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Cliff Richard: "I'm the only radical person around"
Did you know Sir Cliff Richard is the biggest-selling singles artist in UK chart history? Bigger even than Elvis or The Beatles? Not only that, have you heard that a new 1960s radio station has banned him from their playlist for not being cool enough? Cliff's heard and he's not impressed...
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We weren't actually going to bring up the Absolute Radio thing. We thought he might not have heard and anyway, we had no intention of upsetting the man.
He knew all about it though and, as you'll see for yourself, had plenty to say. We just hope he can appreciate the irony of finishing a rant on the subject with the words, "There is no point festering over this because it is of no consequence to me". We suspect not.
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So, 'Someone' (cinedores)
What do you do around Christmas to lift people's spirits? You really
feel Sir Cliff needs the money? Do you have any idea what he does
for charity? Being 'radical' is trying to make something good out of
bad - I think you'll find Sir Cliff has done has done more than most
in his life in this respect.
Out of 46 comments about 40 are ranting about his sexuality. Some even have a direct line to God and know what will happen to Cliff when he gets to the pearly gates.
His private life is exactly that, private.
I'm not sure about religion but I seem to have read that Envy is a sin.
There is something in the British mind set that leaves a lot to be desired. Envy is one of the biggest problems in the UK. As soon as anyone does better then the average, these people criticise and make hateful comments.
I can't believe some the comments here. Why are people speaking about where he was born, his faith or whether he may or may not be gay when he is speaking about music and credibility. His music is not what I would listen to but there is no getting away from the fact that he has a massive fanbase, has been playing to sold out venues for over 50 years and the sheer scale of his record sales beggars belief. I didn't know he had outsold the Beatles or Presley - that's some achievement. He donates a huge amount of money to various charities, attends meet and greets with his vast army of fans and has kept in the spotlight longer than most UK vocalists. I know he's not cool (he has never had the style) but there's no getting away from how much he has done in his life, and the fact that he has always tried to be a decent human being who has been gracious not only to his fans, but to people in general. I won't be buying the DVD but I know thousands will.
I'm wondering, if he was American he would probably be more appreciated. Because he's British, people will 5lag him off. It's like everything and everyone else. He's just not American enough.
Just look at the pop stars of today, they dress like the yanks, they talk like the yanks and their music is crap like the yanks.
Cliff Richard to be honest is a decent bloke,how many times do we hear in the news of him kicking off,getting drunk or drugged out of his head in public!
At least he keeps himself to himself does his what he does best, sings and keep countless people entertained and never looks a day older!
As we have seen many of you may slate him,but look at all the ones he has outlived in the music world, Amy Wino,Janis Joplin,Kurt Cobain all druggies and drunks to mention just a few...
It shows he is serious about his work and about how he makes his fans happy!
Good on you Cliff,hope you go for many more years!
I also think that this new 1960s radio station is trying to change history. I matters not if Cliff is "cool" or otherwise- he made the records they are there in history for ever and his image of that time cannot be changed. Who is this station to say who is "cool" (whatever that means today) or not, perhaps they mean fashionable.
You just cannot change history.
Why do people get annoyed by village idiot's comments?
He gets exactly what he is here for ... attention ... because people react to his inane comments.
Just ignore him!
As for Cliff, i've never been a fan, but like others have said, he does deserve respect for his longevity in a business that's very difficult to survive in.
His sexuality and place of birth are nothing to do with him as a singer.
The negative comments are made out of pure jealousy; just ignore them, as most are made by ugly, insecure, nothing better to do idiots ( relatives of village idiot presumably ! ).