PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 07:30, Sat, Nov 28, 2020
Sir Cliff Richard has previously opened up about his admiration for the late singer Elvis Presley but, depite his efforts, never got to meet him. The 80-year-old's career has spanned over 60 years, with the popular singer selling more than 250 million records worldwide.
He has accrued sales of over 21 million singles in the United Kingdom and is the third-top-selling artist in UK Singles Chart history, behind The Beatles and Elvis.
The Mistletoe And Wine singer, who rose to prominence in the sixties, attempted to track the Caught in the Trap hitmaker while he served in the United States army.
At the time of Elvis' draft into military service, he was the most well-known name in the world of entertainment.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
After his training, the rock and roll legend had been assigned to an army division in West Germany.
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Cliff Richard's disappointment over Elvis Presley meeting attempt (Image: GETTY)
Elvis Presley was stationed in the Germany while serving in the US army (Image: GETTY)
Sir Cliff elaborated on how he tried to meet Elvis in the late 1950s in Germany, while he was in the army.
"I had gone on holiday with the drummer of the Shadows, Tony Meehan, and a friend of mine and his girlfriend, and we had driven to Viareggio in Italy," Sir Cliff explained.
"On the way back they said, 'Look, if we just take a little detour we can go via Germany' and I said, 'Well let’s go to Bad Nauheim and see if we can find Elvis.'"
They attempted to gain entry into a house