In the year 2011 James Bond composer and dear friend of Dame Shirley Bassey John Barry died at the age of 77. Later that year, on June the 20th. a John Barry tribute was held at the Royal Albert Hall in London where Dame Shirley sang Diamonds Are Forever & Goldfinger.
Dame Shirley Bassey said: “I was very sorry to hear of the death of my old friend John Barry, who was responsible for me singing the Bond songs Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker. He most recently wrote a song for my latest CD The Performance – it was a beautiful ballad, Our Time Is Now. The world has lost a most gifted man. My thoughts and my prayers are with his family”
In 2009 Dame Shirley released her album ‘The Performance’ which included all new songs especially written for her. It featured the song ‘Our Time Is Now’ with music written by John and lyrics by Don Black.
For a previous post from 2011 CLICK HERE
A newspaper article from 1999
Newsflash: John Barry dies at the age of 77
Dame Shirley Bassey performs Diamonds Are Forever
Dame Shirley Bassey performs Goldfinger
A tribute to John Barry