In Memory Cilla Black

Pricilla White became Cill Black in the 1960s and through her asscociation with The Cavern Club in Liverpool and the Beatles she became a huge star with hits like Alfie and Anyone Who Had a Heart. Her prime time as a single selling artist was in the 1960s.

In the 1970s she only had one top forty UK hit which was Something Tells Me Somethings Gonna Happen Tonight in 1971. The single reached No. 3 and was written by Roger Greenaway and Roger Cook.The producer was her friend and mentor and the Beatles guru George Martin.

From 1969 through till 1976 she presented a live Saturday Night TV Show for BBC1 which attracted around 20 million viewers and it would showcase other big star and Cilla's ability to sing every song perfectly live every week.

Here is Cliff  Richard and Cilla from another BBC show in 1979.

Black died at her holiday home near Marbella, Spain, on 1 August 2015. She was 72. Police are awaiting results of a post mortem examination but say that her death was probably from natural causes. Black had previously said that she wanted to die when she reached 75