Dame Shirley attended a cocktail recption for Fashion Cares in Toronto on October 30th. She is pictured above with the Chair of Fashion Cares, Michael King and David Furnish who is the host for the gala on November 1st. The reception was held at the Windsor Arms Hotel in Toronto. She is signed to headline the gala event and will sing 3 songs, backed by a 20 piece orchestra.
Steven Ray asked me to play And I Love You So. There are two studio versions, one from the album of the same title and one from the I Am What I Am album, recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra. I couldn’t decide which one so here are both of them!
From the 1972 And I Love You So album…
From the 1984 I Am What I Am album…
The official site for the Fashion sCares gala to be held on 1st November confirms that Shirley has signed to appear. It will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. It is an annual AIDS benefit. The gala will be hosted by Elton John’s partner, David Furnish. This will be the 22nd time this event has taken place.
25 October 2006 – Latest info:- I have just read that she has signed to sing just 3 songs and will be backed by a 20 piece orchestra. I cannot confirm this information as being correct as it was given in an interview by one of the gala’s organisers and is not on the official site.
Thank you to everyone who has sent in their song requests in the last few days, I will use your suggestions very soon. Today, especially for Hope, a beautiful song from the Yesterdays album – Love Is Here To Stay. I hope you enjoy it Hope.
The Yesterdays album is available on CD from BGO. CLICK HERE for details.