If you heard that Cilla Black died this weekend, you might have wondered who she was if you are American. I can tell you that she is a very well loved and respected singer/entertainer in Great Britain. I always liked her myself and feel saddened at her passing. I found two videos on YouTube for you, the first one is a celebration of her 50 years in show business from 2013 and tells a lot about this delightful woman, not just about her career. If you don't have time to see it now, come back to it later! And at about the middle of it, at about minute 32...make sure you see Sir George Martin talk about the recording of the song "Alfie". AND then, listen to the song sung on stage with just a guitar. Beautiful tribute! (George Martin at Abbey Road Studios, I don't think we would have known the Beatles if not for him, he is someone I really admire. And look at him in the 1960's, so tall and with his London accent, just gorgeous!)
The second one is of her wedding in 1969. (It is just over one MINUTE long!) Look at the crowd if you don't believe that she is very popular! I love her short mini dress with the furry collar and sleeves, perfectly in style it was too! And I was 12 years old that year, but I had those same white go-go boots. Anybody else remember them? They were FAB!
When you listen to the videos I want you to pay special attention to the Liverpool accents...if you are a Beatles fan, you should recognize it anywhere! (I don't claim to be an expert on accents but I know the Liverpool one, I really do...it is a kind of sing song way of speaking and the voice goes up at the end of a sentence...okay, you have listened, you will always know it now, right?)
Once again, my friends, I have not been able to visit all the blogs I like to read. I have been under the weather. A visit to the doctor today and a day off work. Hope I will be able to get back into the swing of things soon-reading all your wonderful words and then...climbing my mountains, you all know that is what I truly love to do.
My medical advice...try to get as much exercise as possible...the heat has made it very difficult for me lately to go on our long walks and my health has suffered for it. Take care! (And please don't worry about me, in the words of the lads from Liverpool... I am "getting better all the time".)
|Our cereus cactus only blooms at night...you must get up early to see this bloom! (This cactus is now 21 years old and is over 6 feet tall!)|