This year it is twenty years ago that Shirley Bassey was made a Dame and next month it will be fifty years ago that the Something album was released, her best selling album so far. So far because the good news is that a new album is in the making. The preparations started already in February but were put on hold because of the Corona crises. But this week 25 songs have been presented to her and the recording of the orchestra starts next month. The title of the new album is yet unknown.
For a previous post about how Shirley was made a Dame CLICK HERE
Yesterday we heard the sad news of the passing of Dame Very Lynn at the age of 103. On her own Facebook page Dame Shirley posted a short statement: Dame Vera Lynn. Through some of our darkest times you were a beacon of light, a message of hope and captivated the true spirit of our nation. You will always be remembered. So until we meet again…
She was made a Dame in 1975
Below some pictures of Dame Vera Lynn with Dame Shirley and a short interview with both of them from 2007