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Cliff Richard: Hot Hundred (4-CD)

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Article properties: Cliff Richard: Hot Hundred (4-CD)

  • Interpret: Cliff Richard

  • Album titlle: Hot Hundred (4-CD)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Year of publication 2013
  • Artikelart CD

  • Label Delta Leisure

  • EAN: 5024952904112

  • weight in Kg 0.3
Richard, Cliff - Hot Hundred (4-CD) CD 1
01 The Young Ones Cliff Richard
02 Move It Cliff Richard
03 Do You Wanna Dance? Cliff Richard
04 Travellin' Light Cliff Richard
05 Fall In Love With You Cliff Richard
06 A Voice In The Wilderness Cliff Richard
07 Please Don't Tease Cliff Richard
08 Dynamite Cliff Richard
09 Willie And The Hand Jive Cliff Richard
10 Blue Suede Shoes Cliff Richard
11 Twenty Flight Rock Cliff Richard
12 High Class Baby Cliff Richard
13 Livin' Livin' Doll Cliff Richard
14 Mean Streak Cliff Richard
15 My Feet Hit The Ground Cliff Richard
16 Schoolboy Crush Cliff Richard
17 Steady With You Cliff Richard
18 Never Mind Cliff Richard
19 Happy Birthday To You Cliff Richard
20 Forty Days Cliff Richard
21 Catch Me Cliff Richard
22 How Wonderful To Know Cliff Richard
23 Though Enough Cliff Richard
24 Fifty Years For Every Kiss Cliff Richard
25 Too Much (Live) Cliff Richard
Richard, Cliff - Hot Hundred (4-CD) CD 2
01 Living Doll Cliff Richard
02 I Love You Cliff Richard
03 Theme For A Dream Cliff Richard
04 Here Comes Summer Cliff Richard
05 Blueberry Hill Cliff Richard
06 We Say Yeah Cliff Richard
07 Lessons In Love Cliff Richard
08 Temptation Cliff Richard
09 Apron Strings Cliff Richard
10 Don't Be Mad At Me Cliff Richard
11 Where Is My Heart? Cliff Richard
12 Thinking Of Our Love Cliff Richard
13 D' In Love Cliff Richard
14 Mumblin' Mosie Cliff Richard
15 Now's The Time To Fall In Love Cliff Richard
16 I Cannot Find A True Love Cliff Richard
17 Got A Funny Feeling Cliff Richard
18 Since I Lost You Cliff Richard
19 The Shrine On The Second Floor Cliff Richard
20 The Snake And The Bookworm Cliff Richard
21 I Gotta Know Cliff Richard
22 I'll String Along With You Cliff Richard
23 Embraceable You Cliff Richard
24 As Time Goes By Cliff Richard
25 That'll Be The Day (Live) Cliff Richard
Richard, Cliff - Hot Hundred (4-CD) CD 3
01 The Next Time Cliff Richard
02 When The Girl In Your Arms Is The Girl In Your Heart Cliff Richard
03 I'm Looking Out The Window Cliff Richard
04 It'll Be Me Cliff Richard
05 Sentimental Journey Cliff Richard
06 Spanish Harlem Cliff Richard
07 Blue Moon Cliff Richard
08 Falling In Love With Love Cliff Richard
09 Pointed Toe Shoes Cliff Richard
10 I'm Walkin' Cliff Richard
11 I Don't Know Why (But I Do) Cliff Richard
12 Little Things Mean A Lot Cliff Richard
13 Somewhere Along The Way Cliff Richard
14 That's My Desire Cliff Richard
15 No Truning Back Cliff Richard
16 Nothing's Impossible Cliff Richard
17 All For One Cliff Richard
18 Mad About You Cliff Richard
19 When My Dreamboat Comes In Cliff Richard
20 I'm On My Way Cliff Richard
21 You Don't Know Cliff Richard
22 Who Are We To Say Cliff Richard
23 Mean Woman Blues Cliff Richard
24 My Blue Heaven Cliff Richard
25 Donna (Live) Cliff Richard
Richard, Cliff - Hot Hundred (4-CD) CD 4
01 Backelor Boy Cliff Richard
02 Nine Times Out Of Ten Cliff Richard
03 A Girl Like You Cliff Richard
04 Gee Whiz It's You Cliff Richard
05 What'd I Say Cliff Richard
06 Unchained Melody Cliff Richard
07 I'm Gonna Get You Cliff Richard
08 You And I Cliff Richard
09 Evergreen Tree Cliff Richard
10 She's Gone Cliff Richard
11 Left Out Again Cliff Richard
12 You're Just The One To Do It Cliff Richard
13 Lamp Of Love Cliff Richard
14 Choppin' And Changin' Cliff Richard
15 We Have It Made Cliff Richard
16 I Love You So Cliff Richard
17 I'm Willing To Learn Cliff Richard
18 I Don't Know Cliff Richard
19 Working After School Cliff Richard
20 Poor Boy Cliff Richard
21 Outsider Cliff Richard
22 Tea For Two Cliff Richard
23 Memories Linger On Cliff Richard
24 What Do You Know We've Got A Show Cliff Richard
25 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Live) Cliff Richard
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"Cliff Richard"

Cliff Richard

Since Cliff Richard made his chart debut with Move It in September 1958, popular music has changed beyond recognition. The record industry has progressed to such an extent that modern rock is almost entirely removed from the music of the Fifties in all but spirit. And Cliff Richard is probably the only British artist whose career has successfully embraced the numerous sociological, cultural and musical changes which have shaped the course of what is now a multi-million pound industry.

Born Harry Rodger Webb in Lucknow, India, in October 1940, the future Cliff Richard's upbringing was unremarkable. When India was thrust into political turmoil in the late Forties his parents, Rodger and Dorothy Webb, decided to sell their belongings and sail to England on a passenger steamer from Bombay. Neither of Cliff's parents had ever lived in Britain and by emigrating they sacrificed comparative wealth for a virtually penniless new existence. On arrival they were driven from Tilbury Docks to Carshalton in Surrey where Cliff's maternal grandmother provided temporary refuge until her next-door neighbour lent the homeless family a spare room.

Rodger Webb eventually found employment and the family moved to another room in an aunt's house in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire. A neighbour was so appalled at the Webb family's cramped living conditions that she asked a local council official to intervene, and in 1954 the six-strong family were moved to a council house on a quiet estate in Cheshunt.

It was at Cheshunt that Cliff first became interested in music. When his father had a small win on the pools, Dorothy Webb persuaded him to buy a record-player and Cliff was able to play guitar to the popular records of the period. He also excelled in athletics and played football for his school and for the county of Hertfordshire. But the rock 'n' roll music of Bill Haley and especially of Elvis Presley interested him more and would eventually change his life. He began to develop a vocal style by mimicking the popular singers of the day, and he later formed a school vocal group of two boys and three girls called the Quintones, which performed versions of current hits.

"I wanted to be a singer but I don't think I was too serious about it", he recalled in 1972. "It was my mother who always thought I would be a singer, from quite early on when I used to mess around and sing to the records we had. She would say, 'You're as good as all these others.' My Dad put a restraining hand on it all. It balanced my mother's enthusiasm, which was a good thing."

After leaving school at the age of 16, Cliff became a filing clerk at the Thorn electrical factory where his father worked in nearby Enfield. His first move in music was to join a local skiffle group as vocalist but soon left to form his own rock group, the Drifters, with drummer Terry Smart.

But the scene was already over-subscribed with well-intentioned amateurs, and the going was hard. By the spring of 1958, Harry Webb and the Drifters were still playing such local venues as the 'Five Horseshoes' in Hoddesdon and the 'Flamstead End Community Centre'.

Despite the limitations placed upon him by his backing group, Cliff showed distinct promise as a vocalist. His big break came in a talent show, a thing of the past today, but still hugely popular in the Fifties when a public weaned on Hollywood's celluloid glamour could be party to the birth of a potential star. In the summer of 1958, Cliff Richard and the Drifters appeared twice within a month at the 'Gaumont Theatre' in Shepherd's Bush, London.

Although the audience was comprised of local school-children who were prepared to scream at anything, the theatre provided an excellent showcase and John Foster, a young fan acting as Cliff's manager at the time, persuaded a veteran theatrical agent named George Ganjou to come along and see the show. Impressed more by Cliff's good looks and the audience response than by the music he heard, Ganjou arranged for a demo record to be made by the group. This he submitted to one of EMI's house-producers, Norrie Paramor, who was sufficiently impressed to audition the group in his office in the original EMI building in Great Castle Street, London.

In common with most of his middle-aged contemporaries, the 45 year-old Paramor originally felt alienated by rock 'n' roll, although it was his professional duty to respond to it. He had made a few token attempts to exploit it back in 1956 when he recorded Britain's first rock 'n' roll combo, Tony Crombie's Rockets, who were modelled on Bill Haley's Comets. Paramor ignored rock 'n' roll after that but in 1958 he produced a couple of consecutive Top Ten hits Lollipop and Book Of Love, for a semi-rock trio, the Mudlarks.

These successes had awakened Paramor's interest in rock, and it was at this opportune moment that the Drifters' demo came to his attention. At a time when British rock was a mere parody of US product, Paramor had a refreshingly realistic attitude: "It's an American phenomenon", he explained to 'Melody Maker', "and they do it best." Ironically, Paramor's first record with Cliff was to go some way to redressing the balance.

Paramor's original intention was to dispense with the Drifters and record Cliff with the Ken Jones Orchestra, the ensemble that had already provided the accompaniment for several Paramor hits including Michael Holliday's Story Of My Life and the Mudlarks' Lollipop. Had this been the case the result would have been a typically uninspired British Fifties pop record. But Cliff insisted on retaining the Drifters, and a compromise was reached: Cliff was placed under contract, but the Drifters - Terry Smart on drums and Ian Samwell on guitar - would merely be paid a session fee for their services.

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