Shirley Bassey CBE -1994-

On February 18th 1994 Shirley Bassey became a Commander of the British Empire (CBE). She was invited to see the Queen at Buckingham Palace and received a medal making her a CBE. Shirley Bassey said: “This honour was the cherry on the cake, it means that all I have done has been recognised not only by her Majesty, but by the country where I was born.”

It is the honour given to those of her Majesty’s subjects who have exceeded in good and noble works. Shirley was being recognised for the time and money she had given to charity, especially the Prince of Wales Trust.

A few years later Shirley received an even greater honour when she became a Dame.

Below a video of news clips from TV about the CBE

Here she talks with Des O’Connor about the honour bestowed on her.

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Special thanks to Jill
Special thanks to Jill

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6 thoughts on “Shirley Bassey CBE -1994-”

  1. JUST GREAT, PIETER, DSB LOOKS RADIANT , WHERE AS THAT 31 YEARS GONE ? & JUST AS RADIANT TODAY.
    TIME SEEMS TO HAVE STOOD STILL FOR OUR BEAUTIFUL DAME.
    I HAVE RECENTLY HAD A GIFT OF A BOTTLE OF WINE ALL THE WAY FROM NEW ZEALAND, FOUND STORED AWAY 21 YEARS AGO 1994, WHERE DSB WAS IN CONCERT.
    BUT THE HI- LITE FOR ME IS DSB IS PHOTOGRAPHED IN CONCERT ON THE BOTTLE OF WINE, { DATED 1994 } ,AT THE MISSION ESTATE, HAWKES BAY, NEW ZEALAND,
    HAVE OTHER PERFORMERS , I HAVE WONDERED DONE THIS AT VENUES WHERE THEY HAVE APPEARED IN CONCERT, A GREAT GIFT TO ADD TO MY COLLECTION OF MEMORABILIA.
    , I THANK MY FRIENDS DEAN & LISA, [CANADIANS ] FOR NOT DRINKING IT AND CARRYING IT ALL THE WAY FROM THEIR LOFT/ GARAGE IN NEW ZEALAND WHERE IT HAD BEEN LEFT 21 YEARS AGO. IT WAS THERE FIRST DATE TOGETHER & THE FIRST TIME HE HAD SEEN DSB IN CONCERT , UNFORGETTABLE HE SAID,
    {ROMANCE IS NOT DEAD} MARRIAGE & TWO BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS LATER & NOW LIVING IN JERSEY, DAME SHIRLEY AS A LOT TO ANSWER FOR, FROM THAT BOTTLE OF WINE,
    I WILL SEND YOU A PHOTO I HAVE BOUGHT A WINE BOTTLE BOX WITH A SLIDING GLASS FRONT NEEDLESS TO SAY I SHALL ,NOT BE DRINKING IT,
    I REALLY MUST APOLOGIES TO YOU PIETER AND ALL DSB FANS ON THE BASSEY BLOG , FOR THE LENGTH OF THIS COMMENT ,AS IT WAS 1984 DSB GOT HER CBE , I REALIZED MY WINE
    STORY WAS 1994 , AFTER WRITING IT, I JUST THOUGHT SOME DSB FANS MIGHT FIND IT OF INTEREST, SO I DECIDED TO POST IT,

    ,
    Dennis JERSEY C.I

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  2. Thank you for this lovely post Pieter. DSB looked absolutely beautiful receiving the CBE award. The songs she sang at the Des O’connor show were simply beautiful as only Dame Shirley can do. Continue enjoying the commemorative wine bottle Dennis. Great comment.

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