Cilla Black

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: 60s female vocalists pop oldies 60s girls Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Priscilla White, 27 May 1943, Liverpool, England. While working as a part-time cloakroom attendant at Liverpool’s Cavern club in 1963, Priscilla appeared as guest singer with various groups, and was brought to the attention of Brian Epstein. The Beatles’ manager changed her name and during the next few years ably exploited her girl-next-door appeal. Her first single, under the auspices of producer George Martin, was a brassy powerhouse reworking of the Beatles’ unreleased ‘Love Of The Loved’, which reached the UK Top 40 in late 1963. A change of style with Burt Bacharach’s ‘Anyone Who Had A Heart’ saw Black emerge as a ballad singer of immense power and distinction. ‘You’re My World’, a translation of an Italian lyric, was another brilliantly orchestrated, impassioned ballad that, like its predecessor, dominated the UK number 1 position in 1964. In what was arguably the most competitive year in British pop...

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