reach_for_the_stars“Reach for the Stars” is a song made popular by Shirley Bassey, and written by Austrian pop singer/songwriter Udo Jürgens (with English lyrics by Norman Newell). As a double A-side single (b/w “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”) it went to No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart for one week in September 1961. (From Wikipedia).

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  1. Thanks Pieter. Interesting and insightful article. Dame Shirley was very intelligent, well spoken and wise even back then as a younger performer. The song is very lovely and sung beautifully. Thanks again very much for your, Astrid’s, and everyone’s hard labor on this blog.


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