Category Archives: Bassey Archive

FROM THE ARCHIVE 536 -1982-

Today a few newspaper articles from 1982. A year with ups and downs. Shirley Bassey had a serious health issue but recovered just in time before the recording of the TV Show A Special Lady. One of the few shows ever released on DVD. The year mentioned on the cover of the DVD is not correct. The DVD was released in 1983. Another TV special recorded that year was the Summertime Special. Also that year the album and single All By Myself were released although in some countries the album was named Love Songs. Her tour that year had to be postponed because of the medical problems Shirley had. We saw her at the Royal Albert Hall that year and she looked and sounded fantastic. (Picture below by John den Outer)

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FROM THE ARCHIVE 535 -1981-

Today 5 articles from 1981 that I hope you enjoy!

FROM THE ARCHIVE 534 -1980-

The year 1980. Shirley Bassey had left United Artists Records and moved to Los Angeles for a while. She did a world tour and of course the highlight was the recording of a great concert in Amsterdam. Also Shirley was on the Muppet show and there was a re-run of the six 1979 BBC shows on TV. No new single or album releases that year.

FROM THE ARCHIVE 533 -1979-

The year 1979 was a significant year in the career of Shirley Bassey.  There was the recording of 6 BBC shows and a world tour. A disco version of This Is My Life was released in Europe and the USA on a single and a maxi single in different versions. The European version had The Magic Is You on the backside and the USA version had Copacabana on the back side. She got divorced and became a grand mother that year.