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This material is held at V & A Department of Theatre and Performance
Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/377
Dates of Creation 1957-1961
Name of Creator Jean Marilyn Davies
Language of Material English
Physical Description 6 Files

Scope and Content

This collection consists of press cuttings, articles and programmes relating to the life and work of Cliff Richard.

Administrative / Biographical History

Cliff Richard, given name Harry Webb, is a popular singer and performer. Born in Lucknow in India in 1940, he began recording and releasing records in 1958. His singles have gained chart positions in each of the first six decades of the UK singles chart, and he has sold more singles in the UK than any other act. In 1968, Cliff represented the UK in the Eurovision song contest. He was knighted on 25th October 1995.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available for consultation in the V&A Department of Theatre & Perfomance's reading room, which is located at Blythe House, 23 Blythe Rd, Olympia, London, W14 0QX. The reading room is open Tuesday to Friday's between 10.15 am and 4.30 pm, access to it is by appointment only. To request an appointment please email tmenquiries@vam.ac.uk or telephone 020 7942 2698.

Additionally access to some of these files may be restricted. These are identified at file level.

Conditions Governing Use

Archive material may not be photocopied. Arrangements can be made to photograph material in the search room using non-flash photography.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Jean Ward, 18 April 1978.

Accruals

No further accruals to this collection are expected.

Related Material

See also the core collections of the V&A Theatre and Performance Department. Material relating to Cliff Richard may be found in several collections, including the biographical, productions, company and photographs files.

Please ask the Department of Theatre & Performance enquiry team for further details.

Subjects

Eurovision Song Context

Geographical Names

Lucknow, India

Cataloguing Info

Title Cliff Richard Scrapbooks
Sub-title Catalogue of records in the Victoria & Albert Museum: Department of Theatre and Performance
Author Catalogued by Ewan Evans
Revisions

Scrapbooks

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/377/1
Dates of Creation 1957-1961
Physical Description 6 Files

Scope and Content

Administrative / Biographical History


Scrapbook

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/377/1/1
Dates of Creation ca. 1957-1960
Physical Description 1 volume

Scope and Content

Contains press cuttings.


Scrapbook

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/377/1/2
Dates of Creation ca. 1958
Physical Description 1 volume

Scope and Content

Contains press cuttings, includes souvenir programme of 'Arthur Howes presents Oh Boy! It's Cliff Richard: The Cliff Richard Show, 20th June 1959; Scoop and Glamour: Mirabelle, 19th September 1959; and NME Cliff Richard Supplement


Scrapbook

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/377/1/3
Dates of Creation ca. 1959-1960
Physical Description 1 volume

Scope and Content

Contains press cuttings.


Scrapbook

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/377/1/4
Dates of Creation ca. 1960
Physical Description 1 volume

Scope and Content

Contains press cuttings.


Scrapbook

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/377/1/5
Dates of Creation ca. 1960-1961
Physical Description 1 volume

Scope and Content

Contains press cuttings.


Scrapbook

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/377/1/6
Dates of Creation ca. 1960-1961
Physical Description 1 volume

Scope and Content

Contains press cuttings, including NME Cliff Richard 21st Birthday Supplement, 13th October 1961