Saturday, July 16, 2005

Cliff Richard and the Shadows: True True Lovin'/Bachelor Boy (Epic 5-9691)

Cliff Richard was, of course, England's answer to Elvis and it's reported that he sold more records worldwide than either him or The Beatles. Well, in this country, he's not as well celebrated.
In fact, his biggest hits here weren't to come until the mid 70s and early 80s with such MOR pop stuff as "Devil Woman" and "We Don't Talk Anymore." But for this, let's turn back the clock to August of 1964 when The Beatles were all the rage. Cliff was still in there a-pitchin' with The Shadows backing him up. "Bachelor Boy" was the A-side and it only made it up to #99. It isn't too bad a piece of pop fluff. "True, True Lovin,'" though, is much better, a pounding side of British beat with a great guitar break. Maybe that should've been the A-side.
Oh well, that's life, I guess.

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