New statue of Cilla Black unveiled outside Liverpool’s Cavern Club

"She never really appreciated getting old but now she will be forever young"

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A life-size bronze statue of the late Cilla Black has been unveiled outside Liverpool’s Cavern Club as the venue celebrates its 60th anniversary.

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The memorial, commissioned by her three sons Robert, Ben and Jack, is situated outside the club that launched her career – as well as that of The Beatles – showing a young Cilla performing one of her early songs.

The 1960s singing star and host of shows such as Blind Date and Surprise Surprise, initially worked as a cloakroom attendant at the club before taking to the stage herself.

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The local-made sculpture shows Cilla wearing a 1960s dress covered in small motifs that reference her life.

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Cilla’s three sons Robert, Ben and Jack pose in front of her statue

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When revealing the statue, Robert Willis said his mother, who died in 2015 following a fall in her Spanish villa, “never really appreciated getting old but now she will be forever young”.

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