Today we have the preview for you from the 2009 documentary ‘Imagine’ that was made to promote Dame Shirley Bassey’s new album at the time ‘The Performance’ . The documentary itself will be shown here next week
Since it was a documentary on Dame Shirley Bassey, I thought it might be a good idea to add some old newspaper and magazine scans to the posts. I hope you enjoy them!
The DVD: on TV was also released that year and I thought of this entrance ticket for the Roger Whittaker show from 1971 (below). One of my favourite tracks on the DVD. Especially Dame Shirley’s performance of ‘What about today’.
(With special thanks to Audrey, from super-fan George Webb’s collection)
Alan Yentob gains exclusive access and insight into the creative world of Dame Shirley. After a triumphant Glastonbury appearance and a major illness, at 72, Dame Shirley Bassey, one of our greatest singers, tentatively re-enters the ring to confront her life in song.
Some of the best contemporary songwriters, including Gary Barlow, the Pet Shop Boys, Manic Street Preachers, Rufus Wainwright, Richard Hawley and KT Tunstall, along with the famous Bond composer John Barry and lyricist Don Black, have interpreted her life through song for a new album produced by David Arnold. The songs frame and explore the myth of Shirley Bassey, the girl from Tiger Bay, and the voice and the desire are not found wanting! A back story profiling Shirley, complete with archive of her greatest performances, tells the story of what makes Dame Shirley Bassey the living legend that she is today.