Published Wednesday, 04 September 2013
The 72-year-old Living Doll singer will hit the milestone in November when he puts out The Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll Songbook - 54 years after his 1959 debut Cliff.
He said:, "It's always exciting and inspiring to be in a recording studio and I think there is much more to come from me over the next few years - I'm definitely not ready to retire yet.
"I had so much fun making this album. Singing and performing rock 'n' roll is just so invigorating."
Richard's latest album was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee.
Sir Cliff said of the recording the album: "It was like being back in the 50s with The Shadows in Studio 2 at Abbey Road - only it wasn't The Shadows, and it wasn't Studio 2 and it wasn't the 50s."
He added: "This was my chance to pay tribute not only to, in my humble opinion, one of the greatest advances in musical history, but also the artists who took rock 'n' roll to the top of the charts world-wide.
"As with all great art forms, rock 'n' roll did not stand still and there have been some phenomenal changes, bringing it to where we are now.
"All I know is that 'in the beginning' what kicked the whole thing off was the fabulous rock 'n' roll songbook.
"That whole period was new and unbelievably exciting, and to think that I was there!! Saving up my pocket money for weeks so that I could buy Elvis's first album - borrowing someone else's collection of Little Richard (my name in part, was a tribute to him) and skipping school so as to get seats to see Bill Haley play live."