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Anyone Who Had A Heart
by Cilla Black
A totally haunting song as I remember, and I've never been sure why. The dark and light infused into her performance was really something special to the ten-year-old Lee. A mixture of softly-delivered verse and cacophonous crescendos within the choruses represented a skill and talent not possessed by many both then and since.

The orchestration and accompaniment played a big part in the enjoyment of the track, I think. This was perhaps the first of her hits to make her a nailed-on favourite in the UK.

Cilla Black:
:: Despite being a trained typist, teenage Cilla loved music and earned an extra penny or two as a cloakroom attendant at the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool. It was here that she was invited to sing on-stage with many Merseybeat bands (including her close friends 'The Beatles'). It's also the place that she blamed for starting her gradual hearing loss. ...
:: Today's song, plus "You're My World", scored her two No. 1 UK hits and sold millions worldwide, after which she worked with the legendary singer-songwriter Burt Bacharach on the title song for the 1966 Michael Caine movie "Alfie". ...
:: 'The Beatles' were life-long friends, and her covers of "Yesterday", "For No One" and "Across the Universe" were critically-acclaimed and became radio favourites. (Paul McCartney said her 1972 interpretation of "The Long and Winding Road" represented for him how he always intended the song to be sung.).

In #1964 :
:: The late President's widow, Jackie Kennedy, appeared on a newsreel shown before feature attractions in movie theatres throughout the nation on January 14th. It was her first public appearance since his assassination the previous year, and having received an overwhelming amount of sympathetic correspondence, said in it: "It is my greatest wish that all these letters be acknowledged - each and every letter will be treasured." ...
:: On May 21st, the first nuclear-powered lighthouse to be built in the United States began operations (at Chesapeake Bay, an estuary in the states of Maryland and Virginia). ...
:: North Vietnam fired on a US destroyer in the August 2nd Gulf of Tonkin incident - this eventually massively escalated US involvement in the Vietnam War.

US: No placing (it was in direct competition with US singer Dionne Warwick's own version around the same time) - UK: No. 1
1964 - Parlophone - United Kingdom - Not blocked anywhere
Posted: 17th September 2019
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For a few years in the 1960s, London was the world capital of cool, reflecting all things hip and fashionable which had been growing in the popular British imagination throughout the decade. Music was also a huge part of London's swing - Liverpool had 'The Beatles' and the London sound was a mix of bands like 'The Who', 'The Kinks', the 'Small Faces' and 'The Rolling Stones'. Hopefully, you'll catch a flavour of all this from my posts here.
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