In the years after Elvis Presley but before The Beatles, Cliff Richard was the biggest thing in British rock and roll and in the years after The Beatles, he was never far from the top of the UK charts. In 1958, Richard was the first English singer to approximate the hip-shaking rebellion of American rock and roll with his debut single “Move It” in 1958. “Move It” was a smash hit and kicked off an astonishing five decades’ worth of hits. The earliest recordings, most made with his backing band The Shadows, were his hardest-rocking and undoubtedly his most influential, making an impression on nearly the entire first generation of British rock and rollers. Cliff continued to have hits in the 60s, even after he and The Shadows disbanded in 1968, where he split his time between pop and Christian music. Toward the end of the 70s he made a big pop comeback with 1976’s “Devil Woman,” which became his first Top 10 hit in the US and over the next five years he racked up several intercontinental soft rock hits, including 1979’s “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” 1980’s “Dreamin” and the Olivia Newton-John duet “Suddenly” taken from the 1980 soundtrack to Xanadu. This period was his first and last time at the top of the US charts but throughout the 80s, 90s, and 2000s he remained an institution in the UK regularly appearing in the Top Ten charts and on television, releasing 100 full-length albums in the process.
Lissome Art Studio are proud to introduce a range of stylish limited edition art prints dedicated to Cliff Richard. Each typography poster is individually signed and numbered featuring song titles and lyrics from Cliff Richard albums and most notable recordings.