Popcorn culture airport?

More about the renaming of Cardiff’s airport…

In an article in METRO:

“The new name will be decided by the airport’s marketing team along with their partners and major stakeholders.

Cardiff-based advertising executive Jason Gill called for the name to have gravitas.

He said: ‘I would like to see the late Richard Burton or Roald Dahl be considered. I hope they don’t succumb to the current celebrity-craved popcorn culture and choose someone like Zeta-Jones or Shirley Bassey.’

Cardiff airport’s marketing manager Cassie Munton said: ‘I can’t imagine the decision going to a public vote as we have to take this very seriously.’ “

As all us fans know, Dame Shirley has achieved an illustrious and creative career of over 50 years. She has worked hard to be a truly international icon. Not to mention her support and personal donations to a variety of charities. She has been honoured with endless awards, plus the Legion D’Honeur, France’s highest, and of course the female equivalent of a knighthood. Her music has covered a wide variety of genres, not just pop.

What are your thoughts?

They won’t take a public vote because they know that the good people of Cardiff would vote for the DSB Party. Who wouldn’t?

Think Cardiff and you think Shirley! By far and away the city’s most distinguished daughter.

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# above us only sky #

When Liverpool changed its old name (“Speke”) to something more flashy (“John Lennon“), it saw a jump in passenger numbers.



Statue of John Lennon inside the airport.

‘Imagine’ Cadiff doing one of DSB.


Fly with Dame Shirley Bassey Airlines 🙂

Pink champagne served. First Class only. Fabulous dahling!

(actually Pinkair which operates from Liverpool)

All Sold Out Part 2 of 3



The second part of this rare film features an introduction of the orchestra & Yesterday When I Was Young.


By coincidence this song was featured on the recent page about Charles Aznavour.



Yesterday When I Was Young

Music and original French lyrics written by Charles Aznavour.

English lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer.


Released 1970 on the album Something.


Live recordings have been released on the albums:

Live In Japan 1974

Live In Japan 1977

The Birthday Concert


The album has been re-released digitally remastered on CD and this song is available on many CD Collections too.


Details of this video were given on yesterday’s page.



Thanks to Steve for these welcome comments:




I just had to email you, ‘Nobody does it like me’ – that video clip is the best clip of our wonderful Dame that I’ve seen for such a long time, from the guy operating The Royal Albert Hall switchboard to the fantastic gown Shirley is wearing – it’s all excellent. I have to ask – where do people find these clips??


Keep up the good work