I was sorry to hear that Cilla Black, 1960s singer and entertainer, had died at the comparatively young age of 72. I still love her early hits Alfie, Anyone who had a heart and Something tells me. I even prefer her 1965 You’ve lost that lovin feelin” to the Righteous Brothers’ version.
She hung out with the Beatles, and had the same manager, worked in the cloak room, then danced and sang at the Cavern night club, and helped make regional accents acceptable in UK. She wasn’t the only British female star of the sixties, but it felt like it.
She wore cool clothes and her amazingly long, slim legs were the perfect prop for the mini-skirt or hot pants.