3 Aug 2015

Cilla Black - Jim Hall

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:17 pm on 3 August 2015

Online tributes are pouring in remembering British singer and TV personality, Cilla Black. She has died at her home in Spain at the age of 72, of what is believed to be natural causes. The star enjoyed a 50-year showbusiness career, that began at Liverpool's famous Cavern Club, where she started work as a part-time cloakroom attendant. Her career focus shifted to television in 1968, when she was given her own BBC One primetime series, and she went on to host a number of shows for ITV. Prime Minister David Cameron has led tributes to the entertainer, remembering her as "a huge talent who made a significant contribution to public life". Joan Collins wrote on Twitter that she was a "resplendent and rare talent". And Sir Paul McCartney wrote "She was a lovely girl who infected everyone with her great spirit". Cilla Black toured New Zealand in 1971 and she changed one man's life, Jim Hall was a young musician at the time.

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