Cliff Richard & The Shadows

Cliff + Shadows.jpgCliff Richard and The Shadows were undoubtedly the biggest influence on my musical preferences. I first heard them sometime in 1961. At the time I was 14 years old. Of course I heard many other kinds of music before that. My musical memory begins with my mother’s voice – it was amazing. She had a fantastic soprano and she used to sing around the house all the time. Unfortunately, she had a very melancholy disposition, so all the songs she sang were very depressing. The one that I remember the most, is called Gloomy Sunday. As my parents were both from Transylvania, she would sing it in the original Hungarian. Continue reading

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