Anorak News | Cliff Richard To Get Mobile Memorial In Wimbledon’s Centre Court

Cliff Richard To Get Mobile Memorial In Wimbledon’s Centre Court

by | 19th, December 2008

SIR Cliff Richard is not dead, but one day he might be.

Says Cliff:

“There is a family plot where my father and mother are buried but I have been assured that when I do pass on a lot of fans will want to pay homage to me and visit my grave, so that family plot might not be suitable.”


“Perhaps I should think of a last resting place that is more accessible to people.”

Anorak has long laboured under the notion that there was already a memorial to Sir Cliff – the Peter Pan statue in London’s Kensington Gardens bears all the hallmarks of the British Elvis.

And many is the rumour that he died some years ago (which hipster has not played Move It backwards and heard the message ‘Cliff is resting – change ends”?), his legacy kept alive by a Cliff death mask on the faces of former Hot Gossip dancers.

But Cliff has not going anywhere, telling both us and Daily Express readers:

“I want to play tennis on my 100th birthday and I’m not joking.”

Cliff never jokes about tennis, it being a deadly serious. And we look forward to seeing him dressed in his whites playing a game with Tony Blair, Mike Read and Sue Barker, all suspended from the new roof at Wimbledon’s Centre Court. And left there like a mobile to tennis’s heritage.

Fly, Cliff. Fly.

Smashing stuff…

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