Category Archives: Bassey News

Fool’s Gold – Statue of Dame Shirley Boadicea!

It’s one year since opinion was divided over a Gold Statue of Dame Shirley that was unveied at Caernarfon Castle in Wales. Today some further videos and images on this subject.

The artist Marc Rees discusses the ideas behind creating the statue of Shirley Bassey:

Unveiling of the 20 foot tall statue of Dame Shirley Bassey as Boadicea, the Celtic warrior queen:

Ryan of Wild Creations discusses the creation:

Further footage on the making of the statue:

This project was part of the Get Creative weekend, by BBC Wales and Arts Council of Wales:

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Rolls Royce One-of-a-kind Inspired by Dame Shirley

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has partnered with British vocal legends including Dame Shirley Bassey to create ultimate one-of-a-kind collectors’ cars. To celebrate the marque’s long-held allure among music greats, nine Wraith ‘Inspired by British Music’ cars have been commissioned. A proportion of each car’s value will be donated to charities selected by the musician.

Rolls-Royce Wraith Inspired by DSB. Photo: James Lipman / jameslipman.com

“Dame Shirley Bassey celebrates a musical legacy which has seen her become one of the most popular female vocalists of all time, with a Wraith ‘Inspired by British Music’ marking a glittering career that has resulted in 37 studio albums, 79 weeks combined in the UK top 10 charts, and three James Bond title songs. Dame Shirley Bassey has used her Rolls-Royce Wraith ‘Inspired by British Music’ to bring to life some of her fondest memories from more than six decades in the spotlight.”

Rolls-Royce Wraith Inspired by DSB. Photo: James Lipman / jameslipman.com

“Each of the door flights are engraved with lyrics from ‘I Am What I Am’ (1984) and ‘Big Spender’ (1967), the latter having become one of the Dame’s signature songs. The headrests are embroidered with a design inspired by the silhouette design of the 2007 album ‘Get The Party Started’. With three ‘007’ title songs to her name – ‘Diamonds are Forever’, ‘Moonraker’ and the seminal ‘Goldfinger’ – the rear leather waterfall is embroidered with a diamond, while the treadplates and Spirit of Ecstasy are fittingly finished in gold.”

For further information, visit the official press release here.

Cartoon Video of Shirley Bassey’s ‘The Liquidator’

Combining the Liquidator villain from Darkwing Duck with Shirley Bassey’s title song for the Liquidator movie from 1965.

With thanks to Youtube user ‘BATTY3459’

For a more detailed 2012 Blog about ‘The Liquidator’ Click Here.

Saturday Night Takeaway Part 2 + DSB Honoured by Spanish Impersonator

Only a brief appearance from Dame Shirley Bassey on this weekend’s Missing Crown Jewels on Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. (OK Magazine are reporting a big series spoiler!)

Also this week, Dame Shirley recorded a video on Instagram in response to an imitation of her by Lorena Gomez:

Below is Lorena’s performance from talent show ‘Tu Cara Me Suena’ (‘Your Face Sounds Familiar’)

And a performance by the real Shirley Bassey can be enjoyed here: