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cliff richard - and the shadows

Post by sebmelmoth2003 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:46 pm

CLIFF Richard and The Shadows’ big secret is out. Not only were they in different studios when they recorded the eagerly-awaited album to accompany their upcoming tour, they weren’t even in the same country!...

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/115 ... -for-sound
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Re: cliff richard - and the shadows

Post by John Etherington » Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:02 pm

I have to confess that Cliff and the Shads was pretty much where my whole musical journey began. My parents were very strict, and didn't want me to listen to pop music. One day (aged ten and a half) I sneaked out to see "The Young Ones". After that, there was no stopping me...I followed the pop charts religiously. I still have a place in my heart for "The Young Ones" and even more so for the Shadows "Wonderful Land" (which both hit the top of the charts at that time). Seven years later, my father was a big fan of Cliff Richard, and I was getting into underground music and Leonard Cohen!

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Re: cliff richard - and the shadows

Post by sebmelmoth2003 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:44 pm

yeah - i liked them too.

the shadows have got a giant wikipedia page - spot any errors?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shadows

i heard bruce on the radio saying he regularly goes out door-to-door evangelising on behalf of JW so all you have to do is find out when and where he next intends to seek out converts for the Lord, move house into the vicinity and you could receive a personal visit from the great guitarist. [might mean a move to australia!]

[the first movie i was allowed to attend on my own was tommy the toreador.]
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Re: cliff richard - and the shadows

Post by Paula » Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:00 pm

Not a great fan of Cliff (but in my blink and you would miss it time in the army) I saw Cliff at an Evangelical meeting at Guildford Town Hall in 1971. I hasten to add I was dragged along Cliff and/or religion never held any great appeal for me.

Never seen him play live but you have to admire the way he is still going strong aged 69 looking 39.
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Re: cliff richard - and the shadows

Post by sebmelmoth2003 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:36 am

he has CACI facials at a salon near his home.

and why not - i'd have'em if i could afford it.

lack of stress and plenty of money must also help to keep the wrinkles at bay.
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p.s. it was hank not bruce whom i heard on the radio.
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Re: cliff richard - and the shadows

Post by sebmelmoth2003 » Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:21 pm

page 6 - review of dreamboats and petticoats says three guitarists as good as the shads!

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Re: cliff richard - and the shadows

Post by sebmelmoth2003 » Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:47 pm

cliff's friendship with gordon giltrap.

...He never got into drink or drugs, which may explain how he ended up becoming friends with Cliff Richard.

“I’ve known Cliff since the early 1970s through the church,” says Giltrap.

“I was a born-again Christian then. I’m not now, my faith has waned.

Cliff asked if I wanted to be in his musical Heathcliff, which I jumped at because I was a big fan of The Shadows and Cliff”...


http://www.thecnj.co.uk/review/2009/082 ... 09_01.html
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Re: cliff richard - and the shadows

Post by sebmelmoth2003 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:06 pm

"the bookhouse boys` - title track from their new ep `shoot them down` begins with shads-reminiscent guitar - then segues into johnny cash-style song similar to `hurt`.

hear song at 32 minutes into programme.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00mbl58
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Re: cliff richard - and the shadows

Post by sebmelmoth2003 » Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:58 pm

cliff and hank on front row tonight.

audio should be online for 7 days after broadcast.

Cliff Richard and Hank Marvin discuss celebrating 50 years of The Shadows with a new anniversary album and tour.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00mjpzm
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Re: cliff richard - and the shadows

Post by John the Shorts » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:39 pm

My parents both loved the Shadows (although my dad had little time for Cliff) my opinion great musicians, music pretty good at the time but never progressed beyond late 50's early 60's R&R
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Re: cliff richard - and the shadows

Post by sebmelmoth2003 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:18 am

yeah - i saw the programme too - what a fabulous life he leads.

i liked cliff's response when asked for money by an alleged former lover who'd fallen on hard times :

...In a hand-written reply, he told her: 'I pray that God will see you through the tough times. I believe in prayer - and in that way, you have all I can offer'...

should i ever get married and my beloved wife were to ask for an increase in her housekeeping allowance - i would respond cliff-style :razz:

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i think i've read a surfeit of cliff stories in the media for the time being - i like his music but i don't know about the man.

i'd like to have heard more about his claimed "friends" as opposed to showbiz acquaintances.

what about his servants - do they enjoy working for him?

i remember hearing cliff on the radio about 20 years ago complaining about the workshy which struck me as a bit rich coming from someone who's probably never done a day's work in his life.

i don't know if he worked as a teenager but in any case it's a long time since he had to put in a hard day's graft.

i don't regard doing something one enjoys and from which one gains personal fulfillment as work in the sense we wage slaves experience it.
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