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  Cilla Black
Cilla Black (born May 27, 1943) is a British singer and entertainer, the second-biggest star to emerge from the Liverpool scene after the Beatles.
Cilla Black was at one time a part-time cloakroom attendant at the Cavern Club in Liverpool where the Beatles used to play.
Black continued recording and appearing on television into the mid-1970s, though her TV appearances soon began eclipsing her musical fame.
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  Cilla Black - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cilla Black (born Priscilla Maria Veronica White on 27 May 1943) is an English singer, actor, and television personality, and was the second-biggest star to emerge from the early 1960s Liverpool scene after The Beatles.
Cilla was introduced to Epstein by John Lennon who persuaded him to audition her.
Black made front-page headlines in UK tabloid newspapers in October 2004 due to her alleged romantic attachment with businessman John Madejski.
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 Cilla Black - Bill Harry - Mersey Beat
Cilla’s version of the number was finally issued in 2003 when it was included on ‘Cilla: The Best of 1963-78’, a 3 CD set issued to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of her recording debut.
Cilla had fractured it when she was 14, but its shape hadn’t concerned her, until Bobby began urging her to have an operation to improve her profile on television.
Cilla was awarded an OBE in 1997 and in 1998 ‘Bobby’s Girl’, a biography by Douglas Thompson, was published.
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 www.cillablack.com | Biography
His faith, combined with Cilla's talent, effortlessly convinced George Martin, the renowned producer of Matt Monro, Shirley Bassey and The Beatles, that she was worthy of signing to Parlophone Records (a subsidiary label of the EMI Group).
During the sixties Cilla managed to sustain her place at the forefront of the Brit-Pop music scene, with one of the most impressive starts for a British female recording artist, including 20 consecutive Top 40 triumphs on the singles and EP charts.
The Cilla Black of today, although having focused more in recent years on phenomenally successful television shows like "Surprise!, Surprise!" and "Blind Date" has still gone on record to say that she ultimately wishes to be remembered for her singing.
www.cillablack.com /biog.htm   (1124 words)

  
 Biografia de Cilla Black - Univision.com
It was Cilla Black, a one-time coat-check girl from the Cavern Club who was still learning to sing with confidence, forget developing a technique, just about the time that the Beatles were cutting their first EMI record.
Ironically, given his initial doubts, Martin became Black's producer for the next 11 years, and along with the Beatles, she was among the few EMI acts that he continued to produce after he left the company in 1966 to set up AIR Studios.
Black's recording career with EMI continued into the mid-1970's, but much of her career activity by that time was centered on television, rather than the recording studio.
www.univision.com /uv/music/1015856/Cilla_Black/biografia   (1426 words)

  
 Cilla Black Biography
Cilla Black (born May 27, 1943) is a British singer and entertainer, the second-biggest star to emerge from the Liverpool scene after the Beatles.
Cilla Black was at one time a part-time cloakroom attendant at the Cavern Club in Liverpool where the Beatles used to play.
Black continued recording and appearing on television into the mid-1970s, though her TV appearances soon began eclipsing her musical fame.
www.biographybase.com /biography/Black_Cilla.html   (409 words)

  
 Cilla Black sues over TV 'Brit Girls' show
Cilla Black and Helen Shapiro, who feature alongside Lulu, Sandie Shaw and Marianne Faithfull, are both said to be furious with the series, which they feel has wrongly bracketed them with their singing sisters.
Black, who rose to fame as a singer before her present incarnation as the best-paid female TV presenter in Britain, has consulted lawyers after finding that the programme was not a one-off special about her.
Black had apparently agreed to make the programme for a nominal fee believing it to be about only her and was angered when she learned it was to be part of a Channel 4 series.
www.telegraph.co.uk /htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1997/12/12/ncil12.html   (368 words)

  
 Cilla Black - Uncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cilla Black, daughter of Jack Black and a fl hole, is Britain's most/least loved scouse television presenter, author and creator of the RAF.
Hatching a whole week before her siblings, Black Sabbath, Johnny Cash (The man in fl), the movie Meet Joe Black, every version of the Black Album and Al Gore, she was soon battling for food in her nest, once attacking Ozzy Osbourne with a spear.
Cilla, before the invention of the colour television, therefore hiding the shame of what lay on her ghastly head.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Cilla_Black   (536 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Showbiz | Cilla in the spotlight
Cilla Black has announced she is to quit as presenter of Blind Date after nearly two decades.
It was he who changed her name to Black, it is said, to appeal to Jewish impresarios, although other stories suggest it was a typing error in a local newspaper which led to the change.
Cilla Black's announcement that she is quitting Blind Date leaves many avenues open for her, as she prepares to turn 60 in May.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/showbiz/2630761.stm   (835 words)

  
 LyricsVault: Hall of fame: Cilla Black
By the end of 1964, Black was one of the most successful female singers of her era and continued to release cover versions of superb quality, including the Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" and an excellent reading of Randy Newman's "I've Been Wrong Before".
A consummate rocker and unchallenged mistress of the neurotic ballad genre, Black was unassailable at her pop peak, yet her chosen path was that of an "all-round entertainer".
With Blind Date recordings halted, rumours were rife that this might hasten the public withdrawal of Black, but she returned to work and within a year found herself being awarded a number of prestigious accolades from the TV And Radio Industries Club, Broadcasting Press Guild, and John Moore's University in Liverpool.
www.lyricsvault.net /halloffame/Cilla_Black.html   (648 words)

  
 The Biography Channel - Cilla Black Biography
During the sixties Cilla managed to sustain her place at the forefront of the Brit-Pop music scene, with one of the most impressive starts for a British female recording artist, including 20 consecutive Top 40 hits on the singles and EP charts.
The Cilla Black of today, although having focused more in recent years on phenomenally successful television shows like 'Surprise!, Surprise!' and 'Blind Date', has still gone on record to say that she ultimately wishes to be remembered for her singing.
Cilla announced live on 'Blind Date' in 2003 that, after 18 years, she was quitting the show.
www.thebiographychannel.co.uk /biography_home/1205:1548/Cilla_Black.htm   (955 words)

  
 Cilla Black - Nostalgia Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cilla Black was born Priscilla White on 27th May 1943 and used to be a hat-check girl at the now legendary Cavern in Liverpool.
Cilla's version featured to full effect her astonishing voice which changes tone entirely when she turns up the volume.
Cilla Black was on her way, and Brian Epstein's 25% of the action was worth having!
www.nostalgiacentral.com /music/cillamusic.htm   (352 words)

  
 Cilla Black News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Singer and TV celebrity Cilla Black says she is modelling herself on This Morning's Denise Robertson after becoming an agony aunt for News International's high-profile weekly launch love it!.
Cilla met genealogists, historians and relatives in north Wales She may have built her reputation as a Liverpudlian star of the Merseybeat scene but Cilla Black was fascinated to discover her Welsh roots during...
Cilla Black started her showbusiness career as a singer Cilla Black is making a return to ITV1 on a new song contest show featuring stars who rose to fame on soaps such as EastEnders and Coronation Street.
www.topix.net /who/cilla-black   (662 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | TV and Radio | Cilla admits to smoking cannabis
In an interview with Mark Lamarr on BBC Radio 2, the 59-year-old entertainer said she had "smoked a joint" while she was singing star in the 1960s, but had been a "good girl" when it came to harder drugs.
Black made the admission after Lamarr described the decade as an "acidy, trippy" time, and saying to his guest "not that you would admit to anything like that".
Black, who has announced that she is retiring from the ITV1 dating show Blind Date this year, was asked about LSD again later on in the show.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/2935396.stm   (304 words)

  
 Cilla Black Height - Black's
Cilla's height was recorded at 5ft 5 inches when she was launched in the 60's.
Cilla was 5'6" in her 20's & may now be slightly shorter now.
The woman was wearing flat shoes and was still taller than Cilla in her usual high heels.
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 Amazon.com: The Essential Cilla Black 1963-1978: Music: Cilla Black   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cilla Black has undoubtedly proven in what is fast approaching her 40th year in showbiz [due 2003] to be an extremely versatile & successful artiste, in 1997 being awarded Queen Elizabeth II's OBE.
Cilla was then quickly whisked away to the legendary Abbey Road studios where in July ‘63 producer George Martin signed her to the EMI Group (Parlophone).
Cilla has a unique vocal style and it is a pleasure to hear her on such a varied collection.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Beginnings...: Greatest Hits and New Songs: Music: Cilla Black   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cilla Black is a very good singer the trouble is not many people know it.
Black is that she has never found a range that suits her limited vocal talents.
I think every Cilla fan should have this in their collection: Cilla has chosen some wonderful songs, and we will all have our own personal favourites, and I personally get the feeling that it is almost a statement that Cilla is the woman she has always been, and that she is not going anywhere!!
www.amazon.co.uk /Beginnings-Greatest-Hits-New-Songs/dp/B0000C4LWY   (1853 words)

  
 Cilla Black: Nostalgia
Cilla Black was born Priscilla White and was a full-time typist when she began singing at Liverpool’s famous Cavern Club in her spare time.
Black covered the Dionne Warwick hit “Anyone Who Had a Heart,” landing a #1 single in the U.K. Ultimately, it would become the most successful single by a female singer in the history of British pop music.
Cilla Black’s success came full circle in 1997 when she was awarded the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth for her many distinguished achievements as an entertainer.
www.skooldays.com /categories/music/mu1130.htm   (650 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Best of Cilla Black: Music: Cilla Black   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cilla was always perfect on Barharach songs, as she is on "Anyone Who Had A Heart".
Had Cilla Black had the right management after Brian Epstein's death, she could have gone on to be a huge international star.
Cilla is a refreshing change from the shrieking, scrawny female singers of today, where good looks and anything near high C makes you a star.
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 Channel4.com - SlashMusic - Cilla Black
Cilla Black's big break came when working as a part-time cloakroom attendant at Liverpool’s Cavern club in 1963, she appeared as guest singer with various groups, and was brought to the attention of the Beatles manager, Brian Epstein.
The death of Brian Epstein in 1967 marked the winding down of Cilla's music career, but Black was already moving into television work, aided by her manager/husband Bobby Willis.
By the 1990s Black was one of the highest paid family entertainers in the UK, with two major UK television shows, BLIND DATE and SURPRISE SURPRISE.
www.channel4.com /music/music-core/artist.jsp?artistId=8834   (179 words)

  
 Cilla Black Cartoons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 CMT.com : Cilla Black : Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Black was never going to be a rival to Dusty Springfield, lacking the latter's power or subtlety.
What "I Only Want To Be With You" is to Dusty Springfield, "Shout" is to Lulu, and "Always Something There To Remind Me" is to Sandy Shaw, "You're My World" is to Cilla Black--a signature song that stands astride her whole career.
McCartney remained close to her for years, although Black's closest musical confidant was songwriter Bobby Willis, whom she later married.
www.cmt.com /artists/az/black_cilla/bio.jhtml   (1416 words)

  
 MAGAZINE - Cilla Black
According to Cilla, laughter and a newly hectic social life have been the key to her staying young
Cilla with her late husband and manager Bobby Willis, who died two years ago
Cilla Black talks candidly about how she has bounced back after the death of her beloved husband and manager Bobby Willis two years ago - and how she intends to grow old disgracefully.
www.hellomagazine.com /magazine/2001/10/22/cillablack   (240 words)

  
 Cilla Black News Headlines
Cilla Black confounded expectations that she would turn up with a "tacky" toaster for the happy couple, joking: "I'm waiting for a car boot sale!" While David..."
Small screen favourite Cilla Black meanwhile told reporters outside about her plans to add a touch of kitsch fun to the singer's kitchen.
Cilla Black and her close pal John Madejski were obviously enjoying each other's company at Henley Royal Regatta on Wednesday.
www.mycelebritynews.co.uk /Cilla-Black-Celebrity-News-36.html   (730 words)

  
 What's It All About? -- Cilla Black
Cilla Black is without doubt one of Britain's most treasured personalities.
Generations have grown up with Cilla's music, TV shows, and performances.
It is the story of a woman who has worked ceaselessly to stay at the top for forty years despite setbacks and personal tragedy; a life of incredible highs and terrible lows.
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 Cilla Black Profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Other Info - While working as a dictaphone typist Cilla earned a few extra pennies hanging coats in nearby club, The Tavern, where she got the chance to do what she did best, singing and performing on stage.
Cilla`s appetite to perform started at school which led to her receiving six of the cane a couple of times from the Headmistress.
She soon came to the attention of Beatles manager, Brian Epstein, and eventually signed a pro singing contract in 1963, a year in which she had three hit singles in the UK, including two number ones.
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