Cliff Richard is listed in the credits for the following albums:
|1979||Dave Pope||Sail Away||Producer, Songwriter, Guitars, Background Vocals|
|1982||Dave Pope||It Only Goes to Show||Producer|
|1983||Sheila Walsh||War of Love||Producer, Background Vocals|
|1984||Cliff Richard||Walking In The Light||Songwriter, Lead Vocalist|
|1984||Sheila Walsh||Triumph in the Air||Background Vocals|
Sir Cliff Richard, OBE (born Harry Rodger Webb, 14 October 1940) is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor and philanthropist, who has sold over an estimated 250 million records worldwide. With his backing group The Shadows, Richard, originally positioned as a rebellious rock and roll singer in the style of Little Richard and Elvis Presley, dominated the British popular music scene in the pre-Beatles period of the late 1950s and early 1960s. His 1958 hit single "Move It" is often described as Britain's first authentic rock and roll song, and John Lennon once claimed that "before Cliff and the Shadows, there had been nothing worth listening to in British music." A conversion to Christianity and subsequent softening of his music later led to a more middle of the road pop image, sometimes venturing into gospel music.
Over a 53-year career, Richard has become a fixture of the British entertainment world. He has amassed hundreds of gold and platinum discs and awards, including three Brit awards and two Ivor Novello awards. He has had more than 130 singles, albums and EPs make the UK Top 20, more than any other artist. He holds the record (with Elvis Presley) as the only act to make the UK singles charts in all of its first six decades (1950s–2000s). He is the biggest selling singles artist of all time in the UK, with total sales of over 27 million and UK album sales of over 18 million. He has sold more than 150 million singles worldwide.
Richard has never achieved the same impact in the United States despite eight US Top 40 singles, three of which peaked in the Top 10, including the million-selling "Devil Woman" and "We Don't Talk Anymore" (the latter becoming the first to reach the Hot 100's top 40 in the 1980s by a singer who had been in the top 40 in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s). In the US, his singles sales stand at around 10 million while his album sales are about 6 million. In Canada, Richard achieved moderate success in the 1980s with a several albums reaching platinum status; he has sold around 5 million records there. He has remained a popular music, film, and television personality in Australia (where he has sold more than 5 million records), New Zealand, South Africa, Europe (especially Germany, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Holland and Belgium) and Asia (Malaysia, Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong), and he retains a following in other countries.
Cliff has released more than 60 albums. Documented on the Christian Music Archive are those albums that are decidedly Christian in nature.
Cliff Richard. (2011, October 21). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 12:46, October 24, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cliff_Richard&oldid=456621098
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