Monday, March 3, 2014

Cliff Richard and The Shadows - The Young Ones

Look Back In Anger: Early Rock N' Roll British superstar, Cliff Richard was one of the guys who started it all. Adopting the American sound of the 50s and 60s, Richard and The Shadows were one of the first British artists to dominate the UK charts with a Rockabilly sound. Richard pre-dates the Beatles and Stones and was heralded as the British response to Elvis. He seems to barely hold a candle to Presley, though Richard had a far lengthier career than the King, transforming his sound through the 70s and 80s and becoming the 3rd largest selling artist in The Albion. Check this wonderful clip of Cliff in technicolor, from his early picture The Young Ones. You can also catch him this summer, opening for Morrissey at The Barclay's Center

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