Rehearsals in 1956


Copyright : Mirrorpix 

Thank to Gary again for finding some more rare photos…

 “I have attached images of Shirley rehearsing with her pianist, Les Paul, for the Cafe De Paris engagement in 1956.”

NEW Party on ice video


There is now a video on YouTube of the opening sequence of Dancing On Ice featuring Get The Party Started.

This follows on from the Party on Ice page dated 13th January – click here

“Hi Peggy

You are probably already aware but I  just saw that the opening of Dancing On Ice has been posted on YouTube:

I missed the show last night and Ive just watched it for the first time- WOW! How amazing was that? Great to hear the Dame’s voice on prime time TV and what a fantastic routine it was.

GTPS is fast becoming an anthem and hopefully in the not too distant future we will see Dame Shirley opening some concerts with this fantastic song. The Glasto performance of it was out of this world…

My very best wishes


Thank you Steve. Dame Shirley’s voice is on from about 2:00 minutes to 4:30 minutes in the video which has a total length of 10 minutes approx.



Thanks to Gary for a real gem. A record that the BBC banned!

It even has “CENSORED” on the cover of the sleeve. Hopefully that attracted more sales.

Today the lyrics seem mild – but in 1950’s Britain, sex did not exist 🙂


“On eBay I recently purchased an original EP of “Shirley Bassey At The Cafe’ De Paris”.

I have to say that the songs were very suggestive for the day.

Shirley’s voice was fresh and young, but for a nineteen year old a very seasoned performance. I thought it was really good.

Recently on the blog you had a link to a website that is selling out-of-copyright Shirley Bassey tracks from the 1950’s and the cuts from this EP are included.”




You Ain’t Heard Nothing Yet 4


More from St David’s Hall, Cardiff in 1985 

This page is following on from the page dated 11th January

Click here to go straight back to it, as it contains the details. 

Part 4

I Only Have Eyes For You & Don’t Cry Out Loud

Here’s a link to St David’s Hall web site