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Cliff Richard fans flock from around globe for annual ‘singalong and signing’

in News · 31-05-2018 13:48:00 · 7 Comments

Thousands of dedicated Cliff Richard fans flocked from around the globe to the Algarve last week to take part in the annual ‘Singalong & Signing’, organised every May by the legendary singer, at his winery, Adega do Cantor.

Cliff Richard fans flock from around globe for annual ‘singalong and signing’

Every year the star puts a full morning aside for his loyal fans, where they can sing and chat and take a photo with him.
This year the event was also attended by Albufeira Mayor, José Carlos Rolo, who in conversation with the Living Doll hit-maker highlighted the singer’s importance in helping to put Albufeira on the international map.
Sir Cliff Richard has called Albufeira his second home for over 40 years, after first holidaying there in 1961.
A statement from Albufeira council stressed “he can often be heard complimenting Albufeira for having ‘some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, lovely people and a splendid gastronomy’”.
In return, in 2003, Albufeira Town Hall decided to honour Sir Cliff Richard by naming a city street after the British singer, who also became the first personality to receive the Key of the City in 2014.
For over five decades, Cliff Richard has enjoyed success as a singer, musician, performer, actor and philanthropist, and is now acknowledged worldwide as a true musical icon.
Throughout his career, Sir Cliff Richard has sold over 250 million albums and is still one of the most recognised and esteemed British artists worldwide.
He was the first rock artist to be decorated by Queen Elizabeth in October 1995, ahead of names like Paul McCartney (1997), Elton John (1998), Mick Jagger (2003) and Tom Jones (2006).
Sir Cliff also realised in Albufeira his dream of planting a vineyard, on his estate at Quinta do Moinho. This is where the Vida Nova wines are produced, the production of which have his own personal involvement.
Many of the singalong guests were also signed up for a customary Cliff Richard cruise on a catamaran, which departed from Albufeira Marina on Saturday and traditionally follows the annual get-together.

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What a lovely day we had together with Cliff and 1400 fans. And Cliff loves us too. Hope there will be another signing and signing next year. I will be there. But first a concert tour later this year...
by Rina from Other on 02-06-2018 09:29:00
Hello.please send me information as to how can i come to be at his concert next may.i understand his winery is on the market .would there be somewhere else he would then perform.it would be a dream come true to have my photo taken with him for my 70th Birthday.i have loved him forever. Thank you so much for your article and your time Nellie x
by Nellie Trim from Other on 02-06-2018 02:05:00
A dream come true meeting my idol, an amazing tour of the winery, and a 3hour Cliff themed cruise. Beautiful weather and so many lovely friendly people. A truly magical experience
by Rosemary Byres from UK on 01-06-2018 10:07:00
I was here it was amazing Sir Cliff is the nicest man we have the best time and meet the man himself I love it
by Marian Donovan from Other on 01-06-2018 08:54:00
I attended the wine signing and would like to thanks everyone involved with making this a special day for us all .This was my first time and standing beside Cliff and have a picture taken with him was a dream come true and to stand with over 1400 of us and keep that lovely smile just shows what an amazing man he truly is .I finished off my holiday with the amazing wine cruise
by Josephine Hastie from UK on 01-06-2018 03:46:00
Cliff is our idol. I’m sure I speak for all the Cliff fans.He is not only a fabuous singer but a generous and kind man .Truly dedicated to all his fans , he gives time to meet and speak to them. There will never be another entertainer like him. God bless him he is an angel in our midst.
by Sarah Appleby from UK on 01-06-2018 10:46:00
Good on you Sir Cliff.....we enjoyed the hour long special all about your amazing career on Channel 4 a few nights ago......
by alexis j Favenchi from Other on 01-06-2018 08:31:00

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