This was a very busy year for Shirley Bassey. An Australian tour and her co-operation with Nelson Riddle which resulted in the album Let’s Face The Music And Dance. Unfortunately she also had to face a divorce and a string of health problems that year. Also the opening of her own record store in London.
A stunning and very relaxed Dame Shirley Bassey attends the 71th Monaco Red Cross Ball Gala on July 26, 2019 in Monaco.
It looks like colour was the theme of 2019’s gala, however, since a number of the star-studded guests arrived in bold gowns. French actress Karin Viard looked incredible in a colour-clashing purple and pink gown, while Princess Constance of Bourbon-Parme also chose a bold purple ballgown. Dame Shirley Bassey also made a glamorous appearance in green.
Today I would like to share a video and a newpaper article with you from 1989. It was the year when DSB recorded her Spanish album called ‘La Mujer’. As you know I am an avid video collector and for the last few weeks I have been going through my friend Rien’s video tapes. I spend many hours going through video tapes and it is aways a thrill to find a new piece of footage like this one. Unfortunately the video tapes that are between 20 and 30 years old are really in decline now. This video has a poor quality too unfortunately because of its age but I thought I was worth sharing with you anyway because it is so unique. It is a recording from CNN (Showbizz today). So if there are any fans who still have old video tapes please send them to us and I will scan them for new footage. We have a huge archive now of videos and sometimes I also find things we already have in a better quality.
I hope you enjoy it. (with special thanks to Rien)