The evergreen 81-year-old – who wowed crowds from an open-top bus on the Platinum Jubilee – says staying youthful is all the way down to being continuously bodily lively.
Individuals might at all times do issues to assist themselves, he said- it doesn’t matter what they appeared like.
“I at all times say to individuals, you already know, simply preserve shifting. Should you can run, run. If you cannot run, stroll. If you cannot stroll, crawl. Simply preserve every little thing shifting and I believe that is helped me an ideal deal.”
“Some individuals simply do not age nicely, however you possibly can nonetheless age and be completely happy. I do not even know what I appear to be now, however you do not have to look twenty to have enjoyable.”
“You possibly can nonetheless have enjoyable inside your age group inside your customary of tennis taking part in, or no matter sport you select to do. That is what I do. I nonetheless preserve lively.”
“The factor is to attempt to preserve wholesome and generally meaning giving up meals that you just should not eat and wish to.”
The singer, who was chatting with veteran DJ Mike Osman on Nice British Radio, had his first hit ‘Transfer It’ when he was 17 in 1958.
Recalling his early days on the rock and roll scene, he admitted he did worry he could be a one hit surprise.
He stated: “I used to be centered on what I needed to do, and 1000’s of us needed to get into that rock ‘n’ roll scene and some of us received fortunate.”
“However due to the headlines you learn generally, not solely about us however different artists that got here from the rock ‘n’ roll scene, you already know, ‘Right here at the moment gone tomorrow, one hit wonders’.
“After a short time, it does weigh you all the way down to learn that, and I assume we simply type of stated okay, ‘If it is right here at the moment, gone tomorrow, we’ll simply take pleasure in at the moment’.”
“I by no means thought I might get to be 50 years previous, not to mention have a 62-year profession.”
Actually, Sir Cliff notched up 14 No1s and almost 70 High Ten hits, plus nicely over 100 that reached the High 40.
In 2020, he turned the primary ever artist to attain a High 5 album in eight consecutive many years with ‘The Air That I Breathe.’
Requested about Beatle John Lennon’s remark that there was nothing price listening to in British music earlier than Sir Cliff and The Shadows had been on the scene, the Octogenarian replied: “I’ve at all times been grateful he stated that, as a result of generally I am talking with a journalist and so they’ll say, ‘Properly, you already know, you are probably not cool’. And I say, ‘(Properly) John Lennon thought I used to be cool!’ “