Cilla Black

  • Real Name: Priscilla Maria Veronica White
  • Birth Date: 27th May 1943
  • Birth Place: Liverpool
  • Cilla worked as a cloakroom attendant at the legendary 'Cavern' in Liverpool during its hey day in 1963. Occasionally she would get the chance to sing with the groups and was eventually 'discovered' by Beatles entrepreneur Brian Epstein. She was placed under the same EMI production team as the Fab four and under George Martin's guidance managed to produce a striking version of Burt Bacharach's 'Anyone Who Had A Heart'. The same confident, strident vocalisation that she created on this disc would carry her on to make a series of individual sounding pop records during the next several years.
    The EP shown on the left was Cilla's first release on the format and as its title suggests it features her first really great hit. In fact, it contains both sides of her first two singles releases. Despite this, it sold well and is one of the easier of Cilla's extended play records to find.
    Although her successful rivals would generally continue with their life of rock and pop, Cilla decoupled herself from the music but still managed to gain enough live TV work to stay in the public eye and become a 'personality' and family entertainer. Her new persona is now quite apart from her earlier musical career, and she has exploited her personal idiosyncrasies to advantage. In fact, Cilla's current TV image is so different from her years as a top pop star that it is easy to forget her astonishing and enviable run of hit 45rpm recordings.

    1950s & 1960s 45rpm UK Discography

    • Listings include UK 45 singles releases only
    • Collector's Items are shown In Red
    • See lower list for EP releases

    Parlophone R5065 1963 Love Of The Loved/ Shy Of Love #35 
    Parlophone R5101 1964 Anyone Who Had A Heart/ Just For You #1
    Parlophone R5133 1964 You're My World/ Suffer Now I Must #1
    Parlophone R5162 1964 It's For You/ He Won't Ask Me #7
    Parlophone R5225 1965 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'/ Is It Love #2
    Parlophone R5265 1965 I've Been Wrong Before/ I Don't Want To Know #17
    Parlophone R5395 1966 Love's Just A Broken Heart/ Yesterday #5
    Parlophone R5427 1966 Alfie/ Night Time Is Here #9
    Parlophone R5463 1966 Don't Answer Me/ The Right One Is Left #6
    Parlophone R5515 1966 A Fool Am I/ For No One #13
    Parlophone R5608 1967 What Good Am I/ Over My Head #24
    Parlophone R5652 1967 I Only Live To Love You/ From Now On #26
    Parlophone R5674 1968 Step Inside Love/ I Couldn't Take My Eyes Off You #8
    Parlophone R5706 1968 Where Is Tomorrow/ Work Is A Four Letter Word #39
    Parlophone R5759 1969 Surround Yourself With Sorrow #3
    Parlophone R5785 1969 Conversations/ Liverpool Lullaby #7
    Parlophone R5820 1969 If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind/ It Feels So Good #20

    EP Discography

    • Collector's Items are shown In Red
    • See Upper List For Singles releases

    Parlophone GEP8901 1964 "Anyone Who Had A Heart" #5
    Anyone Who Had A Heart/Just For You/Love Of The Loved/Shy Of Love
    Parlophone GEP8916 1964 "It's For You" #12
    It's For You/He Won't Ask Me/You're My World/Suffer Now I Must
    Parlophone GEP8954 1966 "Cilla's Hits" #6
    Don't Answer Me/The Right One Is Left/Alfie/Night Time Is Here
    Parlophone GEP8967 1967 "Time For Cilla"  
    Abyssinian Secret/Trees And Loneliness/There I Go/Time

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