Love Story


Screenshot : Mikey Mike

Congratulations to Scot on 159,815 views, 551 ratings, 172 comments and being favourited 1,504 times – since adding the Love Story video to YouTube on 20 July 2006.

Even higher statistics are recorded on some of Scot’s other additions.

Scot has done more to promote Dame Shirley Bassey on the Internet than anyone.

#Where do I begin?#

I begin with Scot’s fantastic videos – an achievement… a celebration… a #love story# that helps fans stay in love with DSB’s extraordinary talent…

(Non-DSB) Rhydian’s triumph



Wow! Rhydian will win the UK’s X Factor singing contest!

He’s a kind of male vocal equivalent of DSB… powerful, expressive, and born in music-mad Cardiff.

Fans outside the UK (and those inside the UK who missed the broadcast) can see for yourself on this video from Saturday’s ITV1 show.

Last week he performed an over-the-top Get The Party Started, as linked here. This week he’s better than ever with a sober, emotional You Raise Me Up…

Thanks to phantom rhydian

To my knowledge, Dame Shirley has not done this song.

Signature style


Above: Signature Shirley at Althorp picnic concert 1997

Photo thanks to Mikey Mike

Here’s a link to a blog which maked an amusing comment about DSB’s Get The Party Started:

“I’m a big fan of cover versions as it’s always interesting to see what another artist does with a song. I’m also a fan of Dames, not just members of the Order of the British Empire, but those brassy, big-voiced female singers who can own a song with their voice and stylings. In either definition, Dame Shirley Bassey fits the bill.This cover version has a nice lounge, James Bond vibe fitting Bassey’s signature style.”

 … I didn’t realise DSB has a signature style, wonder if that’s like a chef having a signature dish? Always delicious! 🙂

Link to ‘granted null’ blogspot

Joke 4u

Panicking when her toddler swallowed a tiny magnet; my sister, Betty, rushed him to the emergency room.

“He’ll be fine,” the doctor promised her. “The magnet should pass through his system in a day or two.”

“How will I be sure?” she pressed.

“Well,” the doctor suggested, “you could stick him on the refrigerator. When he falls off, you’ll know.”