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Bittersweet: The Clifford T. Ward Story

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  4 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
From his youth, through his brief but beautiful impact on the charts, to the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis that effectively ended his career, the musicians that define Clifford T. Ward's unique talent are as varied as they are impressive—Jimmy Page, Paul McCartney, Karl Hyde, Jeff Lynne, and Tim Rice. All speak between these pages of a truly extraordinary man that the ou ...more
Paperback, 339 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Cherry Red Books
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Julie
Sep 11, 2015 Julie rated it liked it
I remember Clifford from the 70’s mainly for his 2 songs ,Gaye and Home thoughts from abroad, I remembering thinking “ wish my English teacher looked like this “ with his long blonde hair and good looks and was an English teacher to boot. .His songs were more poetry set to music and some of the lyrics so poignant they stop you in your tracks to listen. He is one of the most requested singers on radio 2 and has often come high up in various polls on songwriters, favourite songs etc., so why is mo ...more
Howard Robinson
Jan 22, 2014 Howard Robinson rated it liked it
The Clifford T. Ward story is one that needed to be told, it has been sadly forgotten over the years. This book is no hagiography; Ward's flaws as a man are discussed in great depth. However, the love that the author has for the man and the music shines through too.

Elements of the book are problematic; I would argue that too much of the book is about Dave Cartwright and he's not short of opinions about all sorts of things, mainly modern life and modern music, both of which he clearly finds prett
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Bev
Jun 15, 2014 Bev rated it really liked it
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Enjoyed this for the most part but found the author went off on a tangent at times and I had to re-read sections as I wasn't sure if he was talking about himself or CTW! Found a lot of the details quite sad.
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