Pop and Rock Star Deaths in 2015

Cilla Black with Paul McCartney and John Lennon during live performance by Black of their song, "It’s for You," in 1964.

Cilla Black (Priscilla Black)

Band: solo artist
Position: singer
Died: Aug. 1, 2015
Cause of death: undisclosed
Age: 72
Distinction: Sang several early Lennon and McCartney songs, and was originally managed by Brian Epstein and produced by George Martin. Had a huge hit in England with her version of Burt Bacharach and Hal David's "Anyone Who Had a Heart" in 1964.

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