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CALENDAR APRIL -2020-

As we are all going through tough times at the moment a message from Dame Shirley appeared on her Facebook page yesterday saying:

Hello everybody!

As you know I rarely post on social media but I just wanted to take a moment to see how you’re all doing?

In such unprecedented times, I know many of us will be living through different experiences & emotions. Some happy to have this time at home with loved ones but others feeling the loneliness of isolation. I live alone, but am lucky to have a great support network around me. The community amongst you all is special, so please let’s use this group to support one another, reach out, listen to music, dance, sing, post videos in this thread – try holding the last line of Goldfinger for 20secs whilst washing your hands if you dare! We will come out the other side stronger together. Lastly, a huge thank you to all the key workers and NHS staff supporting us within the UK and all around the world. You’re all heroes. Stay safe and best wishes to you all. Love Dame x

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Further more Jacqui Peters is cheering us up with her performances of Dame Shirley Bassey songs on Facebook. She is doing a very good job and to watch her CLICK HERE

FROM THE ARCHIVE 471 -1983-

Today five random newspaper articles from 1983. That year saw the release of the single: Thought I’d Ring You (Duet with Alain Delon)/ Thought I’d Ring You (Instrumental). Also that year the TV special A Special Lady was recorded for ITV.

SB - Thought I'd Ring You - Japan

1983 I

1983 D

1983 F

1983 E

1983 G

Programme 1998 -Playbill-

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THERE’S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS

Today another request by Eddie from Brazil. He wants to see the performance of ‘There’s no business like show business’. Dame Shirley Bassey sang the song at the 1990 concert she gave in Atlantic City. The concert was released on a DVD entitled  ‘Standing room only’  in 2004

There’s no business like show business like no business I know
Everything about it is appealing, everything the traffic will allow
Nowhere could you get that extra feeling when you are stealing that extra bow

Show-bizz, screw-everybody-that-you-know-bizz
All the-people-that-you-owe-bizz
There’r all in show-bizz,
Show-bizz, where-did-all-the-money-go-bizz
Your business manager should-know-bizz
Thta’s right it’s show-bizz, show-bizz

There’s no business like show business like no business I know
Everything about it is appealing, everything that traffic will allow
Nowhere could you get that extra feeling when you are stealing that extra bow

There’s no people like show people
They smile when they are low
Yesterday they told you you would not go far
Today you open and there you are
Next day on your dressing room they’ve hung a star

LET’S GO ON WITH THE SHOW!

A picture from 1990