For today’s blog we go back to 1969 when the album Does Anybody Miss Me was released. A very beautiful song from that album is It’s Always 4 a.m.  Also some newspaper articles from that year and as an extra a great concert from the German radio from that year.

German radio concert from 1969

3 thoughts on “FROM THE ARCHIVE 587 -1969-”

    1. I’m sure DSB was flattered and tickled pink to read these glowing writeups of her entertainment ability at such a young age. I’m very happy to know that when Mr. Griffiths occasionally interviewed her she surprised him with her warm , vivacious and fun nature contrary to what he’d read and heard. Every interview I’ve seen of DSB, that is exactly how she projects herself. I enjoyed listening to DSB sing that lovely, lovely song, simply beautiful. Thanks a lot Pieter.

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  1. I do not always comment but enjoy the posts very much. `It`s Always 4am` is a neglected track so it is good you have featured it. This LP was the first one I ever owned but not until 1972 when it was released as a double LP set `The Shirley Bassey Collection` with `This Is My Life`. I have really enjoyed the German radio concert. It shows how the act evolved over the years and `The Shadow Of Your Smile` such a difficult song given extra dimensions and `You Go to My Head` so powerful. It always amazes me just how the talent and artistry is not in any way lost even to an audience where English is not their first language. `Strangers In The Night` suits Shirley so well. I really wish this could be released on a CD & `This Is My Life` , one of those very individual performances. `A lovely Way to Spend An Evening` was always preferred and appropriate for her exit . There will never be another Shirley. listen to that
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