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Cliff Richard has been Britain’s longest surviving and most consistent hit music maker. Starting his career as a rock ’n’ roll threat to decent, upstanding citizens, he is now a friend to Royalty and prime ministers, a Knight, and a holder of the OBE. This book tells his story chronologically, through the voices of his friends, family, and colleagues including songwriters, film directors, managers, and agents—like listening in on a dinner party attended by most of the key people in his career. The stories reveal Cliff as seen by those closest to him and, in contrast to the many official publications, this book does not just include the flattering stories. The author’s probing questions have elicited extraordinary memories and observations, previously unheard by the public. Heavily illustrated with rare and interesting photographs of Cliff at work and play, this unique oral history will stand as a lasting testament to one of the most glorious careers in British show business.


Steve Turner is the author of A Hard Day’s Write: The Stories Behind Every Beatles’ Song; The Man Called Cash: The Life, Loves and Faith of an American Legend; Trouble Man: The Life and Death of Marvin Gaye; The Gospel According to the Beatles and Van Morrison: Too Late to Stop Now. As Cliff Richard’s authorized biographer he is frequently used as a consultant on Cliff Richard related radio and TV projects.