About the show (by Euronorwich)

Dame Shirley Bassey reached her 80th Birthday on January 8th 2017, and to mark the occasion I summoned the old cassette deck into service to listen again to an off-air recording I made from BBC Radio 2 on Good Friday 1991 – ‘Shirley Bassey In Cabaret’ (though billed in Radio Times as ‘..In Concert’). Dame Shirley apparently appeared at Manchester’s Piccadilly Hotel for four consecutive nights from 31st Oct-3rd Nov 1990, but its not clear if this broadcast is an edited recording of the performances on just one evening or perhaps a ‘best of’ recording from more than one day. Someone will know I’m sure. Enjoy it through the hiss of old cassette tape! James Alexander-Gordon is on continuity duties.
The show was broadcast by Radio 2 as a special for Easter in 1991. As luck would have it, that day on Radio 2 was not without Eurovision either – Ken Bruce was on air at 20.00 that night for a ‘simulcast’ with BBC 1 of that year’s Song For Europe!
Happy Birthday Dame Shirley!


Medley Goldfinger/Diamonds Are Forever

There’s No Business Like Show Business

New York Medley

When You Smile

Wind Beneath My Wings

Kiss Me, Honey Honey, Kiss Me

We Don’t Cry Out Loud

I Am What I Am

Never, Never, Never

For Once In My Life

Big Spender

Hey Jude

This Is My Life

(Featured image by John Den Outer)

3 thoughts on “FROM THE ARCHIVE 417 -1991-”

  1. This is Fantastic!
    What a super recording!
    Many, many thanks to share this with us!
    We also receive gifts next to Dame Shirley!

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  2. What a wonderful selection of songs. I always love how expressively DSB sings “We Don’t Cry Out Loud”, but on this broadcast it’s hard to pick a favorite because DSB is simply AWESOME and in top form singing each song. Thanks very much Pieter. Love this!!!

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