Clifford Thomas Ward (February 10, 1944, Stourport, Worcestershire – December 18, 2001), was a popular English singer/songwriter, best known for his career as a solo artist.
Ward was one of five children, having one sister and three brothers. He was educated at Stourport Secondary Modern School, and there he met his wife, Pat, when she was 13 years old, and he 14. At school he spent some time as a choir boy. Ward and Pat married when he was 17 and she 16, after Pat became pregnant with the first of their four children: Debbie, Martin, Sam and Polly.
In 1962, shortly after leaving school, Ward formed a beat band called Cliff Ward and The Cruisers. The band was popular in Birmingham and also in demand at American Army bases in France. It was during this time abroad that Ward wrote Home Thoughts From Abroad (a song that would later appear on his second solo album). In the mid 1960s and after several member changes, the group was re-named Martin Raynor and The Secrets with Ward in...
Track listing: It's Such a PityNaughty BoyMy My What a DayAll That Glitters Is Not GoldJennyLearning My PartLove in the SongThere's No Such ThingAttractionEveningEscalatorSidetrackedWherewithalYesterday in ParliamentIt's a Nice DayGayeJayne From Andromeda SpiralMy GoddessOcean of LoveTaking the Long Way RoundThinking of Something To DoJuliaThe DancerMarble ArchJackdaw
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Track listing: GayeWherewithalThe Dubious Circus CompanyNightingaleWhere Would That Leave MeThe TravellerHome Thoughts From AbroadWhere's It Going To EndTime, the MagicianGive Me One More ChanceCold Wind BlowingThe Open UniversityCrisis