Remember When? July 1980.
He was invited to Buckingham Palace to receive his medal from the Queen, capping a memorable year in which he also turned 40.
After 22 years in showbiz, he had already been dubbed the Peter Pan of Pop for his youthful good looks.
Cliff - since knighted - showed no signs of letting up in 1980 as he chalked up hits like Carrie and Dreamin' and duetted with Olivia Newton-John on the soundtrack of the film Xanadu.