Sir Cliff Richard might come in for a regular panning from ‘serious’ music critics, but his commercial success has been a phenomenon. He had scored 21 Top 40 hits before The Beatles came along, managed another 31 while the Fab Four were around, and has so far had a further 80 since they disbanded.
Despite being 70 it was reported in the British media that his 2010 calendar was the biggest selling male calendar on Amazon just before Christmas, outselling JLS, Justin Bieber and Michael Buble. Cliff has received countless awards and broken numerous records, but he’s also been surrounded by controversy and rumours.
There have of course been widespread rumours about his sexuality. In1974 he was forced to deny a rumour that he’d asked Olivia Newton-John to marry him. Thereafter he was even quoted as saying that he considered marrying former Tennis star Sue Barker and dancer Jackie Irving. Another rumour Cliff has been forced to refute is that he’s had Stoma surgery. Now up comes the latest rumour, that Sir Cliff himself, actually created Elainee, the singing star who is currently giving the song “Living Doll,” it’s ninth life!
So what actually keeps fans curious about Sir Cliff Richard and why will he be popular forever? Here’s the latest Top 10 reasons…
10. He still looks 22
9. No wife to nag him to death
8. He is very famous ?
7. The radio plays him on radio 2
6. He is now a rapper soul man
5. He is too soul licious
4. He will just not leave
3. His fans loves him
2. He tells us so
and the top no 1. reason Sir Cliff Richard will stay popular forever… he cloned himself as the woman he never had, Elainee
(news report courtesy of Rick Jamm- http://www.jamsphere.com)