In an impressive career that has seen him sell more than 250 million records, national treasure Sir Cliff Richard certainly has a great deal to celebrate. And on Friday, the iconic singer was joined by famous friends for a special lunch to mark his 50th anniversary in the music business.
Close pal Cilla Black, who stole the show with her catwalk performance at London Fashion Week on Wednesday, arrived with Reading Football Cub chairman John Madejski to celebrate the Living Doll singer's incredible career.
Opting for a metallic jacket for the party, Cherie Blair received a warm welcome as she arrived at London's Dorchester Hotel from the star, who has racked up an impressive 14 number ones in his career. TV presenter Gloria Hunniford, Olympian Dame Kelly Holmes and musical partnership Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice were also in the capital for the bash.
In celebration of his half a century making the charts, Cliff released his latest single, Thank You For a Lifetime, which stormed into the number three spot last Sunday, and also brought out his new autobiography, My Life, My Way.