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Shirley Bassey

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Can Shirley Bassey Make It Three Show Hits In A Row?

Report and Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 23 February 1962

NO DOUBT about it, show tunes seem to have hit written all over them for Shirley Bassey! Her latest is 'Tonight', now in its second ...

Shirley, These Gowns Are Just Great!

Report and Interview by June Harris, Disc, 19 January 1963

TOMORROW (Friday) Shirley Bassey will appear at a special concert in Washington before President Kennedy to mark the anniversary of his inauguration, the first time ...

Although Shirley's Already Climbing The Charts There's Room For Everybody In The 'I Who Have Nothing' Battle

Report by Wesley Laine, Record Mirror, 5 October 1963

EVERY NOW and again a song is written that is so excellent that many artists rush to make their versions of it. A battle usually ...

Meet The Chart Chicks!

Report by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, 16 May 1964


Shirley Bassey: Colston Hall, Bristol

Live Review by Phil Symes, Disc and Music Echo, 8 May 1971

HOW PEOPLE love Shirley Bassey! There's not another female singer in Britain, nay, probably the world who gets from her audiences so much love. ...

Shirley Bassey: The Soul Of Showbiz

Interview by Michael Watts, Melody Maker, 18 September 1971

EVEN BEFORE she stuck out her bottom and waggled it provocatively at the crucial moments on 'Big Spender', yes, even before she and Eartha Kitt ...

State Of The World Means 'Kids' Can Now Relate To Me Says Shirley Bassey

Interview by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, 18 September 1971

UNEXPECTED, but marvellous – and Shirley Bassey puts down her latest recording success, 'For All We Know' down to a change of style, which she ...

Shirley Bassey: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, 15 May 1976

SLIDE UNDER the floating haze of perfume, cigar and flower fumes. Duck from the champagne bottle corks bulleting through the air, and join me in ...

Shirley Bassey: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 1 April 1978

SHE REALLY is something special... Our Shirl. In an age of mediocrity, the spectacle of an artist who can do his or her job with ...

Shirley Bassey: Apollo, Victoria, London

Live Review by Mick Brown, The Guardian, 16 September 1980

TWO BOUTS of middle-aged hysteria within the space of seven days is surely almost more than the body can decently stand. Still shell-shocked from religious ...

A Real Big Splendour — Shirley Bassey: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 13 June 1998

Only one woman can out-oomph Diana Ross. Caroline Sullivan salutes Shirley Bassey ...

Shirley Bassey: Cardiff International Arena

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, The Times, June 2006

SHE MAY BE OLDER than John Prescott and camper than Liberace, but Dame Shirley Bassey's sold-out homecoming show in Cardiff on Tuesday was greeted with ...


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