The year 1968 was a significant year in Shirley Bassey’s career. She recorded This Is My Life and performed it at the San Remo festival, got married and traveled the world. After her performance at the San Remo festival Shirley discovered that a black pearl ring given to her by her former husband Kenneth Hume got stolen from her hotel room.

Duets # 39

This time the great duet by  Shirley Bassey and another Welsh star Bryn Terfel. The song is World In Union and was recorded for the World Rugby Cup held in the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff Wales in 1999. The concert was released on a fabulous CD called: Land Of My Fathers and we have 4 videos for you from this event. The first one is the official video.


Bryn Terfel and Shirley Bassey

The second video is an interview from ITV with Shirley and Bryn and the actual performance at the Millenium Stadium

And the third video is a wonderful interview by Des O’Connor with Dame Shirley and Bryn Terfel and them performing the songs on the show.

And now the fourth and last video which are two interviews with Shirley and Bryn


Today newspaper articles from 1967 and an interview with Shirley Bassey at Cardiff Station from that year.

Duets # 38

Today the duet Shirley Bassey did with Chris Rea for his film from 1996 ‘La Passione’. The film was a flop unfortunately but had a great soundtrack that was released on CD and reached # 43 on the charts. I tried to watch it three times but never made it till the end.  Shirley sang two songs for the film La Passione and Shirley Do You Own A Ferrari and she sounded and looked fabulous. Apparently a lot of footage of Shirley for the film was edited out, unfortunately. Chris Rea describes his film as “various fantasies of Italy and Ferrari’s, set to music”, so it’s a mix of his own real passions: music, cars and Italy.  

Dame Shirley Bassey attended the premiere of the movie with three of her grand sons.

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