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It is with sadness that we have learned that Peggy has passed away. Peggy ran the blog when it was known as ‘Peggy’s Blog’ for a considerable time and kept many fans informed of news regarding Dame Shirley. She made the blog popular and many fans loved to read her reports. She will be sadly missed by all.

I sat next to Peggy at Faenol which was the last concert Peggy saw Shirley. She was thrilled to be seeing her idol once again after following Shirley since the early years. Although it was terrible weather there was no way she was going to miss the show even though she laughed and said she hoped we didn’t all catch pneumonia after sitting in the terrible rain. She was a lovely lady and spoke excitedly about Shirley and about the blog (it was Peggy’s Blog) then. She said she loved that she was able to bring things to fan’s attention. Obviously we spoke very little during Shirley’s performance but after ‘You Needed Me’ she turned and said ‘That’s why I Love Shirley … such emotion!’.

Peggy we dedicate this performance to your memory.

Rest In Peace.

Blog’s on holiday


is this blog’s motto, and it would be nothing without the constant stream of fantastic material from fans around the world.

I’m on holiday for two weeks so the blog will be taking a short break.

If there’s any breaking news Ed will add it, or anything else he likes!

There are over 1,500 pages for you to browse or revisit if you wish and the links on the left will take you to many other useful sites.

If you’d like to send any material please “Keep it coming” and I’ll try and catch up on return.

The purpose of this blog is simply to promote our favourite singer, it’s not for profit, and certainly not for my ego as some fans have said!

Back soon, refreshed and revitalised. We all hope that will also be the case for Dame Shirley after her convalescence from her tummy trouble.

Get well soon!

Hasta la vista,


And to keep you entertained while you’re waiting, why not sign up for your FREE trial at one of these excellent music download sites – some free DSB great for rainy summer evenings!

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P.S. If you see any “Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)” at the foot of this page please ignore them. I have no idea where they come from and can’t figure out how to switch them off!

All Sold Out Part 3 of 3

Completing this 3-part series of a rare film as explained in previous pages.

Discovered on eBay and quickly snapped up.  Then professionally transferred to DVD for all fans to enjoy.

Thanks to Astrid and Pieter.


Our Gown Guru, Ian adds:
I think these are from 1971. The Red Sequin Gown cut off style worn
here was remodelled in 1988 into the red sequin gown as worn in
Barcelona 1990 and UK tour 1991. Love to see this whole concert! BBC or someone should release them all on DVD for us millions of fans!!

Popcorn culture airport?

More about the renaming of Cardiff’s airport…

In an article in METRO:

“The new name will be decided by the airport’s marketing team along with their partners and major stakeholders.

Cardiff-based advertising executive Jason Gill called for the name to have gravitas.

He said: ‘I would like to see the late Richard Burton or Roald Dahl be considered. I hope they don’t succumb to the current celebrity-craved popcorn culture and choose someone like Zeta-Jones or Shirley Bassey.’

Cardiff airport’s marketing manager Cassie Munton said: ‘I can’t imagine the decision going to a public vote as we have to take this very seriously.’ “

As all us fans know, Dame Shirley has achieved an illustrious and creative career of over 50 years. She has worked hard to be a truly international icon. Not to mention her support and personal donations to a variety of charities. She has been honoured with endless awards, plus the Legion D’Honeur, France’s highest, and of course the female equivalent of a knighthood. Her music has covered a wide variety of genres, not just pop.

What are your thoughts?

They won’t take a public vote because they know that the good people of Cardiff would vote for the DSB Party. Who wouldn’t?

Think Cardiff and you think Shirley! By far and away the city’s most distinguished daughter.

Click here for the original article

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Extract copyright : ©2008 Associated Newspapers Limited


# above us only sky #

When Liverpool changed its old name (“Speke”) to something more flashy (“John Lennon“), it saw a jump in passenger numbers.



Statue of John Lennon inside the airport.

‘Imagine’ Cadiff doing one of DSB.


Fly with Dame Shirley Bassey Airlines 🙂

Pink champagne served. First Class only. Fabulous dahling!

(actually Pinkair which operates from Liverpool)