On Sat Jul 14 18:18:20 BST 2001, Rita Meally (Ireland, -e-mail ( firstname.lastname@example.org )) from 18.104.22.168 said:
I've always been a fan of Clifford and have many times wondered why we do not hear more of his wonderful, wonderful songs on radio. His music has such great memories for me.
what i have heard of your music has been very enjoyable. when i heard your name i thought you were an american. i'll have to buy a couple of your cds. kindest regards to you and your family. god bless,
Hello Cliff, and Hello Mike,
Great to see that there are so many new and old fans out there. Just to let you know that Ireland has a huge fan base for Cliff and you can hear his music every day on radio stations around the country. There were a lot of people who did not get to see Cliff in Dublin back in November last year. I hope we can put on another great show next year.
Best wishes to Cliff, Pat and family. Pat J.
P.S : Mike, can you please let me know if there is a tape available of the convention in Dublin. I do know that Debbies boyfriend recorder the event ? Pat.
I remember Clifford T. Ward ever since his breakthrough with Gaye in 1973. I´m one of those thousands of people working on radiostations all over the world, and has been playing Ward´s song many times. I´m probable the only one left in Denmark playing his songs on radio, it´s tragic, isn´t it? These days only the latest hits matters and are allowed to being played, idiotic! On radio nowadays, there´s only few people who have any understanding of modern music history. Clifford T. Ward maybe part of the past, but a very great past when musicians wrote and cared for there own songs. Last afternoon, sunday the 15th July, I ended my show on HNR, Copenhagen, with the brilliant and melodramatic The Way Of Love. No singers today, however talented could ever match the lyrics and beauty of this great track. God bless the singasong writer, god bless Mr. Ward.
Care Michael Mørch, Denmark
Delighted at the posting of the CTW letter. Howdya know to post it on my birthday!? Best pres I ever got! Your comments reflect my own sentiments. At the time, I was overjoyed to think a major star would even bother to reply. Since then, the letter has always been kept in between the folds of an original - never played!!! - dust-jacketed vinyl copy of "Home", til I found this great site. How about that for hoarding! Will send you the scan of the envelope as you request, and for posterity. Still love the site and, of course, the cause.
Best regards, Myke.
In the early 1970's I discovered Clifford T. Ward. I was in the U.S. Army in West Germany (Augsburg). As a Christian, one of the fellow soldiers I met was the chaplain's assistant, who also was named Paul. He "turned me on"--in the vernacular of the times--to Clifford via the Home Thoughts album. It was an amazing experience then, and it still is now.
Super site...never expected such a thorough tribute to one of the world's great lyricists and performers.
It Was such a Joy to Me when a few months ago i discovered this site.You Sometimes think to yourself, yes i love and have always loved Clifford's Music, but is there anyone else out there who share this love. Well now i know there are, and so many speak all the words i feel about this talented Man who has touched my life with his unique wonderful personal Music. When i've recovered from my back operation i shall certainly hope to come to one of cliff's conventions, and hopefully get the chance to thank him for all the pleasure his music has given me. I Wish Cliff and his Family the safest of Journeys through the Future. It is the Very least they Deserve.
With Kindest Regards, Paul
I grew up with 'Home thoughts' and all the other great songs, and I still play them to this day.
Thank you for the many years of pleasure and memories.
I have been Clifford T.Ward fan for a long time, who also have Multiple Sclerosis. Today (Aug, 1st, 2001), i was searchnig for CTW albums on the Internet and was visiting the web sites and knew about his illness. What a surprise! Clicking on an interview, i read that CTW loves Chris Rea music (Chris, the same aboud Clifford's music). Another remarkable surprise! An audition of Chris Rea's music is like an astral travel for me, just like Clifford's music. I have read somewhere: "In this world there are no coincidences". In this period of my life, what a lovely feeling is to know that my wife and my two daughters are so special. Tadeu Caruso
Well!! Just got the missing 10 years worth of Britain's most underated most talented singer/songwriter CD's from Liz. It's difficult to describe, impossible to articulate the emotion and God only knows how I'll ever get the lump out of my throat at each listening. Can you imagine, after all this time being literally engulfed in lyrics and tone poems that dramatically uncover forgotten memories, match all the anguish of unrequited and (especially) lost love and renew the belief in love all over again? Yes, I'm sure you can. This is the magic of Clifford T Ward. You know, this is the best thing to happen to me in many many years - and it's down to your site, your care and every person involved in this support of Cliff! Liz Williams has helped me immeasurably, e-mailing me almost daily with updates on parcel arrival times and so much more, all with one thing in mind: to further the cause for Cliff and Pat. Praise indeed for the catalyst that these pages have become. Long may such a rarity continue. As I've said before, it's a roller-coaster of emotion - now it swells with every dunking!
My very best regards Myke.
Just wanted to say that I love the album 'Bittersweet' especially 'This Was Our Love', 'Evening', 'Lost Again', 'End of Time Tonight' and Sidetracked, all these songs are just superb, also listen to your music, and Neil young, Tim Hardin, Justin Hayward, Art Gurfunkel, Colin Blunstone... Suzanne
Just a short message to wish you well. I've always considered 'Up in the World' to be a perfectly crafted song and that 'I Fell in love with an Air Hostess' spans all the emotions. For some reason I always thought that you wrote Miss you Nights - if you didn't then someone must have been attempting a Clifford T Ward pastiche. Paul Grainger
For 30 + years your songs have moved me and inspired me. A much underrated and gifted singer-songwriter, thanks for all the pleasures your songs have given and indeed still give me.
I am shocked and very pleased to have found a sight devoted to a lifelong hero of mine. I though that I was the only one ever to love this man's music. I shall be at this years convention now that I know there is such a thing. CTW (as you call him) has given me literally hundreds of hours of pleasure and whatever other music I like and have liked his has always remained a constant companion, even more so now that I know you can get his CD's. I am sorry to hear of his ill health and wish him many happy days ahead. Best wishes Derek Robinson.
I HAVE BEEN AN ARDENT FAN FROM THE VERY FIRST. I USED TO WRITE TO CLIFFORD ON MANY OCCASIONS AND HE ALWAYS FOUND TIME TO REPLY TO MY LETTERS, BLESS HIM. DOES HE STILL LIVE AT A PLACE CALLED DUNLEY, WORCESTERSHIRE, AS THAT IS WHERE I USED TO CONTACT HIM. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM HIM AGAIN. I ACTUALLY HAD GREAT DIFFICULTY AT ONE STAGE IN OBTAINING A COPY OF HIS FIRST ALBUM SINGER SONGWRITER, AND DO YOU KNOW WHAT HE DONE? HE SENT ME AN AUDIO TAPE PLUS SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH OF IT FOR ME, OF WHICH I TREASURE. IF HE CAN REMEMBER ME THEN THAT WOULD BE BRILLIANT. I REMBER TELLING HIM THAT I WOULD HAVE ONE OF HIS TRACKS PLAYED AT MY FUNERAL, CALLED, A DAY IN MY LIFE. ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT. REGARDS. MIKE.
Sorry to hear that Clifford is not too well and wish him the best of health. I would like to thank him and his music for getting me through many hours of washing up when my kids were young. It made a very hard chore go very quickly. Athe very best to you. Keith Talbot.
Terry Wogan played a couple of your songs, namely 'Wish I had the Wherewithal' (my favourite) and 'Home Thoughts From Abroad' on his shows recently, which brought back memories and also prompted me to go out and buy one of your CD's , which I am very much enjoying. All best wishes, Val
When I entered an earlier account I mentioned that I would have a CTW track played at my funeral which I got wrong, it should have been 'A DAY TO MYSELF', NOT 'A DAY IN MY LIFE', I'm surprised no one spotted it. Please pass on my fondest regards to Clifford, I was so sorry to hear of his illness, and hope he is coping well. Also fondest regards to Pat.
I JUST RECENTLY LOST A FRIEND IN A CAR ACCIDENT AND A FEW DAYS LATER I HEARD A SONG OF YOURS THAT I REMEMBERED FROM YEARS AGO AND I THOUGHT IT WAS CALLED - I MISS YOU -. ANYWAY THANKS TO THE INTERNET I NOW KNOW IT IS CALLED - HOME THOUGHTS FROM ABROAD. ONLY PROBLEM WAS THAT IT WAS ONE OF THE SONGS THAT WAS NOT POSSIBLE TO DOWNLOAD - AUDIO. NEVERMIND.
How wonderful to find this site and hear about CTW after all this time. Heard on radio some years ago he was poorly, so glad to read he's writing again. If 100 people were asked to name 3 Cliffs you'd get RICHARDS, DOVER, and ordtee. Thanks to all at CTW.
hi cliff so good to hear you are writing again cant keep a good man down uh been to so many of your conventions and looking forward to the next one in september never came up and said hello maybe this time. as the song says thank you for the music ive been playing your songs for so long they seem like and old friends to me looking forward to making new friends with your latest songs god bless you mate see you in semptember' hey thats sound a good title for a song or has it been done before hahah bye allan bishop
I hadn't looked at this site for about a year now and I'm delighted to hear the news that Clifford has three new songs and I will be looking forward to hearing these soon. I bought my first CTW album "Mantle Pieces" about three years ago and I was in awe by the song, "Not Waving, Drowning," which is one of my all-time favorite's. Thank you for the music Clifford.
Fantastic songwriter, love his songs, can't get enough, which dates back to my fathers CTW records back in the 70s. to the present day where I still listen each and every week (Sunday's In the bath Normally to the announce of present girl friends.)
Hi Cliff, Just a few lines to say thankyou for the wonderful music over the years. I remember when I first heard Gaye on the radio and fell in love with the song. I bought the single and played the "b" side which was Home Thoughts. It just blew me away. Usually "b" sides were nothing more than space fillers but this was a record where both sides were as good as each other. In my youth I worked in a village called Rubery which is just on the Worcester/Warwickshire border so you were a bit of a local celebrity which increased my interest even further. Todays so called love songs are filled with the same old cliches they wheel them off the same old production line year after year. But your lyrics and melodies are truly unique and are constant reminders of how songs should be composed and performed. Fate has dealt you a terrible blow and I cannot imagine the anguish and pain that you and your family have suffered. But you know that you have made a difference to people's lives because of your music. There are not many people around in the world today who can state that on their C.V. Best Wishes to you and your family, Steve.
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