Cliff Richard celebrated his 75th birthday with a show at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 14 October – Brian an Anita were in the audience….
Yes, we shared a box with Tim Rice and Paul O’Grady. Cliff was great – it was very emotional. The audience adored him from beginning to end – sang him Happy Birthday.
Bless ‘im !
My tribute message on screen included a ‘virtual’ message from Freddie. Cliff was a hero to Freddie as a boy, and they became great friends later on. I had a brief chat with Cliff afterwards at his party – as well as with brilliant Shadows rhythm player and writer Bruce Welch, Bonnie Tyler, members of Cliff’s band and others. It was a great atmosphere – and Cliff, as always, was markedly gracious to all who have supported him through thick and thin.
By the way the place was packed to the rafters – they even sold the choir seats. And Albert’s Hall will be similarly packed with Cliff fans for SEVEN solid nights. Truly phenomenal.
Cliff is wearing well. Even close-up, he still doesn’t look a day over 45 ! And you know what ?! The guy can sing !!!
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