Cliff Richard Scrapbooks

Scope and Content

This collection consists of press cuttings, articles and programmes relating to the life and work of Cliff Richard.

Administrative / Biographical History

Cliff Richard, given name Harry Webb, is a popular singer and performer. Born in Lucknow in India in 1940, he began recording and releasing records in 1958. His singles have gained chart positions in each of the first six decades of the UK singles chart, and he has sold more singles in the UK than any other act. In 1968, Cliff represented the UK in the Eurovision song contest. He was knighted on 25th October 1995.

Access Information

This archive collection is available for consultation in the V&A Blythe House Archive and Library Study Room by appointment only. Full details of access arrangements may be found here:

Access to some of the material may be restricted. These are noted in the catalogue where relevant.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Jean Ward, 18 April 1978.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on copying and commercial reproduction may be found here:


No further accruals to this collection are expected.

Related Material

See also the core collections of the V&A Theatre and Performance Department. Material relating to Cliff Richard may be found in several collections, including the biographical, productions, company and photographs files.

Please ask the Department of Theatre & Performance enquiry team for further details.

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