Cliff Richard - 75th Birthday Tour
Updated: 27 October 2014
Get ready to celebrate with Cliff Richard as he embarks on a tour of the UK to mark his 75th birthday.
The singer, whose music career has spanned over five decades, will tour the country during September and October 2015.
Things get underway at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on 29 September 2015. Cliff Richard will then perform in Sheffield, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle and Nottingham during early October.
The tour comes to a head with five nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall from 12 to 17 October 2014. The tour is in celebration of Cliff Richard’s 75th birthday and is set to be an extravaganza of his greatest hits.
About Cliff Richard
20 years in the UK charts, 100 album releases, 123 singles and a knighthood later Cliff Richard remains one of Britain’s biggest and most loved pop stars.
Cliff Richard’s career started back in the 1950s. It was during this time that he changed his name from Harry Webb to Cliff Richard, in a bid to sound more rock and roll.
The now named Cliff Richard recorded the track Move It with his backing band The Drifters (later The Shadows). Originally intended to be B-side to Schoolboy Crush, it instead became Cliff Richard’s debut single. The track struck a cord and was dubbed the first rock and roll song to be created outside of the US.
It was the start of Cliff Richard’s legacy. He went on to produce 100 albums; this includes 46 studio albums, 11 live collections, 35 compilations and seven soundtracks.
Along with his number of albums Cliff Richard has starred in a number of films, musicals and television shows. Not to be forgotten are his incredible concert tours which see Cliff Richard tickets in constant demand for fans to see the legend perform his hits live.
Cliff Richard has received numerous accolades from his Ivor Novello award in 1970 for Outstanding Services to Music to being bestowed the honour of a knighthood in 1995 for his charitable activities.
Most recently, Cliff Richard released The Fabulous Rock ‘n’ Roll Songbook. Going back to his roots, the album contains covers of the classic rock and roll tracks that first inspired him from Elvis Presley to Buddy Holly. The release includes 15 songs and was recorded in Nashville at The Parlor and Blackbird Studio.