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New Singer, New Song The Cliff Richard Story
New Singer New Song The Cliff Richard Story Author:David Winter Of all the stars thrown up by the pop music boom of the last decade in Britain, none has been more popular or more enduring than Cliff Richard. The young lad from the Cheshunt Council estate who was swept to the top on a tidal wave of roaring rock 'n' roll in the Autumn of 1958 has survived nine years at the top of the pops, and in the process h... more »as matured as an all=round entertainer, and grown up as a man. Today he is still "top British male singer" of the year, with fan clubs in twenty-four countries and an income calculated in terms of thousands of dollars a week.
But this book is more than a success story, though Cliff's was indeed a rags-to-riches rise to fame. It is a frank and honest portrait of the performer as a person. What qualities have made him a lasting star? What is life like for a show-business celebrity? What is the truth about the rock 'n' roll riots of 1959 and what does Cliff think of modern trends in the "pop" world? How did he come to stand beside Billy Graham and declare, "I am a Christian"?« less