Happy Birthday Sir Cliff, here’s Cliff Richard and The Shadows!

Published: 14th Oct, 2009

Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Dynamite

Sir Cliff is 69 today. Don’t tell your nan, else she’ll spend the rest of the day faffing around baking him a cake. He doesn’t want her cake. Look at the man. He doesn’t eat cake. He plays tennis. He’s healthy. He’s unfairly become something of a national joke. And it really is rather unfair, because before he went all sexless and evangelical, Cliff Richard was probably the closest we’d ever come to a homegrown Elvis. Hence, we still like him, so we thought we’d get him a gift, and after three minutes of hilarious discussion it boiled down to a toss up between four candles (or fork handles), or a record to prove that Cliff really was credible at one stage during his career. The above track is from 1959. Happy Birthday Sir Clifford!

Josh Burt
About the author:

Josh has been a writer and journalist for the best part of twenty years and has written for modern staples like FHM and Cosmopolitan and The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. He has also written a small handful of so-so books that you can still buy.

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