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Astrid’s Simply Bassey #1

Hello and welcome to Astrid’s Simply Bassey, a new section on the Bassey Blog. Some of you may know me already, my name is Astrid and I am German. Although I am from Hamburg in the North of Germany, I now live in Aalen in the South of Germany. I’ve been a big fan of Shirley Bassey for years and I love her voice, passion and style.

Astrid’s Simply Bassey will be an simple and unashamed celebration of Shirley Bassey in pictures and music. I’ll be selecting some of my favourite photographs and songs on a regular basis for you to enjoy. As English not my mother language words will be kept to a minimum (Ed is helping me with this welcome message) and please do excuse any mistakes that I might make. I sometimes joke with friends that when it comes to English I only understand or speak “Shirley English!” 🙂

Those of you who do know me will know that my main passion is collecting videos of Shirley Bassey and I have amassed a huge collection of recordings over the years, many of which my friend and fellow collector Pieter will be featuring on his video section of this blog. I’m always looking to meet new video collectors to swap videos so please feel free to get in touch if you’d be interested in swapping with me.

I hope you will enjoy my postings on this blog. If you have any photos that you’d like me to feature, a favourite song or any suggestion at all please let me know.

… and to start off with some screenshots from an AIDS Gala concert at the Theatre Champs Elysees, Paris in 1987. This video was recently posted on Youtube and I love it.


And the song for today is April in Paris… 🙂