Blue Turns to Grey (Cliff Richard and the Shadows)

27 APRIL 1966


Cliff and the Shadows had reached #15 in the UK with the Jagger-Richards song 'Blue Turns to Grey', which was still in the UK Top 20 during this week. This was something of a surprising match-up for two very different kinds of artists (in terms of image, at least), and shows the sort of 'mainstream' success the Jagger-Richards songwriting team was having, and also how Cliff could tweak his style a bit to stay musically relevant. His star had dimmed just a little bit by this time, after an incredible run of 23 consecutive top ten hits during 1960-65, but of course he had more Top 10 and #1 hits to come in this decade. Few were as good as this one, though.

B-side: 'Somebody Loses'
Released: 18 March 1966
Recorded: 17 January 1966
Label: Columbia
Writers: Jagger/Richards
Producers: Norrie Paramor

Blue Turns to Grey (Cliff Richard and the Shadows)

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