(Picture: Cilla Black and Pete Price)
Cilla Black was one of the all time top UK stars and I really dont think there will be another Cilla. It so terribly sad that she’s no longer here.
Cilla came Stringfellows many times over the years – usually for a big special event. The last time she was here she was with Lulu and I think she was here on Sir Cliff Richard’s last visit too.
My history with Cilla goes back to the sixties when I compered one of her first shows out of Liverpool, in Coventry. Second on the bill was Tommy Quickly, Brian Epstein’s new signing.
I compered the show along with my brother Jeffrey. I reminded her of this many years ago and we had a good laugh about it.
As I remember I was bloody awful and she was fantastic.
The last time I spoke to Cilla was last Christmas.
It was at Lord Jeffery and Dame Mary Archer’s Christmas Party where she told me she was very distressed she was going deaf.
For a fun story about Cilla pop over the Angels site, and look at the celebrities pages.