At Abbey Road Studios, Audio Network is recording Fifties-style rock ’n’ roll songs to add to the 120,000-plus tracks in its library. From sweeping orchestral works and Portuguese fado to hip hop and ukulele music, there is something for even the fussiest TV or film producer.
Cilla Black, the singer and much-loved television presenter, has died.
Black’s showbiz career began in the clubs of Liverpool, where she often sang alongside her friends The Beatles.
It was John Lennon and Paul McCartney who wrote Black’s first single, Love of the Loved, which went to number 35 in the charts. However, it was her version of Anyone Who Had a Heart, originally recorded by Dionne Warwick, that propelled her to number one and set her on the way to becoming a national treasure.