Shirley Bassey

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by Shirley Bassey

Biography

8 January 1937, Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales. A thrilling, highly emotional singer, whose career has spanned some 40 years. Her early jobs included work in a factory’s wrapping and packing department, while playing working men’s clubs at weekends. After touring the UK in revues and variety shows, Lancashire comedian Al Read included her in his 1955 Christmas Show at London’s Adelphi Theatre, and his revue, Such Is Life, which ran for a year. Her first hit, in 1957, was the... Read more

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jazz
female vocalists
soul
oldies
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