#365 Cliff Richard / Christopher Timothy – 14 October 1940

Cliff Richard

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Sir Cliff Richard, OBE (born Harry Rodger Webb; 14 October 1940) is an English pop star, musician, performer, actor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, who has sold over 260 million records worldwide. Famous for his collaboration with the Shadows and his second place in the Eurovision Song Contest with Congratulations, his recording career spans over 50 years. He has amassed hundreds of gold and platinum discs and awards, including three Brit awards and two Ivor Novello awards, making him one of the most successful singers of all time. He has had more than 130 singles, albums and EPs make the UK Top 20, more than any other artist. He holds the record (with Elvis Presley) as the only act to make the UK singles charts in all of its first six decades (1950s–2000s). He has achieved 14 UK number one singles (or 18, depending on the counting methodology) and is the only singer to have had a number one single in the UK in six consecutive decades: the 1950s through to the 2000s. He is the biggest selling singles artist of all time in the UK. He has also starred in a number of films including Expresso Bongo (1960) and Summer Holiday (1963).

Christopher Timothy

Christopher Timothy (born 14 October 1940) is a Welsh actor, television director and writer. Timothy is possibly best known today for his role as James Herriot in All Creatures Great and Small; more recently he has starred as Dr. Brendan ‘Mac’ McGuire in the British television drama Doctors.


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