The entertainment world is mourning the sad loss of the singer Cilla Black. Cilla shot to fame in the sixties. Her many hits included Anyone Who Had A Heart.
The song topped the charts in 1964 for three weeks and was the UK’s biggest selling single by a female artist in the sixties. A Facebook campaign has launched in the hope of seeing the song return to the top slot in recognition of Cilla’s contribution to popular music.
Given the relevance of the Three of Hearts in The Earth Emperor’s Eye, let’s imagine Cilla unknowingly sang Anyone Who Had A Heart on behalf of a troubled Mother Nature – she loves humanity so, yet feels betrayed. She simply yearns for us all to love her in return. What is she to do?
In another uncanny link to the story, The Beatles were friends and advocates of the singer from Liverpool. Tributes to Cilla Black were led by the two surviving Beatles. Paul McCartney, who wrote her debut single, Love of the Loved, along with John Lennon, said: “Such a shock to hear about Cilla’s passing. She was a lovely girl who infected everyone with her great spirit. From first meeting her as a cloakroom girl at the Cavern in Liverpool, to seeing her many times since, she always had a fun loving dignity that made her a great pleasure to be around. She had a fine distinctive voice and was always a bit of a laugh. It was a privilege to know and love her.”
Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr wrote on Twitter: “I just heard the news Cilla Black has left us. She was a good friend, we will all miss her, peace to Cilla, peace and love to the family, R&B xxx.”
Cilla also hosted hugely popular TV shows, Blind Date and Surprise Surprise! Many regard her as a national treasure. Here’s the theme tune to Surprise Surprise which captures the essence of the Whittenbury Watch perfectly.
“The unexpected hits you between the eyes. The unpredictable, that’s the surprise you see.”