Dame Shirley Bassey last night in Los Angeles for AmFAR. Songs: Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Almost Like Being In Love & I Am What I Am.
The star-studded bash was held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in California and this year the event honoured singer-songwriter and activist, Katy Perry.
The black-tie event features a cocktail reception, dinner, live auction and special performances – including one by Dame Shirley Bassey.
The gala has raised more than $13million (£10m) for HIV and Aids research and Katy is being honoured alongside Blake Mycoskie for their commitment to the fight against Aids as well as other humanitarian work.
Dame Shirley leaving Los Angeles after her performance at AmFAR
Next year it will be 50 years ago that the first man stepped on the moon. This month a film is being released about that historical event called First Man.
In her last 1979 BBC show Shirley Bassey spoke with Pete Conrad the man who was the third man to make an imprint on the moon. In 1999 he died at the age of 69 because of a traffic accident. Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon and Buzz Aldrin the second. Dame Shirley even asked Pete Conrad if there was any chance she could become the first austronaut(ess) in the world.
Today the programme from the 60th. birthday concert in 1997 at Althorp Park. The next day there was a concert at Castle Howard and those two concerts were recorded and released as one concert on a live CD. They were also videotaped but unfortunately never released. As a little extra a video of This is My Life from that concert.
Today an article from Caledonian Airways
This is my last post for now as I will be going on holiday for three weeks.
If there is any news Ed or David will post it. Till later and keep the music playing.