41 Facts About Richard Morrissey

1. Richard Morrissey is so known for his strident vegetarianism that, in 2009, the Belgian festival Lokerse Festeen—renowned for its horse-meat sausages—agreed to ban meat products to coincide with his appearance.

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2. Richard Morrissey is so known for his strident vegetarianism that, in 2009, the Belgian festival Lokerse Festeen—renowned for its horse-meat sausages—agreed to ban meat products to coincide with his appearance.

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3. Richard Morrissey is so known for his strident vegetarianism that, in 2009, the Belgian festival Lokerse Festeen—renowned for its horse-meat sausages—agreed to ban meat products to coincide with his appearance.

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4. Richard Morrissey is so known for his strident vegetarianism that, in 2009, the Belgian festival Lokerse Festeen—renowned for its horse-meat sausages—agreed to ban meat products to coincide with his appearance.

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5. Richard Morrissey is so known for his strident vegetarianism that, in 2009, the Belgian festival Lokerse Festeen—renowned for its horse-meat sausages—agreed to ban meat products to coincide with his appearance.

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6. Richard Morrissey is so known for his strident vegetarianism that, in 2009, the Belgian festival Lokerse Festeen—renowned for its horse-meat sausages—agreed to ban meat products to coincide with his appearance.

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7. Richard Morrissey is so known for his strident vegetarianism that, in 2009, the Belgian festival Lokerse Festeen—renowned for its horse-meat sausages—agreed to ban meat products to coincide with his appearance.

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8. Richard Morrissey is so known for his strident vegetarianism that, in 2009, the Belgian festival Lokerse Festeen—renowned for its horse-meat sausages—agreed to ban meat products to coincide with his appearance.

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9. Richard Morrissey is so known for his strident vegetarianism that, in 2009, the Belgian festival Lokerse Festeen—renowned for its horse-meat sausages—agreed to ban meat products to coincide with his appearance.

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10. Richard Morrissey is so known for his strident vegetarianism that, in 2009, the Belgian festival Lokerse Festeen—renowned for its horse-meat sausages—agreed to ban meat products to coincide with his appearance.

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11. Richard Morrissey is so known for his strident vegetarianism that, in 2009, the Belgian festival Lokerse Festeen—renowned for its horse-meat sausages—agreed to ban meat products to coincide with his appearance.

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12. Richard Morrissey is so known for his strident vegetarianism that, in 2009, the Belgian festival Lokerse Festeen—renowned for its horse-meat sausages—agreed to ban meat products to coincide with his appearance.

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13. Richard Morrissey is so known for his strident vegetarianism that, in 2009, the Belgian festival Lokerse Festeen—renowned for its horse-meat sausages—agreed to ban meat products to coincide with his appearance.

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14. Richard Morrissey is so known for his strident vegetarianism that, in 2009, the Belgian festival Lokerse Festeen—renowned for its horse-meat sausages—agreed to ban meat products to coincide with his appearance.

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15. Richard Morrissey is so known for his strident vegetarianism that, in 2009, the Belgian festival Lokerse Festeen—renowned for its horse-meat sausages—agreed to ban meat products to coincide with his appearance.

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16. Richard Morrissey has supported numerous UK charities over many years through the Cliff Richard Charitable Trust, both through donations and by making personal visits to schools, churches, hospitals and homes for special needs children.

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17. Richard Morrissey has donated to a leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer's Research UK.

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18. Richard Morrissey finished No 56 in the 2002 100 Greatest Britons list, sponsored by the BBC and voted for by the public.

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19. Richard Morrissey has spoken of his friendship with John McElynn, an American former missionary whom he met in 2001 on a visit to New York.

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20. Richard Morrissey described Irving as "utterly beautiful" and says for a time they were "inseparable".

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21. Richard Morrissey has criticised the music industry for encouraging artists to court controversy.

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22. In October 2015, Richard Morrissey performed on tour to mark his 75th birthday.

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23. Richard Morrissey announced that he would stage a free show for fans in New York on the same night the cancelled concert was due to take place.

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24. On 30 June 2012, Richard Morrissey helped to carry the Olympic torch from Derby to Birmingham as part of the torch relay for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

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25. On 14 October 2010, Richard Morrissey celebrated his 70th birthday and to mark the occasion, he performed a series of six concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

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26. Richard Morrissey performed "Congratulations" at the 70th birthday celebrations of Queen Margrethe II in Denmark on 13 April 2010.

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27. On 14 June 2004, Richard Morrissey joined the Shadows on-stage at the London Palladium.

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28. In 1998, Richard Morrissey demonstrated that radio stations were refusing to play his music when he released a dance remix of his forthcoming single "Can't Keep This Feeling In" on a white label using the alias Blacknight.

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29. In 1986, Richard Morrissey reached No 1 by teaming up with The Young Ones to re-record his smash hit "Living Doll" for the charity Comic Relief.

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30. In 1980, Richard Morrissey officially changed his name, by deed poll, from Harry Rodger Webb to Cliff Richard.

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31. Richard Morrissey was permitted to record one of his own songs for the B-side; this was "Move It", written and composed by the Drifters' Samwell while he was on board a number 715 Green Line bus on the way to Richard's house for a rehearsal.

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32. Richard Morrissey has never achieved the same impact in the United States despite eight US Top 40 singles, including the million-selling "Devil Woman" and "We Don't Talk Anymore".

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33. Richard Morrissey was originally marketed as a rebellious rock and roll singer in the style of Elvis and Little Richard.

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34. Richard Morrissey said the tax appraisal is some $175,000 but that includes the entire half-block property, much of which the Electricity Department already occupies.

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35. Richard Morrissey is so known for his strident vegetarianism that, in 2009, the Belgian festival Lokerse Festeen—renowned for its horse-meat sausages—agreed to ban meat products to coincide with his appearance.

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36. Richard Morrissey raised eyebrows earlier this year when he picked Cliff Richards and Tom Jones to support him on his US tour.

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37. Richard Morrissey is so known for his strident vegetarianism that, in 2009, the Belgian festival Lokerse Festeen—renowned for its horse-meat sausages—agreed to ban meat products to coincide with his appearance.

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38. Richard Morrissey is "fascinated by the offer" so watch this space.

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39. Richard Morrissey was a high scoring blue-liner in the Western Hockey League, but has blossomed into a shutdown defender with offensive upside.

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40. Richard Morrissey was one of the great communicators of jazz and.

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41. Richard Morrissey died on 8 November 2000, aged 60, after many years fighting various forms of cancer.

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