Living Doll #OnThisDay

On 31st of July 1959, the single Living Doll became a number 1 hit for Cliff Richard and the Shadows (at that time The Drifters). It was to top the charts in the UK for 6 weeks and was the biggest hit of the year.

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The song was written by Lionel Bart for the film Serious Charge.

It was released in 1986 by ‘The Young Ones’, as part of Comic Relief when it again topped the charts.

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  1. Anything about Cliff Richards always reminds me of my sister Reene – who was a big, big fan. I wrote about her love of Cliff, here…..

    As chance would have it, I watched ‘Summer Holiday’ yesterday evening – having watched ‘Girl Happy’ and ‘Jailhouse Rock’ featuring Elvis, the evening before. All v. sexist to modern eyes and ears, but…..can’t beat the music – the root of so many other good sounds.

    Watching ‘Jailhouse Rock’ and admiring the style of the men as well as the women, reminded me of ‘Duke’ Wales – The Orkney Rockabilly – he will have devoured those films to get the look just right.

    Elvis or Cliff? Elvis, every time, for me – and for ‘Duke’ too.

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