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‘Apartment’ – Cocas Club Mix by Mike Danavans

A remix from several years ago recently added to Soundcloud. The song is from Shirley Bassey’s 2009 album, ‘The Performance.’

The original version can be found in the video below…

Fool’s Gold – Statue of Dame Shirley Boadicea!

It’s one year since opinion was divided over a Gold Statue of Dame Shirley that was unveied at Caernarfon Castle in Wales. Today some further videos and images on this subject.

The artist Marc Rees discusses the ideas behind creating the statue of Shirley Bassey:

Unveiling of the 20 foot tall statue of Dame Shirley Bassey as Boadicea, the Celtic warrior queen:

Ryan of Wild Creations discusses the creation:

Further footage on the making of the statue:

This project was part of the Get Creative weekend, by BBC Wales and Arts Council of Wales:

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Rolls Royce One-of-a-kind Inspired by Dame Shirley

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has partnered with British vocal legends including Dame Shirley Bassey to create ultimate one-of-a-kind collectors’ cars. To celebrate the marque’s long-held allure among music greats, nine Wraith ‘Inspired by British Music’ cars have been commissioned. A proportion of each car’s value will be donated to charities selected by the musician.

Rolls-Royce Wraith Inspired by DSB. Photo: James Lipman / jameslipman.com

“Dame Shirley Bassey celebrates a musical legacy which has seen her become one of the most popular female vocalists of all time, with a Wraith ‘Inspired by British Music’ marking a glittering career that has resulted in 37 studio albums, 79 weeks combined in the UK top 10 charts, and three James Bond title songs. Dame Shirley Bassey has used her Rolls-Royce Wraith ‘Inspired by British Music’ to bring to life some of her fondest memories from more than six decades in the spotlight.”

Rolls-Royce Wraith Inspired by DSB. Photo: James Lipman / jameslipman.com

“Each of the door flights are engraved with lyrics from ‘I Am What I Am’ (1984) and ‘Big Spender’ (1967), the latter having become one of the Dame’s signature songs. The headrests are embroidered with a design inspired by the silhouette design of the 2007 album ‘Get The Party Started’. With three ‘007’ title songs to her name – ‘Diamonds are Forever’, ‘Moonraker’ and the seminal ‘Goldfinger’ – the rear leather waterfall is embroidered with a diamond, while the treadplates and Spirit of Ecstasy are fittingly finished in gold.”

For further information, visit the official press release here.

Italian Remix of ‘History Repeating’ by Mood Funk

This mix of Bassey/Propellerheads’ ‘History Repeating’ was created by Sicilian Angelo Ferreri, the owner of Mood Funk Records. He told us that Shirley is a star whose voice has inspired him.

Angelo Ferreri