The best of Shirley Bassey at the BBC # 2

DSBToday part 2 of the Best of Shirley Bassey from BBC- 4. Three clips from 1972: The Talk of the Town, 1973 The Royal Albert Hall and 1974 Duet with Neil Diamond from the Shirley Bassey BBC show. Songs: Shirley, Where Am I Going?, Goldfinger & Play Me.

SHIRLEY

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PLAY ME

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1973

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1974
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Shirley
Music written by Alvin Leroy Homes, and words by Al Stillman.

Released 1966 on the album I’ve Got A Song For You and on a single. The song is available digitally remastered on the CD collection Bassey – The EMI/UA Years.

This song was specially written for Shirley Bassey, and a firm favourite in her live stage performances over many years. The same composers Stillman and Homes also wrote the album title song “I’ve Got A Song For You” for Shirley.

Lyrics

Shirley doesn’t feel too happy
Shirley doesn’t feel to gay
Something has been worrying Shirley
For many a lonely day

Shirley wakes up to early
Future looking so dim
‘Cause someone doesn’t love Shirley
The way that she loves him

Shirley wakes up to early
Future looking so dim
‘Cause someone doesn’t love Shirley
The way that she loves him

(Transcribed by Roman)

FROM THE ARCHIVE 552 -1998-

Today we go back to the year 1998 but first the latest news: Earlier yesterday we heard that Dame Shirley Bassey won’t attend the Queen’s 70th. Jubilee unfortunately.

In 1998 there was the much published court case of her former assistant Hilary Levy. Of all the articles that were published about the case the one below from the Evening Standard is the only plausible one.  At the bottom of the page an interesting article from Record Collector.

The best of Shirley Bassey at the BBC # 1

1958 WToday the first part of a BBC programme from 2013 called The Best of Shirley Bassey which was broadcast on Friday the 11th. of January.  I hope you enjoy this wonderful program from the BBC although unfortunately the BBC did not get all the facts right. In this first part you can watch Breakfast In Bed which WAS on TV!
Songs: A Lot Of Living To Do, As I Love You, Breakfast In Bed & Smoke Gets In Your Eyes. Also we have some newspaper clips from 1957 and 1958 the time As I Love was a hit.
(From the George Webb collection)

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1957 AJ NMEBassey25thJan

1959 AW NMEBassey23rdJan2

1959 BH NMEBassey27thFeb

1959 BS NMEBassey30thJan5

1958 O NMEBassey19thDec2

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FROM THE ARCHIVE 551 -1997-

The year 1997 was all about the BIG birthday with a number that Shirley just couldn’t pronounce at the time!
Below newspaper articles from Choice, The New Hampton Chronicle and The Scotland’s Champion.

Unofficial Dame Shirley Bassey News and Features

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