Former Take That star Gary Barlow took a swipe at Sir Cliff Richard, and left Sir Elton nursing a drubbing too.
The Birmingham Evening Mail July 1, 1999, reported that Barlow, who is trying to resurrect his pop career, was accused of turning into Sir Cliff in an interview with pop magazine Smash Hits.
"I'm a singer/songwriter and Cliff Richard isn't - he's just a singer," he responds. Sir Cliff's song-writing credits include co-writing the chart-topper Bachelor Boy.
"I always worried about turning into Elton John, but Cliff doesn't even play an instrument," Barlow added in the interview.