Duets # 15



For this blog we have the duet from the 1972 Rolf Harris show: The Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazlewood duet Did you ever? From the DVD ‘On TV Shirley Bassey’.  

About the dress Dame Shirley Bassey wears for this performance designed by Doug Darnell. Description & Notes A two-piece evening ensemble comprising: a full-length sleeveless gown of ivory silk, the plunging neckline and back of the bodice richly decorated with Swarovski blue zircon and clear crystals in a foliate design, labelled inside Modele Originel Darnell of London; and matching short jacket with three-quarter length sleeves fastening at the back, similarly decorated at the neckline; and – a short-sleeved empire line stage gown of ivory satin, the scoop neck, bodice, sleeves and lower skirt richly embroidered with Swarovski topaz and clear crystals, black beads and sequins, gold sequins and imitation pearls in Ottoman-style flowerheads. The empire line gown in this lot was worn on stage by Dame Shirley for a Royal Command Performance in the late 1950s. Final price at the Christie’s 2003 Gown Auction £2,800


Today a few newspaper articles from 2009. It was significant year in Dame Shirley Bassey’s career. That year saw the release of one of her best albums The Performance. Also that year she gave her last real full concert at the Electric Proms. The Mail On Sunday gave a free CD for her readers with her biggest hit plus two new songs from the new album The performance.

Duets # 14

For this Video Showcase a duet from 1971 that Dame Shirley did with Rolf Harris on ‘The Rolf Harris show’. They performed a song called ‘Just one more dance’.

Unfortunately we don’t have a video of this duet but for the video a clip from the 1976 BBC Shirley Bassey Show of Shirley and Rolf Harris, which is technically not a duet. 

To listen to the track click on the player below