Published to coincide with his 80th birthday, a tour and another new album, national treasure Sir Cliff Richard has emerged stronger than ever after devastating false accusations threatened to ruin his life. As he celebrates 60 years in music, he tells his incredible story in his first, full autobiography. A living history of pop. ‘Before Cliff Richard and The Shadows there was nothing worth listening to in British music.’ John Lennon Celebrating sixty years in music, with a hit in every decade since the 1950s, Sir Cliff Richard surely has a story to tell: coming of age in 1950s London, playing at the 2is Cafe where it all began, and now approaching is 80th birthday with record sales of 250m and counting. Cliff Richard was a pioneer – an original, with a new sound style, exploding out of London’s post-war skiffle scene. His debut single ‘Move It’ is widely credited as the record that kick started British rock ‘n’ roll. Pre-Beatles, Cliff was the teen idol. His story takes us in front of screaming fans across the UK and beyond, onto TV’s first pop show Oh Boy!, then through 40 years of Top of the Pops, first with the Kinks and latterly the likes of McFly. He’s seen era-defining pop groups and iconic TV shows come and go. He’s still making new music, and this summer he’s playing to sell-out arenas. His recent struggles have only intensified the devotion of his fans, and spurred him on to a new phase of creativity. He feels the time is right to tell his own story and cement his legacy in the history of pop culture.