Richard, Cliff

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Name
Richard, Cliff Gender: M
Harry Rodger Webb
born on 14 October 1940 at 21:10:52 (= 9:10 PM )
Place Lucknow, India, 26n51, 80e55
Timezone IST h5e30 (is standard time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 21°08' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 02°53 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 22°23'



Cliff Richard
photo: Eva Rinaldi from Sydney Australia, license cc-by-sa-2.0

Biography

British pop singer, musician, performer, actor and philanthropist. He is the third-top-selling singles artist in the United Kingdom's history, with total sales of over 21 million in the UK and has reportedly sold 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." Increased focus on his Christian faith and subsequent softening of his music later led to a more middle of the road pop image, sometimes venturing into gospel music.

Over a career spanning more than 50 years, Richard has become a fixture of the British entertainment world, amassing many 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 and 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 has achieved 14 UK No. 1 singles (or 18, depending on the counting methodology) and is the only singer to have had a No. 1 single in the UK in five consecutive decades: the 1950s through to the 1990s.

Richard has never achieved the same impact in the United States despite eight US Top 40 singles, including the million-selling "Devil Woman" and "We Don't Talk Anymore", the latter becoming the first to reach the Billboard 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 Canada, Richard achieved moderate success in the 1980s with several albums reaching platinum status. He has remained a popular music, film, and television personality in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Northern Europe and Asia, and he retains a following in other countries.

His sexuality has often been called into question as he has never married and currently shares his house with a male ex-priest. That said, despite comments seemingly supportive of gay relationships, he has never come out publicly and stated he is gay.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Gain social status 25 October 1995 (Knighted)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

"Fowler's Compendium" has "in the evening", source unknown. Lescaut vol 10 has 8 pm, source unknown. Frank Clifford quotes also Fowler's in his collection of British Entertainers, and uses 21h as speculative time. Starkman rectified it to 21.10.52 IST.

Categories

  • Traits : Personality : Shy
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Same sex
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Music
  • Notable : Awards : Knighted
  • Notable : Famous : Notable extremes
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession

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