Tag: Cliff Richard

Monday 9/26/22 9pm ET: Feature LP: Cliff Richard – I’m No Hero (1980)

I’m No Hero is an album by Cliff Richard, Released in Sptember 1980. The album features hit singles, including “Dreamin'” and “A Little in Love”, which were top 20 hits in both the UK and the US.

Following the success of his 1979 single “We Don’t Talk Anymore” which was written and arranged by Alan Tarney, the record company were keen to use his services again. For the follow-up album in 1980, he was employed as producer for the entire album. This gave I’m No Hero a cohesive sound but was criticised at the time for being too unadventurous. The songs on the album were similar in style to “We Don’t Talk Anymore”, but it was also a success, generating two top 20 singles, while the album itself made the top five in the UK.

With the lead single “Dreamin'” released in August 1980, the album came out a few weeks later. “Dreamin'” became a top 10 hit in both the UK and US, while follow-up “A Little in Love”, released belatedly in January 1981 reached No.15 in the UK and No.17 in the US. The album itself made No.4 in the UK album charts, but due to the lack of singles, failed to sustain as lengthy a run in the Top 75 as his previous album. The delayed release of the second single was most likely due to the release of “Suddenly”, a duet with Olivia Newton-John, which had been featured on the Xanadu soundtrack. This was also a top 20 hit in the UK and US – making this the most successful period for Cliff Richard in the American market.

The album received positive reviews and kept Richard high in the charts during this, his revival period. It was also the last time he would appear in the US top 20. Album track “Give a Little Bit More”, which was co-written by Andy Hill, who was about to become famous as writer and producer for Bucks Fizz, was released in some countries as a single, as was “In the Night” – although this wasn’t the same as the Barbara Dickson song which was released around the time (and was also produced by Tarney). “Give a Little Bit More” gave Richard a third hit from the album in the US, peaking at No. 41. This track was unreleased as a single in the UK, where it was covered by Johnny Logan in September 1980, but his version failed to chart.

“Take Another Look” 4:11
“Anything I Can Do” 4:01
“A Little in Love” 3:42
“Here (So Doggone Blue)” 3:50
“Give a Little Bit More” 3:35
“In the Night” 3:48
“I’m No Hero” 3:25
“Dreamin'” 3:40
“A Heart Will Break” 3:59
“Everyman” 4:11
“Dynamite” 3:12
“Keep on Looking” 3:40

Cliff Richard – vocals
Alan Tarney – bass, guitars, arrangements
Trevor Spencer – drums
Michael Boddicker, Nick Glennie-Smith – keyboards

Tuesday 1/11/22 8pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1981 A to Z – Part 6

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1981 A2Z.

We complete letter F and start G. We feature music from: Cliff Richard, Odyssey, Whispers, Blackfoot, Imagination, Rita Coolidge, Saga, Alan Parsons Project, Rick James. Siouxsie & The Banshees, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Billy Joel, Humble Pie, Duran Duran and many more. . .

4pm to 7pm ET

Tuesday 1/4/2022 8pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1981 (by title) A to Z – Part 1

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1981 A2Z.

We start a new series starting characters and numbers and get into letter A. We feature music from: Outlaws, Ronnie Milsap, Dr. Hook, Thelma Houston, Cliff Richard, Harry Chapin, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Knack, Billy Joel, Andy Gibb & Victoria Principal, Billy Ocean and more…..

8pm to 12am ET

Tuesday 1/4/22 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 6

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with land complete letter G into H and feature music from: Dells, Main Ingredient, Elton John, BW Stevenson, Stealers Wheel, Chicago, Jackson 5, Montrose, Cher, War, Bobby Darin, Ringo Starr, Sonny James, Cliff Richard, Paul McCartney & Wings, Bobby Womack and many more.

2pm to 6pm ET

Monday 1/11/2021 12:30am ET: Feature LP: Cliff Richard – Rock ‘n’ Roll Juvenile (1979)

Rock ‘n’ Roll Juvenile is a album by Cliff Richard release September 7, 1979. It featured his biggest-ever single, “We Don’t Talk Anymore”, which was a UK No. 1 hit (his first since 1968’s “Congratulations” and his only one of the 1970s) and the No. 4 hit “Carrie”.

“Monday Thru’ Friday” 3:47
“Doing Fine” 3:06
“Cities May Fall” 4:17
“You Know that I Love You” 2:54
“My Luck Won’t Change” 4:13
“Rock ‘n’ Roll Juvenile” 2:47
“Sci-Fi” 3:47
“Fallin’ in Luv” 3:11
“Carrie” 3:43
“Hot Shot” 3:23
“Language of Love” 4:40
“We Don’t Talk Anymore” 4:18

Cliff Richard – vocals, guitar, backing vocals
Terry Britten – guitar, Roland guitar synth, backing vocals
Herbie Flowers – bass
Graham Jarvis – drums, percussion
Billy Livsey, Graham Todd – keyboards
Lance Dixon – synthesizer on “Monday Thru’ Friday”
Martin Dobson – saxophone on “Cities May Fall”
Bryn Haworth – slide guitar on “Rock ‘N’ Roll Juvenile”
Tristan Fry – percussion on “Carrie” and “Language of Love”
Chris Mercer, Martin Drover, Mel Collins – brass on “My Luck Won’t Change” and “Hot Shot”
Peter Skellern – piano on “Language of Love”
Alan Tarney – guitar, bass, keyboards, backing vocals on “We Don’t Talk Anymore”
John Perry, Stuart Calver, Tony Rivers, Madeline Bell – backing vocals
Richard Hewson – strings arranged and conducted on “Sci-Fi” and “Language of Love”
Trevor Spencer – drums on “We Don’t Talk Anymore”

Monday 2pm ET: Feature Artist – Cliff Richard

Sir Cliff Richard OBE (born Harry Rodger Webb on October 14, 1940) (79) is a British singer, musician, performer, actor and philanthropist. Richard has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. He has total sales of over 21 million singles in the United Kingdom and is the third-top-selling artist in UK Singles Chart history, behind the Beatles and Elvis Presley.

Richard was originally marketed as a rebellious rock and roll singer in the style of Elvis Presley and Little Richard. With his backing group, the Shadows, Richard dominated the British popular music scene in the pre-Beatles period of the late 1950s to early 1960s. His 1958 hit single “Move It” is often described as Britain’s first authentic rock and roll song; in the opinion of John Lennon of the Beatles, “before Cliff and the Shadows, there had been nothing worth listening to in British music”. Increased focus on his Christianity and subsequent softening of his music led to a more middle-of-the-road image and he sometimes ventured into contemporary Christian music.

Over a career spanning 60 years, Richard has amassed many gold and platinum discs and awards, including two Ivor Novello Awards and three Brit Awards. More than 130 of his singles, albums and EPs have reached the UK Top 20, more than any other artist. Richard has had 67 UK top ten singles, the second highest total for an artist behind Elvis. Richard holds the record (with Elvis) as the only act to make the UK singles charts in all of its first six decades (1950s–2000s). He has achieved 14 UK number-one singles, and is the only singer to have had a number-one single in the UK in five consecutive decades.

Richard has never achieved the same popularity in the United States despite eight US Top 40 singles, including the million-selling “Devil Woman” and “We Don’t Talk Anymore”. In Canada, he had a successful period in the early 1960s, and again in the late 1970s and early 1980s with some releases certified gold and platinum. He has remained a popular music, film, and television personality in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Northern Europe and Asia, and retains a following in other countries. Richard has been a resident in the United Kingdom for most of his life, though in 2010, he confirmed that he had become a citizen of Barbados. When not touring, he divides his time between Barbados and Portugal. In 2019, he relocated to the United States.

Wednesday 4pm: Sounds of The 70s

This week on the Sounds of The 70s we feature:  James Taylor, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Grass Roots, Elton John, Bill Withers, Steely Dan, Cliff Richard, Narvel Felts, Gary Glitter, David Bowie, Sylvia, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and more . . . 

Sunday 9am/9pm: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

This week; Sunday (9am or pm) we feature week one of the letter R on The Vinyl Resting Place – on RadioMax – in honor of the season, we kick things off with Bob Rivers – Walkin’ ‘Round In Women’s Underwear, then stay around for Cliff Richard, Eddie Rabbitt, Helen Reddy, Jerry Reed, Johnny Rivers, Lionel Richie, Marty Robbins, Paul Revere & The Raiders, Rare Earth, Rascals, 
Righteous Brothers, and the Rolling Stones.

Saturday 12pm: 80’s Countdown Show with Ron Kovacs

1983-1022This week on the 80’s Countdown Show we feature the Top 40 Hits from October 22, 1983 with Ron Kovacs live at 12pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.   This week music from Culture Club, Donna Summer, Air Supply, Irene Cara, Debarge, Michael Jackson, Cliff Richard, Survivor and more .. .

Sounds of The 70s with Dan Varroney 7pm ET

1976tTonight we remember the hits from the summer of 1976 where you’ll here the Doobie Brothers, Cliff Richard, Bad Company, Fleetwood Mac, Hall and Oates, John Handy, Abba, James Taylor, Eddie Rabbit, The Steve Gibbons Band, Tubes, Olivia Newton John  and so much more. Join Dan Varroney at 7pm ET.

Artist Countdown: Cliff Richard Top 35 Hits 6pm ET @TheRealSirCliff

Sir Cliff Richard OBE (born Harry Rodger Webb, 14 October 1940) is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor and philanthropist. He is the third-top-selling singles artist in the United Kingdom’s history, with total sales of over 21 million units in the UK[2] and has reportedly sold an estimated 250 million records worldwide.

With his backing group the Shadows, Richard, originally positioned as a rebellious rock and roll singer in the style of Little Richard and Elvis Presley, dominated the British popular music scene in the pre-Beatles period of the late 1950s and early 1960s. His 1958 hit single “Move It” is often described as Britain’s first authentic rock and roll song, and John Lennon once claimed that “before Cliff and the Shadows, there had been nothing worth listening to in British music.” Increased focus on his Christian faith and subsequent softening of his music later led to a more middle of the road pop image, sometimes venturing into contemporary Christian music.

sir-cliff-richardOver a career spanning more than 50 years, Richard has become a fixture of the British entertainment world, amassing many gold and platinum discs and awards, including three Brit Awards and two Ivor Novello Awards. He has had more than 130 singles, albums and EPs make the UK Top 20, more than any other artist and holds the record (with Elvis Presley) as the only act to make the UK singles charts in all of its first six decades (1950s–2000s). He has achieved 14 UK No. 1 singles (or 18, depending on the counting methodology) and is the only singer to have had a No. 1 single in the UK in 5 consecutive decades: the 1950s through to the 1990s. In 2008, he celebrated his 50th anniversary in music by releasing a greatest hits album, featuring new track “Thank You for a Lifetime“, which reached number 3 in the UK singles chart. His latest album, Soulicious, was released in October 2011. The album was supported by a short UK arena tour and gave Richard his 41st top ten UK hit album.

Richard has never achieved the same impact in the United States despite eight US Top 40 singles, including the million-selling “Devil Woman” and “We Don’t Talk Anymore”, the latter becoming the first to reach the Billboard Hot 100‘s top 40 in the 1980s by a singer who had been in the top 40 in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. In Canada, Richard achieved moderate success in the 1980s with several albums reaching platinum status. He has remained a popular music, film, and television personality in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Northern Europe and Asia, and he retains a following in other countries.n by Mercury as a tribute to Elvis Presley.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 We Don’t Talk Anymore
2 Power to All Our Friends
3 Living Doll with The Young Ones and featuring Hank Marvin
4 Dreamin’
5 Daddy’s Home
6 Wired For Sound
7 Carrie
8 Some People
9 The Millennium Prayer
10 Goodbye Sam, Hello Samantha
11 The Only Way Out
12 Never Say Die (Give a Little Bit More)
13 Devil Woman
14 A Little in Love
15 The Best of Me
16 True Love Ways
17 She’s So Beautiful
18 Suddenly (with Olivia Newton-John)
19 My Kinda Life
20 I Can’t Ask For Anymore Than You
21 Take Me High
22 Lean on You
23 Hey Mr. Dream Maker
24 Little Town
25 Silhouettes
26 Where Do We Go From Here?
27 Hot Shot
28 Give A Little Bit More
29 Green Light
30 Whenever God Shines His Light (with Van Morrison)
31 Slow Rivers (with Elton John)
32 You Keep Me Hangin’ On
33 Don’t Turn Out The Light
34 Help It Along
35 Tomorrow Rising