Cliff Richard Remembers hearing of Elvis Presley for the first time

By: Elvis Australia
August 29, 2015

Cliff Richard: 'When I first heard Elvis, it sounded like an alien art form. But the more I looked into it, the more I realised something. That the hillbilly and bluegrass music, country music in general along with gospel, rhythm & blues, it all went together and came back in the form of Elvis Presley'.

Cliff Richard: The reason I was always labeled Britain's Elvis was because everybody wanted a Britain's Elvis and I was sort of the nearest thing to it'. (In truth, it was as much Cliff's fantasy as the nation's. He wore Elvis' favorite colors: pink and black. He vibrated his legs like a cricket in hot weather. Even in a puffy paperback biography authorized a few years ago it was admitted: 'His dark hair would be immaculate at the start of the act, but after a few bars it would begin to assume a carefully stage-managed kind of disorder. Such details could not be left to chance'.)

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