Cilla Black, Friend of The Beatles and an Early Contemporary, to Receive Career Honor in London

By Music News Group

Daily Express/Archive Photos/Getty ImagesCilla Black, who early in her career shared a manager with The Beatles and recorded songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, is being honored for her outstanding contribution to entertainment by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

Black is scheduled to receive the BAFTA award during the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards, taking place May 18 in London.

Black, like The Beatles, was part of the early 1960s music scene at the Cavern club in Liverpool, England. After signing with the group’s manager, Brian Epstein, …read more

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