Cliff : An Intimate Portrait of a Living Legend

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Fifty years ago he was just the boy Harry Webb, performing in a local youth club. Now he is Sir Cliff Richard, the first rock star to be knighted, with a massive international fan base and a top ten hit in each of the last six decades. Yet, despite his huge public persona, the man himself remains a reserved and private figure.

Unflinching in its portrayal of the man behind the musical icon, this revealing biography marks fifty years of music from the first British pop star. His fellow musicians, co-stars, directors and Cliff himself talk candidly about his musical ascendance, the women in his life, his religious beliefs and his lasting regret that he has never broken America.
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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 131 x 194 x 23mm | 298g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 2x8 colour illustration section
  • 075351334X
  • 9780753513347
  • 1,089,576

About Tim Ewbank

Tim Ewbank and Stafford Hildred are the best-selling authors of Sir David Jason and Rod Stewart: The New Biography. Tim Ewbank has worked as a TV correspondent for many newspapers, including the Daily Mail, and has covered assignments all over the world. Stafford Hildred worked on Fleet Street for many years and founded the Wordstar entertainment media group.
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'My name is Harry. I am 12. My ambition is to be a famous star one day.'
Cliff, in a letter to a penpal in Australia

Fifty years ago Cliff Richard gave his first ever performance. It was the beginning of an extraordinary career that saw him become one of the best-loved stars of all time.

Now Cliff's half-century in the spotlight is captured in this definitive biography. From his childhood in India and teenage years in Cheshunt to his rapid rise to stardom, his religious beliefs and his enduring popularity, discover Cliff as he was then and as he is today. Featuring interviews with fellow musicians, co-stars, directors and Cliff himself, it is a fascinating insight into the life of one of our most beloved icons.

Tim Ewbank and Stafford Hildred are showbusiness writers whose previous books include bestselling biographies of Sir David Jason and Rod Stewart.
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