Articles Tagged 'Cilla Black'

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RIP Cilla Black: Five of Her Greatest Hits

The British singer and TV star Cilla Black died yesterday (August 2), aged 72. And tributes and quotes have been coming in from some of the many people she worked with in a 50-year career as one of the nation’s favorite broadcasters. Some go right back to her earliest performances, as a young Beatles fan […]

Sheridan Smith in ‘Cilla’

WATCH: Sheridan Smith as Cilla Black (plus Beatles)

ITV have a new three-part drama on the way this fall, in which they profile the life and career of the British broadcasting powerhouse Cilla Black. Perhaps best known to an American audience as the singer of Lennon/McCartney and Burt Bacharach songs during the British beat boom, Cilla began her career singing at the Cavern […]

Sir Michael Caine

10 Songs That Encapsulate Sir Michael Caine

This Thursday is Sir Michael Caine’s 80th birthday. A movie legend, double oscar winner, and, as of two days ago, recipient of the Freedom of the City of London. We’ll be running a few features about his life and work all this week, because frankly he is worth it. But first, to get the party […]

Who Were The Female British Invaders?

In our new music section, Tunes from the Thames, we list the top 10 greatest British Invasion artists. There, you’ll find The Beatles, The Stones, and other towering icons of music. Surely, British bands defined the 1960s, but the British Invasion wasn’t merely a sausage festival of Lennons and McCartneys and Jaggers. Female singers contributed […]