Letter: Millennium song

Sir: John Harris cannot get his head around the possibility that the "millennium number one" will be a record using words written by the man who started the whole thing off 2,000 years ago ("Praise be! It's the terrifying cult of Sir Cliff", 23 November).

I did meet Cliff Richard once (in a Hackney fish and chip shop just before his first appearance on ATV's Oh Boy! in 1959) but I've never bought a Cliff Richard record, so I don't regard myself as a member of "Cliff's Barmy Army".

However, I'm delighted that our post-modern "Cool Britannia" celebrations of the 2,000th anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ have been upstaged by a Cliff Richard song based on the Lord's Prayer.

DAVID HALLAM

Smethwick, West Midlands

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