• Short Summary

    The teenagers of Johannesburg gathered in thousands to greet "rock 'n roll" singer Cliff Richard when he arrived in the city on March 9th to begin his South African tour.

  • Description

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    GTV Dense crowd outside hotel
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    2.
    CU Crowd with placards "We love you" ect
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    3.
    CU Section of crowd
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    SV Police hold back girls
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    CU Girls chanting 'We Want Cliff'
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    CU Richards acknowledges
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    MV Police thrust back girls
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    SV Ditto
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    CU Richards
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    GTV/ZOOM Waving girls
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    MV Policeman holds back girls
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    GTV Surging crowd
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    13.
    SV Ditto
    0.43

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    CU Richards at microphone
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    SV Police thrust back crowd
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    SV Fainting girl carried out
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    SV Surging crowd
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    18.
    CU Richards
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    19.
    GTV/PAN Crowd
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    Initials BA/S/JF/RP



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The teenagers of Johannesburg gathered in thousands to greet "rock 'n roll" singer Cliff Richard when he arrived in the city on March 9th to begin his South African tour. Both Africans and Europeans joined in the welcome, described as the "most riotous" ever given to an entertainer in Johannesburg.

    Members of the police, the flying squad and the traffic department had a hard job preventing teenage girls from getting inside Mr. Richard's hotel.

    The star several times tried to address his enthusiastic fans, but on each occasion was interrupted by cries of "Sing, sing, sing".

    Four girls fainted in the excitement and had to be dragged clear of the crowd.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEUV2FTBMD2HHMWG84TLVCGPCY
    Media URN:
    VLVAEUV2FTBMD2HHMWG84TLVCGPCY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/03/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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