Newspaper goss

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Dame Shirley appears to be accustomed to journalistic exagerration, after over 50 years of experience!

In her recent interview she said:

“The papers said that I sang my hits at the party but it’s not true. If that gets out, then people will think I’ll sing every time they invite me to a party,” she explains, from somewhere behind the shades. “I sing only when I do my shows.”

And she means it.

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“Biggins will sing for you!”

Runaway

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Audio only, with excellent graphics:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKa1xlP7QW0

Thanks to guidoguido60

Runaway
Written by Andrea Lo Vecchio / David Shel Shapiro.

Released in 1976 on the B-side of the “Natali” single. This great song has sadly not been re-released on any medium up to today.This song was originally the Italian song “E Poi…” (translation: “And Then…”), released in 1973 by Mina.

This had been written for Mina: Shel Shapiro worked a lot in Italy, and with Andrea Lo Vecchio wrote the initial version “E poi” for her. Mina sung a version in English in 1974.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu0XkAxRwKY 

Runaway (E poi) Lyrics:

 

I’m lost, I’ve gone astray

But I can’t go

I’d like to runaway

There’s a greyhound

bus that’s leaving

 

Half past four

This time it’s over if I take it

So I slowly cross the room

And at the door

That’s one mistake to

make, when I maked it

I start to see you sleeping

Lying there

One empty cup, one empty chair

I’d like to runaway

 

But I can’t go

I’d like to find a way

But I can’t go

I’m lost, I’ve gone astray

 

But I can’t go

No, I can’t take it

No, I can’t fake it

No, I couldn’t make

it through alone

I couldn’t make it oh…

So instead I set my bag down

 

That Ain’t fair

You’re still sleeping like a baby

I touch your lips, your

eyes, your mouth

And kiss your hair

It might just workout

Who knows, maybe

I was sure that I could make it

Through the door

Find someone else who

needs me more

I’d like to runaway

 

But I can’t go

I’d like to find a way

But I can’t go

I’m lost, I’ve gone astray

 

But I can’t go

No, I can’t take it

No, I can’t fake it

No, I couldn’t make

it through alone

I couldn’t make it oh…

If We Only Have Love 2

I’m sure every visitor here was touched by the video added last Sunday:
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It’s a powerful anti-guns, knives and drugs video with a clear message, reinforced by a strong vocal.
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If you want, do please pass it on to your contacts, so it might reach a wider range of viewers.
Tragically, David’s son was stabbed to death, and we cannot begin to know how he and his family feels.
David has sent this further message, which is good to share:  
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“Dear Peggy,
It was very kind of you to take time out during this busy period to write. I thought I may not hear from you until the new year because you must be very busy with the Blog and family. Thank you for your kind words of support and for sharing your experiences with me. We do so much to protect our children, but it is never enough.
The world has gone crazy and whilst I do not want to be too sad, understandably, I wish I could be with my son as I feel he is alone, but I take comfort that he would want me to try and make a difference, so his life was not in vain.
Shirley’s voice is so powerful. We were thinking of Dionne Warwick’s version, but Shirley’s interpretation is so appropriate and much superior. It has me in tears each and every time I listen to it. I hope Dame Shirley does not mind my adding her voice to this campaign. I know artists can be funny if they feel they are associated with this sensitive subject, but it is all for a good deed.
Have a peaceful, happy and healthy Christmas and 2008.
Thanks again for your kind words and support of our campaign.
Best
David”

Cilla’s a friend 2

Just to follow-up and finish off that silly story in the Telegraph about an alleged frosty relationship between Cilla and Shirley, here’s the final word:
If interested, please see previous pages:  
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“Hi Peggy,
I liked the post about DSB and Cilla being friends after all.
The ‘feud’ was between Dionne Warwick and Cilla Black – and it was more to do with Dionne than Cilla. 
Miss Warwick took grave exception to Cilla’s cover of ‘Anyone Who Had a Heart’ claiming Cilla had simply copied it.
Details here:
All the best, Peter”
 Thanks Peter, that’s put an end to that rubbish then. Shirley was not involved at all. If that story had been in a tabloid I wouldn’t have given it much credence, but we all tend to trust the Telegraph more. For some reason journalists love to perpetuate myths about DSB.
So don’t believe everything you read. She’s as nice as her fans 😉