Today’s song is You’re My World by Cilla Black in honour of the singer and presenter who passed away at the weekend. It was originally written as Il Mio Mondo (My World) by Umberto Bindi and Gino Paoli and, despite not being a hit in Italy, it came to the attention of George Martin and he commissioned an English version to be recorded by his protégée, Cilla Black. On its release it went straight to #1 and stayed there for four weeks.
Apparently Elvis Presley was fond of Cilla Black’s recording and kept a copy of it in his personal juke box. When the Beatles visited him in 1965, they had an impromptu jam session with a performance of You’re My World in honour of Presley’s then wife, Priscilla Beaulieu.
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