Preview ‘Imagine’

This week on the blog the re-run of the BBC-documentary from last year ‘Imagine’ which is another request from Lydia.
Since it was already shown on the blog last year, and because it was a documentary on Dame Shirley Bassey, I thought it might be a good idea to add some old newspaper and magazine scans to the posts. I hope you enjoy them!

Today the preview clip of ‘Imagine’ and, because of the great new DVD:  on TV  I thought of this entrance ticket for the Roger Whittaker show from 1971 (below). One of my favourite tracks on the DVD. Especially Dame Shirley’s performance of ‘What about today’.

(With special thanks to Audrey, from super-fan George Webb’s collection)

To watch the Preview on ‘Imagine’ clip CLICK HERE 

Alan Yentob gains exclusive access and insight into the creative world of Dame Shirley. After a triumphant Glastonbury appearance and a major illness, at 72, Dame Shirley Bassey, one of our greatest singers, tentatively re-enters the ring to confront her life in song.

Some of the best contemporary songwriters, including Gary Barlow, the Pet Shop Boys, Manic Street Preachers, Rufus Wainwright, Richard Hawley and KT Tunstall, along with the famous Bond composer John Barry and lyricist Don Black, have interpreted her life through song for a new album produced by David Arnold. The songs frame and explore the myth of Shirley Bassey, the girl from Tiger Bay, and the voice and the desire are not found wanting! A back story profiling Shirley, complete with archive of her greatest performances, tells the story of what makes Dame Shirley Bassey the living legend that she is today.

2 thoughts on “Preview ‘Imagine’”

  1. Shirley is the best. Loved her since I was 6 (1965). I recorded the Imagine programme and watch it frequently. I wrote to Shirley this year about the programme and received a signed photo with a personal message. No one will ever compare to her, she gets better every recording she makes.


  2. II concur, Dame Shirley is fabulous! I’ve been a huge fan of her since I was 7. She’s like a “Living Barbie”! She looks sooo beautiful and her voice sounds fantastic! I love the new CD! I enjoyed the Imagination interview and I saved in my YouTube favorites. Viewing the program, for me, was like watching Picasso paint and it show us the real work and dedication it takes to successfully complete a musical project.
    God Bless DSB!!!!!!!!!!


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