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British singer Cilla Black passed away

Black was known for such her 60s and 70s hits such as Anyone Who Had a Heart and You’re My World. Both the songs went to Number 1 position in Britain.

Aug 5, 2015 08:52 IST
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Cilla BlackLegendary British singer Cilla Black, who had a 50-year music and television career, passed away on 1 August 2015 in Estepona, southern Spain. She was 72.

Black was known for such her 60s and 70s hits such as Anyone Who Had a Heart and You’re My World. Both the songs went to Number 1 position in Britain and the latter also charted in the United States.

She also saw her success with the Bacharach-David theme tune for the 1966 film Alfie and recorded several Beatles songs including The Long and Winding Road. She also hosted a BBC variety show named Cilla.

She became a British television fixture as the host of matchmaking game show Blind Date between 1985 and 2003 and a heart warming program Surprise Surprise between 1984 and 2001.

Black was born as Priscilla White in Liverpool, Northwest England in 1943.

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