Who was the second biggest-selling music star to come out of Liverpool after the Beatles? It wasn't Gerry & the Pacemakers or Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas, nor was it the Searchers. It was Cilla Black, a onetime coat-check girl from the Cavern Club who was still learning to sing with confidence, forget developing a technique, just about the time that the Beatles were cutting their first EMI record. Cilla Black holds a unique position in the history of pop music, and the British Invasion. As Brian Epstein's discovery and protégée, she was the first and only important female performer to emerge from Liverpool in the heyday of the British beat boom. In conjunction with Epstein's management…
Cilla Black wasn't a natural singer when the Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, discovered her, and while she learned the ropes well enough and developed into a strong ballad singer, she was never a serious threat to Dusty Springfield in the talent department. But the pop world isn't really about pure talent as much as it is a matter of timing, luck, having the right look, and maybe most of all, good material and good production.
The Cavern holds a special place in the hearts of music lovers the world over; the unrivalled status of the club is matched by the unrivalled tracklist of bands that have played there, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Queen, The Who, Elton John, Arctic Monkeys, Travis, KT Tunstall, The Coral & more.
Rhino Uk is proud to present a 3-CD compilation 60 Hits of the 60s. Otis Redding, The Mar-Keys, The Animals, Tim Buckley, Jeff Beck and many otjers.