Today the last 1976 BBC show with guests: Rod McKuen & Bobby Golsboro. Shirley’s songs: Everything’s Coming Up Roses, Big Spender, If You Go Away, Let Me Sing And I’m Happy, As Long As He Needs Me, All In Love Is Fair, The Greatest Performance Of My Life.
Today the 5th. 1976 BBC show with guests Clive Westlake and Mel Tormé. Shirley’s songs: Sing, Jezahel, Good, Bad But Beautiful, As I Love You, The Way A Woman Loves, If I Never Sings Another Song, The Way We Were, Spinning Wheel, & The Party’s Over.
In this show was a song included (Sing) where Shirley had to sing on the back of a horse but the horse threw her off and she hurt her leg and was not able to walk for a few days. After the accident the director decided to take this particular scene out of the show. Below some newspaper articles about the mishap.
This great photo I got from the Dutch press-agency Kippa in Amsterdam. It must have been 1977 and I went to Amsterdam, which is from where I live about 220 km. I was told they sold pictures there of Shirley.
Once I got there, their policy had changed and they did not sell pictures anymore. They were very friendly though and showed me drawers full of Shirley pictures. I felt like a child in a candy-store.
In the end they felt sorry for me because of the long trip I had made and they decided I could buy one picture only. As you can imagine it was very difficult for me to choose but I chose this one!
The 1976 Shirley Bassey shows were nominated for the ‘Rose of Montreux’ in 1977.
Today the fourth 1976 BBC show with guests Stan Getz & Morris Albert. Shirley’s songs: On a Wonderful Day Like Today, She’s The One, Feelings, The Way I Want To Touch You, The Ballad Of The Sad Young Men, Put On Your Sunday Clothes, All That Love Went To Waste, Johnny One Note, Make the World a Little Younger.