Articles tagged Cliff Richard:

Should We Feel Guilty Listening to Michael Jackson Songs?

  • 3 Mar 2019

Two weeks ago, the Vatican held a much heralded conference on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. The Pope said some condemnatory words, it featured a lot on TV news bulletins, a communique was issued and two days later all the cardinals went home. PR job done. What is singul...

The Incomparable Cliff Richard - Still Wired for Sound

  • 17 Nov 2018

I have very few heroes. Margaret Thatcher is clearly one, but beyond one other person I can’t immediately think of any more. Who’s that other person? Well if you’ve clicked on this article because of the headline, you’ve probably guessed already. Yup, Cliff Richard. I suppo...

Book Review: Alan Johnson - In My Life

  • 23 Sep 2018

I might as well get this out of the way right from the start. This is the best book I’ve read this year. Anyone who doesn’t buy it will never know what they’re missing out on. This is Alan Johnson’s fourth autobiographical book. The other three have been bestsellers and it wo...

Concert Review: Cliff Richard 'Bold as Brass'

  • 16 Oct 2010

Going to see one of your musical heroes in concert is an experience always fraught with danger. Why? Because frankly, few people in the audience are ever interested in hearing new songs – all they want to hear are the big hits. And so when I went to see Sir Cliff Richard’s 70t...

My Sunday Newspaper Shame

  • 15 Feb 2009

On Friday I caused a bit of havoc on my Twitter feed by saying this... Oh dear, looks like I am going to be exposed in a Sunday newspaper for a misdeed of my youth. Gulp. It's all rather embarrassing. I was inundated with messages on email and via Facebook of the "we'l...

My Evening With Cliff, Lulu and Lord Ashcroft

  • 2 Apr 2006

Last night I attended what must surely be one of the parties of the year, if not the decade - Michael Ashcroft's 60th birthday bash. It was a total privilege to be there. However I describe it, I won't be able to do justice to the evening. If I live to be 90 I doubt whether I ...