Born in India in October 1940, Harry Webb, as he was once known, had showbiz in him from an early age, and when he broke through in the late 50s with his first hit Move It, he was quickly likened to be the UK’s answer to Elvis Pressley. He went on to have 14 UK number ones and hit records all over the world. This tour would see Cliff recount the stories of the decades when he began his musical journey, playing some of his hits from the 50s, 60s 70s, 80s, 90s, and noughties alongside other hits from other artists of that era.
Supported on this tour by 4 piece vocal swing band The Flyboys, they entertained the crowd with their ‘swing’ takes on various popular hits from recent times, from artists such as Ed Sheeran and Maroon 5. A couple of the band remained on stage to play as part of Sir Cliff’s backing band, and as he took to the stage the crowd erupted. ‘Well since my baby left me!!!’ The roar from the audience meant it was a minute or two until he ‘found a new place to dwell!!’ Opening with the Elvis classic Heartbreak Hotel, there was no doubt it was the 50s section, as he followed on with Peggy Sue, a Buddy Holly cover and Wake Up Little Susie, made famous by The Everly Brothers. Time for Cliff’s own tunes now, with Move It followed by the classic Living Doll, number one twice for Sir Cliff, his first number one in 1958 and famously with The Young Ones for Comic Relief in 1986.