For this blog we have the duet from the 1972 Rolf Harris show: The Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazlewood duet Did you ever? From the DVD ‘On TV Shirley Bassey’. Also below you can find a radio programme from 1972 with the New Scottish Radio Orchestra. (special thanks to Andre for the audio and to Carl for the newspaper clippings) Click the player to listen.
To watch this great duet click the DVD left or right
About the dress Dame Shirley Bassey wears for this performance designed by Doug Darnell. Description & Notes A two-piece evening ensemble comprising: a full-length sleeveless gown of ivory silk, the plunging neckline and back of the bodice richly decorated with Swarovski blue zircon and clear crystals in a foliate design, labelled inside Modele Originel Darnell of London; and matching short jacket with three-quarter length sleeves fastening at the back, similarly decorated at the neckline; and – a short-sleeved empire line stage gown of ivory satin, the scoop neck, bodice, sleeves and lower skirt richly embroidered with Swarovski topaz and clear crystals, black beads and sequins, gold sequins and imitation pearls in Ottoman-style flowerheads. The empire line gown in this lot was worn on stage by Dame Shirley for a Royal Command Performance in the late 1950s. Final price at the Christie’s 2003 Gown Auction £2,800