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10/11/2013

Cliff est notre (sous-entendu british) artiste masculin ayant le plus réussi et avec un grand répertoire de chansons...S'il est parfois une cible facile pour certains "moqueurs", son palmarès lui a permis d'être au TOP dans tous les genres avec 100 albums et une énorme présence depuis 6 décennies. Même John Lennon avait déclaré: " Avant Cliff et les Shadows, la musique anglaise n'existait pas"...S'il avait été Américain, il aurait été élevé au plus haut sommet comme Neil Sedaka ou encore Paul Anka...Au lieu de cela, certaines radios refusent même de passer ses morceaux illustres comme Move It- Bachelor Boy- Summer Holiday des tubes que nous avons tous dans notre tête de façon indélébile...Certains lui ont reproché d'entrer dans une sorte de musique chrétienne mais cela n'a pas empêché MILLENIUM PRAYER (le NOTRE Père) d'être numéro 1....

Je (JD) dois reconnaître que sa prestation au Jubilé de la Reine fut laborieuse mais Cliff fait partie intégrante de l'histoire de la Grande-Bretagne de l'après-guerre jusqu'à nos jours et je l'en félicite...Et vous verrez que, plus tard, ses tubes seront diffusés un peu partout dans notre pays et nous les chanterons tous ensemble alors que les éloges sortiront de tous bois.....Cliff paraît ringard aux yeux de certains qui le boycottent avec son sens du show à l'ancienne mais nous devrions le célébrer, il nous appartient...profitons donc de lui et de ses talents....

 

J'adhère à ce texte et j'ajoute CONGRATULATIONS AND JUBILATIONS SIR CLIFF RICHARD (Coco à la traduction fort...libre))

 

 

CLIFF RICHARD

Cliff Richard

Cliff is a very British kind of star: Cheesy, self-parodying but actually has a great back catalogue of songs that we have all grown up with. So why don’t we give him a break and celebrate him for what he is – our most successful solo male artist of all time?

He is an easy target for jokes from day one when he was branded “The British Elvis” – the two don’t compare for cultural impact, but in terms of statistics he matches the king in many areas. 100 Albums, over 130 singles including chart hits in every decade from 1950s to 2000s and with only the exception of the last decade had a number one each decade too, and he has more singles, albums and EPs in the UK chart than any other artist. Even John Lennon said that “before Cliff and the Shadows, there had been nothing worth listening to in British music.”

If he was American we would be holding him up as a national treasure in a uncynical way as they do with Barry Manilow, Neil Sedaka, Paul Anka and many others, instead we point and laugh at a man who – let’s be honest – has done nothing majorly wrong in his career. Sell out tours, calendars, records sold by the barrow load even today when many major radio stations refuse to play his new work he is still in the industry 55 years after his first hit “Move it” which has been described as the first proper UK Rock and Roll single. Consider his biggest hits like “Summer Holiday”, “Bachelor Boy”, “We Don’t Talk anymore”, “Devil Woman” and his Christmas mainstay “Mistletoe and Wine” we all know them – from Grandparents to our kids they know these songs. My son knows Summer Holiday because they sang it at school and my Granda knows it too – 6 years and 89 years, and all in between, connected by a song by Cliff.

Yes he can be a bit cheesy and while the Wimbledon thing in retrospect is a bit cringe worthy, at the time was brilliant and everyone had a bit of fun with it. Then his forays into soft Christian music has led to many deride him – but people bought it and made “Millennium Prayer” number one in 1999 against all the odds. You can’t just hate him because he is popular or religious. As much as I hate the phrase “Guilty Pleasure” Cliff is the UK’s guilty pleasure in many ways. Few of us would ever put his music on by choice, but if it comes on the radio we know the words and can sing along – he doesn’t make you reach for the off button in the way others do.

And I have to concede his performance at the Diamond Jubilee Concert was painful, but I’ve watched Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney through my hands before as they are old men without the charisma or ability they used to have. For me Sir Cliff is an integral part of post-war Britain; from 1958 to today he continues to record, perform and enjoy what he does and I applaud him for that. It’s easy to mock, make suggestive jokes about his private life and criticise the man, any pop star starting out today would love to have just a fraction of this man’s success over the last half century or so. And you also know that in several years time when he passes, dozens will come out of the woodwork to praise him and his achievements. Songs will be played on the radio and we’ll all sing along and remember the words as the melodies take us back to our childhoods or teenage years or adult lives.

Considering the media bashing that he has had in the last two decades, his success should be celebrated and applauded even more because he’s still here and many of those commentators and critics are long forgotten. He might be cheesy, showbiz in the old fashioned sense and not as good as he once was – but he’s ours, and we should celebrate and enjoy him anyway.

JD

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serge.g , le 10-11-2013 à 16:51:47 :

bonjour

pour répondre à Françoise c'est un shows avec entracte. mais ce n'est pas le seul qui fait cela serge

Françoise Tikuanyinwui, le 10-11-2013 à 10:40:47 :

merci

Merci Coco pour ce super article.

"Show à l'ancienne" ! Ben on est tous des anciens non ? Surtout qu'à présent on est ancien à partir de 50 ans ! en France en tout cas...

Bref, on est ancien, lui aussi, donc on veut des "show à l'ancienne" non mais !

En fait : ça consiste en quoi ? c'est quoi la différence ?

Bisous à tous

Françoise

cliffette, le 10-11-2013 à 07:33:48 :

Sur nos radios françaises on ne passe jamais Cliff !

Dès que j'en parle on me répond qu'on ne le connait pas !
Pourtant il fête son 100 ème album !
L'article que tu as traduit est bien, merci Jean-Pierre.

Photo de Jodie Brooks.
Bon dimanche.

lilithewitch, le 09-11-2013 à 23:25:07 :

merci

de poster cet article extraordinaire... j'adore chaque phrase et enfin quelqu'un qui a le courage d'écrire que la vérité sur leur star Numéro 1 britannique

Bandy, le 09-11-2013 à 19:33:03 :

Cliff ringard .....

Cliff toujours écarté de certaines radio. Aujourd'hui encore à 10h16 on passe GIRL, YOU'LL BE A WOMAN SOON mais pas par Cliff mais un certain goupe URGE OVERKILL !!!!! Version de 1994. Original de Neil Daimond en 1967. Cliff trop ringard. Sur cette radio on ne connait que Some People et I Don't Talk de Cliff.