Thursday, 7 April 2016

You look tired, love

Black & White Cilla
Cilla was a stalwart of the business. She worked hard and had friends in all the right places. Whether or not she was a nice person, I really don't give a hoot.

Paul McCartney had a soft spot for her though, that much I do know. When he wrote Step Inside Love for her she took his song and gave it the full nine yards. And then some. The demo she and Macca worked on together was a far more tender affair, but the finished article still sends shivers down my spine.

Cilla Black: Step Inside Love - today's guilty pleasure 


  1. I think that deserves a comment John....Thankyou!

  2. Ironically enough I was watching a series 2 ep of The Smoking Room last night and Paula Wilcox's character was talking about reading Cilla's autobiography "It's funny cos she always seems like a right bitch, but she made herself seem quite nice in that"

    1. By all accounts you wouldn't want to have got stuck in a lift with her.

    2. Yup. I did once briefly know someone who claimed to be her cousin. I asked her what was she like and she replied 'A right cow. She was horrid to her Bobby' I didn't think all that much of it, til that drama with Sheridan Smith which showed her being just that, nixing his singer/songwriter career.