Gerry Freeman was Dame Shirley’s drummer for 15 years.
OK! magazine in the UK produced a sovereign video and magazine to celebrate Cliff’s 60th birthday. The video featured footage from Cliff’s Mediterranean birthday cruise along with interviews with his guests and family.
The video sold with the special edition Cliff Richard magazine was available in European newsagents for a limited time only.
Total running is 25 minutes.
Label: OK magazine. Released: UK November 2000.
From OK! magazine
Olivia Newton-John Sir Cliff Richard and Dame Shirley Bassey
Shirley and Beau
Posing for a picture Shirley, Cliff and Olivia
Gloria Hunniford going after Dame Shirley’s jewelery
About the show (by Euronorwich)
Dame Shirley Bassey reached her 80th Birthday on January 8th 2017, and to mark the occasion I summoned the old cassette deck into service to listen again to an off-air recording I made from BBC Radio 2 on Good Friday 1991 – ‘Shirley Bassey In Cabaret’ (though billed in Radio Times as ‘..In Concert’). Dame Shirley apparently appeared at Manchester’s Piccadilly Hotel for four consecutive nights from 31st Oct-3rd Nov 1990, but its not clear if this broadcast is an edited recording of the performances on just one evening or perhaps a ‘best of’ recording from more than one day. Someone will know I’m sure. Enjoy it through the hiss of old cassette tape! James Alexander-Gordon is on continuity duties.
The show was broadcast by Radio 2 as a special for Easter in 1991. As luck would have it, that day on Radio 2 was not without Eurovision either – Ken Bruce was on air at 20.00 that night for a ‘simulcast’ with BBC 1 of that year’s Song For Europe!
Happy Birthday Dame Shirley!
Medley Goldfinger/Diamonds Are Forever
There’s No Business Like Show Business
New York Medley
When You Smile
Wind Beneath My Wings
Kiss Me, Honey Honey, Kiss Me
We Don’t Cry Out Loud
I Am What I Am
Never, Never, Never
For Once In My Life
This Is My Life
(Featured image by John Den Outer)