Have a Cool Yule!

Santa Shirley! Photo: BBC

Looking forward to the festive season

A big thank you to all you wonderful fellow fans who have helped make this blog such fun

# Have yourself a merry little Christmas #


2006 – a fine vintage year

After the thrill of Shirley’s stunning performance at the Royal Variety a year ago, this has been a year for fans to enjoy…

* Another Audience With… TV show

* The UK Tour – WOW! We’re still in recovery

* The Monaco show

* The Faenol Festival

* The M&S TV advert

* The release of superbly remastered albums

* New single due out 22nd January

* Other brilliant TV appearances

* Plus charity auctions and other happenings

As we approach Shirley’s 70th birthday next month, it’s time to celebrate over half a century of her magical talent

In the 1976 tour programme it said “The world’s greatest female entertainer”

30 years later that’s still true


Since starting in March 2006, I have been amazed by the support and success of this Web blog.

Between now and the year-end I hope to capture the highlights and show some ‘Best of the blog’ extracts. Enjoy!


For example, here’s an exclusive photo from 10th March:

This great photo was taken at the backstage party after recording “Another Audience With Shirley Bassey”

A radiant Dame Shirley is pictured between the songwriters of “The Living Tree”

Nikki Lamborn (left) and Been Feeney (right) who are two of the nicest rock singers you could meet

Notice the sign hanging around Shirley’s neck…