Clifford Thompson was born in Carrabelle, Florida and moved to Columbus, GA to be near Fort Benning Army post while his father served in the military. At a very early age his love for music started to bloom while listening to his older brothers sing due wop in the back yard.
Cliff started a sing group with his childhood friends, calling themselves the "Lovelets, singing at family gatherings and local talent shows. While attending Carver High School, Cliff joined the "Carver Lads' where his smooth tenor voice developed.
In 1975 the group Asia Addicts" was formed and became a popular singing group in and around Columbus GA. They performed at the local nite spots and met popular singers such as the late Johnny Taylor, The Staple Singers and Archie Bell and the Drills. Listening to their style of music Cliff decided that this was his dream. The rest is history.