Knowledge Identifier: +Shirley_Bassey
Born in 1937.
Countries: United Kingdom (36%), United States (27%), (12%)
Linked to: Columbia Graphophone Company, Get the Party Started, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Billboard
Geoff Love - He recorded at least two albums with Shirley Bassey in 1959 and 1960
But she had actually established herself there as early as 1961, in cabaret in New York
Mike Leander - Leander started his career as an arranger with Decca Records in 1963 and Bell Records in 1972 and worked with such musicians as Marianne Faithfull, Billy Fury, Marc Bolan, Joe Cocker, The Small Faces, Van Morrison, Alan Price, Peter Frampton, Keith Richards, Shirley Bassey, Lulu, Jimmy Page, Roy Orbison, Brian Jones and Gene Pitney
George Martin - The first was "Goldfinger" by Shirley Bassey in 1964
Hal David - David contributed lyrics to three James Bond film themes: in addition to "The Look of Love" from "Casino Royale" with Bacharach, he wrote "We Have All the Time in the World", with John Barry and sung by Louis Armstrong for the 1969 film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", and in 1979, "Moonraker", with Barry, sung by Bond regular Shirley Bassey for the film of the same name
Mina (singer) - Shirley Bassey carried Mina's ballad "Grande grande grande" to charts in the U.S., U.K., and other English-speaking countries in 1973
Veronique Sanson - In 1974, Patti Dahlstrom recorded a second version with her own lyrics, entitled "Emotion", and this new version was covered by Helen Reddy and Shirley Bassey
Her 1978 album "The Magic Is You" featured a portrait by the photographer, Francesco Scavullo
Also in 1987, Bassey provided vocals for Swiss artists Yello on "The Rhythm Divine", a song co-written by Scottish singer Billy Mackenzie
Ian Moor - Moor won the subsequent "Stars in Their Eyes - Champion Of Champions" later that same year, a tenth anniversary special which brought together the first 10 series winners, which included impersonations of Shirley Bassey in 1990, two different versions of Marti Pellow, Neil Diamond and more
In 1996, Bassey collaborated with Chris Rea in the film "La Passione", appearing in the film as herself and releasing the single "'Disco' La Passione"
In 2001, Bassey was principal artiste at the Duke of Edinburgh's 80th Birthday celebration
She was rushed to hospital in Monaco on 23 May 2008 to have an emergency operation on her stomach after complaining of abdominal pains
John Barry (composer) - Barry and Black composed one of the songs on Shirley Bassey's 2009 album, "The Performance"
Manic Street Preachers - James Dean Bradfield and Nicky Wire contributed an original song, "The Girl from Tiger Bay", to Shirley Bassey's 2009 studio album, "The Performance"
She performed at the Classical Brit awards in 2011, singing "Goldfinger" in tribute to John Barry
The Client List (TV series) - The first of these materials, released on January 26, 2012, featured Hewitt performing Shirley Bassey's "Big Spender" in a music video-style advert, in reference to the true nature of the work at the massage parlor
Dame Shirley performed at the 2013 Academy awards on February 24, 2013 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the James Bond movie franchise
Gert Frobe - On February 24, 2013, the eve of the 100th anniversary of Frobe's birth, Shirley Bassey performed the title song to "Goldfinger" at the 85th Academy *awards
In October 2014, Dame Shirley Bassey got a new album announced, called "Hello like before" which will feature some of her all time classics she never recorded before, including work by Sting , Donna Summer and Frank Sinatra´s "It was a very good year"
On 11 March 2018, Bassey performed "Almost Like Being In Love" in a tribute to Sir Bruce Forsyth at the London Palladium
Bassey was awarded the freedom of her hometown, Cardiff, in a ceremony at City Hall on 17 May 2019