On Sun Jul 9 21:22:01 BST 2000, Ray and Linda Blakeney (Brighton England.Linda.Blakeney@tesco.net) from 126.96.36.199 said:
Hi Cliff and Pat, Hope you are both well. We both send our love and we WILL see you both in Oct. P.S. Having a bit of trouble finding a B.and B. As Bewdley Hill Guest House, Where we always stay is full. Lots of LOVE Ray and Linda. XXXXX
Very pleased to have found this page allbeit by chance. I will look forward to regular info with regard to someone I believe to be among the greatest singer/songwriters of all time. I look forward to the October date in the Gainsborough Hotel and meeting other fans of CTW.
Beautiful music that never goes away.
Just hooked my old record player up after many years and played some old 45's. Remember them? Heard Gaye and decided to look CTW up on the net. Sorry to hear about his illness. Gaye was one of the songs that helped guide me through my teens back in the 70's. A great tallent!!!!
What a wonderful discovery to find that one of my favourite all time singer/song writers has a website. I think my copy of "The Both of Us" is wearing out with the number of times I have played it - tonight in the car the most recent time. I was so pleased to see that there are albums that I didn't know about, so I will be trying my hardest to find them (my wife and I moved from the UK four years ago to New Zealand, so I don't know how successful that will be!). Clifford, you have to be one of the most underated artists of all time but you have given both my wife Shirley and myself years of pleasure and to us you are up there with the best. Keep the faith, you have what it takes.
THANKYOU FOR LETTING ME LOOK THROUGH
I have searched for many years for Clifford T. Ward music based upon just my knowledge of Home Thoughts and Mantle Peice. These records found at a flea market in 1978, and now here it all is. I want to send my most heart felt wishes to Mr. Ward. I hope that each day might bring us closer to a curs for MS. And I hope that all of you can, and will support him by buying his music. Maybe we can all up those royalty checks, and help in other small ways with support for his craft of song writing, and moral support. We love you without really knowing you Clifford. But we are never going to forget this fine music, or abandon a fine and tallented human being. My best to your family and true friends. Peace be with all of you.
Sincerely Stanley L. Robinson Murfreesboro Tennessee
excellent site but would like more music to bring the memories back
Hi Cliff & Mick,
What a shame !! I didn't know that your site is available but now I found you here. Been one of your fans and "Home Thought" album which was released over here is spinning on the turntable now.
Mick, Great job and keep the good things alive !
I HAVE SEVERAL TAPES I`VE MADE UP OF CLIFF`S SONGS THAT I LISTEN TO IN THE CAR. THE OTHER WEEK I WAS TAPING AN OLD RECORD OF GIRL GUIDE AND BROWNIE SONGS FOR MY GRAND-DAUGHTER WHO BELONGS TO THE BROWNIES AND IS 9 YEARS OLD. I TAPED IT ON AN OLD CTW TAPE AND TOLD HER TO IGNORE THE OTHER MUSIC AS I HAD NO SPARE TAPES. WHEN I ASKED HER LATER IF SHE LIKED THE MUSIC SHE SAID THE BROWNIE MUSIC WAS ALRIGHT BUT SHE LIKED ALL THE OTHER SONGS MUCH BETTER! SHE USUALLY LIKES VENGA AND S CLUB 7, SPICE GIRLS ALL THAT STUFF AND I THOUGHT IT WAS A GREAT COMPLIMENT THAT SHE LIKES CTW, SHE HAD NEVER HEARD OF HIM BEFORE THAT. WITH BEST WISHES.
Hello to Cliff, Pat and all Cliffird T fans.
I thought people might like to know some facts about Clifford and Ireland. 1. He first appeared on the Late Late Show in 1973. 2. In the following years he was guest on all the top rating Irish chat shows, singing songs like Gaye, Home Thoughts, Up In The World, any many more. 3. People like Marty Whelan, Mike Murphy, the late Kevin Marron (Marrons Glance), Gerry Ryan, Ronan Collins, Val Joyce and many many others, are all Cliffird T fans. 4. In 1992 the CD Gaye and Other Stories climbed to number 10 in the Irish charts. The CD was launched in September of that year. 5. Clifford has a huge following here in Ireland, and I'm sure he enjoyed his many visits here. I hope that all Clifford T fans will join Cliff later in the year for his long overdue return. Please contact your local radio station and request Cliffs songs when ever possible.
Best Wishes Cliff, Pat and family.
Today I visited the famous 'Sam the Man' record shop on Yonge Street, Toronto. I uncovered an album called 'Echo Bridge' by Colin Blunstone (ex Zombies) the 8th track of which was a version of 'The Best is Yet to Come.' I have never heard reference to this version before and wonder if I have unearthed another cover. Looking forward to October 1st when we will be at the convention.
Thanks for your message, John: actually, Colin Blunstone's version of 'The Best is Yet to Come' IS on the 'CTW Covers' CD.
Simply the best songwriter and interpreter of lyric I have ever had the priviledge to enjoy and experience. Clifford T.Ward should not only be recognised and appreciated for his undoubted talent and outstanding contribution to the world of music but also for his remarkable ability to help all of us celebrate the real value and true meaning in our lives whilst never forgetting to entertain. I have been listening to his work for many years and learned to anticipate his ideas and critical analogy of life and he never lets me down. Despite his low commercial profile and understandable difficulties through his illness, he remains a prestigious talent and the best around today.
I was a fan back in the 70's, I still am, the songs are still as wonderful as ever. I think the lyrics are probably some of the lovliest ever written.
Hello Cliff and Pat, Just thought we would let you know that we are booked in the Gainsbourgh for Oct. Hope life is good see you soon. All our Love, Linda and Ray. xxxx
14 Aug 2000. Was searching the Web for info on Clifford t. and was delighted to view your work. Just a brief message - your music is pure poetry clifford - one can tell when someone sings from the heart. God Bless And thanks for your music. Kind regards to all. I hope to view your site again. With best wishes Tom hamilton
PS-The wonderfull singer Colin Blunstone sings a fine version of "The best is yet to come" on his album "echo bridge" Check it out! Cheers! Tom.
Dear Clifford, I do not know if you are aware of this, but Vitamin C is a real wonderdrug in relation to M.S. There is a book by Linus Pauling who is the real authority on this. This may be old news, but we just wanted to suggest something that may help. Thanks for all of your incredible music over the years, it has been an inspiration to so many people. I hope that you can find some comfort and inspiration in the joy that you have brought to so many people. Take Care!
Cliff, Thanks for all the great enjoyment you have given me over the years. "Both of us" remains my favourite album maybe that's because of the Irish connection. I just purchased "Hidden Treasures" and "Bittersweet" and as always I really enjoyed listening to your music. I hope that the joy that you have given to so many people will sustain you as ypou have to deal with your disability, With every good wish, Peter
This just blows me away ! - I didn't realise there would be a website ! I bought all the albums as they came out. I remember "Gaye" and then "Home thoughts from abroad" "Scullery" - I could list dozens more. Unfortunately an "ex" took most of them with her but I'm steadily finding them at record fairs and second hand record stores. Every now and and then new friends are unkowingly "subjected" to an album and ALWAYS want to know where they can get a copy !
If you read this Cliff - your music is still loved and readily played in our household and like your sons son - my 14 month old daughter Jasmine (I'm your age - I just started late !) dances to your music.
Lots of Love
Richard, Emma and Jasmine.
dear clifford thank you for writing such beautiful lyrics please write some more .my favourite song of all is home thoughts from abroad and my second favourite is the way of love from the escalator l.p.
I FONDLY REMEBER YOU SINGING 'GAYE' AT JIMMY SAVILL'S 'SPEAKEASY' SHOW IN CENTAL LONDON BACK IN 1973/74. IT IS A FINE SONG; I ALSO LIKED 'SCULLERY'. WHAT DID THESE SONGS REFER TO? PLEASE LET ME KNOW! WHAT DO YOU DO THESE DAYS AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE? DO YOU STILL SING AT CONCERTS? IF SO WHERE AS I'D LIKE TO HEAR YOU SING AGAIN! I LIVE IN SOUTHAMPTON. GREAT TO HAVE FOUND YOUR WEBSITE! -KEVIN
hi cliff and pat hope to meet you both soon.
HI CLIFFORD MANY THANKS FOR YEARS OF PLEASURE LISTENING TO YOUR WONDERFULL INTELLIGENT LOVE SONGS KEEP YOUR CHIN UP ALL THE BEST JOHN.
Dear Cliff, Can't tell you how much your music has meant to me. I am the same age as yourself, a life-long fan. I think I have everything you have ever recorded. The number of times I have been into record shops over the years and been told "Clifford who"? Hope you are well, do you know the poem Cristina, by R Browning It's one of yours. All the best.
Hi, Mr Ward, or can I call you Clifford now schools out. You used to teach me at North Bromsgrove Highschool. I was with Julia Parker, Gale Harrison, Anita Johnson and Andrew Banner, oh yes, I was then Julie Layton. Glad I caught up with you, after all this time. Good luck.
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