United Kingdom: Sir Cliff turns 75

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Two time Eurovision representative and British musical icon Sir Cliff Richard has turned 75.

The singer celebrated this special occasion by performing at London’s Royal Albert Hall (RAH). The performance was part of his 75th birthday tour which started at the Killarney INEC in Ireland and will conclude at the RAH on 18 October.

Tributes from Elton John, Jimmy Tarbuck and Brian May were paid to the singer during the show along with Paul O’Grady and 1974 Eurovision representative Olivia Newton John performing on stage as well.

Cliff and Olivia
Cliff and Olivia

Sir Cliff’s career began in 1958 and since then he has sold over 250 million records worldwide. This amount of record sales places Sir Cliff as the third most successful artist in the UK chart history. Only The Beatles and Elvis Presley are ahead of him.

The artist is also remembered for representing the UK twice at the Eurovision Song Contest. His first attempt was in 1968 with the song Congratulations which many people remember as the song being beaten by Spain’s La la la.

Following defeat, Sir Cliff tried his luck again 5 years later with Power to all our friends, but this time he was only able to achieve 3rd place, losing to winners Luxembourg and yet again Spain who came 2nd.

On behalf of all the team and readers here at ESCToday.com we would like to wish Sir Cliff a happy birthday and congratulations.