Cliff was born in Cuba but lived in Jamaica from an early age till he came to Britain to join the RAF.
Tony met Cliff when they worked on the same building site. Cliff joined him on some jazz gigs but preferred C&W at that time. Fortunately for us all, he went back to the music of his youth when he joined The Spinners.
A rich cornucopia of Jamaican songs enhanced the bands repertoire and his playing of the simple harmonica almost like an English concertina gave the band a real ‘two tone’ multi-cultural sound.
Sadly Cliff left us and went to that ‘Great Folk Club in The Sky’ in 2008 at the grand old age of 84yrs. RIP.