Cliff Richard opens up over misconception on friendship with Sir Tom Jones

Sir Cliff Richard has opened up about his friendship with fellow legendary rocker, Sir Tom Jones.

The pair have both enjoyed a career spanning almost eight decades and have brushed with Royalty and multiple A-List celebrities.

However, the pair had never properly met – despite brushing in the same circles and both being knighted and recognised by Her Majesty, The Queen.

Sir Cliff, 80 who splits his time between his homes in Barbados, Portugal and the United States bumped into the Sex Bomb hitmaker during a chance encounter at the start of 2020.

After retreating to his home in Barbados, Sir Cliff found himself sat next to Sir Tom, 80, at an outdoor barbecue on the Caribbean island, reports the Express.

Cliff described their meeting as a "funny thing" as they had both been "public fixtures in music and show business forever".

Opening up in his autobiography, Cliff Richard: The Dreamer, he said that the pair chatted for hours on end.

"He was great company – and, of course, unlike me, he had actually met Elvis!" Cliff had attempted to meet Elvis on multiple occasions, but the icon was always in another state.

It's said that during their conversation, Sir Tom asked whether he should attend a party held by "someone called Regine".

Cliff explained that she was in fact the owner of a car-hire company and went on to say he would pick Sir Tom up from his hotel later that day.

"So the two of us ended up hanging out all day. I left the party at 11, but I heard that Tom was there enjoying himself until two in the morning."

However, it seems as though the pair are no longer strangers to one another.

Cliff goes on to write: "It had only taken us sixty years to get around to getting to know each other, but we had a blast."

After releasing 45 studio albums, Sir Cliff who was born Harry Rodger Webb recently made history and became the first artist to reach the UK Top 5 across eight consecutive decades.

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