Cilla Black outsold all other female recording artists in Britain during the 1960s and was the second most successful act after The Beatles to emerge out of the Liverpool Merseybeat boom. She has to date released 15 studio albums and 36 singles (many of which charted world-wide). She went on to become Britain's most popular TV entertainer and host two of the longest-running Saturday evening entertainment shows of the 1980s and 1990s - Blind Date (1985-2003) and Surprise, Surprise (1984-2001).
This set includes all of Cilla's 19 Top Forty hits (including her two number one singles, 'Anyone Who Had A Heart' & 'You're My World') plus classic covers and other essential Cilla tracks - also included are 5 songs which debut on CD format and 6 previously unreleased tracks. The DVD contains over 20 performances, many taken from her hugely successful BBC TV series simply entitled `Cilla' - this popular TV series ran from 1968 to 1976 reaching, at its peak, over 18 million viewers each episode!
About the Artist
Cilla Black OBE (born Priscilla Maria Veronica White on 27 May 1943) is an English singer, actress and television performer who has been successful as an entertainer from 1963 through the present day. She is most famous worldwide for her successful singles "Anyone Who Had A Heart", "You're My World", and "Alfie". After a successful recording career and a brief time as a comedy actress, she became the best paid female presenter in British television history. In September 2009, Cilla's 45 years in show-business is celebrated by EMI (the record label which launched her career) with the release of this CD/DVD set alongside a series of other digital download releases which include a remixed single, a remixes album and re-issues of all of Cilla's original EMI studio albums.