Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey, DBE (born 8 January 1937) is a Welsh singer with a career spanning more than 60 years. Originally finding fame in the mid-1950s, Bassey has gone on to be dubbed "one of the most popular female vocalists in Britain during the last half of the 20th...Wikipedia
Born: 8th January, 1937, Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales
Height: 5' 3" (160 cm)
Claim to Fame: best-known for performing the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), and Moonraker (1979). She is the only singer to have recorded more than one James Bond theme song.
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All by Myself is a 1982 album by Shirley Bassey. Having ended her contract with United Artists around 1980 (around the time that label was sold to Bassey's former home EMI), Bassey took a break from recording, and then began releasing albums on various labels. All by Myself was the first of these, issued on the Applause label. 1982 was the dawn of the CD era, and this was her first-ever album to be issued on CD. The album was also issued on LP and cassette. In the UK and some other countries, the album was titled Love Songs, with identical cover art, and under that name it charted for five weeks on the UK albums chart, on the K-tel label, peaking at #48. The original CD has since become scarce, though the songs have appeared on many compilations.
Her daughter Sharon was born in September, 1954. Shirley`s sister raised her until she was nine. This caused a scandal when the public found out.
Her favorite songs are "Fever" by Peggy Lee, "The Wonder Of You" by Elvis Presley, "Back To Black" by Amy Winehouse, "Have I Told You Lately" by Rod Stewart, "Night Fever" by The Bee Gees, "I`ve Got You Under My Skin" by Frank Sinatra, "We Don`t Need Another Hero" by Tina Turner, "The Man That Got Away" by Judy Garland and "All By Myself" by Céline Dion. (Source: BBC Radio 2 "Tracks of My Years").
It`s hard for a man to live with a successful woman - they seem to resent you so much. Very few men are generous enough to accept success in their women.
I decided to retire from show business at the age of 17, because I didn`t like it a bit.