In 1959 went from Phillips to Columbia but as you can read below on the newspaper articles it was a not a smooth transition. Her last album for Phillips was The Bewitching Miss Bassey and the first album for Colombia was The Fabulous Shirley Bassey.
Today some newspaper articles from 1958. Terrence Davis who held Shirley Bassey hostage in November 1957 was sentenced to three years in prison. The singles Hands Across The Sea/As I Love You and Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me/There’s Never Been A Night were hits that year. In the featured image you see Shirley with her dog Beaujolais.
In 1957 Shirley Bassey was held hostage in a hotel room by a jealous lover just a few days before she had to leave for Australia. Below a video of an interview with her shortly after the incident and of her arrival in Australia a few days later.
Today a few newspaper articles from 1956 from the beginning of Shirley Bassey’s career. That year she performed live at the Cafe de Paris in London. It was her first live recording. She sang Born To Sing The Blues, Somebody Loves Me, My Body’s More Important Than My Mind, Sex & I’ve Got You Under My Skin.