Red Skelton Hour

Recently two new videos appeared on Youtube with performances from Shirley Bassey on Red Skelton  from the USA. The shows were also on tv. in Great Britain where the show later was replaced by Showtime.

I merged the two videos into one with only the parts Shirley was in. The first video was recorded in 1968 and broadcast in 1969. The second one was recorded in 1969 and broadcast in 1970. I hope you enjoy the video and see for yourself what a fantastic dancer Shirley is.






For today’s blog we go back to 1989. We have 5 newspaper articles from that year and a wonderful radio interview. A Shirley Bassey milestone that year was the recording of her beautiful Spanish album La Mujer that didn’t do well unfortunately due to very bad promotion of the record company. Shirley went to Chile that year to the Vina del Mar festival to promote the album. Also that year Shirley moved from Marbella to Monte Carlo.

1989 Radio Interview

Dame Shirley Bassey opens the Baftas

Tonight’s wonderful performance of Dame Shirley Bassey opening the Baftas tonight at London’s Royal Albert Hall with a fantastic rendition on Diamonds Are Forever. (Featured image by James Veysey)

Dame Shirley Bassey has raised the curtain on the 75th BAFTA Awards with a rendition of classic Bond theme “Diamonds Are Forever.”

The iconic Welsh singer — forever entwined with 007 having famously soundtracked several films throughout her career — helped kick off proceedings in style at the Royal Albert Hall in London while also celebrating the 60th anniversary of the film franchise, with the first-ever installment Dr. No having been released in 1962. 

On a personal note I would like to add that this is my last post for now as I will be on holiday till the end of this month.


Today 5 newspaper articles from the year 1988. Shirley Bassey recorded the special for French TV that year called Le Grand Echiquier. In Belgium the single That’s Right (Love Is No Game) was released in Belgium.