Before all that, he lived in Lucknow, a city in India, as his father worked for a company servicing the Indian Railways.

He and his family lived in a small home in the downtown area of Hazratganj until 1948 when the Indian independence sent the family back to the UK.

They settled in Essex after a long journey by sea, before moving to Hertfordshire where he lived with his family in a council home.

As a teenager, Sir Cliff was fascinated by music, mainly skiffle and rock ‘n’ roll, which was sweeping the UK youth during the 1950s.


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