Brian May in new Cliff Richard Documentary 10 December


Brian appears in a new documentary, airing as follows:

“Sir Cliff Richard – 60 Years In Public And In Private”
10 December 2018 at 9pm on ITV

Brian and Sir Cliff have connections during their career, having appeared together at Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee “Party At The Palace” concert 3 June 2002, and collaborated, such as playing on ‘Move It’ track of Cliff’s ’21st Century Christmas’ single and performed together Wembley Arena in 2006. Brian is also a long-time admirer of The Shadows

30 November 2018


New ITV documentary Sir Cliff Richard: 60 Years In Public And In Private celebrates his six decades in show business, spending time with 78-year-old Cliff at home in Portugal with his younger sister Joan, and includes contributions from Brian May, Olivia Newton-John, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Dame Joan Collins, Gloria Hunniford and fellow Shadows band members Bruce Welch, Hank Marvin and Brian Bennett. 

Brian May says, ‘Cliff’s been through stuff that would break many a man – to be accused of stuff you’re not guilty of and have that kind of smear on you, I can’t imagine how hurt he must have been.’

‘The rock star is a very rebellious kind of creature,’ says Brian May, ‘and he’s scornful of the morals of the time.

‘For Cliff to cast himself in that role but still maintain his open faith was, I think, hard for him to pull off.’
1 December 2018


Sir Cliff Richard has spoken of the profound effect religion has had on his life. Speaking in the documentary, Queen guitarist Brian May praised Sir Cliff for having “open faith” when the public expected him to act the “rebellious” rock star. He said: “The rock star is a rebellious creature and he’s scornful of the morals of the time, and for Cliff to cast himself in the role and still maintain his open faith is a hard thing to pull off.”

Move It Single

Cliff Richard & Brian May MOVE IT (2006) Move It – the Hard Rock Version (2006) Cliff Richard, Brian May and Brian Bennett at Wembley Arena 2006.

Brian May with Cliff Richard and Brian Bennett
Wembley 2006