Aretha Sings For The Future Sir Cliff

Originally posted April 3, 2008

I’ve said before that I don’t get Cliff Richard. And I don’t. To me, there’s nothing of interest there – in the songs, in the person, in the act. The British, obviously, feel differently. He’s now Sir Cliff Richard, for pete’s sake! He’s has numerous hits, and a look at Wikipedia or places like that make it clear that he’s rarely been out of favor – and rarely been out of work, much of it hosting television shows. Here’s a clip from The Cliff Richard Show in 1970, Aretha Franklin performing “Don’t Play That Song For Me.”* At least he’s had good taste.

*The original video I posted was gone, but I found another, slightly different, video of the same performance. Note added June 20, 2011


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