THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
409-Clifford T. Ward-Gaye.
1973-Number 8 single.
Best Bit-At 1.13.Before the hits Ward was a school teacher,his pupils included actress and future wife of Sting,Trudie Styler and Underworld singer Karl Hyde.
Clifford Thomas Ward was an English singer/songwriter who died at the age of 56 in 2001 from pneumonia,he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1987.
Ward’s music career began in the 1960’s releasing six unsuccessful singles with his band Cliff Ward and The Cruisers.It wasn’t until the 1970’s that he finally found success with his critically acclaimed Album ‘Home Thoughts’ which featured this song.
Clive Selwood who was Ward’s manager in the early 1970’s said ‘Clifford should have been a major.major star-he had hits,but he simply wouldn’t perform publicly.’
‘Your the tray of nice things I upset yesterday.’
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