Cliff Richard

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Alan Hawkshaw obituary
Composer who wrote the theme tunes for Channel 4 News and Grange Hill, and the music to accompany the Countdown clock

Spencer Leigh

25, Oct, 2021 @4:57 PM

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Message in a wine bottle: how Sting got stung when he bought a vineyard
The singer and his wife, Trudie Styler, bought an Italian wine-producing estate after being given a glass of plonk by the owner. There was just one problem...

18, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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UK pop pilgrimages: from Paul McCartney’s Kintyre to Giggs’s Peckham
With festivals looking thin on the ground, why not visit the places that have inspired some of our best songs and greatest bands, including Pulp, the Undertones and … Cliff Richard

Malcolm Jack, Eamonn Forde, Sam Davies, Laura Snapes, Ian Gittins, Daniel Dylan Wray

25, Jun, 2021 @9:30 AM

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The Who Sell Out: still a searing satire on pop’s commercial breakdown
Filled with product placement and advertising, the band’s newly reissued 1967 album put the pop in pop art, by showing how closely music was entwined with capital

Alexis Petridis

26, Apr, 2021 @10:03 AM

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I'll never get over police raid, says castaway Cliff Richard
Sixty years after he first appeared on Desert Island Discs, the singer returns to talk about suing the BBC and why he never married

Vanessa Thorpe

20, Dec, 2020 @7:14 AM

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Cliff Richard becomes first artist to reach UK Top 5 across eight decades
Music ... The Air That I Breathe reaches No 3 this week – 61 years after the singer’s first chart album

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

06, Nov, 2020 @6:00 PM

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'It reminded me I should not go quietly': readers' favourite UK No 1s
Guardian readers fill in the blanks in our countdown of the greatest UK No 1s of all time, with entries from Dusty Springfield to Desmond Dekker, Jimi Hendrix to Joe Dolce

Guardian readers

10, Jun, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Bill Martin obituary
Co-writer of the songs Puppet on a String and Congratulations who also came up with hits for Cilla Black and the Bay City Rollers

Spencer Leigh

02, Apr, 2020 @10:45 AM

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BBC pays out £2m in legal costs to Sir Cliff Richard
Singer last year won landmark case after BBC used helicopter to film police raid on his home

Jim Waterson Media editor

04, Sep, 2019 @1:08 PM

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Cliff Richard is right to seek anonymity for those accused of sex crimes | Simon Jenkins
Naming the accused before they are charged breaches the rules of natural justice, says the Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

01, Jul, 2019 @12:33 PM

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How Subbuteo’s inventor bent it round the wall | Brief letters
Brief letters: Real names | The Guardian | Subbuteo | Banana bread | Packet brownies

Letters

21, May, 2019 @4:49 PM

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A different word for Islamophobia | Brief letters
Brief letters: Islamophobia | Blue-rinse Tories | Unwrapping veg | Causes of death | Real names

Letters

20, May, 2019 @5:01 PM

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