Not much news from the year 2017. Dame Shirley Bassey attended the Silver Clef Awards and in Monte Carlo Adnan Cashoggi passed away at 81. He and his former wife Soraya were friends with Dame Shirley. Soraya was at the TV. studio in 1974 when Shirley recorded her duet with Neil Diamond. The famous story where she thought Shirley was smitten with Neil Diamond but her eyes were at his diamond necklace. Also she attended Wimbledon to watch the match between Johanna Konta and Venus Williams. Also a funny revelation by Tom Jones about Shirley when she performed at the Tom Jones show in 1970.

Ein Kessel Buntes

In Germany a DVD was released with Shirley Bassey’s performance on the 1987 German TV. Show Ein Kessel Buntes. The performance was recorded at the Friedrich Palast in Germany where also the Berlin concert was recorded. She did two songs on the show: Something & This Is My Life. Unfortunately there is only one song on the DVD which is Something. The quality is not so great either. Here you can watch the cut out from the DVD and the other clip is the whole performance .

PROGRAMME -2000- Hampton Court Festival

Duets # 22

Today  a review of  ‘You’re the one that I want’ which is a duet from the 1979 BBC-show  Shirley Bassey did with Lulu. The song was from the musical ‘Grease’ and on her 1995 album ‘Shirley Bassey sings the movies’ Dame Shirley Bassey recorded another song from that musical/film;  ‘Hopelessly devoted to you’.

The duet of Shirley and Lulu ends in a fight and Lulu gets slapped by Shirley out of view from the BBC cameras.

A letter from Shirley which mentions the 1979 shows

Unofficial Dame Shirley Bassey News and Features

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