For this post-Christmas blog, a more somber note as we remember our dear friend Jean Reade who died on this day last year. I am playing Thank You for the Years, which was a particular favourite of Jean’s. Our thoughts today are with Janice, Audrey and all the family. Jean will never be forgotten.
Today, one year ago, Eartha Kitt died. A few months prior to her death she did a tour where this CD/DVD was recorded. ‘Live at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival”. From this DVD I’d like to show you the song “Here’s to life” also beautifully sung by Shirley at a concert a few years ago. Dame Shirley and Eartha were long time friends.
To view last years post about Eartha’s death CLICK HERE
So here for you to enjoy on this Christmas Day both versions of “Here’s to life”.
For more information about this great DVD/CD CLICK HERE
To visit the Eartha Kitt official website CLICK HERE
The blog team wishes everybody a wonderful Christmas. Also of course to Dame Shirley who is now enjoying her holidays.
We want to thank her and her team for the wonderful things they gave us this year. We now go back to Christmas 1986 with Shirley & Des O’Connor, Tom Jones and Freddy Starr.
By special request of Amy we will now review all the performances of Dame Shirley and Des O’Connor.
She says she likes the performances of Dame Shirley and Des very much because they always are very funny and because Dame Shirley always seems very relaxed with Des. They go back a long time and have been on TV. and on shows many times together. Des O’Connor is the only one who’s allowed to call her ‘Shirl’.
Here is Dame Shirley Bassey on ‘An audience with Des o’Connor’ from 2001 and a newpaperclip that was on the official website a few weeks ago.