Sir Cliff Richard’s fans are well-known for their unerring support of his career. Cliff’s talents as a singer are obvious as he cements his entry into an astonishing seventh decade without any sign of wanting to take it easy. But it is also his abilities as an entertainer, musician, composer, actor with great comic timing, producer and television presenter, alongside his faith, charity and personal values that mark him out as a very special person to his fans.
So, wouldn’t it be great if you could tell him in a few words what his 60+ years of entertaining us means to you? Well, you’re in luck!
Terrie Hope had an idea earlier this year: Rather than inundate Cliff with individual birthday cards to mark his 80th birthday on 14th October 2020, create a book filled with comments from fans, expressing what his contribution to the entertainment and music industry has meant to them.
She contacted Vic Rust (author of The Cliff Richard Recording Catalogue) to assess the feasibility of making this happen without spending lots of money, and together they have come up with a slick process, and we want to encourage everyone to get involved.
And we have a great picture donated by Mish Kloboucnik which will grace the cover.
For a contribution of just £5, anyone can send in their thoughts (up to 250 words) for inclusion in the book. The book will be available for purchase, too, at a price of £9.99, with an assigned ISBN to assist purchase in bookshops, etc. And there will also be a download version at a price of £7.99 (PDF format only). The end product will be a professionally-produced book (black and white for the printed version; colour for the download).
The only costs will be print set-up and printing; all other fees are being waived by Terrie and Vic. All profits from the enterprise will be donated to the Sir Cliff Richard Charitable Trust
Want to get involved? Interested in finding out more?
Go to Facebook, and search for Thank You Cliff 80th Birthday Gift and read the top post in the group and follow the instructions. Or you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and instructions will be sent to you.