“Here is to the magic of music” –  DSB Collects Silver Clef Lifetime Achievement Award

This week on The Bassey Blog we’ll be looking back at some events that The Dame has recently attended, starting with this special award…

“Music I have always believed is magic,” remarked Dame Shirley Bassey. “This week I was invited by Nordoff Robbins to sit in on one of their therapy sessions, and to see how each person reacted to the sound of music was truly magical. It has been magical for me because it has helped me through many a tragic moment in my life. So thank you Nordoff Robbins, for all that you do, and thank you Silver Clef Awards for this afternoon, for today. Here is to the magic of music.”

A host of stars came together to celebrate some of music’s biggest artists at the annual O2 Silver Clef Awards, in support of music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins.

More than 1,000 guests attended the charity’s annual fundraiser at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on Friday 30th June to honour winners. Other recipients included Phil Collins, Blondie, Nile Rodgers, Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons, Pete Tong, Alexander Armstrong, Anne-Marie and Little Mix.

The event raised £663,000 for Nordoff Robbins. Click here for earlier post with more details about this worthy charity.