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We believe that it is a travesty to simply throw away a used book when there is nothing wrong with it - we believe in giving each book the chance of finding a new home. She had ended her contract with United Artists, whose former record division was now part of EMI, and began what she referred to as "semi-retirement". She recorded an album of James Bond themes, The Bond Collection in , but was apparently unhappy with the results so she declined to release it.
Five years later it was released anyway, Bassey sued in court, and all unsold copies were withdrawn. In the latter mids Bassey had started working with a vocal coach, a former opera singer, and her album Keep the Music Playing displayed a grand, operatic pop style on several songs perhaps also influenced by her album with the LSO seven years earlier.
The accompanying booklet opened with a poem by Marc Almond. Bassey collaborated with Chris Rea in the film La Passione , appearing in the film as herself and releasing the single " 'Disco' La Passione ".
The remix of this single charted just outside the UK top We are still in shock Bassey played the Friday night at Henley Festival in Bassey was sued in a breach of contract case in by her former personal assistant, who also accused Bassey of hitting her and making an ethnic slur.
Bassey won the case. The following year, she performed the official song for the rugby World Cup, " World in Union ", with Bryn Terfel at the opening ceremony at The Millennium Stadium , Cardiff, wearing a gown designed on the Welsh flag. Their single made the Top 40, and Bassey contributed two more songs to the official album Land of My Fathers , which reached No. In , Bassey was principal artiste at the Duke of Edinburgh 's 80th birthday celebration.
Bassey celebrated 50 years in show business in with the release of the CD Thank You for the Years , which was another Top 20 album. Two popular Audiences with Shirley Bassey have aired on British television, one in that attracted more than 10 million viewers in the UK, with the second being broadcast in Bassey returned to perform in five arenas around the UK in June the same year, culminating at Wembley. She was rushed to hospital in Monaco on 23 May to have an emergency operation on her stomach after complaining of abdominal pains.
She was forced to pull out of the Nelson Mandela 90th Birthday Tribute concert because of her illness. Bassey performed at a gala celebrating the 80th birthday of Mikhail Gorbachev on 30 March It was her first appearance at an Oscars ceremony as a performer. Her album, Hello Like Before was released on 17 November It includes a 50th-anniversary re-recording of "Goldfinger" recreating the original orchestration and a duet of "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" with Paloma Faith , produced and conducted by Stuart Barr.
The series excluding the 7th highlights episode was repeated on BBC2 on non-consecutive Thursdays from 23 June — 4 August Bassey's first marriage was to Kenneth Hume in The couple separated in and divorced in in the wake of the singer's affair with actor Peter Finch.
Bassey then announced to the press that she and Finch would not be marrying, telling the press: "It simply wouldn't work out. Just now I am not ready for marriage to anyone. I feel I have to be free. Sergio Novak, the assistant manager of the Excelsior Hotel in Venice, Lido, Italy, and Bassey were married from until they divorced in With Novak she adopted her grand-nephew, Mark.
The fathers of Bassey's two daughters, Sharon Bassey a. Sharon Novak, and Samantha Bassey a. Samantha Novak, born , are unknown. In , according to an article in Jet , "There is a big dispute in London over who is the father of tempestuous singer Shirley Bassey's baby. Although one-time boyfriend actor Peter Finch agreed that the child may not belong to Shirley's divorced husband, Kenneth Hume, Finch insists she does not belong to him Bassey has always maintained that the death of her daughter was not a suicide.
In a interview, Bassey stated that she and her son, Mark, had reconciled. In , Bassey reported that she had a great-granddaughter. She was invited to perform at the Queen's 90th Birthday celebrations at Windsor Castle on 15 May She was awarded France's top honour, the Legion d'Honneur , to signify her popularity and importance in the culture of France. Bassey was awarded the freedom of her hometown, Cardiff, in a ceremony at City Hall on 17 May In , Bassey was among the British cultural icons selected by artist Sir Peter Blake to appear in a new version of his most famous artwork — the Beatles' Sgt.
Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover — to celebrate the British cultural figures of his life that he most admires. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Main article: Shirley Bassey discography. The Times. We should accept it. Men went out and brought home the bacon. Women are now going a step too far, trying to be cleverer than men — or as clever.
And in some kind of ironic way, she nearly went about proving it by airing her stupid opinion… ooh look, there goes another airliner crashing into the ground all because the pilot is on the rag… what a twat. And the Britishness seems to have [gone]. So now I know, Shirley Bassey is the type of mixed-race minority who plays the race card for sympathy or credibility but sides with the white establishment and patriarchy most of the time.
Well that could easily apply to Shirley Bassey. Showing up to old-arsed events held in old buildings, draped in old-looking sequins and feather boas, regurgitating her old hits to old people. At least we now know that her opinions are old and antiquated too.
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