On 14 May 2016 at 6:55pm Clifford wrote:
DJ Paul Gambaccini said: 'Sir Cliff is one of the greatest Englishmen of the 20th Century.' Discuss.
On 14 May 2016 at 8:04pm Johnny Vinyl wrote:
My music collection, of about 10,000 items does not include anything from
Sir Cliff, apart 'Travelling Light/Dynamite' on a 45.
I collect rock, pop, indie, alternative, punk, reggae, americana, folk, world music, etc. because each category opens up new interesting experiences
in listening pleasure.
I'm afraid Sir Cliff is a sliced white-bread non-entity to genuine music fans.
So, I'm expecting a fair amount of flak.
But I'm nearly 70 too.
On 14 May 2016 at 9:07pm Ben wrote:
How very dare you!! Are you honestly saying your music collection is credible without 'wired for sound' included?
On 14 May 2016 at 9:21pm Bert wrote:
It's always those with the biggest music snobbery who have the worst taste...
On 14 May 2016 at 9:42pm Clifford wrote:
How right you are Bert. I thought what Gambaccini said was stupid and wondered what others thought. Glad you agree with me.
On 14 May 2016 at 10:24pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
I will never forgive Cliff Richard for Mistletoe and Wine.
On 15 May 2016 at 11:21am A Young One wrote:
Yeah, Cliff 'fies my soul.
On 15 May 2016 at 1:35pm overton wrote:
Don't particularly like his music but he is a polished performer. It is interesting to me how many people attack those who avoid the degeneracy of what's left of our culture. He has never disowned his christianity despite much scorn from critics and other performers.
Cliff appears to be a MGTOW, something that didn't exist when he was in his prime. It increased his attract ion from low smv women but annoyed many others. Whether it was a strategy or just a happy coincidence we might never know. He is also popular with gay men but this is perhaps in an ironic way.
On 15 May 2016 at 11:06pm wrote:
He’s not gay, just because he lives with a long term male partner.. I mean… ‘best friend’, has an effeminate voice and like sequins and dancing. Besides which his core audience is conservative and reactionary, they’d never buy his songs if they thought he was gay. If he ever did have ‘wrong’ thoughts, he most likely prayed them way.
He had a well-publicised and famously unconsummated relationship with doesn’t-look-at-all-like-a-lesbian Sue Barker, which threw the media off the scent for a couple of years.
Personally, I can’t stand the vapid pap he sings, it’s the sound of post-war mediocrity targeting the empty headed housewives who weren’t allowed a proper education or independent thoughts, and he had the perfect personality to suit - utterly unthreatening to their husbands’ overarching ego. No more, or less, relevant to the often embarrassing history of pop music than is Clive Dunn or St Winifred’s School Choir.
On 15 May 2016 at 11:33pm Harry Webb wrote:
Hi guys and gals I'm just having a break from my summer holiday to peek at the Lewes Forum. Congratulations on some very scintillating discussions. I've been enjoying reading them while enjoying some mistletoe and wine which is very good at any time of the year. I feel that I have to drown sorrows as I recently left my wife who turned out to be a right old devil woman. I have to confess though that I am secretly glad to be a bachelor boy again. Anyway folks if anyone wants to join me at the Lewes roller disco next time it's on you will find me giddily tootling along to the tune of wired for sound.
On 16 May 2016 at 12:02am Sue Barker wrote:
I love you Cliffie. I miss the way you looked at me in my tennis whites.
On 16 May 2016 at 11:39pm Nonces Versus Posh Gays wrote:
Heads or tails, flip sides of a coin