Rock Legend Roundup: Sir Cliff, Sir Tom, and Sir Paul

  • Sir Cliff Richard shows off an Adonis bod at 70. It’s for his 2011 calendar, and he tells The Daily Mail: “I heard that 60 is the new 40 so I am making 70 the new 50. If you can prolong your life and hold off death for a while, why not? I would like to play tennis for my 100th birthday and I will.” For comparison’s sake, check out Cliff 30 years ago singing his classic duet “Suddenly” alongside Olivia Newton-John. It holds up like a finely aged Cheddar.
  • Sir Tom Jones says, at 70, he’s “in better voice now” than ever, and adds, “Except maybe for Elvis, there’s never been a more versatile singer than me and, to be truthful, I can’t think of anyone around who sings better.” (Daily Mail)
  • Audio evidence of a collaboration between Sir Paul McCartney, 68, and Travis frontman Fran Healy. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • The future Sir Mark Ronson, is producing D’Angelo‘s first album in a decade. Will it hit stores before Amy Winehouse‘s comeback release? (Rolling Stone)
  • Den of Geek rounds up reaction to the announcement that Doctor Who Season 6 will be split into two parts.
  • Returns for Sherlock and Luther are officially official. (BBC NEWS)
  • UK broadcaster ITV’s 2011 lineup has been revealed: it includes a legal thriller starring James Purefoy, a detective drama from At Home with the Braithwaites creator Sally Wainwright starring Lesley Sharp, and a “character-based” legal drama from Peter Morgan.
  • Graham Norton will take over Jonathan Ross‘ Friday night time slot in the UK. (The Stage)
  • Top Gear co-host James May teaches you how to seduce – with a little help from his friend Ludwig. (Telegraph)
  • David Beckham, Gordon Ramsay, and their kids have a playdate. (The Sun)
Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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