Best wishes, Dame Shirley Bassey! Happy Birthday and thank you for your magnificent talent, for your art that enchants generations through your incredible voice interpreting beautiful and unforgettable songs!
For this Video Showcase we have a video of the Ed Sullivan Show that Shirley Bassey was on, from 1971. She performed a medley of ‘What about today/Yesterday when I was young’ from the ‘Something album’. On part two on the next Video Showcase a sketch Shirley did with Ed Sullivan. Also below two clips from another Ed Sullivan Show that she was on from October 12, 1969 where she sang I’ll Never Fall In Love Again and This Is My Life.
The year 1980. Shirley Bassey had left United Artists Records and moved to Los Angeles for a while. She did a world tour and of course the highlight was the recording of a great concert in Amsterdam. Also Shirley was on the Muppet show and there was a re-run of the six 1979 BBC shows on TV. No new single or album releases that year.