the identity of those under investigation and the handling of the search had dented the force's reputation.
But he said his naming by the media, despite not being charged, meant he had been "hung out like live bait". How can there be evidence for something that never took place?
The unnamed man in his forties contacted Richard's aides and threatened to spread "false stories" unless he received a sum of money. On 21 Junethe BBC apologised publicly to Richard for causing distress after the controversial broadcast. The CPS reviewed the evidence following applications by two of his accusers,  and concluded that the decision not to charge Richard was correct.
Legal papers were filed at the High Court in London on 6 October It was reported that Richard was seeking "very substantial" damages. The BBC repeated an apology for the distress that Richard had been through. Cliff Richard's hit "Move It" is widely regarded as the first authentic British rock and roll record, and "laid the foundations" for the Beatles and Merseybeat music. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is the latest accepted revisionreviewed on 1 August British pop singer, musician, and actor.
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