Le Grand Echiquier cont’d

Following on from Le Grand Echiquier page dated 22nd November

This is the third video from Pieter, being part of a 1988 broadcast on France’s TV5.

It features Michel Legrand, the song What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?, and an interview.



Michel Legrand (born February 24, 1932 in Paris) is a musical composer, arranger, conductor, and pianist.

Legrand has composed more than two hundred film and television scores, several musicals, and made well over a hundred albums. He has won three Oscars (out of 13 nominations), five Grammys, and has been nominated for an Emmy. He was twenty-two when his first album, I Love Paris, became one of the best-selling instrumental albums ever released. He is a virtuoso jazz and classical pianist and an accomplished arranger and conductor who performs with orchestras all over the world.



What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?
Music written by Michel Legrand.
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman.

Released in 1970 on the album Something and in 1971 on a single (with The Fool On The Hill on the A-side). The album has been re-released digitally remastered on CD and this song is available on the CD collection Four Decades Of Song too.

The song is from the 1969 film “The Happy Ending”, a film about the problems of marriage.

Funky Farfella Shoes

Continuing with funky footwear…

Here’s another gift from DSB to a worthy charity auction…


“Hey big spender! You can own this fantastic pair of Farfalla of London high heels worn by the legend that is Dame Shirley Bassey and signed underneath that she has very kindly donated to the ACE Centre for this year’s Rags 2 Riches auctions!

“Rags 2 Riches is running over the next week and has items that are supporting the Child Brain Injury Trust, ACE and Fox FM’s Help An Oxfordshire Child. Major thanks to all the celebs who have donated items and to www.foxfm.co.uk for their support.  Signed and worn items from the likes of Robbie Williams, Kylie, Pele, Eastenders, Corrie, Gordon Ramsay, Manchester United are all part of this great series.”

Click here to go to the eBay page

Good luck to any fans planning to bid!

Funky Welly Boots


Now you can buy your own pair of wellies like DSB’s!

Diamante encrusted with your initials, these diva boots could be this winter’s must-have accessory.

Click here to visit Funky Welly Boots

Stand out from the crowd in your glamorous Shirley-style wellies.