Moonraker, M, Q, 007 and DSB

The exquisite opening titles song from this 1979 James Bond adventure…

Moonraker is the name of a missile that the villain has stolen.

The song is followed by a plot-setting scene with Roger Moore and his pals…

Music by John Barry, lyrics by Hal David …

 

Cardiff revisited

Charlotte’s Tiger Bay Awayday…

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Over the years, masses of DSB fans have travelled to Cardiff and enjoyed stunning concerts.

Those legendary performances at the Cardiff Arena, St David’s Hall, Cardiff Castle, the Wales Millennium Centre and even at the opening of the Millennium Stadium have thrilled tens of thousands. There is something special about her home crowd, the audiences are always great.

Charlotte sent this lovely message about her recent visit to Shirley’s home city, with some quick photos of Tiger Bay.

“Hello Peggy how are you?

Did you enjoy the night at the Royal Albert Hall?

Dame Shirley was fantastic wasn’t she!

My boyfriend and I drove to Cardiff Bay yesterday, I had a lovely time!

I saw nothing about Shirley although the car navigator mentioned her 🙂

I’ve attached some pics nothing special, just took a few snaps on my mobile phone.

We ate at a very nice restaurant they had a huge picture of Bryn Terfel I think it was signed!

It was nice to be able to jump in the car and visit Shirley’s town.

I forgot to mention Shirley was in the Evening Post on the 17th October 2 full pages.I hope you got it.

I don’t have a scanner I wouldn’t be able to send it. I’ll have to get one I have loads of Shirley sheet music.

Hope you are well.

Charlotte”

Thanks – yes the Albert was a riot.

It’s a shame that there is no visible sign of DSB in Cardiff, but there was talk of a Walk of Fame.

How about a modern statue outside the Millennium Centre, garlanded with crystals?

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Come home to Cardiff right now!

1999. Opening of the world cup rugby at the Millennium Stadium.
Official video of World In Union & We’ll Keep A Welcome In The Hillside with Bryn Terfel & Michael Ball.

Thanks to Pieter

Dedicated to Charlotte, for being such a superfan!

Alhambra Glasgow memories

Thanks to David Yule (Glasgow) for more pleasant memories.

This follows on from his “Gorgeous Glasgow memories” page dated 29th October.

First, get an eyeful of these 1967 images…

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Above: Some pages from the programme, and the signed album

“Sometime in May 1967, Shirley was appearing at the Glasgow Alhambra Theatre. The Alhambra is no longer there. It has made way for parking spaces.

It was the first time I had seen her. We had seats in the Circle. She was appearing for one week only.

After what seemed a lifetime – and once all the other acts had finished – there was an interval and after it she appeared, looking marvellous.

The new album “and we were lovers” had just been released and she sang most of the songs on it.

Towards the end of her act as was usual, the audience started calling out song titles for her to sing.  The only song on the album that she did not sing was “It Must Be Him”, so in my very loudest voice I called out the title of the song, two or three or maybe four or five times. To which Shirley retorted “Why cant it be her?”……. to which  I couldn’t reply!

I had the new album with me and so with great haste after the show was over I rushed to the Stage Door and was just in time to see her leaving. I thrust the album in her hand and a pen. She signed it and I have it still to this day. I also told her that she missed out one of the best songs of the album and she replied “Were you the mystery voice?”

I will always remember the first time I ever saw her. She looked stunning and truly a star.

As always thanks for a great Blog.

David Yule”

Thanks David for another nice souvenir. From 1967 – you have an excellent memory.

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Track list of that 1967 LP:

Side A
01. 2:57 – And We Were Lovers
02. 2:46 – Summer Wind
03. 2:18 – Somebody Like Me
04. 3:19 – It Must Be Him
05. 2:00 – Big Spender

Side B
01. 2:40 – The Impossible Dream
02. 2:17 – Dommage, Dommage
03. 3:16 – On A Clear Day You Can See Forever
04. 4:40 – If You Go Away
05. 3:04 – That’s Life

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