Cliff Richard in Sri Lanka on Monday
British pop icon Sir Cliff Richard is to arrive in Sri Lanka on
Monday (19) to give his first-ever live concert in Colombo.
Sir Cliff Richard
Cliff is to perform at Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre,
Colombo 10, in a two-and-half hour show, which begins at 8 pm on
February 23 (Friday).
The concert will be part of Cliff Richard's "Here and Now" World
Cliff had already performed in Dubai, Hong Kong, Malaysia and
Singapore. As in the itinerary of the "Here and Now" Cliff Richard's
World tour, he is to give a concert in Japan on February 18.
The singer is scheduled to fly to Sri Lanka immediately after the
concert in Japan, the organisers told the "In Tune."
Sir Cliff Richard will be the third international artist to hold a
live show in Sri Lanka since the January, 2006. International artists,
Englebert Humperdinck and Lobo had made their appearance for live
concerts in Sri Laka in the latter half of 2006.
The Cliff Richard concert in Colombo will be a mega event with a
number of international artists playing and singing with Cliff.
Twenty four persons will come along with Cliff, among them four back
vocalists, guitarists, keyboardists, saxophonists and several other
A couple of sound engineers and computer engineers are also included.
Eighty per cent of the sounds and lighting equipment will come from
London for the show.
The show will be held with sophisticated sound systems. And the
concert is expected to give out a different musical experience to
everyone, said the organisers.
Cliff is a natural stage act who simply enthrals those who listen to
him drawing their participation to the act.
Sir Cliff Richard (born Harry Rodger Webb) once dominated the British
popular music scene in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Cliff Richard had charted many hit singles, including Number One
chart toppers like "Living Doll" and "Travelling Light" in the 1950s,
"Please Don't Tease", "The Young Ones", "Bachelor Boy", "Summer
Holiday", "The Minute You Are Gone" and "Congratulations" in 1960, also
"Move It" which made number two in December 2006.
He is the second artist with the most aggregate time spent on British
record charts after Elvis Presley. Cliff won the Brit Award for Best
British Male Solo Artist during the past 25 years (1977).
He was presented with the Brit Award for Best British male solo
artist again in 1982. He was honoured with the Award for Outstanding
Contribution to Music in 1989.
Cliff will tour to Johannesburg and from there to Europe after his
concert in Colombo.
Derek on Guitar: More Triads
Let's learn more triads. You have already learned a few major triads
starting from the lowest fingered note of the guitar F, taking that as
the tonic or the home note of the first triad and ascending
chromatically (half steps) up to note A on the E6th string.
Let's continue from there with the next triad.
Note finger fret string
A# i 1 A
D p 5 A
F m 3 D
B m 2 A
D# i 1 D
F# p 4 D
C m 3 A
E i 2 D
G p 5 D
C# r 4 A
F m 3 D
G# i 1 D
D p 5 A
F# r 4 D
A 1 2 G
D# i 1 D
G p 5 D
A# m 3 G
Learn to play these triads. Derek's advise , always play each note
with the correct finger as in the chart. Sing each triad after
respective notes have been played. This will make triads playing more