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The Dreamer: An Autobiography - Cliff Richard

The Dreamer: An Autobiography - Cliff Richard

Title: The Dreamer

Author:  Cliff Richard

ISBN:  9780957490765

Weight:  990g

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The Dreamer by Cliff Richard

Early evening on Saturday 13th September, 1958, Cliff Richard and The Drifters appeared on ITV’s pop show Oh Boy!, electrifying living rooms across the nation with their now legendary performance of ‘Move It’.  Overnight, the 17-year-old Elvis fan with big dreams became a real-life teen idol, and Britain had their first rock ‘n’ roll star.  A new chapter had started in the history of music.

Over sixty years later, with a hit in every decade since and over 250 million record sales, Cliff Richard performes live to sell-out audiences with continued success as a recording artist, while era-defining pop stars have come and gone.

Now in his autobiography, Cliff takes us back to 1950s post-War London, where he exploded out of the skiffle scene with his unique new sound.  From there he is catapulted into the centre of the British film industry, and goes on to conquer Saturday-night TV.  We go behind the scenes on West End musicals, and around the world with him on tour.

Cliff Richard is one of the biggest-selling artists of all time, and he has achieved that while always following his own path, on his own terms.  Here he tells his story in his own words, through the toughest times he has faced, to the biggest dreams that came true.

Bibliographic Info

TitleThe Dreamer
SubtitleAn Autobiography
Author (born Harry Rodger Webb) with Ian Gittins
Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
Edition background

These copies have a signature page, tipped-in before the title page.  Printed on this page is the name of the author, the title / subtitle, the phrase ‘Limited Signed Edition’, and the logo and name of the publisher.

Issued direct by the Ebury Press imprint of Ebury Publishing, the number of copies in this limited edition is unknown.

Edition features

The main body of the book is 360 pages, which includes three 8-page sections of black & white, and colour photographs.

The front matter has an additional 7 pages:

Contents [2]
Introduction [5]

The back matter has a further 50 pages:

Epilogue [9]
Acknowledgements [1]
Permissions and Picture Credits [2]
Discography [26]
Index [12]

Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn a signature page, tipped-in before the title page.
Book Stats
PublisherEbury Publishing
ImprintEbury Press
Publication date
Printed byClays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 139780957490765
ISBN 100957490763
FormatHardcover with dust jacket
Pages360 [main body]
Size (h x w x d)241 x 162 x 41mm
Packed weight1.081kg [heavy book]
Image and Design Credits
Author photographAlan Olley
Jacket designTwo Associates
Jacket photographsMichael Putland / Getty Images (front)
Michelle Kloboucnik (back)

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