Cilla Black stated that she could ‘die pleased’ after hearing about her own album.
CILLA BLACK died tragically in 2015, but just weeks before she died, the artist said she could “die happy” after learning about one of her amazing accomplishments in the music industry.
Cilla Black, the iconic Liverpudlian singer, had a long and fruitful career until passing away in 2015. At the age of 72, the singer passed away at her home in Spain. She’d only learnt something shocking about her own music career a few weeks before.
Cilla began her career in the music industry in the 1960s, about the same time when fellow Liverpool natives The Beatles were establishing themselves.
Before releasing her first hit single, Anyone Who Had a Heart, the singer built a name for herself as a cloakroom lady at the legendary Cavern Club.
The song, which was written by Dionne Warwick and released in 1964, went to number one in the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, and South Africa. According to Billboard, the track has sold over one million copies.
Anyone Who Had a Heart was the “highest selling single by any female singer in the 1960s,” according to Cilla in a radio interview just two months before her death.
The radio station, AM 740 Zoomer Radio in Canada, then questioned Cilla if she was aware of this truth.
“No,” she said.
Right now. You just told me now. I’m 72 years old and have had no idea all these time.”
“I can die happily now,” she said humorously.
“Don’t die yet!” said the interviewer. We require your assistance.”
Cilla was then asked if she would still contemplate touring now that she is in her seventies.
“Oh, please,” she said. I don’t even sing in the shower anymore, let alone go on tour.”
The singer did go on to talk about her farewell gig, which she shared with Cliff Richard.
Both had entered the music industry about the same time and were powerful pals.
“The last time I did a concert was with Sir Cliff Richard,” Cilla recalled. I was on the verge of costing him $10,000 in overtime.”
“He couldn’t get me off [the stage], she joked. On stage, he kissed me and murmured in my ear, ‘Get off.’
Before she died, the celebrity didn’t sing in public again, which came as a shock to her friends and family.
On August 1, she had a stroke at her house in Marbella, Spain. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”