CLIFF’S DY­NA­MITE

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - 6-page Nostalgia Special -

LIV­ING DOLL, BY CLIFF RICHARD & THE DRIFTERS

The first Num­ber One record for Cliff & The Drifters (Hank. Bruce, Jet and Tony would not be­come ‘The Shad­ows’ un­til later in the year) was the vir­tual sound­track to the sum­mer of 1959, spend­ing six weeks at the top of the Hit Pa­rade. The Lionel Bart com­po­si­tion was orig­i­nally per­formed as a rock and roll num­ber in the drama Se­ri­ous Charge but the sin­gle’s ver­sion adopted a more coun­try and western tempo. Mean­while, the sort of music lover who also favoured side­burns and leather jack­ets in­fin­itely pre­ferred the records’ clas­sic flip­side, Dy­na­mite, which blared from hun­dreds of juke­boxes through­out Brighton.

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