On Sun Sep 9 14:49:44 BST 2001, Jean Holler (Canada firstname.lastname@example.org) from 220.127.116.11 said:
Would like to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed this web site. Must confess that the name Clifford T. Ward was not familiar to me until very recently when a friend of mine in Ireland gave me Liz Williams' name to contact re getting a CD of Colm Wilkinson singing a favourite song of mine, Cliff's "Up In The World". I did not know who had written this song until fairly recently.
Thank You so much for your wonderful music it has touched my life in many special ways. I have been listening to your songs since for almost 20 years now.
Hello Mr Ward or should I say Sir. Always loved your music ever since you asked everyone in Form 3W at North Bromsgrove High School in 1973, to go out and buy "Home Thoughts". I ended up with an autographed copy, which I treasure to this day. Do you remember asking the whole class if anyone had a transistor radio on them?. You wondered how much airtime Radio 1 was giving to your No 8 smash "Gaye". I have purchased many of your albums since, sadly no further autographed copies. Your recent album "Hidden Treasures" was a true masterpiece. Sorry to hear of your illness. Keep on fighting this Monster Sir. Dave.
I'm 14, and my dad bought 'Home thoughts From Abroad'. I've stolen it from him now and it has found permanent residence in my bedroom. He wants it back, but I love it too much to let him have it. Thanks for the marvellous music, Clifford!
Cliff we will meet soon I promise. To everybody, I am a member of the Merseycats org, ex merseybeat bands of the 60s, we do charity gigs around Merseyside, Soon prob Early December, we are going to come to the Midlands with our jam bands and put on a show for Cliff, please keep your eye open, Roy will prob advertise the gig, see you all then.
Arty ex Lee Curtis and the All Stars/FaronsFlamingos
Clifford T Ward's Home Thoughts was my favourite album in my late teens. When I was travelling my mother threw it out. I have tried in vain to get a copy. Can anyone tell me how to get a copy
Thank you for giving news from C. T. Ward.
I always listen to his music with pleasure since many years now.
Please, is it possible to have the lyrics of the song "Mr Bilbo Baggins" printed on your Web site, because I do not understand them all but I would like to sing this song to myself. Thank you for your reply.
The lyrics to all Cliff's songs are now on the site: go back to the main page, then follow the link: 'The Complete Lyrics of CTW'. . . . Mick.
It's not exactly a comment. It's a request : is all his discography available in Cd format ? Where ? Thanks.
Hi Clifford Fans,
This Arty from the Merseycats, we are ex merseybeat performers, from Merseyside coming together on jam nights and special shows to raise money for the children, of merseyside... and Cliff expressed his desire to meet us and see us perform, so we are coming to midlands on the 28th Oct, Kidderminster football club, so if you would like to see old 60s performers still rocking, come along and support Cliff.
One of my all-time fave songs is "A Sad Cliché" off the MANTLE PIECES lp ... WHY WASN´T THIS INCLUDED ON HIS COMPILATION CD?? A question; was MANTLE PIECES ever iss. on a CD?? Peace, from
Jörgen in Sweden.
I WENT TO SEE THE MERSEY CATS JAM NIGHT ON THURSDAY 20/9/01. I WAS MADE VERY WELCOME AND EVERYBODY IS LOOKING FORWARD TO BRINGING THE BAND[S] TO KIDDERMINSTER ON 28/10/01. THEY ARE GOING TO TRY AND INCLUDE SOME OF CLIFFORD'S MUSIC INTO THEIR SHOW. PLEASE GIVE THEM [AND CLIFFORD] YOUR SUPPORT ITS WORTH IT JUST TO SEE FARON PLAY THE ZIMMER FRAME? A SPENDID TIME IS GUARANTEED FOR ALL. SEE ON THE 30/9/01 AND 28/10/01
THANKS, MIKE [THE ROCK N ROLL WRECK]
HI. BEST WISHES TO CLIFFORD AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FAB SONGS.
GAYE AND SCULLERY WERE TWO OF MY FAVORITES FROM THE EARLY SEVENTIES.
GOD BLESS AND ALL THE BEST. NED
JUST TO THANK ROY SMITH AND STEPHEN BAGUST FOR A VERY ENJOYABLE DAY ON SUNDAY 30/9/01. SCHOOL OF THOUGHT JUST GET BETTER AND BETTER AND THE 3 LADS WHERE GREAT AS WELL [SORRY DONT REMEMBER ALL THEIR NAMES]. JAMES DAVEY WAS EXCELLENT AS USUAL, AND SINGING THE NEW CLIFF SONG [ ELAINE ? ] WAS A RARE TREAT. LOOKING FORWARD TO THE MERSEY CATS ON 28/10/01. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
THANKS MIKE [ THE ROCK N ROLL WRECK ] 2/10/01
I was in my late 20s when I first heard Clifford T Ward's recording of Gaye. I can remembr buying the sheet music and standing with friends round a piano as we tried, helped by some cheap Spanish wine, to sing it like him. Later in my life I heard Home Thoughts from Abroad for the first time and I can still recall the electrifying effect it had on me. I still play Clifford's Mantlepieces tape every day in my car for my daughter who is only eight yet knows the lyrics to every song. She loves the songs of this kind, wise, funny and gentle man better than all the stuff her friends listen to. It was talking to my daughter that gave me the idea of seeing if Clifford had a web site. I was thrilled to discover he has so mnay fans but shocked to hear he has MS, because I had no idea he was ill. In fact I had said to my daughter that I would try to disocover from the internet whether he was still performing. But perhaps I can take her to the next event organised by the Friends of this wonderful man.
I have just been to my first CTW convention,it was a very good day lots of goodies on sale, School of Thought (tribute band) were excellent and James Davey..wow..close your eyes and you would think it was Clifford himself singing, altogether it was a well organised affair with lots of people giving up their time to make it the success it was.. I for one look forward to next years convention, it cant come a moment to soon. Keep fighting it Clifford thanks for making my day and i am sure i am talking for all that were there. x
I`ve been a fan of clifford t ward for years and only recently linked up to the net, i`m delighted to see so much information on the net about clifford as i always found it difficult to find information re same through the media. "both of us" in my opinion is best album. My copy on vinal has seen better days, unfortunately i can`t get a copy of same on c.d.
Yes you can, John: Go back to this site's main page, then follow the link marked 'Available Merchandise (and how to get it)' - all the details are at the top of that page. . . . Mick.
I played Bass at the convention in Kidderminster last Sunday with Ross and Ian. As I didn't get to speak to you then, may I say it was a pleasure to be able to play some of your music. I hope you liked our interpretation? I hope we can incorporate 'Stains' into our live set for future gigs.
Have listened to your music/lyrics since I was 13 ( 18 years ago!! ). Really great stuff indeed, and what beautiful use of the English language. Sorry I'm not on the same par as you but I'm sure you get the idea where I'm coming from.
I would put you in the top ten songwriters of all time - no preference:
Clifford T Ward
Thank you for lyrics that express 'real life'
God bless you and take you under his wing.............
few who have graced this earth could have captured you view of life. Thank you for leaving your legacy with us - the few who believe that good and love are the meaning of life. Our hearts will always beat to your memory.................................. If not in this life, then I look forward to meeting you in the next
A legacy left by a man who felt more than we know.........
My heart will beat to your memory - time has no equal
I first heard of Clifford T.Ward when I bought the "Charisma Disturbance" compilation album in the seventies. On it featured the artists who were on contract to the Charisma label. Clifford was on there singing "Home thoughts from abroad." From then on I looked out for and listened to his music. His voice, so unique and quite honestly not matched by any artist since! I was at school when "Scullery" came out and played it endlessly whilst doing my homework. I have only been on the net for a very short time and so pleased to see so many like minded people and appreciative of such a great man. I was shocked and saddened when I heard of Clifford's Illness. If you would pass my kind regards to Clifford and his family. My thoughts are with them. God Bless. Keep yer chin up mate!
A date for your diary 28/10/01 . the merseycats are coming !!! be there or be square thanks mike ross.
Please continue to leave your great messages. I was with Cliff this morning and he is so delighted to receive your love and goodwill messages. He really looks forward to me reading the messages to him every fortnight.
Next Sunday 28th October THE MERSEYCATS ARE PLAYING FOR CLIFF'S BENEFIT AT THE GAINSBOROUGH HOUSE HOTEL IN KIDDERMINSTER. £5.00 on the door, start at 6pm. BE THERE! It's going to be a great night.
If there are any fans who can help on the night please contact me or Roy Smith and we will be very pleased to receive your offers. Open to non-members all are welcome.
This will be one of the Rock'N'Roll highlights of the year. Don't miss it.
We look forward to seeing you there.
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