Recent Book Published About Dame Shirley Bassey

John Blake publishing have released a book “Diamonds Are Forever – Shirley Bassey: A Celebration of My 50 Years as Her Greatest Fan” by Mary Long, who discusses it below on the radio:

Front Cover“Since she signed her first professional contract at the age of sixteen, Shirley Bassey has become one of the most prestigious singers of her time. Her work has inspired and influenced many, and will continue to do so for generations to come.

Diamonds Are Forever is the fascinating story of Shirley Bassey told from the perspective of one of her greatest fans. Mary Long first met the star in 1963 while a teenager, and since then has encountered her hundreds of times. In doing so, she has developed a unique insight into the life and career of one of our most iconic singers.

Book reverseThe author’s warm personal story recounts her heroine’s journey to becoming one of the all-time greats of the British music industry, performing at such events as the Oscars and the Royal Variety Show. She also holds the record for singing the most title songs for James Bond films, with three: ‘Goldfinger’, ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ and ‘Moonraker’.

Published to mark Dame Shirley’s eightieth birthday, Diamonds Are Forever looks back on the life of this incredible artist whose music has touched so many. It is an essential buy not only for her countless thousands of fans worldwide, but also for anyone who admires and enjoys her.”

Click Here to buy Hardback or e-Book edition

Dame Shirley Bassey by Mary Long



For today’s blog a newspaper article from 2001 about Dame Shirley’s statue at Madame Tussauds. Also a video and the brochure from Madame Tussauds that mentions Dame Shirley.









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Dame Shirley Cameo as Cyber Intelligence Czar in Saturday Night Spy Spoof

Digital Spy report that on this weekend’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Ant and Dec will be invited to join the top-secret intelligence agency The Honoured by Silent Witness’s Emilia Fox and sent on a secret mission to guard the Crown Jewels.

Despite being briefed by The Honoured’s boss Joanna Lumley and working with cyber intelligence czar Dame Shirley Bassey, head of top-secret operations William Roache and the agency’s resident badass Alan Titchmarsh, panic strikes when Ant and Dec have the Crown Jewels stolen right from under their noses!

Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway‘ returns tomorrow (Saturday February 26th) at 7pm on ITV.