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Shirley Bassey (8th January Birthday)

PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:32 pm
by john poole
Shirley Veronica Bassey - born 8th January, 1937 (Tiger Bay, Cardiff)

'Burn My Candle (At Both Ends) ' (1955) - "banned by the BBC", but seemingly not by ITV where the song was performed for "Jack Hylton Presents" - here in a documentary extract with comments from Dame Shirley.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8buU01QQ0Y
song written by Ross Parker - co-writer of 'We'll Meet Again' and 'There'll Always Be an England'

'Smoke Gets in Your Eyes' (1971)
(later "blocked" by BBC Worldwide)
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Re: Shirley Bassey (8th January Birthday)

PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:39 pm
by AndyM
Shirley was on TV at the exact moment I was being born (I checked a newspaper, my memory isn't that good). I have often thought that explained a lot.

Excellent second clip, John.

Re: Shirley Bassey (8th January Birthday)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:21 am
by john poole
Dame Shirley - 80 today.

'Light My Fire' in 1973 -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zxi0ywV3IVo

or 36 years later -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA1ltDIRAx0

song originally on the Doors' first LP released fifty years ago this week.