Kathy Kirby RIP

05/23/2011
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(Gibson) British pop star of the '60s, Kathy Kirby has died. The Daily Telegraph reports that she was 72.

Best known for her dramatic version of "Secret Love" which made it to #4 on the U.K. charts in 1963, Kirby suffered a short illness before passing away on Thursday.

In 1964, NME named her Top British Female Singer and, in 1965, Kirby, a blonde bombshell often compared to Marilyn Monroe, represented the U.K. in the Eurovision Song Contest with "I Belong," finishing second behind Luxembourg. more on this story

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