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Another very busy year 1960 for Shirley Bassey. The year As Long As He Needs Me was released. Below some random newspaper articles from that year.

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Bernard Ighner dies at the age of 72


Today we heard the sad news that Bernard Ighner American jazz singer, musician, songwriter and record producer died at the age of 72 on August 14.

In 1974 he wrote the fabulous song Davy for Dame Shirley’s album Nobody Does It Like Me and they did the song as a duet on the album. The song was also released as a single.


For a previous post where he speaks about his working relationship with Shirley Bassey CLICK HERE

For the post about the duet CLICK HERE


Today a programme from 1974. Not the most glamorous one but this one is very special to me as this was the first Shirley Bassey concert I attended. It was in Rotterdam. I was 16 at the time and remember how difficult it was to get a ticket. On the big day I even lost my ticket at the venue being a bag of nervous of course. I went back to the box office and somebody found the ticket and delivered it there. I think I was as far back as row 34 but I was very impressed of course to see the Dame for the very first time.


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DSB at Elvis Concert -1969-

Recently a new Elvis Presley DVD was released with footage never shown before. On the DVD an interview with Dame Shirley before an Elvis Concert in 1969.

For a previous post about Elvis CLICK HERE

For another previous post about Elvis from Peggy’s blog CLICK HERE

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