Bond Trilogy


From Another Audience With… here’s Dame Shirley’s medley of her three 007 theme songs…

Recorded in the same London Studios where Saturday Night Divas was filmed last week. And the Dame Edna Experience earlier this year.

Thanks to weblogmovie for a better than average picture and good sound


PS (Non-DSB) Channel 4 TV is going High Definition in December. One day YouTube might be partly HD, and we might eventually get remastered and digitally enhanced old videos. If they’re as good as the stunning new 2007 print of the 1964 Goldfinger movie, we could enjoy Shirley’s older material in clearer fidelity. So come on, you techie boffins!

Meanwhile, fans are grateful for the superb videos loaded by Scot, Pieter and a growing list of YouTubers.

A star is born 2


Following on from A star is born page added here on 30th October…

A couple more ‘Early Shirleys’!

“The dream of a 16 1/2 years old girl came true when after singing to the Old Comrades in Cardiff, director and producer Cliff Gordon booked her for his show “Memories of Jolson” in Liverpool. Now Shirley Bassey is on the way up and who knows she may develop into another Lena Horne. September 1953″  

Photos and text copyright : Mirrorpix

Thanks to Gary

With Paul O’Grady


They were taken by Carol Vorderman on her mobile phone after the Pride of Britain Awards

Thanks to Bigspendah

Chanel 4’s microsite about The Paul O’Grady Show

Cystic Fibrosis charity auction


As always, DSB is supporting another charity’s fund raising event.

This time it’s to help a four year old Lancashire lad who suffers from cystic fibrosis.

Dame Shirley is one of many celebrities who have donated items to be auctioned.

Please click here for the full story as reported by the Lancashire Evening Post

Before I started this blog I had no idea how generous Dame Shirley is to charity.

There have been dozens of events supported, and hundreds of thousands raised. Including that memorable gowns auction that raised £250,000 towards the first Childrens Hospital in Wales, and a DSB scholarship at the Welsh College of Music. Plus the Barnardo’s auction earlier this year, and many smaller events.

More about cystic fibrosis here

Cystic Fibrosis is the UK’s most common life-threatening inherited disease.

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the UK’s only national charity dedicated to all aspects of Cystic Fibrosis