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    Bob Marley's dad was an Army Captain from Liverpool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    Yep. Dionne Warwick had success in the United States, but wasn't released here. Most people had never heard of the Dionne Warwick's.
    Dionne Warwick is a world wide mega star, known and appreciated throughout the world and her recordings were released in Britain. Cilla is almost totally unknown outside of the UK. Dionne has appeared on UK tv in variety and talk shows, I have never heard of Cilla doing the same on any North American tv (but I could have missed her).

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    Quote Originally Posted by christy View Post
    Bob Marley's dad was an Army Captain from Liverpool.

    Interesting to hear! Thanks, Christy. According to Wikipedia, "His father, Norval Sinclair Marley, was a white Jamaican born in 1895 to British parents from Sussex. Norval was a Marine officer and captain." A separate entry on Norval Sinclair Marley confirms the Sussex connection but denies any Welsh one. A BBC page on the possible Welsh link, quotes Chris Marley as saying that Norval Marley, born in Jamaica to a family from Sussex "travelled from Jamaica to England where he joined the British Army on 14 August 1916 at Liverpool." So possibly that is where the Liverpool connection comes in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sloyne View Post
    Dionne Warwick is a world wide mega star, known and appreciated throughout the world and her recordings were released in Britain. Cilla is almost totally unknown outside of the UK. Dionne has appeared on UK tv in variety and talk shows, I have never heard of Cilla doing the same on any North American tv (but I could have missed her).
    Hi Sloyne

    I think it is true to say that Cilla enjoyed some mild success in the United States as well as elsewhere in the world as part of Brian Epstein's stable of stars in the early to mid Sixties, although in recent decades she has been mostly a British star.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Hi Sloyne

    I think it is true to say that Cilla enjoyed some mild success in the United States as well as elsewhere in the world as part of Brian Epstein's stable of stars in the early to mid Sixties, although in recent decades she has been mostly a British star.

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    Hi Waterways

    Cilla made US TV appearances, including the Ed Sullivan Show, performed a 1965 cabaret season at the Plaza Hotel in New York, and had a minor U.S. hit with "You're My World".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    I think it is true to say that Cilla enjoyed some mild success in the United States as well as elsewhere in the world
    The word I would use is "tepid", and that was only in the sixties. The "elsewhere" would be Australia, New Zealand and South Africa due, obviously, to the large UK ex-pat immigrant groups. Canada, dominated as it is by the US media with it's attendant culture, had very little exposure to UK secondary performers. I have lived in North America for forty years and prior to emigrating had been visiting, every seventeen days, since 1956 and I am a Scouserphobe and can attest to the previously mentioned fact.

    By-the-way, I am a fan of Cilla and knew her personally while growing up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Hi Waterways

    Cilla made US TV appearances, including the Ed Sullivan Show, performed a 1965 cabaret season at the Plaza Hotel in New York, and had a minor U.S. hit with "You're My World".

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    Despite what Sloyne says, Cilla was not secondary in the 60s. She had her own prime time TV show, "Cilla", and all the visting US mega stars were on doing duets with Cilla. When she was massive in the Commonwealth she had no need to go to the US - and they did ask her over. She had been invited to top chat shows but turned them down. Cilla could have been very big over there if she had done the obligatory tours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    When she was massive in the Commonwealth she had no need to go to the US - and they did ask her over. She had been invited to top chat shows but turned them down.
    Name some?

    Another thing, for any performer, the US is 'THE' market. There is not one performer, of any nationality, that does not aspire to "making it big" in the US entertainment industry because, as they say, "that's where it's at". Any performer who tells you different is probably lying. The oposite is quite true, a number of US performers had no interest or refused to perform in the UK. Sinatra and Presley were just two notables in this group.

    According to her fan club web site, the only recording of Cilla's that made the charts in the US was "Your my world".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sloyne View Post
    Name some?

    Another thing, for any performer, the US is 'THE' market. There is not one performer, of any nationality, that does not aspire to "making it big" in the US entertainment industry because, as they say, "that's where it's at". Any performer who tells you different is probably lying. The oposite is quite true, a number of US performers had no interest or refused to perform in the UK. Sinatra and Presley were just two notables in this group.
    Sinatra played London regularly. Elvis was scared after the Beatles wiped him out and never went to the UK. Elvis hated leaving the south never mind leaving the US.

    According to her fan club web site, the only recording of Cilla's that made the charts in the US was "Your my world".
    Yep. Cilla wasn't that interested in making the US when all was fine where she was. She was never short of a few shillings.

    The US is not where it is at in a global market. The UK controls the world music scene - the artists and the business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    Sinatra played London regularly.
    Sorry, I should have clarified, "other than the London Paladium".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sloyne View Post
    Sorry, I should have clarified, "other than the London Paladium".
    And the Albert Hall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    And the Albert Hall.
    That's because he was Francis Albert Hall Sinatra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    And the Albert Hall.
    But you still haven't answered my first question, which is; What US talk shows did Cilla turn down? Waterways, Cilla is virtualy unknown in North America, Dionne Warwick is not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sloyne View Post
    But you still haven't answered my first question, which is; What US talk shows did Cilla turn down? Waterways, Cilla is virtualy unknown in North America, Dionne Warwick is not.
    I don't know. I was reading it once. It wasn't recently. 80s, 90s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    I don't know. I was reading it once. It wasn't recently. 80s, 90s.
    As a Cilla fan, and personal friend, I am pleased for her success and wish her every further success in the future, however, and contrary to your assertions, Cilla is a virtual unknown in North America. it is to our loss, I'm sure but, wishing otherwise doesn't make it so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sloyne View Post
    As a Cilla fan, and personal friend, I am pleased for her success and wish her every further success in the future, however, and contrary to your assertions, Cilla is a virtual unknown in North America. it is to our loss, I'm sure but, wishing otherwise doesn't make it so.
    I wasn't saying she is well known. She was in the 1960s and even had a hit record. Cilla was not that interested in the slog to make it big there. She did that stint at the NY hotel but never liked staying there. She wasn't interested in subsequent tours, etc.
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    I'm sorry I mentioned Cilla now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    I wasn't saying she is well known. She was in the 1960s and even had a hit record.
    Cilla had one recording that entered the US charts but never made it into the top five. That song was "Your my World". Understandable when you know that Cilla's competition was Dionne Warwick, who recorded mostly the same material, Burt Baccharach and Hal David music. Dusty Springfield was more of a success, in the US, than was Cilla yet, she was a virtual unknown in this market. No Waterways, wishing for something doesn't make it so.

    I think Vera Lynn was the first popular trans-Atlantic star, being very popular with UK based GI's, but even she didn't make it big in the US. Understandable when you consider the competition, competition like Helen O'Connel, Judy Garland, Jo Stafford, Patti Page, Doris Day, Lena Horne, Rosey Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald, etc. I think the first British female singer to make it big in the US was the Cardiff born singer Shirley Bassey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sloyne View Post
    Cilla had one recording that entered the US charts but never made it into the top five. That song was "Your my World". Understandable when you know that Cilla's competition was Dionne Warwick, who recorded mostly the same material, Burt Baccharach and Hal David music. Dusty Springfield was more of a success, in the US, than was Cilla yet, she was a virtual unknown in this market. No Waterways, wishing for something doesn't make it so.
    Dusty Springfield's success was after Cilla's 1965 stint. Very late 1960s/early 1970s. The white Queen of Soul. In the mid 1960s she was still with the Springfields.

    I think Vera Lynn was the first popular trans-Atlantic star,
    No. Lilly Langtree in the 1800s. The world's first superstar.

    being very popular with UK based GI's, but even she didn't make it big in the US. Understandable when you consider the competition, competition like Helen O'Connel, Judy Garland, Jo Stafford, Patti Page, Doris Day, Lena Horne, Rosey Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald, etc.
    Vera Lynn was a very different singer than all those. More like your Ma singing.

    I think the first British female singer to make it big in the US was the Cardiff born singer Shirley Bassey.
    The second. To make it big in the US in those days, you have to do the tours and TV shows, etc, otherwise nothing at all - Dusty was resident in the USA. Cilla didn't do it. If the Stones had not toured constantly in the US they would never have been as big as they are. You have to follow their system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    Dusty Springfield's success was after Cilla's 1965 stint. Very late 1960s/early 1970s. The white Queen of Soul. In the mid 1960s she was still with the Springfields.


    Hello Waterways

    Actually Dusty Springfield's first success slightly preceded Cilla in achieving worldwide fame with "I Only Want To Be With You" one of her biggest hits in 1963. Although Cilla recorded "Love of the Loved" released September 1963, her first success was "Anyone Who Had a Heart" released January 31, 1964. Dusty left the Springfields in 1962. You are correct that Dusty remained an international star in the late 1960's when her career got a new lease on life with the release of the album "Dusty in Memphis." See http://www.dustyspringfield.nu/ and http://www.cillablack.com/music-singles.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Hello Waterways

    Actually Dusty Springfield's first success slightly preceded Cilla in achieving worldwide fame with "I Only Want To Be With You" one of her biggest hits in 1963. Although Cilla recorded "Love of the Loved" released September 1963, her first success was "Anyone Who Had a Heart" released January 31, 1964. Dusty left the Springfields in 1962. You are correct that Dusty remained an international star in the late 1960's when her career got a new lease on life with the release of the album "Dusty in Memphis." See http://www.dustyspringfield.nu/ and http://www.cillablack.com/music-singles.htm

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    I was out by a few years with the Springfields - it was actualy 1963 not 62. Once the Beatles came along everything before was old hat, so many had to re-invent themselves. Dusty aimed for the US market and lived there eventually. Cilla would not live there. Dusty was ill from the stress of the US circuit which Cilla would not do.

    When Dusty went to Memphis she changed her style and hit a niche which no other had done.
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    Chuck Berry spent much of 1962 and all of 1963 in jail after being convicted on a Mann Act charge. When he emerged in January of 1964, the popular music landscape had been forever changed by the British Invasion. Fortunately artists like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones worshipped the founding father of rock 'n' roll. [The stones included "Carol" on their 1964 debut, and the Beatles included a cover of "Roll Over Beethoven" the same year on their second U.S. album.] Berry used this momentum to go into the studio to cut one of the strongest albums of his career. In addition to the hits "No Particular Place to Go" (No. 10), "You Never Can Tell" (No. 14), and "Little Marie" (a sequel to "Memphis" that went to No. 54), it also includes the standard "Promised Land." To some extent, this is Berry's final hurrah. A year after the album's release, he turns forty, and the elder statesman of rock seems to have lost much of his drive. He has one final hit (the double entendre novelty song "My Ding-A Ling" goes No. 1 in 1972), but by then Berry seems content to spend the remainder of his career on the oldies circuit. But ST. LOUIS TO LIVERPOOL is classic Berry, and it's made even better with the addition of three bonus tracks: "Fraulein," "The Little Girl From Central" and "O'Rangutang." If you need proof that Berry was still a vital artist after the British Invasion, this album proves it beyond a doubt.

    Track Listings
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    Ok, 5 years after the Norris Green estate was built, its population was as great as Shewsburys, that's a lot of peeps.
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    Hi Paul D

    Thanks for that information about Chuck Berry. I remember him as an acclaimed artist even after the success of the Beatles and other new groups and that he had several songs that charted in the new era.

    The following review is from Wilson & Alroy's Record Reviews

    St. Louis To Liverpool (1964)

    Likely his last solid album, with four big deal hits: "Little Marie" (a sequel to "Memphis"), "No Particular Place To Go," "Promised Land" and "You Never Can Tell." Each has clever lyrics, though they're all rehashes of his classic sound, and a couple of other tunes are even more blatant ("Go Bobby Soxer," which manages to reuse bits and pieces from half a dozen Berry songs). As usual, he stretches most on the instrumentals: "Liverpool Drive" has some manic soloing though the title seems purely inspired by marketing rather than any audible Mop Top influence; "Night Beat" does live up to its name, a quietly desperate evocation of a nightclub after closing. Everything's by Chuck except for covers of "Merry Christmas Baby" and Elmore James's "Things I Used To Do"; my LP doesn't list a producer or sidemen, but I assume Johnnie Johnson was still pounding the keys. (DBW)

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    The longest goal ever scored in top flight football happened at Anfield when Ian St. John scored directly from Hunt's cross.

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    very good
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    Ok, 5 years after the Norris Green estate was built, its population was as great as Shewsburys, that's a lot of peeps.
    It's also the biggest council estate in Western Europe and West Derby sorting office covers the biggest area in Western Europe.

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    The first known individual with partially human characteristics is a little Australopithecus female called Lucy. She was given that name some 3 million years after her death. It was borrowed from the Beatles hit Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. Lucy's almost complete fossilized skeleton was discovered in Ethiopia in 1974. Although fully grown, she was only about 107cm (3'6') tall.

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    William Henry Finlay was born in Liverpool England on 17th June 1849 and was a South African astronomer.He was a first assistant at the Royal observatory in Cape Town in the years 1873 to 1898.
    He was also at the same time a first astronomer,who saw the large September comet in 1882.This happened on the 7th September 1882,four years later he discovered then still the shortperiodic comet 15P/Findlay.

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