Cliff Richard Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

13th February 2014

Fact: British rock singer Morrissey is advertising two special guests for upcoming U.S. concerts - posters uploaded to his official fansite suggest Welsh crooner Sir Tom Jones will join him in Los Angeles in May (14) and British pop legend Sir Cliff Richard will be his special guest at a New York date in June (14). There has yet to be an official announcement confirming the gigs.

10th December 2013

Fact: Bosses of British coffee chain Costa Coffee have banned Sir Cliff Richard's 1988 Christmas song Mistletoe And Wine from more than 1,600 of their shops after it topped a survey of the most despised festive tracks. Shakin' Stevens' 1982 hit Blue Christmas came second.

4th October 2013

Quote: "We got a gold medal in Berlin last year for our rose, we got a gold medal for our regular every day white wine in Munich and we got a silver medal for our red in Portugal - and there's hundreds of wines in Portugal." Sir Cliff Richard is proud of his winemaking success in Portugal.

2nd October 2013

Quote: "There are some people who like certain wines (and) I taste it and go, 'Yuck, I don't like that at all!' but I like my stuff because I wanted certain types of wine... But if you're ever in a restaurant and you're in doubt, just order any Shiraz or Syrah; it's the softest wine and therefore very palatable." Singer-turned-winemaker Sir Cliff Richard offers up tips of good reds.

16th December 2011

Quote: "Sandra is such a sweet woman. I usually see her at all the TV shows and the gigs. I'm not a football fan, but you can't help but know David." Sir Cliff Richard reveals David Beckham's mother Sandra is one of the singer's biggest fans.

27th September 2011

Quote: "I was very sad to hear about Amy Winehouse. I don't know if Amy had problems with drink and drugs before she got famous, but it's easy to fall into. Somehow I steered clear of it all. I took a bit of criticism and somehow I wasn't cool because of it, but how cool can you be if you're still alive at 70?" Sir Cliff Richard is relieved he managed to avoid a rock star lifestyle in his heyday.

11th May 2011

Fact: Fans of Sir Cliff Richard began queueing for tickets for his October (11) shows in Birmingham, England at the weekend (07-08May11) - a week before they go onsale on Sunday (15May11).

24th November 2010

Quote: "It would be nice to do a movie. I've never had an offer for years and years... I'm not cheap but I'm available!" SIR Cliff Richard admits he'd love to star in another film - his last role was in 1973's TAKE ME HIGH.

22nd October 2010

Quote: "I couldn't resist it because everybody kept talking about the age. So I thought I would go on with it." SIR Cliff Richard explains his bizarre decision to hobble on stage with a walking frame during his 70th birthday concerts in London earlier this month (Oct10).

5th August 2010

Fact: British singer SIR Cliff Richard is set to hold weekly German language tours of his vineyard in Portugal - to boost German sales of his wine collection.

30th June 2010

Fact: British pop veteran SIR Cliff Richard was on hand to help out at his niece's wedding in Norwich, England on Saturday (26Jun10) - the singer drove Rachael Harrison, whose mother is Richard's older sister, to the ceremony in a purple Bentley car.

8th June 2010

Fact: SIR Cliff Richard is backing a campaign to raise $150,000 (£100,000) for a U.K. children's hospice. The Congratulations hitmaker has urged sport-lovers to join a 24-hour tennis marathon to be staged in Chester, north west England on Saturday (12Jun10).

18th September 2009

Quote: "All we have to do is stay alive and we'll always be five years ahead of THE Beatles, five years ahead of THE Rolling Stones - they've all still got five years to go before they can celebrate their 50th." SIR Cliff Richard is pleased to celebrate his 50th year in rock by touring with his old band The Shadows.

14th May 2009

Fact: A mosaic portrait of Christian pop star SIR Cliff Richard, created from the pages of a pornographic magazine, went on display at a gallery in London's West End on Thursday (14May09).

10th December 2008

Quote: "Singing for two hours and 20 mins every night, it's not normal... A couple of times I woke up with razor blades in my throat." SIR Cliff Richard admits his recent Time MAChine tour was tough on him.

1st September 2008

Quote: "The last person who was there recording was SIR Cliff Richard. He did some of the LOVE album there. He is a great pro and vastly underrated. He is a really, really great chap. He will be making records well into his hundreds!" Reggae legend Eddy Grant met the Living Doll singer at the recording studio in his Barbados home - and believes he will go on forever.

23rd May 2007

Quote: "I always thought heaven was being on a beach in Barbados." Christian pop star SIR Cliff Richard on what he hopes the afterlife will be like.

13th November 2006

Fact: Star fans SIR Elton John, DAME Shirley Bassey, SIR Cliff Richard and OLIVIA NEWTON filled Kylie Minogue's dressing room with flowers and messages of support ahead of her comeback concert in Sydney, Australia on Saturday (11NOV06), after beating breast cancer.

30th April 2006

Fact: Veteran British singer SIR Cliff Richard is backing a National Missing Persons Helpline campaign. The 65-year-old has agreed to wear T-shirts bearing the face of missing children in public, in a bid to raise money for the charity and help reunite families.

12th March 2006

Quote: "He was trying to ban us... but he can't name a SEX PISTOLS song. There was a time I almost pushed him off a cliff but now I really like him." SEX PISTOLS star John Lydon no longer hates one-time rival SIR Cliff Richard.

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