Cliff Richard, whose real name is Harry Webb, is an English singer whose particularity is to be as popular across the Channel as a Johnny Halliday in Freance. He is also the artist who counts the most N ° 1 in the English Charts.
He started his musical career at the age of 16, after his father bought him his first guitar. In 1957, he formed his first group "The Quintones", then became the singer of the "Dick Teague Skiffle Group", then joined "The Drifters".
It was at this time that he took the pseudonym Cliff, Richard will be a reference to the rocker Little Richard.
He released his first single "Move it" in 1958 with the Drifters, a title that made a real splash as soon as it was released. The singer's career is launched.
He quickly became the English Elvis Presley and the hits continued for a decade. He participated twice in Eurovision, once in 1968 where he finished second with the title "Congratulations" and once in 1973 where he finished third with the title "Power to all our friends".
After the 60s which made him a real planetary star, the turn of the 70s was more difficult to negotiate and the singer saw his notoriety seriously decline.
He will regain center stage and public favors in the mid-70s with the release of singles like "Miss you nights" and "Devil woman".
But it is especially the enormous "We don’t talk anymore" which was released in 1979 which will propel him to the top of the hits of the whole world and relaunch it in a sustainable way. Over 5,000,000 copies will be sold worldwide !
In 1980, another big success with the single "Carrie". The outputs of singles will follow in the years that follow with more or less success.
But it is the album "Always guaranteed" released in 1986 which will remain as his best opus of the 80s especially with titles like "My pretty one" and the magnificent "Some people".
Decade that will end in style with the release of single hits "Mistletoe and wine" in 1988, "The best of me" in 1989 and "Savior’s day" in 1990.
Always in activity, this artist with exceptional artistic longevity is far from having said his last musical word ... matter to follow !
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Move it 1958
Living doll 1959
Travellin' light 1959
A voice in the wilderness 1960
Fall in love with you 1960
Please don't tease 1960
Nine times out of ten 1960
I love you 1960
A girl like you 1961
When the girl in your arms is the girl in your heart 1961
The young ones 1962
I'm looking out the window 1962
It'll be me 1962
The next time 1962
Summer holliday 1963
Lucky lips 1963
It's all in the game 1963
Don't talk to him 1963
I'm the lonely one 1964
Constantly (L'Edera) 1964
On the beach 1964
I could easily (Fall ijn love with you) 1964
The minute you're gone 1965
Wind me up (Let me go) 1965
In the country 1966
It's all over 1967
The day I met Marie 1967
All my love (Solo tu) 1967
Good times (Better times) 1969
Throw down a line 1969
Goodye Sam, Hello Samantha 1970
Sunny honey girl 1971
Don't move away 1971
Power to all our friends 1973
Take me high 1973
Miss you nights 1976
Devil woman 1976
I can't ask for anymore than you 1976
My kinda life 1977
Can't take the heart anymore 1978
We don’t talk anymore 1979
A little in love 1981
Wired for sound 1981
Daddy's home 1981
The only way out 1982
Little town 1982
True love ways 1983
Please don’t fall in love 1983
Baby you're dynamite 1984
She’s so beautiful 1985
All I ask of you 1986
My pretty one 1987
Some people 1987
Remember me 1987
Two hearts 1988
Mistletoe and wine 1988
The best of me 1989
I just don’t have the heart 1989
Lean on you 1989
Stronger thant that 1990
Saviour’s day 1990
We should be together 1991
I still believe in you 1992
Peace in our time 1993
Healing love 1993
Had to be 1995
Can't keep this feeling in 1998
Millenium prayer 1999
1958 ... the very first steps of a young man who will become one of the greatest singers of this end of the XXth century in just a few decades !
1959 ... the young Cliff does not imagine for a moment the incredible career that awaits him in the years and especially the decades to come. You just have to give him a little time ...
1959 ... in just 2 years its obvious potential will have literally exploded and we imagine that the decade of the 60s will see him ramp up in an impressive way
1960 ... the 1960s started off on a high note with a level of planetary success attained, to say the least, incredible given the singer's young age. And that's just the beginning...
1960 ... every title that comes out now immediately turns into a global mega hit. The singer is now on a dynamic of success which is not ready to stop ...
1960 ... mega hits follow one another at an impressive speed. The singer sticks to the times with obvious ease to say the least !
1960 ... a year 1960 which will count no less than 5 mega hits, just that ! And the years to come will unroll in much the same way, that is to say !
1960 ... the adventure is already incredible and yet only begins for the young singer. An amazing success to say the least ...
1961 ... the year 1961 will produce 2 mega hits starting with this one. A year 1961 a slight notch below the previous year but when we see the level reached by the previous year, it was almost impossible to match !
1961 ... a magnificent ballad that literally floats in the air and shows obvious versatility in the singer. Everything to please !
1962 ... we will find in 1962 almost the same level of success as in 1960, that is to say ! The singer unrolls with a truly incredible ease !
1962 ... a know-how among the best of the moment and this in an incontestable way. You can imagine that with such talent, it’s going to last a few more years !
1962 ... whether in fast mode or in softer mode, it works no matter what. Everything he touches now immediately turns into gold !
1962 ... new large caliber ballad, an Intimist domain in which his voice really does wonder. We want more !
1963 ... and it continues all the better ! Impossible to stop the young singer to whom everything succeeds in a properly insolent way !
1963 ... the singer reaches an incredible level of success with this title, a title which undoubtedly makes him one of the biggest phenomena of the moment on a planetary level. HU-GE !
1963 ... he gives here a revisited version to say the least original and above all astonishing of the title of Tommy Edwards. An original title dating from 1958 which he brings up to date with obvious pleasure !
1963 ... 4 mega hits for this year 1963, a year which will undoubtedly remain one of its best years, it is clear. One more !
1964 ... the years go by without the level of success falling by one Iota. The singer is entering his 5th year among the Elite and does not intend to stop on such a good path, it is clear !
1964 ... another absolutely sumptuous 'With emotions' track that proves us once again the extreme talent of the singer in this very particular register. MA-GIC !
1964 ... we go from one extreme to another. After the sweetness, here comes the overspeed. In addition, an overspeed that works my faith very well. The singer switches the tempos with more than obvious mastery
1964 ... an overspeed that we find again on this title. Even if this title will not be his greatest success, it will still be one of his best achievements