I really did not want to write this blog piece, particularly as it goes into the areas of stereotype and cliche. I am not even a particular fan of Cliff Richard (although I do like "Move It", "Miss You Nights", "Devil Woman", and "Mistletoe and Wine") and he seems to be a nice bloke.
But that said, I do admire him for standing up for his faith at a time when it could have wrecked his career and when it was, in some cases is, highly unpopular. He also is true to his principles (although I think he should show a bit more of the edginess of his character)and is clear, concise, uncompromising, and uncomplicated when it comes to prostelysing his beliefs. Not just his Christian faith.
Plus, musically it says a lot that there is more to him than meets the eye. Particually when you notice that he has, in his time, worked with Elton John, Mark Knopfler, George Harrison, Julian Lennon, Freddie Mercury, Stevie Wonder, Phil Everly, Janet Jackson, and Van Morrison