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Cliff Richard; His Firsts 1940 to 1959
"We all have 'firsts' in our lives, first school, first crush, first record purchase etc. Harry Webb, now Sir Cliff Richard, had many. Let's take a quiz journey through some firsts from his first 18 years. Warning - not exclusively on Cliff's music."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
According to his mother, Cliff Richard (christened Harry Rodger Webb) was first meant to be named which of the following?
Frederick William Webb
Brian Rankin Webb
Thomas Benjamin Webb
Rodger Harry Webb
Cliff Richard was born in India on the 14/10/1940, but in what year did he first set foot on English soil?
In May 1956 Cliff Richard first heard this singer on the radio. To quote Cliff 'When I heard ________ the next step for me was to try to do it.' Fill in the gap.
On 3rd March 1957 Cliff Richard went to his first live rock show. Name the headlining American act.
Marty Wilde and the Wildcats
Bill Haley and The Comets
In April 1958 'The Drifters', with Cliff singing, played their first Soho (London) gig with a two week residency in a coffee bar. Under what name did this famous Soho coffee bar trade?
The Viper Room
The 2 I's
In June 1958 The Drifters featuring Cliff on vocal and guitar made their first demo records. The two songs were which of these?
'20 Flight Rock' & 'Heartbreak Hotel'
'Lawdy Miss Clawdy' & 'Breathless'
'Donna' & 'A Teenager in Love'
'Livin' Lovin' Doll' and 'Steady with You'
What was the reason behind Harry Webb first deciding to change his name to Cliff Richard?
Cliff's youngest sister liked the name
It was suggested by Norrie Paramour
A dance hall manager wanted the change
Cliff's father was Richard Clifford Webb
Cliff's first recording for Columbia, produced by Norrie Paramour, needed a 'B' side. The rest is history as Cliff and The Drifters recorded 'Move It', a song written by which member of the group?
Ian (Sammy) Samwell
Cliff appeared in his first film role in 1959. A song he sang in the film, 'Living Doll', was re-recorded later at a slower tempo and became his first U.K. number one. That first film was which of these?
The first Fender Stratocaster guitar imported into England was purchased by whom?
Ian (Sammy) Samwell
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