Sir Cliff Richard has an impressive career behind him cementing the singer as one of the UK’s greatest music exports.
After releasing 45 studio albums, Sir Cliff – who was born Harry Rodger Webb – recently made history and became the first artist to reach the UK Top 5 across eight consecutive decades.
Despite recently turning 80, the musician has no plans to move at a slower pace and instead is gearing up to once again tour as well as create new music, writes the Express.
The megastar has previously said, “the word ‘retire’ is not in my vocabulary”.
Speaking in 2014, he told BBC Radio 4 that he wouldn’t give up his job unless he lost the ability to sing.
Now, he has revealed that he is “looking forward” to the future of his glittering career in his autobiography, Cliff Richard: The Dreamer.
The Mistletoe and Wine hitmaker wrote about a “funny story” that happened several years ago shortly after he heard “an amazing singer on the radio” while with a friend.
“‘Wow, listen to her!’ I said. ‘What a voice! I’d love to sing with her!’ The friend I was with stared at me, slightly pityingly,” he penned.
His friend shocked said: “Cliff, that’s not a woman! It’s Pharrell Williams!”
Although he believed Pharrell was a female, he went on to praise the musician who went to number one in 23 countries with his hit song, Happy.
“Ooops, but my point stands – he has a wonderful voice and I’d love the opportunity to work with him,” recalled Cliff.
He also went on to add that he would love to work with the Queen of Country, Shania Twain.
Cliff praised the You’re Still The One songstress who he says has a “tremendous voice” and admitted he had tried to work with her on two separate occasions.
“The first time, she had a throat infection, and the second time, she was on tour. Well, I’m going to keep trying and ask her again. I’m persistent like that!”