The song “Run on and on” on the 1975 album “Good, bad but beautiful” was written especially for Shirley by Mercia Love from Johannesburg. Below a newspaper article about her and how she came to write this song for Shirley Bassey.(From Rien’s collection) Unfortunately this song was never performed live but you can listen to the studio version here. Looking at the songs on this album I realized that Shirley sang many of the songs from this album at concerts and in TV-shows. Below you can find all the titles that are on YouTube.
The year 1979 was a very significant year for Shirley Bassey with a lot of things happening in her artistic and private life. There was the recording of the 6 BBC tv. shows, the birth of her first grandson Luke, a world tour and she played Broadway for the first time that year and was there for two weeks. The sad thing that year was her divorce from her second husband Sergio after a marriage that lasted almost 11 years. Shirley decided to move to California after the divorce. Below some newspaper articles about the divorce. Also below a clip from one of the 1979 BBC. shows Shirley performing Almost Like Being In Love. The songs she sang so beautiful at the Sir Bruce Forsyth tribute a few weeks ago at the London Palladium.