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Cilla Black

Cover of Cilla Black's 1966 album Cilla Sings a Rainbow
Background information
Birth name Priscilla Maria Veronica White
Born May 27, 1942 (1942-05-27) (age 65)
Years active 1960s - present
Website cillablack.com

Cilla Black OBE (born 27 May 1942) is an English singer-songwriter and television personality, born Priscilla Maria Veronica White to a Protestant father and a Catholic mother in Liverpool. Image File history File links Cilla_Black_album_cover. ... is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... A celebrity is a person who is widely recognized in a society. ... For other uses, see Liverpool (disambiguation). ...

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Biography

Music career

Cilla Black holds a unique position in the history of pop music, and the British invasion. As Brian Epstein's discovery and protégé, she was the first and only important female performer to emerge from Liverpool in the heyday of the British beat boom. In conjunction with Epstein's management and George Martin's production skills, she became a formidable ballad singer, her hits lasting longer than any of Epstein clients other than The Beatles. And she became one of the most beloved pop-rock performers in England during the late '60s and '70s, and one of the country's most popular and enduring television stars. Brian Samuel Epstein (IPA: ) (born in Liverpool, England; 19 September 1934 – 27 August 1967) was the manager of The Beatles. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ...


In the early 1960s, determined to break into show business, she got a part-time job as a cloakroom attendant at the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool, where The Beatles regularly played. Ideally placed to promote herself to local musicians, she impressed the Beatles and others with her talent and began her stage career with impromptu performances at the Cavern. She became a guest singer with Merseybeat bands Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, Kingsize Taylor and the Dominoes, and later The Big Three. During this period she also worked as a waitress at the Zodiac coffee lounge, where she met her future husband Bobby Willis. The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... External view of the New Cavern Club, January 2006 The Cavern Club, which was opened on January 16, 1957, is a legendary rock and roll club at 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, England, where Brian Epstein was introduced to the Beatles on 9 November 1961. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... For the TV program please see Merseybeat Merseybeat, sometimes referred to as Merseysound, was a style of music popular during the 1960s. ... debjit ... The Big Three were a Merseybeat group from Liverpool. ... Robert Bobby Willis was the husband and manager of British singer and TV personality Cilla Black. ...


Brian Epstein had a stable of artists drawn from the local music scene, headed by the Beatles. Initially, he showed little interest in Cilla, often billed as Swinging Cilla, or Cilla White. She was introduced to Epstein by John Lennon who persuaded him to audition her. Her first audition was a failure, partly because of nerves, and partly because the Beatles (who backed her) played the songs in their vocal key rather than re-pitching them for Cilla's voice. In her autobiography What's It All About? (Ebury Press ISBN 0-09-189036-5) she wrote: Brian Samuel Epstein (IPA: ) (born in Liverpool, England; 19 September 1934 – 27 August 1967) was the manager of The Beatles. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ...

I'd chosen to do "Summertime", but at the very last moment I wished I hadn't. I adored this song, and had sung it when I came to Birkenhead with the Big Three, but I hadn't rehearsed it with the Beatles and it had just occurred to me that they would play it in the wrong key. It was too late for second thoughts, though. With one last wicked wink at me, John set the group off playing. I'd been right to worry. The music was not in my key and any adjustments that the boys were now trying to make were too late to save me. My voice sounded awful. Destroyed - and wanting to die - I struggled on to the end.

But after seeing her at a later date, at the Blue Angel jazz club, Epstein signed Cilla up as his only female client on 6 September 1963. The local music paper Mersey Beat misprinted her name as Cilla Black, but Epstein liked the sound of it. is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... Mersey Beat was a music publication in Liverpool, England in the early 1960s. ...


Epstein signed Cilla to Parlophone Records and introduced her to George Martin, who produced her debut single, Love of the Loved (written for her by Lennon and McCartney), which was released only three weeks after she signed with Epstein. The single peaked at a modest #35, a failure compared to debut releases of Epstein's other artists. Parlophone is a record label, founded in Germany in 1896 by the Carl Lindström Company. ... For other uses, see George Martin (disambiguation). ...


Her second single - released at the beginning of 1964 - was the Burt Bacharach-Hal David composition "Anyone Who Had a Heart". In the United States, it was a new single destined to be a hit for Dionne Warwick where it peaked at #8 while Cilla's version shot to #1 in Britain - where it remains to this day the top selling single of all time by a British female artist. Her second UK #1 hit, You're My World, was an English-language reading of the Italian popular song Il Mio Mondo. She also enjoyed chart success with the song in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, South Africa and Canada. This was followed by another Lennon-McCartney composition, It's For You. Paul McCartney played piano at the recording session and the song proved to be another major international success for Black. This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... Hal David (born May 25, 1921 in New York City, New York) is an American lyricist and songwriterFicticiousbyMichaelAlfredMontalbano. ... Anyone Who Had a Heart is a 1960s song by American songwriting duo Burt Bacharach and Hal David. ... Marie Dionne Warrick (born December 12, 1940), known professionally as Dionne Warwick, is an acclaimed five-time Grammy Award-winning African American singer best known for her work with Hal David and Burt Bacharach as songwriters and producers. ... Youre My World is a 1964 single by British pop singer Cilla Black. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an Academy Award-winning English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ...


Cilla Black belonged to a generation of British female singers which included Dusty Springfield, Sandie Shaw, and Lulu. These artists were not singer-songwriters but interpreters of Sixties contemporary pop song writers/producers. Cilla Black recorded a great range of material during this time, including songs written by Phil Spector, Randy Newman, Tim Hardin, and Burt Bacharach. All were produced by George Martin at Abbey Road Studios. Cilla has unfairly been dubbed by the uneducated as the "Queen of covers". Statistics prove that this is quite untrue. Of the 21 hit singles Cilla has had in the UK, only 2 were covers - "Anyone Who Had A Heart" and "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" - and both of these were major chart successes for Cilla in the UK and internationally. Dusty Springfield OBE (16 April 1939–2 March 1999) was a popular English singer whose career spanned four decades. ... For the author, see Sandy Shaw. ... Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie, OBE, (born 3 November 1948 in Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire), best known by her stage name Lulu, is a Scottish singer, songwriter, actor, model, and television personality who has been successful in the entertainment business from the 1960s through the 2000s. ... Harvey Philip Spector (born December 26, 1939) is an American musician, songwriter and record producer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Tim Hardin (December 23, 1941 – December 29, 1980) was a United States folk musician and composer who was a part of the 1960s Greenwich Village folk scene and performer at the Woodstock Festival. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... For other uses, see George Martin (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Being so closely associated with Beatles, she became the first artist to cover Lennon-McCartney compositions. Her recordings of "Yesterday", "For No One" and "Across The Universe" were critically acclaimed and became radio favourites. McCartney also went on record stating that Cilla's 1972 interpretation of "The Long And Winding Road" was how the song was meant to be sung.


Black's career in the United States, although launched enthusiastically by Epstein and his PR team - was limited to a handful of television appearances (the Ed Sullivan Show among them), a 1965 cabaret season at the Plaza Hotel in New York, and a hit with You're My World which reached #26 on the Billboard charts. The song was to be her only Stateside chart success, and Elvis Presley had a copy on his personal jukebox at his Graceland home. The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran from June 20, 1948, to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by Ed Sullivan. ... The Plaza Hotel in New York City is a landmark 19-story luxury hotel with a height of 250 feet (76 m) and length of 400 feet that (122 m) occupies the west side of Grand Army Plaza, from which it derives its name, and extends along Central Park South... This article is about the state. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ... Elvis redirects here. ... For other uses, see Graceland (disambiguation). ...


In 1966 Black recorded the Bacharach-David song Alfie, inspired by the film, Alfie. While the song wasn't included on the UK film version, Cher sang Alfie on the closing credits of the US version. Also, Alfie became a hit for Dionne Warwick in the States, but it was a major hit for Black in the UK, reaching #9 on the British charts. Cilla's version of Alfie was arranged and conducted by Bacharach himself at the recording session at Abbey Road. Bacharach insisted on several takes, and Black cited the Alfie recording session as one of the most demanding of her recording career. For Bacharach's part, he later admitted to finding Black's voice "strident", describing her as one of only a few "white" singers who could produce a "soul" sound. Alfie is a song written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. ...


By the end of 1966, Cilla Black was showing all the hallmarks of an all-round entertainer. That year she had guested on Peter Cook and Dudley Moore's Not Only... But Also, appeared in a Ray Galton - Alan Simpson revue in London's West End - Way Out In Piccadilly - alongside Frankie Howerd, made notable appearances on The Eamonn Andrews Show, and starred in her own television special (the first of its kind to be shown in colour) - Cilla at the Savoy. For other persons named Peter Cook, see Peter Cook (disambiguation). ... Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE (April 19, 1935 – March 27, 2002), was an Academy-Award nominated British comedian, actor and musician. ... Not Only. ... Ray Galton, OBE (born 1930) and Alan Simpson, OBE (born 1929) are British scriptwriters who met in 1948 at a Tuberculosis sanatorium in London. ... Ray Galton OBE (born 1930), and Alan Simpson OBE (born 1929), are British scriptwriters who met in 1948 at a tuberculosis sanatorium in London. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Brian Epstein's attempts to move Cilla Black into films were less successful. A brief appearance in the beat film Ferry Cross the Mersey and a leading role alongside David Warner in the 1967 psychedelic comedy Work Is a Four-Letter Word were largely ignored by film critics. In a 1997 interview with Record Collector magazine, Black revealed she was asked to appear in the 1969 film The Italian Job, playing the part of Michael Caine's girlfriend, but negotiations fell through between producers and her management over her fee. The film and soundtrack album of 1965 is one of the more uncommon artefacts of Merseybeat, shown very rarely on TV and never issued on video The title song is more famous nowadays and has charted twice. ... Without a doubt the coolest kid in existence. ... Cover of the Nov 2005 issue Record Collector started in 1979 and is the UK’s longest-running monthly music magazine. ... The Italian Job is a British caper film, written by Troy Kennedy Martin, produced by Michael Deeley and directed by Peter Collinson. ... This article is about the English actor. ...


Brian Epstein died of an accidental drug overdose in August 1967, after negotiating a contract with the BBC for his only female artist to appear in a series of her own. Relations between Epstein and Black had somewhat soured in the year prior to his death, largely due to the fact that Epstein was not paying her enough attention, and partly due to his public admission that he had taken LSD. In her autobiography, Cilla claims that Epstein had tried to pacify her by negotiating a deal that would see her representing the UK in the 1968 Eurovision Song Contest. However, Black refused on the basis that Sandie Shaw had won the previous year's contest, and that the chances of another British female artist winning were improbable. For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Lysergic acid diethylamide, commonly called LSD, LSD-25, or acid. ... Eurovision redirects here. ... For the author, see Sandy Shaw. ...


After the death of Epstein, her partner and songwriter Bobby Willis assumed management duties. Further recording successes followed: Conversations, Surround Yourself With Sorrow, If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind (all 1969) and Something Tells Me (Somethings Gonna Happen Tonight) (1971). Robert Bobby Willis was the husband and manager of British singer and TV personality Cilla Black. ...


The Beatles connection continued. At a Cannes Film Festival during the 1970s, Cilla joined George Harrison, Ringo Starr and glam-rock pop star Marc Bolan to attend a screening of the John Lennon-Yoko Ono experimental film Erection. She also holidayed with them on this trip aboard a yacht chartered by Ringo. Photograph was written on this trip - originally intended for Black to record - but Starr decided to record it himself. George Harrison also wrote two songs for Cilla - The Light That Has Lighted The World and I'll Still Love You (When Every Song Is Sung). The latter she recorded in 1974, but it was not heard publicly until 2003, when it surfaced on a retrospective collection entitled Cilla: The Best of 1963-78. For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... Richard Starkey Jr, MBE (born 7 July 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer for The Beatles. ... Marc Bolan (born Mark Feld; 30 September 1947 - 16 September 1977), was an English singer, songwriter and guitarist whose hit singles, fashion sensibilities and stage presence with T Rex in the early 1970s helped cultivate the glam rock era and made him one of the most recognisable stars in British... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Yoko Ono Lennon (小野 洋子 Ono Yōko), born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese-American artist and musician. ...


She shows an increasing reluctance to sing nowadays, though there have been two returns to the recording studio in recent times; 1993 saw Black releasing Through the Years, an album of new material featuring a number of duets with Dusty Springfield, Cliff Richard, and Barry Manilow. Ten years later she released the album Beginnings... Greatest Hits and New Songs. Dusty Springfield OBE (16 April 1939–2 March 1999) was a popular English singer whose career spanned four decades. ... Sir Cliff Richard OBE (born Harry Rodger Webb on 14 October 1940) is an English singer, actor and businessman. ... Barry Manilow (born June 17, 1946) is an American singer and songwriter best known for such recordings as I Write the Songs, Mandy, Weekend in New England and Copacabana. ...


In his 1969 study of pop history Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom, the rock journalist Nik Cohn wrote prophetically: Nik Cohn (also written Nick Cohn) is a British rock journalist. ...

It’s true – the British don’t like their girl singers to be too good, they think it smacks of emancipation, and Cilla at least seemed safe. Obviously, she was quite a nice girl. Also, she was respectable and reliable, very clean and quite unsexy, and she played daughter or maybe kid sister, steady date or fiancée, but she played nobody’s mistress at all. She wasn’t like that. Everyone patronized her like hell, waiting for her to fall, but then she didn’t fall after all, she floated instead and she’s still up there now. She won’t ever come down either – she doesn't sing much, she still comes on like a schoolgirl but she’s liked like that and she can’t go wrong. Genuinely, she’s warm and she makes people glow. In her time, she will grow into a pop Gracie Fields, much loved entertainer, and she’ll become institutionalized.

Cilla Black outsold all other female recording artists in Britain during the 60s and was second most successful act after the The Beatles to emerge out of the 60s Liverpool Merseybeat boom. She has released 15 studio albums and 37 singles (many of which have charted world-wide). Cilla Black has been covered by Lulu, Dusty Springfield, Sandie Shaw, Dionne Warwick, Cher, Helen Reddy, Daryl Braithwaite, Guys n' Dolls, The Smiths, Alison Moyet, Emma Bunton, Elvis Costello, Olivia Newton-John, Agnetha Fältskog and Atomic Kitten. Dame Gracie Fields, DBE (January 9, 1898–September 27, 1979), born Grace Stansfield, was an English/Italian singer and comedienne who became one of the greatest stars of both cinema and music hall. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... For the TV program please see Merseybeat Merseybeat, sometimes referred to as Merseysound, was a style of music popular during the 1960s. ... Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie, OBE, (born 3 November 1948 in Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire), best known by her stage name Lulu, is a Scottish singer, songwriter, actor, model, and television personality who has been successful in the entertainment business from the 1960s through the 2000s. ... Dusty Springfield OBE (16 April 1939–2 March 1999) was a popular English singer whose career spanned four decades. ... For the author, see Sandy Shaw. ... Marie Dionne Warrick (born December 12, 1940), known professionally as Dionne Warwick, is an acclaimed five-time Grammy Award-winning African American singer best known for her work with Hal David and Burt Bacharach as songwriters and producers. ... This article is about Cher, the entertainer. ... 2003 Greatest Hits compilation Helen Reddy (born October 25, 1941 in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian pop singer and actor. ... Daryl Braithwaite (born January 11, 1949) is an Australian singer who rose to fame as the lead singer of successful band Sherbet in the 1970s, and went on to have a number of solo hits in the 80s and 90s. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Smiths were an English rock band active from 1982 to 1987. ... Alison Moyet (born Genevieve Alison Jane Moyet on 18 June 1961), is an English pop singer/songwriter noted for her bluesy voice. ... Emma Lee Bunton (born 21 January 1976) is an English pop singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. ... Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick McManus August 25, 1954) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born 26 September 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... Agnetha Ã…se Fältskog (born 5 April 1950) in Jönköping) is a Swedish pop singer, songwriter and producer, most notable for being a member of the popular Swedish pop group ABBA. Her name was originally spelled Agneta; she added the h later herself. ... Atomic Kitten is an English girl group from Liverpool composed of Liz Lil McClarnon, Natasha Tash Hamilton, and Jenny Frost - who replaced original member Kerry Katona in January 2001. ...


In 2006/7, Cilla's 1971 single Something Tells Me (Somethings Gonna Happen Tonight) was used as the soundtrack to a new British advertising campaign for Ferrero Rocher chocolates.


Television career

The first series of Cilla was broadcast on Tuesday 30 January, 1968. On the first show her guest was Tom Jones. The two pop stars sang a duet together. Paul McCartney (without Lennon) wrote the theme tune - another chart hit for Black - entitled "Step Inside Love". Step Inside Love was later covered by Madeline Bell and became a top 30 single hit in the USA. Henry Mancini, Ringo Starr, Donovan, Georgie Fame and Dusty Springfield were among the artistes who appeared in the earlier series of Cilla, however many programmes were later wiped from the BBC's archives. Her BBC show became a phenomenon, and paved the way for a lengthy television career which has continued until the present day. Henry Mancini (April 16, 1924 – June 14, 1994), was an Academy Award winning American composer, conductor and arranger. ... For other uses, see Donovan (disambiguation). ... Georgie Fame is a British R&B singer whose real name is Clive Powell. ... Dusty Springfield OBE (16 April 1939–2 March 1999) was a popular English singer whose career spanned four decades. ...


Like so many of her contemporaries, during the 1970s her musical career was in decline, although her albums sold well and she often toured. Increasingly thought of as a television "personality", she found herself experimenting with situation comedy for ITV in Cilla's World of Comedy and Cilla's Comedy Six. Her BBC series, Cilla, continued successfully until 1976, taking a break in 1970, 1972 and 1975. The theme songs from the Cilla series were also successful. Step Inside Love opened the series in both the 1968 and 1969 runs and reached number 8 in the UK singles chart on its release. Something Tells Me (Something's Gonna Happen Tonight) was the theme for the 1971 and 1973 shows, reaching number 3 and becoming Cilla's last top ten hit. Baby, We Can't Go Wrong was used for the 1974 series and was a minor hit, reaching number 36, Cilla's last UK chart entry until 1993. It's Now was the final theme from the 1976 series and failed to reach the charts. For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ... Step Inside Love is a song written by Paul McCartney and Los Paranoias (Lennon-McCartney-Harrison-Starr) is a song recorded on September 16, 1968 during The Beatles A.K.A. The White Album sessions but wouldnt appear on the album. ...


The UK's Eurovision Song Contest entry selection process was part of the Cilla show in both 1968 and 1973, when her close friend Cliff Richard was the featured artist performing all the songs shortlisted in the A Song For Europe segment. Cilla herself was originally approached to sing for the UK in 1968 and was asked again for the 1970 contest, but declined due to her pregnancy. Eurovision redirects here. ... Sir Cliff Richard OBE (born Harry Rodger Webb on 14 October 1940) is an English singer, actor and businessman. ... A Song for Europe can mean: * A former name of the British national pre-selection competition for the Eurovision Song Contest, which is currently called Making Your Mind Up. ...


By the beginning of the 1980s, Cilla Black was performing mainly in cabaret and concert, and had been absent from the small screen since a Thames Television special in 1978. In 1983 she appeared on the BBC's Wogan programme. Her appearance on this peak-time talk show was a major hit, and her career in television was resurrected. She signed a contract with London Weekend Television, which led to her becoming the host of Blind Date (1985-2003) and Surprise, Surprise (1984-2001). Both programmes were mainstream ratings winners and consolidated her position as the highest paid female performer on British television. LWT redirects here. ... Blind Date was a British dating game show produced by ITV contractor London Weekend Television. ... Surprise, Surprise was a British TV show hosted by Cilla Black, produced by London Weekend Television. ...


Her TV appearances have made infamous her strange spoken mannerisms ("Lorra lorra laughs" for example) and her cloying habit of familiarly referring to her fellow presenters ("Our Graham"). This is brought into sharper focus when she is interviewed out of persona, as the real Ms Black is well-spoken and enunciates clearly; any traces of the original Scouse or her strange TV affectation are noticeably absent.


Notable television appearances since her resignation from LWT have included Parkinson, So Graham Norton, Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, Room 101 and Cilla Live! for Living TV. Black was a judge on the first series of the Reality TV series Soapstar Superstar, has featured in an episode of the series Eating with... and has recently guest presented editions of The Paul O'Grady Show and The Friday Night Project for Channel 4. London Weekend Television logo, 1978-1996 London Weekend Television Limited (LWT) is the ITV contractor for London, Friday 5:15pm to Monday, 5:59am. ... Parkinson is a surname shared by several people: Cecil Parkinson (born 1931), Baron Parkinson of Carnforth, British politician C. Northcote Parkinson (1909–1993), historian and author who formulated Parkinsons Law David Parkinson, cinema historian Dian Parkinson (born 1944), cast member of the game show The Price is Right James... So Graham Norton was a British television programme, hosted by Irish personality Graham Norton. ... Friday Night with Jonathan Ross is a chat show presented by Jonathan Ross. ... This page is about the TV series Room 101. ... LIVINGtv is a British television channel owned by Flextech. ... Reality television is a genre of television programming in which the fortunes of real life people (as opposed to fictional characters played by actors) are followed. ... Soapstar Superstar is a reality singing competition which first aired on British television station ITV1 in 2006. ... The New Paul OGrady Show (formerly The Paul OGrady Show) is a British comedy chat show on Channel 4, formerly aired on ITV. The Channel 4 show is filmed at the BBC Television Centre in London. ... The Friday Night Project is a British comedy-variety show by Princess Productions that first aired in the United Kingdom on Channel 4 in February 2005. ... This article is about the British television station. ...


Personal life

She was married to her manager Bobby Willis (born 25 January 1942) for over 30 years until his death from lung cancer on 23 October 1999. They had three sons, Robert (now her manager, born in 1970), Ben (born in 1973), and Jack (born in 1980). Robert Bobby Willis was the husband and manager of British singer and TV personality Cilla Black. ... is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lung cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


After Willis's death, Black admitted to suffering a miscarriage in 1972. In 1975, while performing at the Coventry Theatre, she went into premature labour and was rushed to the Walsgrave Hospital where she gave birth to a daughter, Helen, who died two hours later.


Discography

Albums

  • Cilla (1965, No.5)
  • Cilla Sings A Rainbow (1966, No. 4)
  • Sher-oo! (1968, No. 7)
  • Surround Yourself With Cilla (1969)
  • Sweet Inspiration (1970, Number 42)
  • Images (1971)
  • Day By Day with Cilla (1973)
  • In My Life (1974)
  • It Makes Me Feel Good (1976)
  • Modern Priscilla (1978)
  • Especially For You (1980)
  • Surprisingly Cilla (1985)
  • Through The Years (1993, No. 41)
  • Beginnings: Greatest Hits & New Songs (2003, No. 68)

Compilation albums

  • The Best of Cilla Black (1968, No. 21)
  • The Very Best Of Cilla Black (1983, No. 20)
  • Love, Cilla (1993)
  • Cilla Gets Down With Her Badass Self, Yo (1995)
  • The Abbey Road Decade 1963-1973 (3cds) (1997)
  • The 35th Anniversary Collection (1998)
  • The Best Of Cilla Black (Special Edition) (2002)
  • Cilla: The Best Of 1963-78 (3cds) (2003)
  • Cilla Ain't Dicking Around This Time (2004)
  • Cilla In The 60s (2005)
  • Cilla In The 70s (2005)
  • Cilla, You Munter, You (2007)

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Hit singles

  • "Love of the Loved" (1963, No. 35)
  • "Anyone Who Had a Heart" (1964, No. 1)
  • "You're My World (Il Mio Mondo)" (1964, No. 1)
  • "It's for You" (1964, No. 7)
  • "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" (1965, Number 2)
  • "I've Been Wrong Before" (1965, Number 17)
  • "Love's Just a Broken Heart" (1966, No. 5)
  • "Alfie" (1966, No. 9)
  • "Don't Answer Me" (1966, No. 6)
  • "A Fool Am I (Dimmelo Parlame)" (1966, No. 13)
  • "What Good Am I?" (1967, No. 24)
  • "I Only Live to Love You" (1967, No. 26)
  • "Step Inside Love" (1968, No. 8)
  • "Where is Tomorrow" (1968, No. 39)
  • "Surround Yourself With Sorrow" (1969, No. 3)
  • "Conversations" (1969, No. 7)
  • "If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind" (1969, Number 20)
  • "Something Tells Me (Something's Gonna Happen Tonight)" (1971, No. 3)
  • "Baby We Can't Go Wrong" (1974, No. 36)
  • "Through the Years" (1993, No. 54)
  • "Heart and Soul (with Dusty Springfield)" (1993, No. 75)

All chart positions refer to the Official UK Charts. Love of the Loved is Cilla Blacks debut single. ... Anyone Who Had a Heart is a 1960s song by legendary American songwriting duo Burt Bacharach and Hal David. ... Youre My World is a 1964 single by British pop singer Cilla Black. ... Its for You is a song by Lennon/McCartney, recorded first by Cilla Black. ... Youve Lost That Lovin Feelin is a 1965 number-one hit single by The Righteous Brothers. ... Alfie is a 1966 film starring Michael Caine. ... Step Inside Love is a song written by Paul McCartney and Los Paranoias (Lennon-McCartney-Harrison-Starr) is a song recorded on September 16, 1968 during The Beatles A.K.A. The White Album sessions but wouldnt appear on the album. ...


External links

  • Official website
  • CONVERSATIONS - The Cilla Black Forum
  • The Girl From Abbey Road
  • Cilla Black at Ready steady girls!
  • Cilla Stops The 2007 Notting Hill Carnival

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