Monday, March 24, 2014

Cliff Richard - Voice Your Choice

Cliff Richard was born born Harry Rodger Webb on October 14, 1940 in Lucknow, India (of British parentage).  His family moved to England in 1948. As a teenager, he worked in skiffle groups during the mid-1950s. His backing band were called The Drifters but later changed their name to The Shadows, due to the American R&B group The Drifters. The Shadows disbanded in 1969.

To say Cliff Richard was successful in England would be a gross understatement. Superstar would be more appropriate as he had over 125 charted hits, including 14 #1 singles. He also became an actor starring in the British movies Expresso Bongo, The Young Ones, Summer Holiday and Wonderful Life.

In 1995 he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. What a career!

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents Cliff Richard with just two of his many hit records. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Living Doll or Devil Woman. I'll play the winner in the 3rd hour of next week's show.