Step Inside Love: Cilla Black

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  1. Hedley Says:

    Written by Paul and a gigantic hit for “our CILLA” , the Beatles version showed up on the first anthology disc. Meanwhile this was the intro to the Cilla show on the BBC
    Love the song, love the pick, Cilla was a hat check girl at the cavern club….Cilla was and is a star

    “Step inside luff”

    Anyone who had a heart would love Cilla….we did

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I did not know this was written by Paul, but I did remember it was a huge hit.

      Sadly we did not have a Cilla show on the radio. I would have loved that! We were deprived as teens!

      We did too.

      • Hedley Says:

        Kat, the Cilla Show was a prime time television show, radio was about to get zapped some 50 years ago by the arrival of the Pirates, the first being Radio Caroline .

      • katry Says:

        That’s even worst-that you could watch her every week. I do know about Pirate radio which is unusual for me to know what you’ve seen or knew.

  2. Lori Kossowsky Says:

    Thanks for the song Kat, and Hedly thanks for the info.
    I’ve never heard heard of Cilla.

    Lori and the Crew

    • Hedley Says:

      Hi waving Lori,
      Macca wrote this specifically for Cilla and her BBC variety show. I remember her in tears trying to sing this song at the end of one of the series. When you are not waving check out “anyone who had a heart” and maybe “your my world”. Cilla was very much part of the girl movement in the 60s, she was no Dusty but was very significant as music changed.

      We are coming up on the 50th anniversary of when the boys left to conquer America …we knew that they did and 5,000 welcomed them home at London Airport and it was shown live on TV.

    • katry Says:

      Lori and the Crew, all of you are most welcome!

  3. Hi Hedley,

    Another Cilla favourite of mine is ‘It’s For You.’



  4. Hedley,

    I know you know already, but just in case someone else doesn’t – ‘It’s For You’ is another Lennon-McCartney song.


    • katry Says:

      Thanks from me too, Marie.

    • Hedley Says:

      Marie, I think that was also Macca but they always gave credit to Lennon-McCartney.
      Think of the songs Macca gave away, he is dating Jane and suddenly Peter and Gordon have a huge hit with “world without love”

  5. Hedley,
    The sheer number of tunes, of the highest quality, that Lennon-McCartney created is mind-boggling. I’ve been listening extensively to the mono reissues over the last couple of days and wish that I’d purchased the complete Mono box (2009) when it was released. There are a few songs, particularly on the White Album that, to my ears, sound terrible in stereo (at least, through headphones.) I’d love to hear about your listening experiences re: Radio Caroline or other Pirate radio stations.

    If only Dave Clark wasn’t such a ——-, sitting on all of the Ready Steady Go episodes (to which he owns the rights). Of course, I could say the same for the person hoarding the Shindig shows.

    Coffee crowd: What are your favourite Beatles’ songs?


    • katry Says:

      I did not realize that is why that music hasn’t been re-released. I loved Shindig and who didn’t love Dave Clark?

      I don’t know if I can come up with one song. I have to do some thinking.

  6. Kat,
    If you haven’t already picked it up:


  7. OOPS! Scrap the previous link, Kat.


  8. Hedley Says:


    I will go first, if I had to pick one it would be “we can work it out”. It popped in December 1965 as part of the double A side single with Day Tripper. We played it and played it and ….well we didn’t have albums and we liked it a lot

    Ask me tomorrow and it will change – I saw Macca years ago and he came out and opened with “Hello Goodbye”, I burst in to tears.

    I am building up to 50 years since the Beatles conquered America and 50 years since the pirates.Radio Caroline and Radio London. Our only hope had been radio Luxembourg , but the pirates blew the whole thing apart

    I hate channelled stereo and headphones make that so much worse. I didn’t buy the Beatles in mono nor am I going to buy the new American release box set.

    Happy Sunday Marie and May the marmite be with you.

  9. Kat,
    Check your email for Pentangle and Louis.


    Disclaimer: I’m one of the most indecisive people I know, so I’m really struggling here.

    My favourite Beatles’ tracks are not necessarily what critics refer to as their “best”, but for me they trigger a strong emotional response (list valid for next hour only as per above disclaimer):

    Long, Long, Long (White Album)
    Ask Me Why (Twist and Shout LP – as titled in Canada)
    Don’t Bother Me (Beatlemania LP – as titled in Canada)
    I’m Only Sleeping (Revolver)
    I Should Have Known Better
    I’m Looking Through You (Rubber Soul – the false start on the North American LP gets me every time)

    I understand completely about ‘Hello Goodbye’ and tears coming to your eyes – how could a true fan’s eyes NOT well up. My strangest ‘Like” is this one: When I play the soundtrack for ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ (North American version), I get choked up when I hear the instrumental of ‘And I Love Her’ (George Martin & His Orchestra.)

    You have a great day, as well, and I have it on my list 😉 to try Marmite next time I’m in England (which will be this summer – yay!!!)


  10. Oh no, I forgot to mention Eight Days a Week and . . .

  11. Kat,

    Who said you could pick only one Beatles tune? 😉


    I hate spell-checker and auto-correct and turn them off whenever possible. I never want to get out of the proof-reading habit (though I do miss things occasionally.)

    Mmmmm, marmite – sounds yummmmy!


    • katry Says:

      That eases the burden to know I can pick several.

      I write down whatever and ten re-read to check the sound of the wording and often find a word I never wrote but which the computer chose for me. I do like auto-correct sometimes as it does pick up what I missed, but I hate it when an entirely new word appears. I think I’m losing it then I blame it on auto-correct!

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