Little Harry Web was only 7 years old when he moved from India to England with his family. As a young teenager, Harry would listen to Elvis songs and spend many hours practising the "Elvis lip curl & hip whirl" until he was an expert. In 1958 Harry changed his name to Cliff Richard and became part of a band called "The Drifters". This band would eventually become known as "The Shadows". In September 1958 Cliff Richard and The Shadows appeared on the popular British music show "Oh Boy" and performed "Move It" the song that would become Cliff's first hit single. In no time at all Cliff was dubbed Britain's answer to Elvis Presley and as they say the rest is history.
Cliff's number one hits continued and it was inevitable that he would make a successful transition from music to film. Cliff made his film debut with small roles in "Serious Charge" (1959) and "Expresso Bongo" (1960). In 1961 Cliff had his first major starring role in "The Young Ones", the teen musical that is considered by many to be the best British musical ever made. Cliff's follow up film "Summer Holiday" cemented his superstardom and established him as Europe's King of Rock n Roll. More films followed for Cliff including "Wonderful Life" (1964), "Finders Keeper's" (1966) and "Take Me High" (1973).
When musical styles began to change in the late 1970's and 1980's Cliff adapted well and starred in a number of MTV style music clips for songs such as "Dreaming", "Weird For Sound", "Some People" & "Remember Me". During the1990's and new millennium Cliff continues to perform in live concerts to packed auditoriums worldwide, pleasing his many fans and winning new ones. In 2002 Cliff performed at the Queen's Golden Jubilee concert at Buckingham Place (known on TV as "Party At The Palace"). Cliff sung his 1st single "Move It" and his 1st number one hit "Living Doll". With his youthful looks and over 40 years in the entertainment industry, one thing is for sure, Cliff Richard has staying power and he looks set to continue doing what he does best for many years to come.