Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey, DBE (born 8 January 1937) is a Welsh singer with a career spanning more than 60 years. Originally finding fame in the mid-1950s, Bassey has been called "one of the most popular female vocalists in Britain during the last half of the 20th century." In the US, in particular, she is best known for recording the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), and Moonraker (1979).
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- Dame Shirley Bassey discusses her new album with Steve Wrighthttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c5dtt.jpg2014-11-17T16:54:00ZThe girl from Tiger Bay talks about her amazing career and brand new album.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/05ec70a5-3858-4346-a649-fda0a297b8c1?clipfocus=p02c5hjzSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 8 mins
Dame Shirley Bassey discusses her new album with Steve Wright
- Shirley Bassey nominated for the Singers Hall of Famehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0157t5s.jpg2013-02-18T14:30:00ZRadio 2 listener Janice Lazarus from Illford nominates the Queen of the Bond theme for a place in Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Famehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/05ec70a5-3858-4346-a649-fda0a297b8c1?clipfocus=p0157t5vSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 1 min
Shirley Bassey nominated for the Singers Hall of Fame
- Shirley Bassey: "Diamonds Are Forever"http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02ch5pz.jpg2012-06-03T23:00:22ZDame Shirley Bassey performs "Diamonds Are Forever" at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert from Buckingham Palace.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/05ec70a5-3858-4346-a649-fda0a297b8c1?clipfocus=p00tgy7rSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 34 s
Shirley Bassey: "Diamonds Are Forever"
- The making of Dame Shirley Bassey's 'The Performance'http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cdqfl.jpg2012-01-18T00:00:20ZProducer David Arnold talks to Paul Sexton about Dame Shirley's 2009 album ‘The Performance,’ and Gary Barlow and Shirley herself recall meeting up to listen to his song from it.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/05ec70a5-3858-4346-a649-fda0a297b8c1?clipfocus=p00nc508Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 4 mins
The making of Dame Shirley Bassey's 'The Performance'
- Bassey - How Goldfinger made Dame Shirley a starhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cdnys.jpg2012-01-11T00:00:33ZDame Shirley, John Barry and other collaborators recall the dramatic sessions for ‘Goldfinger’ and how the 1964 James Bond theme made her an international star.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/05ec70a5-3858-4346-a649-fda0a297b8c1?clipfocus=p00n4jptSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 5 mins
Bassey - How Goldfinger made Dame Shirley a star
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