Dame Shirley Bassey performs loving tribute to Sir Bruce Forsyth

Last week at The London Palladium was the recording of BBC One’s tribute to the late Bruce Forsyth, which it has been announced will be broadcast 9pm on Sunday March 11th.

Shirley Bassey raised the roof with a performance of one of Bruce’s favourite songs ‘Almost Like Being In Love’ – receiving standing ovations and compliments galore on social media from those in attendance…

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Sir Bruce Forsyth An emotional evening at The London Palladium Sir Bruce – A Celebration Cheers Sir Brucey Keep Dancin’ … And Swingin’ Thanks to Winnie – Bruce’s wonderful wife and Ian Wilson – Bruce's friend and manager A few of the performers that attended in person or via video link to share memories and anecdotes plus just some of the audience in seats near us and/or at the bar. In no particular order…. Darcey Bussell​ Ant and Dec​ Elton John​ Alexandra Burke​ Michael Ball OBE​ Michael Grade​ Craig Revel Horwood Official​ Bradley Walker​ Russ Abbott​ Alesha Dixon​ Andrew Lloyd Webber​ World Of David Walliams​ Nicholas Lyndhurst​ – Great pic btw! ROBERT POWELL​ Nicholas Parsons​ Sarah Ferguson – The duchess of York​ Tess Daly​ Vernon Kay​ BBC World Service​ BBC One​ Strictly Come Dancing (TV series)​ BBC Strictly Come Dancing​ Dame Shirley Bassey Gloria Hunniford @bbcradiolondon @bbcmusic #SirBruceForsyth #LadyWilneliaForsyth #SirBruceACelebration #TheLondonPalladium #ShowBusinessLegend #GiantOfLightEntertainment #KingOfSaturdayNight #TalkOfTheTown #GenerationGame #ImInCharge #GoodGameGoodGame #NiceToSeeYouToSeeYouNice #AllRightMyLoves #DidntTheyDoWell #HigherLower #BrucieBonus #WhatDoPointsMake #PlayYourCardsRight #YoureMyFavourites #KeepDancin #HaveIGotNewsForYou #StrictlyComeDancing #BBC #DameShirleyBassey #TessDaly #AntAndDec #EltonJohn #JimmyTarbuck Image: #MikePrior – Bruce’s #Photographer

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Dame Shirley is reported in The Express as saying: “Sir Bruce Forsyth was a born entertainer – a talented singer, dancer, actor – always putting a smile on people’s faces.”

FROM THE ARCHIVE 461 -1977

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You Take My Heart Away was recorded for the 1977 album You Take My Heart Away and is from the soundtrack of the movie ‘Rocky’ which came out in 1976. The words and the music are written by Bill Conti. Below two videos with live versions of the song. One is from a 1979 BBC show and the other is  from a concert in Sydney from 1978.

CLICK HERE for an interesting article about the song.

(Part of the article): The UK proved to be a legacy music home for the Rocky ballad when a year after its release Welsh singer Shirley Bassey recorded “You Take My Heart Away” as the title track of her 22nd studio album. Bassey, whose powerful voice was behind the themes of three James Bond films, dramatically changed the tenor of the song to a pop style that served as the opening number during her ’70s-era concerts.

Lyrics:

Touch me,
take me in your arms,
shelter me from harm,
let me love you for a million years or more,
I never felt this way before,
before your kiss,
you take my heart away, away.

Love me, love me from your heart,
let us never part,
bring me all the dreams you thought would never be,
we’ll make them all reality,
just you and me,
you take my heart away, away.

You’re my dream come true,
baby I love you,
I confess I need ya,
I will never leave you alone,
oh I love you true,
my whole world is you,
I confess I need ya,
and I will never leave you alone.
You take my heart away, away.

Touch me,
take me in your arms,
shelter me from harm,
let me love you for a million years or more,
I never felt this way before,
before your dreams,
you take my heart away, away.

Love me, love me from your heart,
let us never part,
bring me all the dreams you thought would never be,
we’ll make them all reality,
just you and me,
you take my heart away, away.

You’re my dream come true,
baby I love you,
I confess I need ya,
I will never leave you alone,
oh I love you true,
my whole world is you,
I confess I need ya,
and I will never leave you alone.
You take my heart away, away.

You take my heart away, away.

Programme 1985 -Germany-

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FROM THE ARCHIVE 460 -1976-

Today some concert reviews from 1976. That year saw a world tour, the recording of 6 BBC shows and the release of the Love Life And Feelings album.

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