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Sir Cliff Richard has announced he is retiring from music – but he has no plans to retire yet
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Sir Cliff Richard says he is taking a break from his music activities but has no plans to hang up his microphone for good.
The music legend, 81, says he likes to have the choice and choice if and when he plays gigs now, nearly 65 years since his first major title hit.
“I don’t know if I ever want to retire. I don’t mind stopping,” he said.
“The stopover means I can change my mind anytime I want, or call my office and say, ‘Can you give us a couple of nights at the Royal Albert Hall? ?’
“So retirement is not in my vocabulary, but stopping is good for me – I can work whenever I want, if I want to.”
Cliff recorded more than 50 studio and live albums throughout his career, setting a new standard for popularity and becoming a Sir in 1995.
“There were two achievements – both of which I did not expect,” he said. The first is receiving a knighthood from the Queen. It’s not on my radar.
“Those titles have been given to entrepreneurs, politicians, actors. But a rock and roll singer? Is not,
it can’t happen.
“The second is the Official Chart Record of the top five albums for eight consecutive decades. Will anyone else be able to do that? I just crossed my fingers that my record was not broken in my lifetime. “
Cliff has duets with many stars over the years but says one of his favorite people to work with is his good friend Olivia Newton-John, 73.
And he said he’s surprised at how she stays active despite having her cancer recur over and over again.
“She was always in an ‘up’ state,” says Cliff. She’s one of the most resilient people I’ve ever met because she doesn’t like to treat her cancer like a battle.
“She said, ‘I’m just getting rid of something I don’t want’.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/sir-cliff-richard-admits-im-26333122 Sir Cliff Richard admits 'I won't work much anymore' - but won't retire