300,000 parties

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On 15th December I ‘appealed’ for fans to help get the number of views up from 290.412 to over 300,000 by Christmas.  (So appealing!)

https://shirleybassey.wordpress.com/2007/12/15/290412-parties/

Well, it’s now 305,085.

I don’t know if that’s natural organic growth, or boosted by the support from you wonderful fans. A bit of both?

The masquerade video is another achievement in 2007, spreading joy at parties over Christmas and the New Year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqNcyFNMfLM

Congratulations to Hera King who produced the masterpiece, and to Harvey and Caroline at Crossroads Films for directing it. May there be many more.

Card from Shirley

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Memorabilia : a card sent to a fan in the 1960s

Cilla’s a friend

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Copyright : Rex Features 

This is a follow-up to the page on 22nd December about a Daily Telegraph report.

They said that “Cilla and Shirley have been frosty with each other for 40 years”

“…their feud … originated years ago when George Martin asked Bassey to sing a Burt Bacharach number and then decided Cilla should sing it instead.”

https://shirleybassey.wordpress.com/2007/12/22/telegraph-feud/

Well, I was sceptical about what they said, and commented “That’s news to me. They seem to have got on famously at the weekend.”

In fact I nearly didn’t add it to the blog, it seemed such nonsense.

And I was right to find it hard to believe. The Telegraph apparently got it wrong.
Shirley and Cilla are true friends. I have received this comment from a reliable source:
   
“It’s not Cilla Black that feud was with, it’s DIONNE WARWICK! The song was Anyone Who Had A Heart.”
Now that makes more sense. Silly Telegraph!
How can anyone who has a heart hate our Cilla, chuck? 🙂
And I doubt if there are any negative feelings today towards Dionne.
Any comments are welcome.
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