Programme 2006

2006 a (blog)

Today the tour programme from the 2006 tour which was a very special tour because it was the last one. At the time we did not know but one of Dame Shirley’s sisters told to the newspapers that it was but Dame Shirley herself denied it would be her last tour. 

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Michel Legrand

Yesterday we heard the sad news that the French composer and pianist Michel Legrand  past away at the age of 86. He was the writer of the wonderful song What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life? (from the album Something) and he also wrote the music for the song Pieces Of Dreams (from the album Something Else). Below a video of two performances of Dame Shirley Bassey with the great Michel Legrand. One is from 1988, from the French TV broadcast Le Grand Echiquier and one from her fifth 1979 BBC show.

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Lyrics

What are you doing the rest of your life
North and South and
East and West of your life
I have only one request of your life
That you spend it all with me
All the seasons and the times of your days
Are the nickels and the dimes of your days
Let the reasons and the rhymes of your days
All begin and end with me

I want to see your face in every kind of light
In fields of gold and forests of the night
And when you stand
Before the candles on a cake
Oh, let me be the one to hear
The silent wish you make
Those tomorrows waiting deep in your eyes
In a world of love you keep in your eyes
I’ll awaken what’s asleep in your eyes
It may take a kiss or two
Through all of my life
Summer, winter, spring and fall of my life
All I ever will recall of my life
Is all my life with you
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FROM THE ARCHIVE 432 -2009-

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For this blog a wonderful radio programme from 2009. What a year it was with a wonderful new album The Performance and the Roundhouse Concert.

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DSB on London Tonight -1993-

Continuing the theme of the last Video Showcase I found this video of another interview from the same time.

Dame Shirley speaks about her 40th. anniversary and the album ‘Shirley Bassey sings the songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber’. Also three newspaper clips from 1993. Shirley did a lot of promotion for this album.

Shirley arrives at the ITV studio 

 She was made a Dame 7 years later!

Happy holidays!