August 14, 2010
Please don’t take it the wrong way when I tell you that it was Cliff Richard who introduced me to sex.
In 1958, Cliff’s single Move It (described as ‘Britain’s first rock ’n’ roll record’ by John Lennon) topped the charts, and he visited Liverpool on tour — wiggling like Elvis in his shocking pink suit.
I have no illusions as to precisely why that was so exciting. How my friends and I screamed! I was 12 years old.
That memory is an important reminder that the pop industry has always thrived on sexy rebellion.
This article was posted: Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 7:05 pm