Cliff Richard: The Biography
by Steve Turner
This full-scale biography takes readers behind the events of Cliff's life to discover the people, stories and tensions which have shaped the Cliff ... Show synopsis This full-scale biography takes readers behind the events of Cliff's life to discover the people, stories and tensions which have shaped the Cliff Richard of today. Cliff Richard's chart success is second only to that of Elvis Presley, his durability as an entertainer is unparalleled, his popularity, five decades into his career, is greater now than it has ever been. What Cliff stands for has aroused interest as well. His celibacy, his Christian faith and his outspoken views on moral issues make him a puzzling figure in the world of rock and pop. Based on research from original sources and interviews with friends, family and colleagues - many of whom have not spoken before, this book gives the story of Cliff Richard's life as a rock-and-roller and a Christian, including photographs never before published. Steve Turner has interviewed nearly 200 people, including former girlfriends, family and childhood friends, musicians, actors and producers. Others, including Cliff's mother and early girlfriends, have not spoken publicly about him for 25 years. Cliff gave his full co-operation to the project. He was interviewed extensively by Steve Turner and read and commented on the final manuscript. In this sense the book is authorized, However, Turner was free to write the book he wanted - Cliff Richard had no veto over what was included. Steve Turner is the author of "Conversations with Eric Clapton", "A Decade of the Who", "Hungry for Heaven", "U2: Rattle and Hum" and the biography of Van Morrison "Too Late to Stop Now".