On Sun Jan 14 00:14:07 GMT 2001, Bill Halverson (USA firstname.lastname@example.org) from 126.96.36.199 said:
Hi mick: I'm new to the net. I see that ctw has many fans around the world including me. I produced New England Days along time ago. I've read that ctw is not well and would ask that you forward my best wishes to him. I had a great time working with him and remind him to remember how we got the squeek on Water Wheel. Also the fun with the string date in LA. If Clifford would like please e-mail a phone # I would love to call and say hi thanks Bill Halverson e-mail email@example.com
Bill: I was delighted to receive your message, above: thanks for writing. Cliff has read the message and wishes to contact you; however, it seems that the e-mail address you have given above does not work. Would you please contact Roy Smith (Cliff's friend) on: firstname.lastname@example.org and give him some alternate means of contacting you. Thanks . . . Mick.
So nice to find a site that gives so much information about CTW. i have been looking for the lyrics of some of his songs and tho i did not find all of them, i found some on your site! nearly all of the lyric sites i have looked at dont have any CTW stuff at all - so thank you! top singer - top songs - top site!
Mick, the e-mail address is correct. also it's ok to reuse the "wheel" story here if you like. thanks Bill
My Name is Jürgen Schmidt. I am a large fan of Clifford T. Ward and with interest I read your pages with the articles to the last CD's von Clifford T. Ward.
Thanks for giving all of us Clifford T Ward Disciples the oppertunity to keep in touch with the great man and his music. Can all his devoted fans all over the globe, now do something concrete, as a birthday gift to him? Cliffs 57th birthday is on Feb 10th 2001 and if every fan on the web can e-mail their local DJ's and radio stations to play a Clifford track on that day to celebrate his birthday. If they tell you they don't have a track, walk down to the station with one of your copies and donate it and buy another. Would'nt it be a nice suprise for Cliff to have thousands of stations playing one of his songs on the 10th? Apart from that, we all know that the biggest mystery in music is why Cliff's songs have not recieved the recogination they deserve, maybe this day will kickstart the music lovers of the world to share in our "best kept secret".
We have three weeks to inundate the stations so lets get to work.
Keep up the Trojan work Mick and with the help of God we can educate the masses into appreciating songwriting at its best and at the same time give something back to someone who has given us so much.
Ted O'Neill Dublin, Ireland
Ps Is there an e-mail list of all his fans somewhere so that I could e-mail them directly with this suggestion?
First of all I would like to say that myself and a few of my friends (including my partner) are very fond of your music. I have heard that you are not in the best of health and hope you can overcome this. Please let me know if there is anything we can do to help you and your wife and family. We are ordinary people who live in Scotland (we all love animals and people) and are not well off but would do anything within our means to help make your lives easier and live in hope that you will get better and continue to produce beautiful music as you have done in the past. We would love to hear from you personaly but if not please accept our very best regards to you and your wife and family (and any pets).
All the Best
Love from Margaret and Friends
In june 1998 I was given a copy of your album - "Homethoughts". It is true that 'God works in mysterious ways' and he tells us that he will not allow us to go through anything alone. The whole album touched my heart, but "The Traveller" was my first link to finding Christ. In october 1999 I became a christian and just wanted to thank you for writing this beautiful song.
Hope all is well,
God Bless you,
As a musician of 20 years' standing, I only wish I had found Cliff's music earlier than 5 years ago. It is humbling to sit quietly and experience his true gift, his remarkable talent. Few of his peers can touch him.
Remember, we who listen are growing in number and are inspired.
I AM ONLY GOING TO SAY THAT FOR 25 ODD YEARS I HAVE ENJOYED THE MUSIC OF ONE OF THE WORLDS GREATEST SINGER/SONGWRITERS.
VERY BEST WISHES TO YOU AND FAMILY
I have just bought a compilation cd, stirred by an old memory of Gaye and Scullery... and what a find ! I never realised what a class act and good songwriter he is. I have since been looking for any info on chords so I can strum and sing along, so can anyone out there help ?
Hi Rob, If you read this, Alan Kenworthy has been trying to contact you - it seems the E-Mail address you have given here does not work - he asks if you would please contact him (his e-mail address: email@example.com ). Thanks . . . Mick.
Hi Mick, I just thought this was interesting. I was downloading CTW's "The best is yet to come" from a guy's Napster site in Belfast. He messaged me to say he is a taxi driver and he picked up CTW in Belfast. I can only agree with his comments "What a great guy and great talent". He also told me CTW was not well. I would like to wish him all the very best and thank him for his beautiful music.....Dave
A little more about New England Days. The cello player Jessie Erlich also played the cello part on the Beach Boys "Good Vibrations" The arranger is "the" jimmie haskell. See his web site for credits. Clifford had MUCH imput when he and I sat down with jimmie to go over arrangments. More later. bill
i have listened to your songs many years ago n always liked it. hope to get your albums again.
Sorry to hear you're not well Cliff. I first heard your music back in the 70's when my two older sisters you used to play your records. As a 7 year old I thought your name was "Clifferty Ward" (like you never heard that one before I bet!). Anyway , I really discovered just how a potent weapon one of your records actually was when I hit my teens. I remember girl after girl literally melting in my hands on the couch in our "music" room once I stuck "Home Thoughts" on the turntable. I owe you big time sir ! get well soon, Michael.
Hi, Hope the lobbying of radio stations is successful on Feb 10th for Cliffs birthday. What a great day that would be. This country is in much need of exposure to real music. Hope this message finds you well Cliff, thanks again for so much input to my early years....and it still goes on.
JUST A LINE TO SAY HOW MUCH I ENJOY YOUR MUSIC. THE WAVES ALBUM IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITES, BUT I ENJOY THEM ALL. I HEAR THAT ANOTHER IRISH CONVENTION IS BEING PLANNED, THATS GREAT I MISSED THE LAST ONE BUT ILL BE THERE FOR THE NEXT, COME HELL OR HIGH WATER. THINKING OF HIGH WATER, HOPE YOU ESCAPED THE FLOODS LAST NOVEMBER, OR WAS IT YOU THAT WAS WAVING NOT DROWNING? HOPE YOU ENJOYED TOY STORY [SONGS BY RANDY NEWMAN] CD THAT MY DAUGHTER HOLLY GAVE TO YOU AT THE CONVENTION IN OCTOBER 2000. HAVE YOU HEARD THE RANDY NEWMAN CD CALLED "FAUST" WITH JAMES TAYLOR, ITS A CRACKER. HAVE A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY. SEE YOU SOON, MIKE [THE ROCK N WRECK]
I'm new to the net - and it's just dawning on me exactly what people mean when they say you can find anything . . . So what better to do that a quick search to see if anyone at all thinks of the touching, haunting and endlessly listenable-to music of CTW - so how utterly delightful to see an extensive list of resources.
Only sorry to hear that health is not good.
I continue to enjoy the music that I have, and add to it whenever possible. Best wishes to Clifford and family/friends.
I had a couple of Ward's albums in the 70's, but sadly they got lost along the way. Visiting this site has reminded me just how good a singer/songwriter he is. I shall definitely be looking for replacements!
Where have all the years gone mate! Were are all a little older and a little wiser... I hope!..Memories are cheap, but they last forever..Mine was back in the early 70s, Stourport, at Mr Blunts residence, where Derek Thomas was living back in those halcyon day's. We all arrived back at Mickey's house for our regular Band practise, I had a tape of a couple of songs I had written and was hoping Derek would pass them onto you!..Then Derek blew me away by telling me that, had I got there 5 mins earlier, I could have given them to you personally...You had just left. That stung me for years...As a matter of fact I never got over it. Still. You did listen to my songs, and gave me lots of Honesty and encouragement, which is still with me. As for your songs, they will haunt me forever.
My Love to you all.
Mick...could you change the error (Dave) to Derek Thomas..Cheers.
O/K Glyn . . . . done! . . . Mick.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLIFFORD. AND MANY MORE OF THEM MATE.
I've been a huge fan of clifford since Noel Edmunds of all people played 'Gaye', 'Wherewithal' & 'Time-The Magician' on his sunday morning Radio 1 shows back in 1973. I bought 'Home Thoughts' shortly after & have obtained every vinyl release since, although they are now somewhat worn out through constant plays. I've not had this PC long so I have been unable to express how deeply saddened I am to hear of Cliffords MS illness. Like all of his many fans, I sincerely wish him & his family well.
Kindest regards, Derek Milne
Just remembered that it was Cliff's birthday today and thought it would be nice to sign in.
Just logging on to wish you a happy 57th birthday and let you know I heard at least five of your songs on different radio stations in Ireland last week in honour of your birthday.
Hope you had a day to yourself.
Ted O Neill
Is it possible to obtain sheet music for The Traveller? I belong to a Christian outreach group who perform shows and concerts for charities, especially local churches and chapels, and the Traveller would be an ideal song to perform at such events. Glad to see that Cliff & his music are still around.
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