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Cilla Black in her dressing room before her performance at the Coventry Theatre in "

Cilla Black in her dressing room before her performance at the Coventry Theatre in '


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Cilla Black in her dressing room before her performance at the Coventry Theatre in "

Cilla Black in her dressing room before her performance at the Coventry Theatre in " The Birthday Show" which ran until November 15th. A few days after this photo was taken Cilla had a miscarriage and was rushed to Coventrys Walsgrave hospital. She was over 6 months pregnant at the time with a long-for daughter. She was back singing in the show two and-a-half weeks later and there were emotional scenes at the end of her performance when she was showered with flowers and bouquets from fans. The audience rose to give her a standing ovation after a 50-minute performance of songs and chat.
25th September 1975

Coventry Telegraph Archive
Mirrorpix

Media ID 21254711

© Mirrorpix

Celebs Misc Coventry


EDITORS COMMENTS
This poignant photo captures the iconic Cilla Black in her dressing room, moments before her performance at the Coventry Theatre in "The Birthday Show". Little did anyone know that tragedy would strike just a few days later. Cilla, who was over six months pregnant with a long-awaited daughter, suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage and was urgently rushed to Coventry's Walsgrave hospital. Despite enduring such immense personal pain, Cilla's resilience shone through as she returned to the stage only two and-a-half weeks later. The emotional scenes that unfolded during her performance were nothing short of extraordinary. Fans showered her with an outpouring of love, presenting her with flowers and bouquets as she bravely sang songs and engaged in heartfelt conversations for 50 minutes. As the final notes faded away, the audience rose to their feet in a standing ovation. It was not merely applause for an exceptional talent but also admiration for a woman who had faced unimaginable loss yet found strength within herself to continue doing what she loved most - entertaining others. This photograph serves as a powerful reminder of both triumph and tragedy intertwined within one person's life. It immortalizes Cilla Black's unwavering spirit amidst adversity while capturing an era when music and entertainment held great significance in people's lives.

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