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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The Performance 2009
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A return to what Bassey does best: sweeping, orchestral overstatement.
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There is nothing like a Dame.
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A perfect celebration of her distinctive artistry.