At first glance the words ‘Rock’, ‘Cliff’ and ‘Richard’ shouldn’t really feature in the same sentence. So it’s strange that Rock Nation – one of Dubai’s top rock nights – is featuring a tribute gig to a man better known for his singalongs at Wimbledon. But before squeaky-clean Cliff was singing in the rain and belting out Christian classics, he was the nearest the UK got to having its own Elvis. He holds the record (shared with The King) as the only act to make the UK singles charts in six consecutive decades, and has sold 150 million singles worldwide.
Rock Nation’s Cliff Richard tribute night is at The Music Room on Saturday April 23.