Shirley Bassey Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


28th April 2016

Fact: Gary Barlow and Dame Shirley Bassey have been added to the list of performers at Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday celebration on 15 May (16). Appearances by Kylie Minogue, Katherine Jenkins, James Blunt, Dame Helen Mirren and John Boyega have previously been announced. The "spectacular evening" will be hosted by presenters Ant and Dec from the private grounds of Windsor Castle.


7th November 2014

Fact: British funnyman David Walliams showed off his singing skills by serenading Dame Shirley Bassey with her theme song from Bond movie Moonraker during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show this week (ends07Nov14).


10th May 2013

Fact: Shirley Bassey will follow up her performance at the Oscars by taking the stage at another big movie event when she headlines a star-studded Aids fundraiser at this year's Cannes Film Festival. The British Dame will join Ellie Goulding and Duran Duran at the annual amfAR Cinema Against Aids gala later this month (May13).


22nd June 2010

Quote: "I listen to her and I just feel like I'm having sex." CLUELESS star Stacey Dash on her love for Shirley Bassey.


18th May 2010

Quote: "I was fired by Shirley Bassey for playing the piano in my own house on New Year's Eve. I played one of my own songs and she said, 'It doesn't go like that!' and I said, 'It does, I wrote it', and she said, 'You're barred!'" Not everyone is a fan of SIR Andrew Lloyd Webber's piano playing.


19th February 2010

Fact: Supermodel Naomi Campbell hosted a second charity fashion show in aid of Haiti in London on Thursday night (18Feb10), just a week after her Fashion for Relief Haiti event in New York. Stars on the runway included Kate Moss, Geri Halliwell, DAME Shirley Bassey, Jo Wood and Girls Aloud stars Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts.


16th October 2009

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney, Lily Allen, Leona Lewis, Take That and DAME Shirley Bassey will take to the stage at London's Royal Albert Hall on 20 November (09) to raise funds for BBC charity Children In Need.


23rd September 2009

Quote: "I want to work with him but he's not interested - he told me he wants Shirley Bassey. Can you imagine the two of them? It would be incredible. They should do something." Take That star Gary Barlow is a big fan of rapper Dizzee Rascal.


2nd September 2009

Fact: DAME Shirley Bassey's teenage granddaughter is trying her hand at fame - by auditioning for British TV talent show The X Factor. TATJANA, 17, sang country star Faith Hill's hit THERE YOU'LL BE in front of judge Simon Cowell.


30th June 2009

Fact: DAME Shirley Bassey is preparing to release her first studio album in almost a decade. The singer is teaming up with James Bond composer DAVID ARNOLD on the record, which is slated for release later this year (09).


26th March 2008

Fact: Veteran singer DAME Shirley Bassey has joined Hollywood actress Catherine Zeta Jones in becoming a patron of a Welsh children's charity. The star has pledged her support to the Noah's Ark Appeal, which helps raise money for paediactric units.


17th December 2007

Fact: Veteran singer Shirley Bassey hosted a glitzy $1 million (GBP500,000) bash for her 70th birthday on Sunday (16Dec07). Guests included SIR Elton John, Madonna, ELLE MCPHERSON, Kevin Spacey and GEORGE MICHAEL.


23rd June 2007

Fact: THE Arctic Monkeys performed DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER alongside Dizzee Rascal at Glastonbury last night as a tribute to DAME Shirley Bassey, who will be performing at the festival tomorrow.


2nd April 2007

Fact: All 137,500 public tickets for the first Glastonbury Festival in two years sold out in a record-breaking one hour and forty five minutes today (1APR07). More than a quarter of a million pre-registered members of the public rose early to jam phone and internet lines in a bid to secure tickets to the June (07) event, which will feature performances from The Who, Arctic Monkeys and DAME Shirley Bassey. The Glastonbury Festival will take place in Somerset, England on the weekend of the 22-24 June.


13th November 2006

Fact: Star fans SIR Elton John, DAME Shirley Bassey, SIR Cliff Richard and OLIVIA NEWTON filled Kylie Minogue's dressing room with flowers and messages of support ahead of her comeback concert in Sydney, Australia on Saturday (11NOV06), after beating breast cancer.


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