Shirley Bassey

Born 8 January 1937.
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Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey, DBE (born 8 January 1937) is a Welsh singer. She found fame in the mid-1950s and 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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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of The Performance

    The Performance 2009

    Reviewed by Tom Hocknell
    A return to what Bassey does best: sweeping, orchestral overstatement.
  2. Review of Get The Party Started

    Get The Party Started 2007

    Reviewed by Michael Quinn
    There is nothing like a Dame.
  3. Review of This Is My Life: The Greatest Hits

    This Is My Life: The Greatest Hits 2000

    Reviewed by Adrian Edwards
    A perfect celebration of her distinctive artistry.
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