Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Guess Who I'm Seeing Tonight?



No LBC tonight. Ages ago I had booked to see Cliff Richard at the Albert Hall so I am leaving my programme in the more than capable hands of Mehdi Hasan.

Grant, bless him, had only ever heard two Cliff songs, so I have just introduced him to the delights of Miss You Nights. He's now sobbing his eyes out.

Truly, though, it is my favourite song of all time.

Seriously.

I mean it.

18 comments:

Julian said...

Sad, very sad...

JunkieBuster said...

Cliff Richard? Next you will be telling us you is a gayer.

P.S. Would still appreciate an explanation for your censorship of my first comment yesterday re. the smoking ban.

Sean O'Hare said...

Sad Iain, Very Very sad!

Iain Dale said...

There was no censorship. You can't have hit send properly.

Anoneumouse said...

Not sobing

Miss You Knights

Bardirect said...

How did punk pass you by, you're only a few days younger than me. Did you sit watching TOTP saying "is that a man or a woman?" like my Dad?

punk wv: spaterst!

IamRhino said...

One of the many reasons I disowned my parents !!!!!!

IamRhino said...

One of the many reasons I disowned my parents !!!!!!

IamRhino said...

One of the many reasons I disowned my parents !!!!!!

Gordon Brown said...

Iain posting dire music like this should be censored. Grant, show some guts!

David said...

I suppose you'll be posting soon that you have Summer Holiday on DVD.

Oh dear, I see the first Cliffophobic comments have been posted already.

Iain, what was it that made you out yourself?

Truly a brave thing to do.

Brian said...

Is Cliff still involved with Brumburgers?

Terry said...

Have been around almost as long as Cliff. Apart from a few very early songs - Move It; Living Doll etc - am not a fan. But he has done well to last so long so all credit.
What is it about people like him, Jim Reeves, Daniel O'Donnell et al who basically sing slush that makes them so popular?

Wrinkled Weasel said...

Ah yes, Iain, you have a show on LBC, and many years ago, so did I, but you didn't go to Cliff's party at the Dorchester or interview him during it, did you? And yes, for a big star, he really is one of the nicest people you could meet.

Jealous?

Stuart Winton said...

And here was me thinking we had a few things in common - similar age, similar medical condition, both emminent bloggers with a huge readership(!) and I even have my own Dock Labour Scheme-style hobby horse.

But for Cliff's sake (as Rick [Rik Mayall] used to say in the Young Ones - he presumably considered Cliff superior to Jesus Christ!), what's this all about?!

During my teen years I was into the Clash, the Damned, the Buzzcocks et al, and Cliff was my bete noire. Or one of them.

I well recall Ciff talking about his new album on TV. This depicted him as a boxer, and he said it was supposed to represent how he had triumphed over things he disliked, such as punk, and this really annoyed me at the time, and I still recall it thirty years or so later.

Mind you, I was flirting with the hard left at the time, so maybe it's a politics thing!

Or even sexuality-related!!

strapworld said...

One of the best shows I ever saw was Cliff Richard at the Royal Albert hall over thirty years ago.

Miss you nights... I always thought it was Mission Lights!!

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Agreed, Sir Cliff is enough to make you cry... if not entirely in the way you meant...!

Ed. said...

Cliff is one of my favourite singers - enjoy!