At last the Daily Mail publish something we can all agree with and if you are like me or my friend Tasha, you can rejoice at the news that Cliff Richard will be banned from a new radio station.
Absolute Radio are launching a new radio station later this month dedicated to the 60s. They already have Absolute 80s / 90s / 00s / classic rock etc and this new addition to the stable is going to prove just as popular.
I am a huge fan of Absolute 80s and hated the fact I could only listen at home so bought a DAB radio for the car so I can listen when out on the school run or long car journeys. The 80s is my era of music but I have to say I do love 60s music too and have been looking forward to this new station. You can’t beat a bit of Motown when you are doing the Hoovering.
The one downside for me was running the risk of turning it on and hearing a bit of Living Doll or Congratulations. The news this morning that Cliff has been banned has cheered me up no end.
His music is just tripe. Utter utter tripe. I hate it.
Tasha would say that Absolute have not gone far enough but that he as a person should be banned. All his calendars / compilation CDs / DVDs of tours / films on BBC2 on a Sunday put in a box and destroyed.
In the article Sir Cliff accuses radio of “lying to the public” which, quite frankly is one of the most erudite things he has ever said. I wasn’t going to say anything that could get me sued for libel but the Daily Mail go on to say:
The star — who has never married — said “what they are doing is lying to themselves….”.
I am surprised the Editor has allowed the construction of that sentence to stand. His lack of “honesty” for so many years has always angered me and now to accuse a radio station of being dishonest is laughable quite frankly.
But at the end of the day the music is just rubbish. It is not what Absolute Radio is about. Listeners to Absolute are more likely to be fans of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones etc than Cliff Richard.
They should play what the public like, and if you’ve got a No1, it means your record is more popular than any other record in the charts, so you deserve airplay
Yes, Cliff, that may be true when the songs came out in the 60s, but not now 50 years later.
That is what Radio 2 is for.
Absolute Radio you know I love you and this just makes me want to snog you even more.
My Day 16 post for #NaBloPoMo where I have committed to post every day in November.