Dame Shirley Bassey on The Royal Variety Show

Dame Shirley Bassey will be on British TV this evening (December 8th 2014) on The Royal Variety Performance. This year’s show was recorded 13th November 2014 at London Palladium in the presence of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. DSB performed two songs, I’m Still Here (from the new album, Hello Like Before) and The Lady Is A Tramp. (*Watch the 2014 show here*)

Let’s take a look back at some earlier Royal Varieties, with special thanks to YouTubers Debra Skinner and benjihoney…

21st November 2005 – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. Presented by Michael Parkinson and Sharon Osbourne. Broadcast 11th December 2005:

5th December 2000 – London Dominion Theatre. Held in the presence of The Prince of Wales. One of her first performances after being made a Dame. Broadcast 17 December 2000:

28th November 1994 – London Dominion Theatre. Held in the presence of The Prince of Wales. Broadcast 3rd December 1994.

23rd November 1987 – London Palladium. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. Presented by London Weekend Television. Broadcast 29th November 1987:

15th November 1976 – London Palladium. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Presented by Max Bygraves. Shirley Bassey headlined this special Royal Variety, which was the first performance to be televised live:

15th November 1971 – London Palladium. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II. Presented by Bruce Forsyth. Broadcast 21st November 1971:

8th November 1965 – London Palladium. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. Presented by Bernard Delfont. ATV television presentation by Bill Ward.

If anyone can obtain footage of this show, please get in touch.

12th November 1961 – Prince of Wales Theatre London. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Presented by Bernard Delfont. ATV television presentation by Bill Ward.

3 thoughts on “Dame Shirley Bassey on The Royal Variety Show”

  1. Thank you Pieter. First standing ovation at the RVP in 20 years, and only Dame Shirley could do that. I know she felt like crying in front of the audience, and you could see she was very touched by the people.

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