Category Archives: Bassey News

The Early Years

Today a review of a compilation CD from 2008 by Stage Door Records called Shirley Bassey the The Early Years. The last 4 songs are a tribute to Shirley Bassey by Kenny Clayton who was her musical director in the sixties. Below you can listen to those songs.

Today I brought the last LP- packages to the post office and I hope that everybody will have received their albums by next week and I hope they bring you lots of pleasure.

As Long As He Needs Me
I (Who Have Nothing)
Yesterday When I Was Young

Shirley Bassey LPs

Over the years I have received quite a lot of collections from (deceased) fans from all over the word. Lots of material I use for this blog but there also loads of LPs, singles, CDs, DVDs and videotapes.
As for the LPs there are many records I have 4 or more copies of. That is why I now offer you the chance to update your collection. Let me know which LPs are missing from your collection and I will send them to you for only the post and package costs.


Today we go back to the year 1998 but first the latest news: Earlier yesterday we heard that Dame Shirley Bassey won’t attend the Queen’s 70th. Jubilee unfortunately.

In 1998 there was the much published court case of her former assistant Hilary Levy. Of all the articles that were published about the case the one below from the Evening Standard is the only plausible one.  At the bottom of the page an interesting article from Record Collector.

The 1968 Shirley Bassey Show -USA-


Celebrities confirmed to attend include Sir Cliff Richard, Dame Shirley Bassey, Kate Moss, Jeremy Irons, Jane Torville, Christopher Dean, Gary Lineker, Rosie Jones, Cadena Cox, Alan Titchmarsh, Heston Blumenthal, James Martin, Bill Bailey and Jokowan .The event will be divided into four acts: for the queen and the country, the time of our lives, let us celebrate, rejoice and be amazed.

Open-topped double decker buses from each of the seven decades of the Queen’s reign will carry 150 ‘national treasures’ who have contributed to British life from singers Sir Cliff Richard and Dame Shirley Bassey to actor Jeremy Irons, model Kate Moss, sports legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean and Gary Lineker and chefs Heston Blumenthal and James Martin.


For today this great Shirley Bassey show from 1968 made in the USA with special guests Laurindo Almeida, Noel Harrison and Jimmy Durante.  Shirley does 3 duets with Noel Harrison and one with Jimmy Durante.

1968 AR

1968 BD (blog)

1968 BM (blog)