Cilla Black

Pop music, Musical Artist

1943 –


Who is Cilla Black?

Cilla Black OBE is an English singer, actress, entertainer and media personality. She began her career as a singer in 1963, and is most famous in the UK for her singles "Anyone Who Had a Heart" and "You're My World", both of which reached number one. Black had eleven Top Ten hits on the British charts between 1964 and 1971. In May 2010, new research published by BBC Radio 2 claimed that her version of "Anyone Who Had a Heart" was the UK's biggest selling single by a female artist in the 1960s. "You're My World" was also a modest hit in the United States, peaking at No.26 on the Billboard Hot 100, and both songs were among the chart-toppers in Australia.

After a successful recording career in the 1960s and early 1970s, and a brief time as a comedy actress in the 1970s, Black became a prominent television presenter in the 1980s and 1990s.

In September 2013, Black will celebrate 50 years in show business. British television network ITV will honour this unique milestone with a one off Entertainment special to air autumn 2013. The show called 'The One & Only Cilla Black' stars Cilla herself and is hosted by Paul O' Grady. Parlophone Records will also release the career-spanning CD The 50th Anniversary Collection - containing Black's most successful international hits, her complete Lennon/McCartney songbook, club remixes plus a bonus DVD of the 1966 TV music special 'Cilla at the Savoy'.

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May 27, 1943
Also known as
  • Priscilla Maria Veronica White
  • Black, Cilla
  • Catholicism
  • England
Lived in
  • Liverpool

on July 23, 2013


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