Sir Cliff Richard(1940-), Singer and actor
Sir Cliff Richard (Harry Webb)
Sitter in 30 portraits
Cliff came to prominence in the late 1950s at the age of eighteen with his debut single 'Move It' (1958), which reached No. 2 in the UK chart. He achieved his first No. 1 record in 1959 with Lionel Bart's ‘Living Doll’, and went on to have a string of hits in the early 1960s including 'Summer Holiday' (1962). Performing with his backing group, The Shadows, he presented himself as the British Elvis Presley. In the 1960s he starred in six musical films and in 1968 came second with 'Congratulations' in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
by Harry Hammond
published by Aberbach (London) Limited, after Derek Allen