94. Cliff Richard & the Shadows

If you had more hits than the Beatles and the Rolling Stones combined you would think that you may be a lock for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. However, in the muddled case of Cliff Richard & the Shadows, this was a chart distinction held in Great Britain and not Stateside.   Trying to decipher the career of Cliff Richard & the Shadows takes a historian on two separate paths. Originally called the Drifters, the name evolved into Cliff Richard & the Shadows to capitalize on the good looks of the lead singer. As Richard’s popularity in the U.K. skyrocketed, the “British Elvis” was not alone in achieving fame. The Shadows achieved acclaim for their skills as well. The band became the first true British group to dominate the charts in their own country and it is no stretch to say that they were England’s first real Rock…
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