If you don’t know who Cliff Richard is, now is the time to find out. The 75-year-old singer has sold an incredible amount of records and was one of the best-selling artists of his time. However, despite the fact that Richard has spent a considerable amount of time in the spotlight and under the scrutiny of the public eye, there are still some things that many people don’t know. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Cliff Richard. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!
Number Fifteen: He Had 21 Top 40 Hits Before The Beatles Did Anything. It’s true! Before The Beatles really entered the scene, Richard had released an impressive 21 singles that made it to the Top 40 charts.
Number Fourteen: He Staged a Sing-Along. At Wimbledon in 1996, some rain had stopped the match play. In an effort to cheer everyone up, Richard staged a sing-along that lasted for six songs. Everyone was excited to join him in song.
Number Thirteen: He Is a Perfect Gentleman. Richard was very closed off about his personal relationships. He was rumored to be dating Sue Barker, and their possible relationship was highly publicized. However, he never revealed what really happened between them.
Number Twelve: He Was in Loved With Two Women. Though his relationship with Sue Barker was highly publicized, Richard also fell in love with a dancer named Jackie Irving. He met Irving in Blackpool, but he never ended up proposing to her. She ended up marrying the teen idol Adam Faith.
Number Eleven: He Is a Wine Connoisseur. Richard bought land in Portugal in the early 1990s, and he subsequently hired several wine experts to help him start a vineyard. He then proceeded to make and release a wine called Vida Nova.
Number Ten: He Rejected Elvis. Well, sort of. Richard turned down a photo shoot opportunity with The King because Elvis was past his prime, and Richard didn’t want a photo depicting Presley in that manner on his wall.
Number Nine: He Has Romantic Ties to Una Stubbs. Although the extent of their romance is quite unclear. All Richard has said about their relationship is that it was “not an ‘affair’ affair.” OK then.