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Shirley Bassey at The Oscars

Shirley Bassey remains phenomenal …….



Shirley Bassey is a Welch Born singer that still reigns as United Kingdom’s Top Singer.  She is also 76 years old and shows a beauty of style and grace that many younger women don’t exude.  Her voice is still strong, her legend intact.  She clearly out ranges Stars of today vocally.

Since James Bond dominated much of the 60s and 70s, there were often Top Ranked songs from these exciting movies.  Goldfinger started it all.  When you hear that  beautiful, vibrant, sultry, soulful, and unforgettable rendition of “Goldfinger” you are listening to Dame Shirley Bassey.  She was indeed the voice of Bond having performed most of the theme songs from the Bond Movies!

Many Americans used to look at me oddly when I would say “Shirley Bassey is a great Singer”.  The reason is that she has remained, for the most part in the UK, however she has entertained in America several times.   People would hear her voice but since they seldom saw her she remained an enigma.  She is the daughter of a

Nigerian man and an English woman and had romantic liaisons with the likes of Peter Finch.

Ms. Bassey now resides in Monaco but does make appearances on The Academy Awards with her signature song.  With all the high Orchestration and Drama, she constantly rises to the occasion, looks stunning and deliver the lines that James Bond fans just adore…..”Goldfinger….he’s the man, the man with the Midas touch….”  Yes, the Academy Awards show was really nice this year!

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  1. Posted February 26, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    She sounds great! Thanks foe letting me know about her! Great article!

  2. Posted February 26, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Thank you for posting that. I’m happy to see her getting the recognition for her performance. I don’t generally watch these shows and watched this one to see how Seth would do as host, but watching her was one of the highlights of the show for me.

    I was cheering for her to have a good performance. She’s 76 and she nailed it. I thought it looked like the nerves were there at the very beginning when I watched it live, but I have to say it was a good performance. She deserves the praise she has been receiving this week.

  3. Posted February 26, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    More than just Goldfinger, Shirley was the voice of Bond films, at least all the ones I owned when I was younger. The new Bond flicks have more pop-styled music, which is a contrast for what years of watching the same tapes over and over again have me ready for.

  4. Posted February 26, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    She sounds like a talented lady, I don’t think I had heard of her.

  5. Posted February 26, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Great Shirley

  6. Posted February 27, 2013 at 12:32 am

    Wonderful video and at age 76, wow she is wonderful and her strength and vitality seems so strong, she may have many years left. Hope so thanks for a good share.

  7. Posted February 27, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Nice share and thanks

  8. Posted February 27, 2013 at 1:13 am

    A true legend. She was stunning at the Oscars. Never be topped. It can’t truley be the best James Bond film without her vocals on the cover, . . .sorry Skyfall.

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